Asama Onsen with its long history used to hold an official bathhouse for the lords of Matsumoto Castle. This smooth alkaline simple spring gushes out at a source temperature of 52 ℃.
At KAI, we offer “KAI Hot Spring Healing,” an authentic hot spring cure experience based on the efficacy and quality of the water at the hot springs.
Take a time to relax with our complimentary refreshments prepared in your room. Now, change your clothes into our original Samue.
On several occasions, our “Yumori of KAI” -Hot Spring Concierge- at KAI will explain the history of the hot spring as well as its spring qualities and effective ways to bathe.
Wrap your bathing kit in a Furoshiki, a traditional wrapping cloth, and off to the hot springs. With our original bathing instruction book in hand, try out 8 different bathing methods in 13 different ways.
After enjoying the hot spring, relax in the Yuagari lounge with a view of the courtyard. We offer local beverages that are unique to the Matsumoto area.
Enjoy Kaiseki cuisines made with ingredients nurtured by the water and land of Shinshu, along with Shinshu wine. Tuck into a delicate combination of the wine and the food.
In the lobby with its high vaulted ceilings, enjoy a luxurious moment of intoxication with the wine and music that only the music capital of Matsumoto can offer.
The breathing exercises in the “KAI Hot Spring Healing” Guidebook lets you calm down.
Ginger tea with black vinegar and brown sugar relieves your fatigue and regulates your body temperature. It gradually prepares your body and mind for a relaxing and peaceful sleep.
A beautiful view of a broad blue sky and the Northern Alps in the distance awakens your body and soul.
At KAI, we offer a “Local Breakfast” using ingredients and cooking methods that reflect the local culture.
At KAI Matsumoto serves a local specialty dish.
Try walking with large strides while consciously “inhaling through the nose and exhaling through the mouth.” A course map is available with routes that you can walk lightly for about an hour.
Try our breathing techniques to enhance the effects of the hot spring or enjoy the local beverages after bathing.
Panels on the display introduce the mechanism of hot springs, the history of hot spring cures, and the descriptions of the spring qualities. It is also a great way to review hot spring etiquette and manners.
With our inn as a base, explore surrounding areas such as Matsumoto Castle, the symbol of Matsumoto City, and Nakamachi Street, which retains the atmosphere of an old castle town.
Relaxing your body in the evening helps with digestion for dinner.
Savor the luxurious wine-flavored Sukiyaki, a perfect combination of wine and Wagyu beef that can only be experienced at KAI Matsumoto focusing on quality wines.
We prepared 8 different bathing methods in 13 different ways, so you can arrange your own bathing experience different from the previous day. At KAI Matsumoto, the male and female bathhouses are switched at certain times of the day.
Our “Original Exercise” features unique movements that incorporate the local histories and tourism resources. It improves your blood flow, especially when coupled with bathing in hot springs.
Be the first one to enjoy a fresh bath in the morning with a variety of bathing methods.
Off to the dining area to satisfy your stomach.
We offer delicious coffee along with books and stories about the history, culture, nature, and crafts of the area.
Our shop has a wide selection of local treats and folk crafts for you to take home.
The check-out is until noon. When you leave the inn, you are refreshed and fully charged.