To the right of our entrance, just before the doors, you will find a large wooden plate with our lodge’s name carved into it. This was a gift from the photographer Mr.Yukio Tabuchi on the occasion of Nishi-Itoya’s 50th anniversary.
As you enter the lobby, you will immediately notice the fragrance of natural wood. You are entering the world of “shinrin yoku”, which means “forest fragrance”.
The main stairs leading to the guest rooms in the main building are made of natural Japanese larch grown in the area. While ascending the stairs, you can admire carvings of plants found in this area, as well as beautiful scenic photos taken by Nishi-Itoya’s owner, Mr.Okada.
Japanese-style mineral baths famously help you relax and make your aches and pains go away. However, at this mountain lodge, there is the added bonus of a breathtaking view of the Hotaka Mountains. In some season,you may even notice the mountains tint red as the sun starts to rise early in the morning.
In consideration of the local environment, there are no baths in private rooms or in the annex. Our huge baths, one for men and one for women,come with all the necessary amenities such as showers, shampoo, conditioner, and body soap. The baths are open from 5:30am to 8am, and again from 2pm to 10pm.
The souvenir shop carries items from the Kamikochi area, some of which are made by local artisans and craftspeople. The shop hours are from 7am to 9pm.
For lodge guests, coffee and tea are available free of charge. Please take your time and enjoy a hot drink while enjoying the view of the Azusa River. The tea room is open from 7am to 9am, and again from 2:30pm to 8:30pm.
Non-guests are welcome from 10am to 2pm.
Lunch is available in the tea room from 11:30am to 1:30pm.
Our lounge is a relaxing space filled with books and photo albums on Kamikochi and life in the Japan Alps. You can enjoy reading, watch videos of Yakedake and the Hotaka Mountains, learn about climbing the mountains of the Kamikochi area–or, of course, simply chat with your friends!
Free internet PC is available near by front desk (main building). Free WiFi is available throughout Nishi-Itoya (except for the baths).No password required.