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1 minute walk from Matsumoto Castle
Japanese 100 years traditional house renovated hostel
Thank you Hippopotamus Hostel

There are 3 bedrooms, which can accommodate up to 12 people
The living room and courtyard gets a lot of sun
The size of the house is 150 square meters including the courtyard
Please enjoy your stay in Matsumoto


There are 3 Japanese-style bedrooms and 1 Western-style bedroom

All rooms are equipped with AC. We uses a duvet for all rooms.
A total of 14 people can stay.

6-tatami mat size (9.3 square meters)with Western-style room(7 square meters)

※now renovating
It is a simple Japanese and western bedroom.
There are 2~3 sets of futons and one double bed.

8-tatami mat size (12.4 square meters)

This room gets a lot of sunshine
Which place at 2nd floor.
You can see Matsumoto Castle from your room.
There are 3 sets of futons.

10-tatami mat size (15.5 square meters)

A Japanese bedroom with 2 bunk beds.
Up to 4 people can sleep.


Large living room and large courtyard

The living room size is 30 square meters, and there is also a kitchen.
The courtyard of the wooden deck is also large enough with 30 square meters.

Living room

It is an open living room,
the windows are large and the sun shines coming to well.


We have IH heaters, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, tableware, simple seasonings, free drinks, also protein shake and oat meals etc.


It is a courtyard with a full wooden deck.
You can spend it comfortably on a sunny day.

Rental bicycle

There are 4 bicycles that you can use for free
Feel free to use it and enjoy town!


The nearest stations are Matsumoto Station and Kita-Matsumoto Station

We are located in the city center, a 15-minute walk from Matsumoto Train Station and a 1-minute walk from Matsumoto Castle.

Free facilities

Please fill out the form below. The reservation will be completed as soon as you received a reply from us. If you do not receive a reply, please contact us.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

If you made the reservation by phone, please pay us when you arrive the hostel, and we accept cash and credit card VISA,Master.
If you made the reservation through our website, We ask the guests to prepay by credit card.
Free cancellation policy up to 8 days before arrival date. In case of late cancellation full price will be charged.

Cancellation Policy:

On the day:100% of the room fee

7 days before the date:100% of the room fee

Until 23:59 eight days before the date : Full refund

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in Time 4:00PM - 9:30PM
Check-out Time until 11:00AM

If your arrival time is later than 9:30 pm please let us know in advance.
There is a key code to enter the hostel.

The others

・If you arrive before check in time or leave after check out time, you can leave your luggage here for free.
There is no child fee. Children and adults are charged the same fee.
・We don't have the parking. Please use the parking nearby.

"Mitsui no Repark Matsumoto Josei 2-chome Parking Lot"
2-1-15 Josei, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture 〒390-0875
"Times Matsumoto Kaichi"
1-2-23 Kaichi, Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture 〒390-0876

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