Shosenkaku Kagetsu is a Japanese Ryokan located in Minamiuonuma-gun in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Presented as the easiest ski resort in the world to get to, the area around Kagetsu boasts of 12 ski resorts where visitors can stay during their ski trips and other celebrations.

The hot spring water is sourced from the water at Echigo Yuzawa and flows freely into the baths of Kagetsu. Guests may take their pick out of the four open-air baths, two indoor baths, and the private bath–where they can soak their tired muscles into after a long day of enjoying the mountainside, surrounded by the hum of nature and the gardens.

Shosenkaku Kagetsu has 28 rooms decorated in traditionally-inspired Japanese furnishings with Western influences, radiating the warmth of the wood fixtures. Staying may range from 20,000 to 45,000 JPY.

The hotel is easily accessible by train from Echigo-Yuzawa Station. The hotel is operating normally with pandemic measures in place to prevent the spread of infection.

Number of rooms

28 rooms.

*The open-air baths in the rooms are hot spring baths.


Rooms with open-air baths

Onsen Area

Is this place ryokan only or ryokan with an onsen?
Onsen Ryokan

Does this ryokan have private onsen (hot spring)?

Is there a communal shared public bath?

Are there additional rental options?
With open-air tubs 0 With indoor tubs 0 With both indoor and outdoor tubs 1 Hours 6:00 – 23:50 Price 1,080 yen / 50 minutes How to book Reserve upon check-in, Reserve in advance

Price range (yen)
20,000 – 45,000

The price includes one dinner and one breakfast

Shosenkaku Kagetsu

Total rating: 4.5
Very closed to JP station, nice food and room.
Once we arrived the hotel, they offered a welcome drinks and snack to each of our family members. They keep a high hygiene standard that all guests need to change their shoes to thier slippers started from you entered the lobby, they will keep your shoes at the lobby until you are going to leave. The room is clean and in new status which is very comfortable. We ordered the room with dinner and breakfast, the food standard and their service quality are very nice. Moreover, both of the meal were not buffet style and is Japanese cusin. We only did not satisfy the size of the public onsen area, it is not big enough actually.

Lovely ryokan
Clean n Spacious room. Friendly staff. We opted to pay 1080 yen for 50mins of private onsen. It has indoor n a small outdoor bath. Rather small but for 2 of us is ok. Kaiseki dinner we had better ones at Mt Fuji but u get what u pay for so is still tastes delicious. They arranged for transport to the train station even though shosenkaku kagetsu is a 5 mins walk. Many shops n restaurants outside the ryokan. We paid about 38000 plus yen considered reasonable.

avatarKeith Ho
Beautiful Ryokan right next to shinkansen station
its a mid size ryokan within walking distance to Shinkansen as well as yuzawa Kogen ski resort. the rooms are spacious and the staff is friendly. the onsen gets switched around daily (male & female) so you can enjoy both locations. the private onsen is also nice with a small outdoor bath

avatarBen Jern
Best Ryokan I’ve stayed in Japan
Certainly the the best Ryokan I’ve stayed in Japan compared to the ones I stayed in Hakone. - price isn’t excessive - feels more like a home than a hotel, everything is well appointed - quaint on the outside, very homey and beautiful on the inside - extremely clean - love the welcome tea & snacks - beautiful public onsen (complimentary for guests) with an option for a private one (with charge) - about 8 mins to the closest convenience store - less than 10 min walk to the station - numerous restaurants dotted around the hotel - extremely generous & polite staff, some of whom can speak good English - Bus stop for Free shuttle bus to Gala Yuzawa ski resort at the doorstep of the hotel It was my family’s first trip to Yuzawa. We will certainly be back and Kagetsu will be the first choice!

Impeccable, friendly service
Our family of 5 stayed in a traditional room with attached bathroom at Shosenkaku Kagetsu. The ryokan and room were a bit tired and old, but the smiles and service from the heart were just brilliant. All our requests via email were adhered to. Down to dietary requirements for meals. Kagetsu is located conveniently in Yuzawa town. They sent a shuttle van to Echigo Yuzawa train station, as soon as we asked the Tourist Information Centre to place the call. We had kaiseki dinners which were served in a private dining room. Beakfasts were served in the same room. Dinners were interesting and mostly tasty. Kids were a bit hesitant to try though. You win some, you lose some. Our western breakfasts were more than enough to fuel us through our skiing days. One of our kids fell sick when we arrived. The staff noticed that only 4 of us appeared for dinner. They enquired the reason and quickly prepared an ice pillow for our son to lower his fever. We were very touched by the thoughtfulness of Kagetsu’s staff. Kids were keen to try onsen but only if it was private onsen. Kagetsu had both public and private onsens. A 50 min session in the private onsen cost ¥1800 not including taxes. Our 13yo son managed to book sessions even with his limited Japanese. The front desk staff were very patient with him. Thank you, Kagetsu, for a most enjoyable stay in Yuzawa 🙂

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