Welcome to Minshuku Shimada.

  • Location: in Narai
  • Category of style: Traditional Minshuku
  • Description: Narai is post town of Nakasendo, where you can experience the feeling that it was time slip in the Edo period though, it is a very nice place. Also because it is a post town, what with or made of a Lone of 9 months, but because who prepare the rooms clean tatami bright and kind landlady’s is wide, it is very comfortable.

    Very delicious cuisine of the riches of the soil packed. Such as horse sashimi and sashimi of carp, Local cuisine you can not mouth usually also was delicious.

    The building has a long hallway and exit the entrance, toilets, places and meal (Bathing household) Bathing joint, there was a room that stayed twice. It is a post town to stay with confidence even in Lone.

Cancellation / Prepayment

  • Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to ryokan and our policies.


  • Pets are not allowed.

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  • This property only accepts cash payments.

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  • Nakasendo Trail.

Accommodation review scores and score breakdown

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Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at Minshuku Shimada.

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Guest reviews

  • 2018-04-28

    Pleasant stay in Minshuku Shimada in Narai

    2 persons from China, April, 2018

    We had a pleasant stay at Minshuku Shimada

    we were quite frustrated that our vegetarian dietary requests, which we sent to you, were not communicated with the minshuku owner. We were presented a massive meat-heavy meal (through no fault of the minshuku host) -- and clearly she was able to accommodate vegetarian guests, as a separate group of guests was presented a vegetarian meal.

  • 2018-04-28

    Great and Lovely stay in Minshuku Shimada in Narai

    Jamak, M from Sweden, March 2018

    I got a very helpful support from Naomi prior to the trip in order to plan my transportation in Kiso Valley properly. Once in place in Narai I really loved Shimada and it's preserved antique character. Our host was such a sweetheart and we had many laughter communicating with some Japanese, some English, a dictionary and some pure human international interaction. Great stay and lots of good memories to bring home and smile about for a long time. Thank you.

Narai (Nagano Prefecture)

Narai (Nagano Prefecture)Welcome to Narai During the Edo Period, marked the half way point between Kyoto and Edo to travelers along the Nakasendo Route. It was the most wealthy post town of the Kiso Valley, and was sometimes referred to as “Narai of a Thousand Houses”. Visitors will understand this nickname when comparing Narai to the other

Sports & nature

  • Hiking in Nakasendo

Nightlife info

  • Enjoy Edo period atmosphere during your stay in a Minshuku

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