Bed & Breakfast
Country Inn Zéphyr

Welcome to B&B Country Inn Zéphyr

Kirigamine-Highland
at Yatsugatake-Chushin Heights
Quasi-National Park,
Nagano,JAPAN



Genuine hospitality at affordable rates

B&B Country Inn Zéphyr
is a member of
the Country Inn Group in Japan
Just 3 hours from Tokyo(Shinjuku), here at Kirigamine-Highland,
you can breathe the fresh air, drink the clear mountain spring water,
see beautiful mountain flowers and wild birds, and enjoy trekking
with wonderful views of the Japan-Alps.

Seeing Mt. Tateshina in front and Mt. Asama in the north,
B&B Country Inn Zéphyr stands at a hill with a calm atmosphere.
It's a little hotel where you feel at home, and also appeals to senior generation.

You can spend a fun time as you like, such as skiing at the nearby resort Echo Valley,
playing golf or tennis, going on a hike with the view of Mt. Fuji and the Japan Alps,
taking a historic stroll along Nakasendo, bathing at a local hot spring and so on.

Welcome and enjoy our hearty hospitality and cuisine.

Lounge Breakfast at Kirigamine Guestroom twin
B&B Country Inn Zéphyr
386-0601 Echo-Valley, Nagawa-machi, Nagano-pref., JAPAN
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Our inn:
There is this small inn at the central part of Nagano, Kirigamine-Highland, 1,500 meters above the sea level.

We opened it so that the couple who finished a company work sent the second life in clear sky and rich nature of the green fields and mountains.

It is the inn of the bed and breakfast suitable for adults, and of cleanliness, quietness, with good faith. 6 guest rooms, for 14 persons. Check in from 15:00 Check out 11:00. We are considerate of nature, and at the inn where our personality enjoying a country life is kept alive, there are service of the reliable quality and a warm atmosphere.

You cannot smoke indoors, but a small Japanese bathroom (an artificial radium spring), quiet guest rooms, a comfortable lounge, bright athenaeum and the meals using matter of the season of Nagano can make yourself at home relaxedly.

It is recommended. Going out for your supper to enjoy taste of Nagano. As for the wine or the drink, please enjoy in the dining room at night!
Please fully enjoy plateau sports or a natural experience around Kirigamine-Highland.

Dining at Kirigamine at Golf club Wild flower
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Approach:
A white signboard and yellow building comes into view right when advancing 300 meters Echovalley ski area ahead.

The slope climbs from the parking lot to the door are covered with powdery snow in winter,and flowers in the mountain bloom all over from spring to the season.
When going the stairs up to the glass door of the entrance, turn your head for a moment, and you will see Graceful Mt. Tatesina behind.

Lounge:
The hickory single plate skis in the Showa early days are decorated in the entrance
and an oil painting "summer design" (by Masatsugu Yamaguchi) on the wall invites a visitor.

The still-life pictures and paysages of Kenzo Odachi on the wall of the lounge, a reception set, a firewood stove, sideboard create space of the relaxation.

We ask for no smoking indoors, there is smoking place in front of the entrance.
Thank you for your understanding.

Bathroom:
All rooms are with private bath, and the right side of stairs, there is a small Japanese style bathroom (an artificial radium spring).
Please wash your body and hair before getting into the bathtub, as the same water is used for all guests and we want to keep the water clean.

Guestroom:
In the second floor of a high ceiling, six guest rooms (single,twin,triple beds room. all rooms are with private bath & toilet, a refrigerator) and an athenaeum room(with coffee of the free drink).

Being surrounded to the clear air and a green soft breeze and the quietness to feel as if time reversed, spend one day of the trip in Nagano at home.

Diningroom:
There is a seat of greatest 18 in a bright dining room seeing Mt. Tateshina over the Japanese larch forest from the window. The breakfast will be wait on table in a dining room.

Parking lot:
The parking lot can accommodate six of them.

in summer Lounge Zéphyr Guestroom twin
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Breakfast:

Western style breakfast is cooked chiefly using the products of Nagano.

1.Juice, 2.Soup, 3.Main & sub dishes, Sarad, Fruit, 4.Coffee/Black tea/Milk

Coffee is made using the clear Kirigamine-highland spring water.
Restaurant:
Country Inn Zéphyr is a small Bed & Breakfast hotel, so we will introduce the restaurant in the vicinity.

1. European food restaurant
Hiiragi ("Holly") ------Hamburg steak restaurant. 5 minutes by car.
Mori no Ongakuka ("Musician in the Forest")------various European food. 5 minutes walk.
Potato------Beefsteak and various European food. 10 minutes by car.

2. Japanese food restaurant
Rikyu-an ------ Japanese soba (Buckwheat) restaurant. 5 minutes by car.
Marimo ("Ball Also")------ Japanese country food restaurant. 10 minutes by car.

3. Chinese food restaurant
Shanghai-bando------ various Chinese food restaurant. 20 minutes by car.

Hiiragi Breakfast, Zéphyr Soba Guestroom twin
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Rates:

ROOM CHARGES:

(Twin Room:for one person with breakfast)
JPY 9400
(tax included)
JPY 11500(Single Use:tax included)

DINNER CHARGES:

JPY 3300
(tax included)

Dinner  Seeing Mt. Tateshina in front and Mt. Asama in the north,
Country Inn Zephyr stands at a hill with a calm atmosphere.
 It's a little country inn where you feel at home, and also appeals to senior generation.
You can spend a fun time as you like, such as skiing
at the nearby resort Echo Valley, playing golf or tennis,
going on a hike with the view of Mt. Fuji and Japan Alps,
taking a historic stroll along Nakasendo,bathing at a local hot spring and so on.
 Welcome and enjoy our hearty hospitality and cuisine.
Welcome to B&B Country Inn Zéphyr



Reservation Form

We accept a reservation in English via our Reservation Form or E-mail.
Please make a reservation 4 days or more prior to arrival date.
Please inform us if you arrive later than 22:00.

 Please inform us followings.
01. Name:
03. Home telephone number (Incl. Coutry Code):
05. E-mail address:
07. Arrival Date in Japan
( Month / Day / The day of the week / Year ):
09. Number of guests:
adult
child ( 6-12 years old )
baby ( under 5 years old , no bed no meal)
11. Number of breakfast:
adult
child
02. Nationality:
04. Cell phone number if you have:
06. Credit-card-number:
08. Check-in Date:

10. Check-out Date:

12. Number of rooms:
14. Room type
(all rooms are western style: with private bath):
single
twin
triple

 Please notice that Japan is 17 hours ahead of Los Angeles and 9 hours ahead of London.
 In case that you can not receive our reply in 2 or 3 days, please send us E-mail again.
 If you have any question, please feel free to email at

Cancellation Policy:
No charge will be made if we receive notice of cancellation in writing (e-mail) more than 7 days before the reservations date.

If cancellation in writing (e-mail) is received 7 days to 1 day before the reservation date, the charge will be 4,000 yen per person per night.

If cancellation is made on the reservation date or you do not contact us, you will be charged 100% of the per person rate.

Accepted Credit Cards: Master Card, Visa, JCB, Amex, Diners


Volcano Asama cherry blossom Signboard Wild bird
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KIRIGAMINE-Highland,
50 minutes walk from Zéphyr, at a height of 1600-1800 meters, is the extensive plateau, noted for its many alpine flora, many wild birds, butterflies and panoramic mountain view of The Japan Alps, Volcano Asama, even as far as Mt. Fuji.

You may enjoy a half-day or whole-day trekking around Kirigamine.
SKIING.
As one of Japan's finest winter playgrounds, the Venus Line Ski-area offers
powder snow and commplete clear sky.
Echo-valley ski-resort is 300 meters from Zéphyr, and 10-20 minutes drive to
Blanche Takayama or Kurumayama ski-resorts.

HOT SPRINGS.
Here, as so many parts of Japan, natural hot springs "onsen" flow out.
You may enjoy "onsen" bathing at "suzuran-no-yu" , 10 minutes drive from Zéphyr.

HISTORIC STROLL around Ueda city or Suwa city.
At Ueda, many wooden three-storied pagodas of the Kamakura period (13th century)
are designated as national treasure and attract visitors all over Japan.
The ruins of Uedajo castle and the historic road "Hokkokukaido" will guide you
to the Edo period(17th-19th century). (1 hour drive from Zéphyr)

The lake-side city Suwa is well-known by the Suwa-taisha shrine
(famous "Onbasira" festival is to be held every 6 years),
"onsen" and Japanese Sake breweries(Cella Masumi etc). (1 hour drive from Zéphyr)

Onbashira festival skiing at Echovalley Uedajo castle Hot spring
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Directions to our inn:

B&B Country Inn Zéphyr is located in the central part of Nagano prefecture, Japan.

B&B Country Inn Zéphyr
3518 Daimon, Nagawa-machi, Nagano 386-0601, Japan
Local Nagano area : "Kirigamine-Hiland"
Email:

By Car, B&B Country Inn Zéphyr is 45 minutes drive from Suwa-minami IC or Suwa IC of Chuo Expressway, or 60 minutes drive from Saku IC of Joshin'etsu Expressway.

by car from Tokyo 1:
Tokyo −−−(180km.Chuo HighWay)−−−→ Suwa IC−−−(22km.R152)−−−→
 Lake Sirakabako−−−(6km.R152etc.)−−−→ Echo Valley(B&B Country Inn Zéphyr)

by car from Nagoya:
Tokyo −−−(180km.Chuo HighWay)−−−→ Suwa IC (The following courses are the same as the above)

by car from Tokyo 2 :
Tokyo−−−(150km.Kan'etsu/Joshin'etsu HiWay)−−−→ Saku IC−−−→
 −−−(24km.R142)−−−→ Kasatori-toge pass−−−(19km.R142/R152etc.)−−−→ 
 −−−→ Echo Valley(B&B Country Inn Zéphyr)

If you have GPS(Global Positioning System), or Car Navigation System,
please check latitude and longitude as follows.   N 36-6-54.74 / E 138-12-57.27

By train, from Shinjuku station, Tokyo it will take 2 hours to Chino station by Super-express "Azusa", and 40 minutes by a rent-a-car from Chino JR station to Zéphyr.

By train, from Nagoya station, it will take 2 hours and a half to Chino station by Super-express "Shinano" and Super-express "Azusa" transfering at Shiojiri station.(The following courses are the same as the above)

Please pay attention, because there is no public transport network around our inn.

From Narita International Airport to Tokyo :Narita airport
From Kansai International Airport :Kansai Airport
From Haneda Tokyo Airport :Haneda Airport

Sakura owner Summer Autumn
Maps:
From Saku IC to B&B Country Inn Zéphyr

From Suwa IC to B&B Country Inn Zéphyr ----------From Suwa-minami IC to B&B Country Inn Zéphyr

Spring Summer Autumn Winter
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Useful Infomations:
The photo gallery of Nagano
Would you like to go to Mt.Kurumayama(the highest peak of Kirigamine-Highland) ?
JNTO Japan National Tourist Organization
 Everything about Traveling to Japan
Discover Japan
A Regional Directory of Japan.
Japan guide.com
Japan Travel and Lliving Guide
JAPAN TRAVEL-PHONER-Toll-Free service Japan Travel-Phone is a nationwide telephone service for those in need of English language
assistance and travel infomation.
Dial 0088-22-4800(toll-free outside Tokyo and Kyoto)
Service hours; 9am to 5pm daily
JR East Infoline
JR provides a convenient telephone infromation service in English, Korean and Chinese for quick and complete JR information about train time schedules, the faster JR route from place to place, locations of reservation offices, and so forth.
Call 03-3423-0111
Service hours; 10am - 6pm (except during the year-end/new year holiday period)
Reservations cannot be accepted by telephone service.
Useful Telephone Numbers
Japan Helpline - emergencies, counselling 24 hours, free 0120-46-1997
Tokyo English Lifeline - emergencies, counselling 03-3264-4347
English speaking doctors
St. Luke's Hospital: 03-3541-5151
Int'l Catholic Hospital: 03-3951-1111
Tokyo Sanitarium Hospital: 03-3392-6151
NTT English Information Service
Telephone number information service: Number: 0120-364-463,
Toll free hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Mt.Yatugatake Mt.Tatesina Owner at Lake Suwa
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