• New Ryokans of Nagano Podcast is Live!

    2nd episode of my new Ryokans of Nagano podcast is live! Special thanks to Miyuki-san and Akinori Tsuji for sharing your story about running the lovely Tsuji Ryokan in mystical Togakushi. I hope everyone gets a chance to listen to this latest episode — I think it’s extra special, and will give you some insight into what it’s like being a ryokan proprietress as well as why Togakushi is famous for its spirituality, soba and … Togakure-Ryu.

    October 14, 2022

  • The Owner of an Unique Inn with a Japanese Archery Range

    written by Tyler     Miyasaka-san, the owner of Uotoshi Ryokan in Shibu-Yudanaka Onsen, showing off his collection of antique arrows. His inn features a ‘kyudo’ (Japanese archery) range. See more

    April 16, 2017