Kiso Valley, surrounded by the beautiful mountains of central Japan, enchants visitors throughout the four seasons of the year.
Enjoy wandering through Narai-juku where you can still feel the nostalgia of old Japan.
At Iseya, relax in the breathtaking atmosphere rich in history.
We look forward to welcoming you.
The traditional inn Iseya was founded in 1818 (the late Edo era) as a small wholesale store.
The buildings have unique architectural features such as dashibari-zukuri (slightly overhanging second floor rooms) and plaster-finishing sode-udatsu (small fire-preventive walls) attached to both sides of senbon-koshi (windows decorated with fine wooden lattice work)……
They still carry the feeling of the late Edo period, allowing you to see the representative architectural style of Narai-juku.
Guestrooms will make you feel as if you have travelled back in the good old days. Along senbon-koshi windows, you can imagine vividly as if travelers smiled happily with round wooden lunch boxes or people walked along the street with their mouths full of miso-taste gohei rice cakes.
The Japanese style rooms still retain the atmosphere when they were originally constructed. Through lattice windows, you can get a feel for the Nakasendo.
These rooms were built more than 200 years ago.
Careful attention is paid to keep these rooms cozy so that guests can stay comfortably.
Please note that the rooms in the main house are on the second floor, but the toilets and bathrooms are on the first floor.
A short walk through a courtyard brings you to the annex.
You can relax comfortably in a bright, Japanese space.
There are two private baths available.
You can relax and soak in the baths while looking out over the courtyard to heal the fatigue of your journey.
You can enjoy flavorful and nutritious food from mountains in the Kiso area, including mountain vegetables in spring and mushrooms in autumn, and freshwater fish cuisine.
Meals are served in a Japanese room in the main building.
Main Building: 4 Japanese style rooms (two-story wooden structure)
Annex: 5 Japanese style rooms (two-story wooden structure)
*The toilets and bathrooms are shared
|Bath||Two private baths|
|Accommodation capacity||Up to about 25 guests|
Prices per person per night (with dinner and breakfast): 11,000 yen ~
(inclusive of service charge and consumption tax)
Rates per child
・Elementary school student: 8,000 yen
・Elementary school student (no meals): 1,000 yen
・Children of under elementary school age: 7,000 yen
・Children of under elementary school age (no meals): 1,000 yen
*Kids menu is available
*Please notify in advance if you bring children of under elementary school age (including infants and babies)
|Parking||Free parking is available (for 10 cars)|
|Internet||Free WiFi is available in all guest rooms|
Credit cards are available
PayPay are available
Guests will enjoy the following guestroom amenities and equipment:
* Shampoo, conditioner, body soap and hairdryer are equipped in a bathroom and a restroom.
Narai-juku was one of the historic post stations along the Nakasendo, an ancient highway connecting Edo and Kyoto. It was located at the foot of the Torii Pass, one of the hardest parts to go through the Nakasendo. Among 11 post stations in the Kiso area, Narai-juku prospered very much, called “Narai Senken (Narai of a thousand inns).”
Narai-juku is almost exactly halfway between Tokyo and Kyoto and marks the 34th post station from both places. The area extends about 1km along the Narai River and is the longest post station in Japan.
It still retains the atmosphere of the historic Edo era very much, attracting tourists to a nostalgic world.
35 minutes’ drive from Chuo Expressway Shiojiri I.C
35 minutes’ drive from Chuo Expressway Ina I.C
90 minutes’ drive from Chuo Expressway Nakatsugawa I.C
About 25 minutes’ train ride from Shiojiri Station to Narai Station
10 minutes’ walk from Narai Station
About 20 minutes’ train ride from Kiso Fukushima Station to Narai Station
10 minutes’ walk from Narai Station
There is a Local Traffic Only sign at the entrance of Narai-juku. However, our guests move along to the back side of our inn and park your cars in a free parking space (for 10 cars).