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    Nearest transport:
  • Yudanaka Station (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • sightseeing
  • spas
  • skiing
    Customer comments:
  • "Clean rooms ", "Great breakfast", "Nice staff"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (The world of Snow Monkey) (3.8 Km)

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Yudanaka Onsen Shimaya

Yudanaka Onsen,Yamanouchi, Shiga-kogen / Yudanaka, Nagano, Japan 381-0401 (Show on map)

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"The location was perfect, the host was welcoming and..."

Laura, Australia February 24, 2015

Features of Yudanaka Onsen Shimaya

Hotel Facilities

  • bicycle rental
  • coffee shop
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • pets allowed
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shuttle service
  • smoking area

Sports and Recreation

  • hot spring bath
  • massage


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

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Ryokan Description
Nestled in the heart of Shiga-kogen/Yudanaka, Yudanaka Onsen Shimaya is an ideal spot from which to discover...see more Nestled in the heart of Shiga-kogen/Yudanaka, Yudanaka Onsen Shimaya is an ideal spot from which to discover Yamanouchi. The location is 300 meters from Yudanaka Station and offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations such as Snow Monky Park, ski resorts, and hot springs. The property offers a free shuttle service to Snow Monky Park and nearby places.

Guest rooms come with tatami, futons, TV, and free Wi-Fi which would satisfy even the guests who are used to traveling. A 24-hour convenience store is nearby. There is a large communal hot spring bath. If you wish, the hotel may be able to provide you a ride to the public open-air hot spring which is six kilometers away from the hotel.

With advanced reservations, guests can enjoy choices of a Japanese or American breakfast as well as traditional Japanese seasonal food for dinner.

Yudanaka Onsen Shimaya is a wonderful hotel with an ideal location and all the facilities to make you enjoy your trip.
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Daniela O. Couples
Sweden, August 14, 2015
Maybe a little overraited

Nice Staff
My feeling about this hotell is no reflection on the staff and onwers, because they were really nice. I get the high rating of the hotell if you are a backpacker. If you are not, you will be dissapointed. The lobby is really messy. The pillows were really hard, but on the other side I could feel the floor throw the matress. So, sorry to say, this was the hotell we regreted staying at on our journey throw Japan.
Laura M. Couples
Australia, February 25, 2015
Warm and homely stay in Yudanaka

The location was perfect, the host was welcoming and accommodating, snow boots were provided for trips to the snow monkeys / snow fields
Siu W. Groups
Hong Kong, February 22, 2015
good staff

room is big but the heat condition not so good
Wing T. Groups
Hong Kong, March 01, 2015
More than a place to stay

Helpful owner and staff/ pick up and drop off to & from train station and monkey park/ spacious rooms
PHAIK N. Groups
Malaysia, March 10, 2015
value for money

clean, comfortable and value for money
Ben G. Couples
United States of America, January 12, 2015
Amazing Service!

Onsen (hot spring) in house, the professionalism and the service of the staff
Incredible hosts. Ichero and his wife bend over backwards to make your stay as comfortable as possible. He will drive you to the monkey park, train station or Shibu Onsen at a moments notice. Stay here for the service alone. The location isn't ideal for accessing the 9 hot springs at Shibu Onsen, but the in-house onsen and Ichero's private onsen down the block (which he rents out for only 600 Yen) are just as nice as any in the Shibu Onsen area.
Quek K. Groups
Singapore, January 06, 2015
Enjoyable vacation stay.

comfortable, relaxing, friendly
very good.
Sheila A. Couples
Philippines, December 30, 2014
owner of the hotel was so friendly

the owner was friendly, the room was big and comfy, the location of the hotel was good
we had a great stay at this hotel, because the owner pickup us at the station and drove us to the snow monkey park for free
Danilo M. Couples
Brazil, January 14, 2015
Super Ryokan experience

Staff, Ryokan experience, Onsen
My stay at Shimaya was excellent. The owner, was super hospitable. He offered to take us to Jogokudani Monkey Park for free and then pick us up. He was also happy to recommend places to visit and to suggest alternative routes to our trip. All ideas were very valuable. Very comfortable room offering a genuine tradicional Japanese Ryokan experience with all comfort that the 21st Century traveller requires, i.e heating, toilet in the room, TV,etc. Highly recommended!!
choong B. Solo travelers
Malaysia, December 24, 2014
Snow Monkey & Shiga Kogen Shimaya

Free shuttle return from snow monkey entrance and Yudanaka stations, nice in-house onsen, staffs were attentive and helps you plan your itinerary
ALmost everything mentioned in the reviews are true. Free apples are available everyday just at the entrance, washing machine and microwave at 2nd floor. Onsens need to be tempered with cold water before use. Few restaurants nearby the station I am gonna touch more on the skiing/snowboarding part. Shiga Kogen has more local feel. Hakuba is more like an Aussies town. Shiga Kogen has 90% of skiers compared to snowboarders. Shiga Kogen also has very limited english instructors available. I only manage to find Sugiyama ski school with English instructor. So plan and book ahead. You need to book as private lesson to get the English instructor. Cost is 26000 Yen for 3 hours. From 9am to 12noon. Usually it's enough. I managed to learn up to linking up my turns. By the way, because Shiga Kogen is usually skiers so it's even more difficult to get snowboard instructors. So please plan ahead. Shiga Kogen is a big area. I took advise from Shimaya owner Mr Yumoto to go to Ichinose. Ichinose is a fantastic ski area for all levels especially for beginners. My advise is to go to Ichinose family ski lift for beginners as the slopes is not as steep. Whole day Ichinose lift pass will cover 5 areas of ski lifts which is more than enough. Ski lifts starts at 8am, closes at around 4.20pm. Theres quite a few rental shops around. Usually it's Snowcan. Prices are usually fixed, no bargain. Theres also a nice canteen at Ichinose diamond area. Reasonable price. There are also medium size lockers available just near to the canteen for 200 Yen to keep your belongings. Bus departs from Yudanaka station to Ichinose in selected timings. Ask Mr Yumoto for the timetable. He will fetch you to the station. Cost is 770 Yen one way. On selected buses, you need to transfer at Haisuke but its easy as the transfering bus is just next to it. If unsure just ask the bus driver. They understand English

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