Excellent 8.6
Based on 64 reviews

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About Yudanaka Onsen Shimaya


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


  • car park
  • shuttle service
  • bicycle rental

Fitness & recreation

  • massage(s)

Swimming & soaking

  • hot spring bath

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • coffee shop


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • safety deposit boxes

Payment types accepted for services

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • JCB
  • Diners Club

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-2 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 3-6 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 6 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 840 JPY
Check-In From: 03:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: yes
Number of Floors: 4
Number of Rooms : 12
Room Voltage: 100
Year Hotel Built: 1975
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2002
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.4
  • Facilities 9.0
  • Location 8.3
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.6
  • Service 9.4
  • Value for Money 8.8
  • Food/Dining 7.7

King L.
Hong Kong
May 06, 2016
Helpful owner, nice stay
The owner is very nice to tourists. He is willing to provide transport to and from the nearest station. The room is clean and spacious. Wonderful stay

Luke W.
March 25, 2016
loved our stay here
staff, staff, location
Loved it here. Authentic Ryokan with baths. Also had a private onsen you can book with an amazing view. The people here were so nice, felt like you were staying at a relatives. Just a short walk from yudanaka train station and the free ride to snow monkey park was awesome. I would stay here again.

Pratchaya C.
February 11, 2016

January 12, 2016
Nice stay in Yudanaka
The owners are very helpful and friendly, provided transport to and from the Monkey Park, very close to the train and bus station
The hotel was within walking distance from the train station. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was clean but basic. WHen we wanted to go see the Snow Monkeys, the hotel provided us with transport to and from the park. AS it was snowing when we checked out, the owners were kind enough to send us to the bus station in their car. There was a convenience store within walking distance and we had our meals in the shops that were near the hotel.

Daniela O.
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.

March 10, 2015
value for money
clean, comfortable and value for money

Wing T.
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

Laura M.
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.
Hong Kong
February 22, 2015
good staff
room is big but the heat condition not so good

Danilo M.
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!!