A ryokan founded in the Muromachi period
Saku Hotel, featuring a natural hot spring
Founded in 1428, this is the oldest ryokan in Nagano Prefecture. This is the place where Saku carp were first raised, and here you can enjoy historic carp cuisine. The hotel has been serving its house specialty — carp cuisine — for a long time. In fact, this carp cuisine is mentioned in documents dating back 400 years. Boiled in a tsugitashi-style sauce, the carp has a rich, deep flavor. The textures of the skin, meat, and eggs are pleasantly different, and you will want to be sure to enjoy some local Sake along with the meal. In addition, the hotel’s hot-spring water is rich in metasilicic acid, an ingredient used in face lotions, so the hotel is also popular as a place to get beautiful skin.
553 Imajuku-Nakasendo, Iwamurada, Saku, Nagano, 385-0022,