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Maruka Ryokan

3109, Hirao,Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Yudanaka, Nagano, Japan, 381-0401 - See map

If you're looking for a ryokan with car park free of charge, look no further. Conveniently situated in the Yudanaka part of Nagano, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Zenko-ji Temple. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and hot spring bath on-site.

Highlights

Located in heart of Nagano

Top Value

Excellent room comfort & quality

610 meters to public transportation

Hot spring bath

Facilities

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Smoking area

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8.6Excellent

73 reviews

73 reviews

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8.7Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery
22.3 km
Zenko-ji Temple
22.6 km
Midori Nagano
23.4 km
Matsushiro
27.9 km
Sanada Treasure Museum
27.9 km
Closest landmarks
Yumiya Shrine
400 m
Yudanaka Train Station
640 m
Takayakushi Wakoan
1.2 km
Shibu Oyu Foot Bath
1.2 km
Engi
1.2 km
Value for money9.1
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportMatsumoto Airport (MMJ)
Distance to airport77.8 km

Rooms available at Maruka Ryokan

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

9

Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Garden view
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Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 3 futons
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Traditional Room, Non Smoking (Hanasho-bu)
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  • Smoking allowed
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  • Garden view
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 futons
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  • Garden view
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Economy Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shared bathroom
  • 3 futons
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Main Building Standard Japanese Style Room with Garden View-Mixed-Sex
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
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  • Garden view
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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  • Garden view
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 futons
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Frequently asked questions

Is car parking available at Maruka Ryokan?

Maruka Ryokan has car park onsite free of charge for customers traveling with vehicles to take full advantage when staying at this property. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Maruka Ryokan?

Maruka Ryokan's policy concerning children's bedding considers guests age 6 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional fee. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

How many floors does Maruka Ryokan have?

Maruka Ryokan has a total of 2 floors.

How many rooms does Maruka Ryokan have?

Maruka Ryokan has a total of 8 rooms.

At what time of the year is Maruka Ryokan most popular?

Maruka Ryokan's most popular month where verified tourists have stayed the most is in February.

What was the average room rate for Maruka Ryokan been in the past month?

The typical room rate for Maruka Ryokan in the past month is 6714.75 JPY, compared to city's average of 18579.18 JPY.

What do past guests love most about Maruka Ryokan?

Past visitors that stayed at Maruka Ryokan have given this property a rating of 9.373 for its outstanding service as the primary highlight for their stay.

What is the average rating that verified Business travelers' have given to Maruka Ryokan?

Verified business travelers that have stayed at this property have given Maruka Ryokan an average rating of 8.4. You can look up more detailed customer evaluations and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that past Families with older children have given to Maruka Ryokan?

Verified families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Maruka Ryokan an average rating of 8.5. You can check out more thorough customer ratings and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Group travelers have given to Maruka Ryokan?

Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Maruka Ryokan an average rating of 9.1. You can look up more precise customer testimonials and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

More about Maruka Ryokan

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Experience Authentic Japanese Hospitality at Maruka Ryokan

Welcome to Maruka Ryokan, a charming 3-star hotel nestled in the picturesque city of Nagano, Japan. With a rich history dating back to 1957, this traditional ryokan offers a unique and authentic Japanese experience for travelers seeking tranquility and cultural immersion. Step into the timeless elegance of Maruka Ryokan, where you will find a total of 8 meticulously designed rooms that exude warmth and comfort. Each room is a sanctuary of traditional Japanese aesthetics, featuring tatami flooring, sliding doors, and minimalist decor. With the hotel's last renovation in 1968, Maruka Ryokan has successfully preserved its original charm while incorporating modern amenities to ensure a pleasant stay for its guests. At Maruka Ryokan, check-in begins at 03:00 PM, allowing you ample time to explore the surrounding attractions before settling into your serene retreat. The check-out time is set at 10:00 AM, giving you a leisurely morning to savor a delicious Japanese breakfast and bid farewell to this enchanting ryokan. Please note that Maruka Ryokan has a child policy in place. While children are welcome to stay, there may be extra charges involved. Kindly contact the hotel directly for more information regarding the charges and availability of additional amenities for children. Indulge in the authentic Japanese hospitality that Maruka Ryokan is renowned for. Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance, savor traditional Japanese cuisine, and experience the graciousness of the attentive staff. Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway or a cultural adventure, Maruka Ryokan promises an unforgettable stay in the heart of Nagano, Japan.

Unwind in the Tranquil Garden Oasis

At Maruka Ryokan, guests can experience a truly serene and peaceful stay surrounded by the beauty of nature. The hotel's entertainment facilities include a stunning garden that offers a tranquil oasis for relaxation. Take a leisurely stroll through the meticulously manicured pathways, adorned with vibrant flowers and lush greenery. Find a cozy spot under a shady tree and immerse yourself in the soothing sounds of chirping birds and gentle rustling leaves. The garden also features a traditional Japanese tea house, where you can partake in a traditional tea ceremony and learn about the rich cultural heritage of Japan. Whether you're sipping on a cup of matcha or simply enjoying the picturesque views, the garden at Maruka Ryokan is the perfect place to unwind and reconnect with nature.





Convenience Facilities at Maruka Ryokan

Discover a range of convenience facilities at Maruka Ryokan that will enhance your stay in Nagano, Japan. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi available in all public areas, allowing you to easily browse the web, check emails, and share your memorable experiences with friends and family. For guests who smoke, there is a designated smoking area where you can indulge in a cigarette without inconveniencing others. Additionally, Maruka Ryokan offers luggage storage, providing a hassle-free solution for guests who arrive early or have late departures. Leave your bags with us and explore the city without any worries. With these convenient facilities, Maruka Ryokan ensures that your stay is comfortable and stress-free.

Convenient Transport Facilities at Maruka Ryokan

At Maruka Ryokan, we understand the importance of hassle-free travel, which is why we offer a range of convenient transport facilities for our guests. Whether you are arriving by car or prefer to use our shuttle service, we have got you covered. For guests traveling by car, we provide a spacious car park free of charge. You can rest assured knowing that your vehicle will be safe and secure during your stay. Our car park is conveniently located on-site, allowing you to easily access your car whenever you need it. If you prefer to leave the driving to us, our shuttle service is available to transport you to and from nearby attractions and transportation hubs. Whether you want to explore the charming streets of Nagano or catch a train to the renowned Jigokudani Monkey Park, our shuttle service will ensure you reach your destination comfortably and on time. With our excellent transport facilities, you can relax and enjoy your stay at Maruka Ryokan without worrying about the logistics of getting around. Whether you choose to drive or take advantage of our shuttle service, we are committed to making your travel experience as seamless as possible.

Comfort and Convenience at Maruka Ryokan

At Maruka Ryokan, we strive to provide our guests with the utmost comfort and convenience during their stay. Each of our rooms is equipped with modern amenities to ensure a memorable and relaxing experience. Step into your room and feel the cool breeze of the air conditioning, creating the perfect ambiance for a peaceful retreat. Slip into one of our plush bathrobes and unwind after a long day of exploring Nagano's stunning attractions. For entertainment, each room is furnished with a television, allowing you to catch up on your favorite shows or watch a movie before drifting off to sleep. Need to keep your drinks and snacks chilled? No problem - our rooms also feature a refrigerator, so you can enjoy refreshments at any time. Whether you're traveling for business or leisure, our room facilities are designed to cater to your every need, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay at Maruka Ryokan.

Indulge in Authentic Japanese Cuisine at Maruka Ryokan's Restaurant

At Maruka Ryokan, dining is an experience that goes beyond just satisfying your hunger. The hotel's restaurant offers a delightful culinary journey through the flavors of Japan, showcasing the best of Nagano's local produce and traditional cuisine. Step into the elegant dining space and be greeted by the warm and inviting atmosphere, adorned with traditional Japanese decor. The restaurant's menu features a wide range of delectable dishes, prepared with meticulous attention to detail by skilled chefs. From fresh sashimi and sushi to mouthwatering tempura and sukiyaki, every bite is a celebration of authentic Japanese flavors. Indulge in a traditional kaiseki meal, a multi-course feast that beautifully presents a variety of seasonal ingredients. Each dish is thoughtfully crafted to highlight the natural flavors and textures, creating a symphony of taste that will leave you craving for more. Pair your meal with a selection of premium sake or choose from an extensive list of Japanese teas for a truly immersive dining experience. Whether you are a food enthusiast or simply seeking a taste of Japan, Maruka Ryokan's restaurant promises to delight your senses and leave a lasting impression.

Authentic Japanese Style Rooms at Maruka Ryokan

Experience the true essence of traditional Japanese hospitality at Maruka Ryokan. Our authentic Japanese style rooms offer a unique and immersive stay in Nagano, Japan. With a total of 13 square meters, these rooms provide a cozy and intimate setting for guests to relax and unwind. Book your stay at Maruka Ryokan on Agoda and enjoy the best prices and a hassle-free booking experience. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Japan and create unforgettable memories in our Japanese style rooms.

Discover the Tranquil Charm of Yudanaka in Nagano, Japan

Nestled in the heart of the Japanese Alps, Yudanaka is a serene and picturesque town that offers a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Known for its famous hot springs and traditional ryokans, Yudanaka is a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. One of the main attractions of Yudanaka is the Jigokudani Monkey Park, home to the famous snow monkeys. These adorable creatures are known for their unique behavior of bathing in the natural hot springs, providing a truly enchanting sight for visitors. The park is open year-round, allowing visitors to witness the monkeys' antics in both summer and winter, with the latter offering a truly magical experience as the monkeys soak in the steaming hot waters surrounded by snow-covered landscapes. Aside from the snow monkeys, Yudanaka also offers ample opportunities for outdoor activities. The surrounding area is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers, with scenic trails leading to breathtaking viewpoints and waterfalls. During the winter months, the nearby Shiga Kogen ski resort attracts skiers and snowboarders from all over the world, offering a variety of slopes for both beginners and advanced riders. After a day of exploration, visitors can unwind in one of the many traditional ryokans in Yudanaka. These charming accommodations offer a unique experience of sleeping on futon beds, enjoying traditional Japanese meals, and soaking in onsen baths. The local cuisine is also a highlight, with delicious regional specialties such as soba noodles and oyaki dumplings. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or a cultural experience, Yudanaka has something to offer every traveler. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this charming town and discover the true essence of traditional Japan.

Traveling from the Airport to Maruka Ryokan in Nagano, Japan

Located in the picturesque town of Yudanaka, Nagano, Maruka Ryokan offers a traditional Japanese experience amidst the stunning natural beauty of the region. Getting to Maruka Ryokan from the nearest airports is a breeze, allowing you to start your vacation with ease and convenience. If you are flying into Tokyo, the most convenient airport is Tokyo Narita International Airport. From Narita, you can take the Narita Express train to Tokyo Station, which takes approximately one hour. From Tokyo Station, transfer to the Hokuriku Shinkansen and take the train to Nagano Station, which takes around 90 minutes. Once you arrive at Nagano Station, Maruka Ryokan is just a short 45-minute train ride away. Take the Nagano Dentetsu Line to Yudanaka Station, and from there, it is a quick 10-minute walk to the ryokan. Another option is to fly into Nagoya Chubu Centrair International Airport. From Nagoya, you can take the Meitetsu Limited Express train to Nagoya Station, which takes about 30 minutes. From Nagoya Station, transfer to the Shinano Limited Express train and head to Nagano Station, which takes approximately 2 hours. Once you reach Nagano Station, follow the same route as mentioned above to reach Maruka Ryokan. No matter which airport you choose to fly into, the journey to Maruka Ryokan is filled with scenic views and a sense of anticipation. So sit back, relax, and get ready to embark on a memorable stay at this charming ryokan in Nagano, Japan.

Discover the Charming Surroundings of Maruka Ryokan

Located in the heart of Nagano, Japan, Maruka Ryokan offers guests a unique opportunity to explore the enchanting landmarks and attractions that surround the area. Just a short distance from the ryokan, visitors can immerse themselves in the soothing waters of Ponpoko no Yu, a natural hot spring renowned for its healing properties. For those looking to experience the local culture, the Roadside station Kitashinshu-Yamanouchi is a must-visit, offering a variety of local products, crafts, and delicious cuisine. History enthusiasts will find the Shibu Onsen Information Center fascinating, where they can learn about the rich heritage of the area and its traditional onsen culture. The nearby Shibu Onsen, with its charming narrow streets and traditional buildings, is perfect for a leisurely stroll. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Yumiya Shrine, a hidden gem tucked away in the mountains, offering breathtaking views and a tranquil atmosphere. For a spiritual experience, guests can explore the Otozan Onsenji Temple, known for its serene gardens and peaceful ambiance. After a day of exploration, unwind at the Takayakushi Wakoan, a traditional Japanese tea house where you can savor a cup of matcha tea. To truly relax and rejuvenate, indulge in the Shibu Oyu Foot Bath, a natural hot spring foot bath that provides a soothing and therapeutic experience. Finally, history buffs can delve into the Engi, a historical site that offers insights into the rich past of Nagano. With its prime location and proximity to these captivating landmarks and attractions, Maruka Ryokan is the perfect base for travelers seeking an authentic and immersive experience in Nagano, Japan.

Convenient Public Transport Stations Near Maruka Ryokan

Maruka Ryokan is strategically located near several public transport stations, making it a convenient choice for travelers exploring Nagano. The nearest station, Shinano-Takehara Station, is just a short walk away from the ryokan. From here, guests can easily access various attractions and landmarks in the area. For those looking to hit the slopes, Yomase and Kamijo Stations are also within close proximity to Maruka Ryokan. These stations provide easy access to the Yomase Ski Resort, where visitors can enjoy a thrilling day of skiing or snowboarding. Additionally, Yudanaka Train Station is another nearby option for guests staying at Maruka Ryokan. This station is particularly convenient for those planning to visit the famous Jigokudani Monkey Park, where you can observe wild snow monkeys bathing in the natural hot springs. With these public transport stations nearby, guests at Maruka Ryokan can easily explore the beauty of Nagano and its surrounding areas.

A Gastronomic Adventure Awaits

Maruka Ryokan is surrounded by a plethora of dining options that will tantalize your taste buds. Just a stone's throw away, you'll find Sekiei Drive-in Restaurant, a local favorite known for its mouthwatering burgers and hearty comfort food. For those seeking an authentic Japanese dining experience, Koishiya Ryokan offers traditional Japanese cuisine with a modern twist. If you're in the mood for sushi, Isamizushi and Isami Sushi are both highly recommended, serving up fresh and flavorful sushi rolls that will leave you craving for more. For those looking for a cozy and intimate setting, Rausuan and Soba Yariya are perfect choices, serving up delicious soba noodles and other traditional Japanese dishes. If you're in the mood for a hearty meal, head over to Fukutora, where you can savor their famous tonkatsu, a breaded and deep-fried pork cutlet. For a fusion of Japanese and Western flavors, Kitchen & Bar D-Line is a must-visit, offering a diverse menu of creative dishes. Dosen is another great option, known for its delectable tempura and udon noodles. And if you're in the mood for some Korean cuisine, make sure to try the mouthwatering dishes at Kush Masa. With such a wide array of dining choices, you'll never run out of delicious options to explore during your stay at Maruka Ryokan.





Affordable Luxury at Maruka Ryokan

Experience the charm of traditional Japanese hospitality without breaking the bank at Maruka Ryokan. With an average room price of just $82, this hidden gem offers exceptional value for money in the heart of Nagano. Compared to the city's average hotel room price of $144, Maruka Ryokan provides an affordable alternative that doesn't compromise on quality or comfort. Step into a world of tranquility as you enter your spacious and elegantly designed room at Maruka Ryokan. Each room is tastefully decorated with traditional Japanese elements, offering a serene atmosphere that is both inviting and relaxing. From the comfortable futon beds to the soothing hot spring baths, every detail has been carefully curated to ensure a memorable stay. Indulge in the authentic Japanese experience without breaking the bank at Maruka Ryokan. With its affordable room rates and top-notch amenities, this charming ryokan is the perfect choice for budget-conscious travelers looking to immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of Nagano.

Exceptional Service and Delicious Meals

Maruka Ryokan in Yudanaka offers exceptional service and delicious meals that will leave guests satisfied and impressed. The kaiseki dinner and breakfast provided are not only plentiful but also incredibly tasty. The staff at Maruka Ryokan are exceptionally nice and helpful, ensuring that guests have a pleasant and enjoyable stay. The large windows in the rooms allow for plenty of natural light, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Guests can also look forward to a lovely breakfast each morning. With its proximity to Snow Monkey Park, Maruka Ryokan is the perfect place to stay for those looking for a unique and authentic experience. The staff go above and beyond to accommodate guests' needs, even providing pick-up and drop-off services to the train station. Overall, Maruka Ryokan provides a good experience and leaves a lasting impression on its guests.

A Haven of Exceptional Comfort and Service

Maruka Ryokan in Nagano, Japan has garnered a remarkable reputation among its guests, earning an impressive overall rating of 8.7. This traditional Japanese inn offers an experience that goes beyond expectations, ensuring every guest feels pampered and well taken care of. With a strong focus on providing exceptional value, Maruka Ryokan has received a stellar rating of 9.1 for its affordability, making it an excellent choice for travelers seeking a memorable stay without breaking the bank. One of the standout features of Maruka Ryokan is its dedicated and attentive staff. With a remarkable rating of 9.3 for staff performance, guests can expect to be greeted with warm smiles and receive personalized service throughout their stay. The staff members are not only professional but also go the extra mile to ensure that every need and request is met promptly and efficiently. Whether it's arranging transportation, recommending local attractions, or providing assistance with any queries, the staff at Maruka Ryokan are always ready to assist, making guests feel valued and well-cared for.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.9

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • Japanese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Skiing
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Restaurants
Swimming & soaking
  • Hot spring bath
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
Access
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service

Location

3109, Hirao,Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Yudanaka, Nagano, Japan, 381-0401
Excellent
Location

8.7

Airports
  • Matsumoto Airport (MMJ)
    77.8 km
  • Toyama Airport (TOY)
    110.4 km
Public transportation
  • Yudanaka Train Station
    640 m
  • Kamijo
    1.7 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Hokushin General Hospital
    5.0 km
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    490 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery
    22.3 km
  • Zenko-ji Temple
    22.6 km
  • Midori Nagano
    23.4 km
  • Matsushiro
    27.9 km
  • Sanada Treasure Museum
    27.9 km
  • Togakushi Shrine Chusha
    30.0 km
  • Togakushi Shrine Kuzuryusha
    32.1 km
  • Obasute tanada (Terraced rice fields)
    38.9 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Yumiya Shrine
    400 m
  • Yudanaka Train Station
    640 m
  • Takayakushi Wakoan
    1.2 km
  • Shibu Oyu Foot Bath
    1.2 km
  • Engi
    1.2 km
  • Shibu Onsen
    1.2 km
  • Shibu Onsen Information Center
    1.3 km
  • Otozan Onsenji Temple
    1.4 km
  • Roadside station Kitashinshu-Yamanouchi
    1.5 km
  • Kamijo
    1.7 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-5 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until20:00
The property
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 8
  • Room voltage100
  • Year property opened1957
  • Most recent renovation1968
Parking
  • Daily parking fee0 JPY

Reviews of Maruka Ryokan from real guests

8.7
Service9.4
Value for money9.1
Room comfort and quality9.0
Location8.7
Cleanliness8.2
Facilities7.9
High score for Nagano
Rating
9+ Exceptional (20)
8-9 Excellent (11)
7-8 Very Good (10)
6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
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9.7
Exceptional
Phyllis from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in March 2015

Memorable, travelogue-like stay...”

Great food, warm hospitality and traditional ryokan

The 3N stay here was a truly memorable for us, city dwellers; as we experienced what we had only watched on tv travelogues before! (Pardon the long review area, but there's simply too much to share...) We are glad to have chosen this cosy ryokan, located in the part of town where most houses, ryokans and shops looked as if frozen in time. Maruka Ryokan is traditional and of age but well-maintained. It has a nicely groomed Japanese garden (which can be seen from all rooms) and has its own onsen in the shared bathrooms. The room was big, has a veranda good for chilling out, tatami floor and the futons were comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed the meals served at this ryokan (we had 2 breakfast & 3 dinner), lovingly prepared by the lady owner; scrumptious 7-course and non-repetitive menu. For us, dinner was always a highlight of the day - as we eagerly await to see what's on the menu; plus having a fresh meal served in the comfort of a warm ryokan room was sheer indulgence after a day of sightseeing in the cold! We strongly encourage travellers to try their dinner; we opined it makes the ryokan stay a more complete experience (prices per pax were ¥3000 for dinner, ¥2000 for breakfast). The owners speak little English, but we weren't bothered by it at all as their superb hospitality transcend beyond language. They are attentive and highly service-oriented, offered me hairdryer when they see my hair wet and always asking if we would like to have dinner (just like what our own parents do). Really, feels like home... For some travellers, you may find not having an attached bathroom or weak/no wifi from rooms of some inconvenience, but please do not let these deter you from this awesome experience. Lastly, the World Peace Buddha is less 10min walk away, worthwhile to take a look.

Reviewed April 01, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Dianne from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Exceptional”

They very kindly picked me up and dropped me off at Yudanaka station. The ryokan is old and well-maintained. I love the natural light that can pass through the large windows. The kaiseki dinner and breakfast are delicious and plenty. I also the onsen which has a window overlooking the outdoors. Overall, Maruka Ryokan is a great accommodation to stay at in Yudanaka. Happy new year and thank you!

Reviewed January 03, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
jacob from United States
Solo traveler
Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

Sweet hosts, retro time capsule”

Maruka is nicely placed in quiet area of yudanaka. Lush decorative garden, fish pond provides tranquil sounds. very kind hosts. Very little english but all was clear. HOT hot onsen water. Careful. Room was huge and tradtional style via 1960. My local japanese friends agreed it is a great onsen.

Reviewed June 12, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Gareth from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

Super friendly staff!”

I have visited Japan many times and this Ryokan is up there with the best places I have stayed in. Owners were super friendly and made a fuss (in a good way) during check in. The room was massive for Japanese standards and everything was neat and tidy with everything as described. The owner drove me to the Snow Monkey's and offered to pick me up, but it's a pleasant well sign posted walk back to the Ryokan so chose to do that. On return, the onsen was total bliss after a cold day out in the snow. Definitely recommended if you are planning a trip to Yudanaka. I will be back!

Reviewed March 18, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
Wendy from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

Comfort Stay”

Great staff very helpful and accomodating.

I enjoyed my stay here. The Japanese family who owned this ryokan was very helpful and accomodating. I had wonderful time while I stayed in Nagano

Reviewed January 05, 2016
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