Boutique Luxury

Hoshino KAI Matsumoto

Offering exclusive and deluxe Japanese-style accommodation, the Hoshino KAI Matsumoto is a boutique hot spring ryokan, serving exquisite Japanese cuisine, where you can relax away any tension in the hot spring baths and enjoy nightly music concerts.

Matsumoto, Japan
Hoshino KAI Matsumoto
  • Exclusive deluxe ryokan with a high standard of Japanese-style accommodation

  • Eight different hot spring baths fed by the famous Asama Hot Spring

  • Exquisite Japanese cuisine and multi-course kaiseki dining

  • Nightly jazz and classical music concerts


KAI Matsumoto offers guests the chance to immerse themselves in authentic Japanese culture in both style and luxury. Part of the KAI brand of deluxe boutique hot springs ryokan, KAI Matsumoto celebrates regional craftsmanship and stylish contemporary Japanese design. The spacious Japanese-style rooms offer the option for a private outdoor hot spring bath, while some enjoy spectacular views of the Japanese Alps. The superb Japanese cuisine is prepared from fresh local ingredients and the hot spring baths are fed from the famous Asama Hot Spring, which was once popular with the feudal lords that used to live in Matsumoto Castle. Matsumoto has long been a city of music and in light of this the ryokan holds nightly concerts for guests to enjoy.

There is a total of 26 rooms, 15 of which include a private outdoor hot spring bath and one which includes a sauna. Each room is beautifully and tastefully-furnished with tatami mats, low furniture, fusuma sliding doors and stunning artwork. Standard amenities include Wi-Fi, TV, en-suite bathroom with yukata linen robes, wrapping cloth for carrying personal items, luxury mattress, safe, air purifier, fridge, kettle and hair dryer. All food served is Japanese, beautifully-presented and created using fresh local ingredients. The traditional multi-course kaiseki dining is a wonderful indulgence (room rates are on a half-board basis).

Guests can relax in one of the eight indoor and outdoor hot spring baths, before relaxing in the Yuagari Lounge with a cool drink. Massages are available on request. Each evening guests can enjoy a classical or jazz music concert held in the large lobby. This huge space enjoys excellent acoustics and during the concert regional wines and snacks are available from the Shinsu Wine Bar. For those looking to immerse themselves in Japanese culture in both style and comfort, KAI Matsumoto is highly recommended.

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The journey time from Tokyo by train is two-hours 30-minutes and the ryokan is a 15-minute drive from Matsumoto Station.

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