Shibu Tatsunokan is a secluded traditional hot spring ryokan in the Yatsugatake Mountains. This accommodation's most impressive feature is its hot spring baths, with their velvety milky waters and antique wooden bathing pools. Food is also something to look forward to. The Japanese course meal dinner contains many regional delicacies made with plenty of locally grown vegetables.
The inn was founded about one hundred years ago, but its miraculous hot springs have an even older history. One of Takeda Shingen's secret baths, they were used by the Kai Province lord and his warriors to heal their battle wounds.
The lodging was also a favored retreat of the Japanese painter Kai Higashiyama, who worked on his masterpiece "Midori Hibiku" (Green echoes) while staying here.