The Jigokudani Yaen-koen (altitude 850 meters) is located in the Valley of Yokoyu River sourced from Shiga-Kogen of the Joshinetsu-Kogen National Park in northern part of Nagano prefecture. Because of the very steep cliffs and the steam coming off the springs in everywhere, ancient people called this valley ‘Jigokudani (Hell valley)’. Also it is buried in snow almost one third of the year. Even that kind of severe environment here is a paradise on earth for monkeys to live in. The troops of wild Japanese macaque (they are popularly known as snow monkeys) inhabit here naturally through the ages. Since the establishment of Jigokudani Yaen-koen in 1964, it has been a worldwide popular place for watching the bathing monkeys in a hot spring and for ecological observation of researchers or photographers, and some of them who visited here have accomplished certain results in the area.
Enjoy our traditional "kaiseki ryori" (a meal served before a ceremonial tea) which uses local ingredients Senjukaku standard course
Breakfast : Please choose Japanese food or the Western food on the check-in day.
Dinner : Included
Shinshu beef steak course
Shinshu cows eat apples. The most enjoyable thing is that you can grill the ≪steak≫ by yourself. You can pay extra to upgrade to this course
Breakfast : Each guest can choose either a Japanese meal or a Western meal.
Dinner : Included
The main dish is ≪Sengokumushi≫. It has organic vegetables and Shinshu beef which are steamed over hot water on a hot stone. You can pay extra to upgrade to this course
Breakfast: Each guest can choose either a Japanese meal or a Western meal.
Dinner : Included
An open-air bath in the woods. It is a cascading bath made of large rocks and bamboo. It is full of rural beauty.
Senjukaku's hot spring has an astounding amount of hot water flow - 720 liters per minute and 1,036 tons per day. It is the biggest in Nagano. The open-air bath, large public bath and reserved open-air bath are all free-flowing hot springs.
An indoor hot spring. The head of the stream that looks like a waterfall flowing freely is a masterpiece. Rather than a tap hole, the hot water flows down from a wall. The hot water that flows in the washing area is just like a river.
A reserved hot spring. 1500 yen per hour An open-air bath and an indoor hot spring. You can enjoy two bathtubs - the Japanese cypress one and the granite one.
A 10-tatami Japanese room in a 16-tatami luxurious Japanese room with an over 4-tatami spacious veranda.
Kitashinano mountain extends like a black-and-white painting. The room is a traditional Japanese one. Please experience your holiday in Japan.
A wide and spacious veranda. You can go directly to the private terrace.
You can have breakfast while overlooking the beautiful green garden. You can have dinner in a classic atmosphere with dim lights. You will have memorable meals here.
When you go into the entrance, you will see lots of green. You can overlook the garden from the marble lobby. The atrium ceiling is 20 meters high. The ceiling lights give you a sense of depth.
While overlooking the garden that changes depending on the season, you can enjoy drinking coffee or tea freely in this area. After taking a bath, you can relax here and wait for your friends or family.
An indoor pool that can be used all year round. This is a hot spring pool that was built at the same time when Senjukaku was established. The indoor heated pool has been completely renovated. It is free for the guests who stay in our hotel to use it. Opening time: 8:00am to 9:00pm
The natural garden has 120 species of mountain and field grass. There are garden lanterns which are made of Saku stones. We have been using them since this hotel was established. There are also big trees which are over 100 years old.This is a garden which is full of emotional healing in each season.
There are valuable paintings and calligraphic works from Meiji to Showa. They were collected by the first president of Nagano Electric Railway, Mr.Kozu. They are exhibited in the gallery as Senjukaku's collection every season.
There are ingredients which have been obtained from Kitashinano, such as Shinshu beef, Shinshu "Golden Gamefowls" and locally grown vegetables. Please taste our "kaiseki ryori" in a traditional Japanese style.
Shinshu cows eat apples. Shinshu beef has a high quality even among many kinds of Japanese black beef. By using the name of "Shinshu beef", people can sell it at a high price because it is branded beef.Please enjoy the greatest branded beef in Nagano Prefecture.
Shinshu "Golden Gamefowls" are branded chickens born from Nagoya cochins and gamefowls.They are special chickens that have been raised in only farms with limited certification. A strict standard has been set by Nagano Prefecture.
Also, there are organic vegetables which have been picked in the local farms in the morning. They are very juicy. Please enjoy our fresh vegetables.
A basic course that uses local ingredients enables you to enjoy our traditional "kaiseki ryori" (a meal served before a ceremonial tea)
Shinshu cows eat apples. The most enjoyable thing of this course is that you can grill the ≪steak≫ in front of you.