The smart place to stay; this hotel is not a chain and has friendly staff, comfy rooms, a good location not far from the castle, and reasonable prices. The lobby, guest rooms, and the restaurant that is furnished with Matsumoto folk-craft furniture provide such a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.
The hotel also supports the ryokan style so guests can wear a yukata (casual cotton robe) and slippers in the building. Kagetsu has big public bathrooms that use Matsumoto groundwater. The source is ranked among the « 100 best springs of the Heisei-period. » The “Fukashi no Yu” bath is open between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m.
They are accustomed to dealing with overseas guests. Likely to be fully booked when events are being held, so plan ahead if you want to stay here. Not the cheapest in town, but great value for your money.