Hotel Tsubakino

3294 Yudanaka, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-Gun, Yudanaka, Nagano, Japan, 381-0401 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
9.0
Exceptional
/10
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Breakfast4
Housekeeping2
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Hotel Tsubakino

"The staff was super accommodating for them too."

Michael - December 24, 2019

 Hotel Tsubakino
  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Popular landmarks
Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery 21.64 km
Zenko-ji Temple 21.94 km
Midori Nagano 22.82 km
Matsushiro 27.52 km
Sanada Treasure Museum 27.54 km
Togakushi Shrine Chusha 29.18 km
Togakushi Shrine Kuzuryusha 31.33 km
Obasute tanada (Terraced rice fields) 38.56 km
Nearby landmarks
Yudanaka Train Station 210 m
Roadside station Kitashinshu-Yamanouchi 700 m
Shibu Onsen Information Center 2.11 km
Japan Clay Dolls Museum 2.71 km
Hokushin General Hospital 4.14 km
Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (The world of Snow Monkey) 4.54 km
Jigokudani Hot Spring Korakukan 4.6 km
Ono Ringo-en 5.13 km
Kanman Falls 5.73 km
Ryuoo Ski Park 6.63 km
8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
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Exceptional service
9.5 rating for service
Exceptional comfort
9.3 room quality and comfort
Exceptional cleanliness
9.1 rating for cleanliness
Excellent facilities on premise
8.6 facilities on premise

Friendly staff who will happily offer to drive you and luggages to the station in heavy snow and also, free rental of snow boots for those who need!

Najiah | December 30, 2018

The hotel's proximity to the train and the best restaurant in the area (GOEN) was a lifesaver (my kids lives).

Michael | December 24, 2019

The staff was pretty solid with English, just be careful about how you ask for things.

Michael | December 24, 2019

The breakfast was also much needed and appreciated for the hike at the park.

Najiah | December 30, 2018

Super good location, few min walk from the Yudanaka station.

Najiah | December 30, 2018

The hotel was really well configured for kids too.

Michael | December 24, 2019

  • 250 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Nagano

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot spring bath

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money8.6
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportMatsumoto Airport (MMJ)
Distance to airport77.5 km

Rooms available at Hotel Tsubakino

9.3
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
Family Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
Family Room for 4 People - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 4 futons
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Japanese Style Mountain View - Non-Smoking
Japanese Style Mountain View - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
Japanese Style Room Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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Family Room for 4 People
Family Room for 4 People
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 4 futons
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Japanese Style Mountain View
Japanese Style Mountain View
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Style Room
Japanese Style Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 futon
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Japanese Style
Japanese Style
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 futon
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Japanese-style Room (Top Floor)
Japanese-style Room (Top Floor)
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Japanese-style Room (Top Floor)
Japanese-style Room (Top Floor)
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Room comfort score
9.3/10
Service score
9.5/10
Cleanliness score
9.1/10
Review score - United States
9.3/10
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Overall rating:
9.0
Excellent
49 reviews
Cleanliness
9.1
Facilities
8.6
Location
8.8
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What travelers say they love:
Food was great and filling.
Najiah from Singapore
Couple
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More about Hotel Tsubakino

Designed for both business and leisure travel, Hotel Tsubakino is ideally situated in Shiga-kogen / Yudanaka; one of the city's most popular locales. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Hokushin General Hospital, Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (The world of Snow Monkey), Ryuoo Ski Park give to this hotel a special charm.

The facilities and services provided by Hotel Tsubakino ensure a pleasant stay for guests. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, restaurant can be enjoyed at the hotel.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as hot spring bath, spa, massage to make your stay truly unforgettable. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Hotel Tsubakino hits the spot in many ways.

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Breakfast
5 mentions
Housekeeping
4 mentions
Food & Dining
2 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional

"Had a great time there."

Michael

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December 24, 2019

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Cleanliness9.1
Facilities8.6
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality9.3
Service9.5
Value for money8.6
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10.0
Exceptional
Neil from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Family Room for 4 People
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Best Japanese breakfast ever. Authentic experience”

The staff, especially floor manager, could not have been more friendly and accomodating. The ofuro (baths), both public and private, were lovely, especially the outdoor ones. The breakfast - WOW!

Hotel Tsubakino is near the station at Yudanaka. Charming inside and out. Impeccably clean, with wonderful flower arrangements, and staff who were discreet but incredibly friendly and helpful when needed. We arrived on a lunchtime train from Tokyo, and were able to store our luggage with the hotel while we went off to see the Snow Monkeys at Jigokudani (a short bus ride away). Prior to dinner we had used the public and private baths in the hotel, and especially enjoyed sitting outside looking out to the snow-capped mountains. We dressed in the yukata and geta they provided, and we all clip clopped up the street to the restaurant. Our rooms slept 4, and were tatami with futons. Both rooms were very large, with shower and separate toilet. Lots of extra bedding was supplied in case you needed more padding, but we had 2 futons each, so very soft. For breakfast we had a private room for the 8 of us, tatami with a cavity under the table for dangling your legs. THE MOST DIVINE Japanese breakfast ever!! Our friends had the Western breakfast, and that too, was amazing. Our main regret was that we had not stayed there for dinner also the night before, as the food looked incredible, and we would have been more comfortable, and smoke free (many restaurants allow smoking in Japan. A complete turn off!) We checked out at 11, and stored our luggage whilst we walked to Shibu Onsen via the great Kannon statue( a pretty walk up behind the town through some woods. We were able to purchase some very lovely gifts in their little shop, and get a cup of coffee before catching the local train back to Nagano. Would definitely return, perhaps even to ski at Shiga Kogen. We are keen to try their dinner menu also! We thought the town of Yudanaka would look much better once the blossom has started in mid April - it was still a little bare and folorn looking in early April. A really fun and AUTHENTIC Japanese experience. Highly recommended.

Reviewed April 06, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Jennifer from United States
Group
Japanese Style
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

Very Relaxing”

Fantastic Onsens, Proximity to Jigokudani, Lovely View

My friend and I stayed at Hotel Tsubakino for two nights. We were looking for a place to relax in an onsen and enjoy the snowy weather. Hotel Tsubakino was a perfect choice. The hotel is a 2 min walk from Yudanaka station which is incredibly convenient for travelers wanting to go see the snow monkeys. The staff was attentive and friendly. They were able to direct us to a charming izakaya down the street for dinner which was super reasonable and had photo menus and an English speaking chef (always helpful even though my friend and I speak Japanese). The room was very nice - nothing special but exactly what you'd expect from an older ryokan. However, the onsens were FANTASTIC. The ladies baths had a massive indoor bath, a medium sized rotenburo (outside bath) and two smaller tubs outside. It was very luxurious sitting in the spa with the snow falling on us. For shy guests or couples, there is a rooftop onsen that can be reserved by the hour - a really nice touch. Our stay included breakfast and we were able to chose western food. It was a rather odd meal, as western style breakfasts in Japan usually are, but there was plenty of food and it was tasty so we were very pleased. Overall it was a perfect stay, I'd definitely recommend this hotel. P.S. There's also a Lawson within a few min walk, for snacks, alcohol, $, etc.

Reviewed February 11, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Simon from Australia
Couple
Japanese Style
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Beautiful ryokan, wonderful staff and facilities ”

Tsubakino is a beautiful modern ryokan in yudanaka. The location, only two minutes from the train station, was perfect. The staff were wonderful and attentive and the room and facilities were excellent. It was my first time staying in a ryokan and I would definitely come back again.

Reviewed February 01, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Cindy from Singapore
Couple
Japanese Style
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Amazing & cozy stay”

Service was good and the staff always tried their best to accommodate to our requests. Upon arrival, the kotatsu was already warm & ready to use- very thoughtful gesture in cold winter. Room was very clean and comfortable & well equipped! The food quality was excellent and i'd definitely recommend to give the Jap bfast & kaiseki dinner a try! Location was 3 min walk to Yudanaka station, very convenient. Easy access to monkey park & ski resorts from yudanaka stn. Only minus point was our room toilet bowl had a very foul smell, & there was sometimes sewage smell at the hotel corridors. Overall would still recommend this hotel!

Reviewed January 11, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
David from Australia
Couple
Japanese Style
Stayed 2 nights in January 2012

Lovely modern ryokan”

Private outdoor bath was great

this hotel is quite close to yudanaka station (5 minutes walk) but it seems far on a dark winter's night. the staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. our room had a great view of the surrounding mountains, but this may not be the case for room on the lower floors. the room was very nice, but seemed to smell a little bit when the windows were closed for a while. the huge flat-screen tv was great and didn't get in the way. free wi-fi throughout the hotel was very useful. we were provided with a lot of useful tourist information, which made organising our trip to the nearby snow monkey park and travel after checking out quite easy. the western style breakfast provided was tasty, however the combinations were a bit odd (cornflakes on the salad!). we paid extra to have the japanese dinner (plan a as described on their website). it was varied, delicious and filling. we also used the karoke booth, which was a little bit expensive (charged per hour), but the convenience and privacy made up for that. the private outdoor bath was awesome (may be extra, depending on your package), especially as it was snowing when we were using it. the public indoor bath is free to use anytime, if you don't mind being naked with strangers. the outdoor public bath is not open during winter. we really liked the yukatas (japanese cotton gowns) for wearing around the hotel. we would stay here again and recommend it to others.

Reviewed January 13, 2012
8.3
Excellent
man from Hong Kong
Group
Japanese Style
Stayed 1 night in December 2011

Very comfortable Ryokan with great service”

Staff are friendly and good service

this hotel is quite close to yudanaka station (5 minutes walk) but it seems far on a dark winter's night. the staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. our room had a great view of the surrounding mountains, but this may not be the case for room on the lower floors. the room was very nice, but seemed to smell a little bit when the windows were closed for a while. the huge flat-screen tv was great and didn't get in the way. free wi-fi throughout the hotel was very useful. we were provided with a lot of useful tourist information, which made organising our trip to the nearby snow monkey park and travel after checking out quite easy. the western style breakfast provided was tasty, however the combinations were a bit odd (cornflakes on the salad!). we paid extra to have the japanese dinner (plan a as described on their website). it was varied, delicious and filling. we also used the karoke booth, which was a little bit expensive (charged per hour), but the convenience and privacy made up for that. the private outdoor bath was awesome (may be extra, depending on your package), especially as it was snowing when we were using it. the public indoor bath is free to use anytime, if you don't mind being naked with strangers. the outdoor public bath is not open during winter. we really liked the yukatas (japanese cotton gowns) for wearing around the hotel. we would stay here again and recommend it to others.

Reviewed January 28, 2012
9.6
Exceptional
Jason from United States
Couple
Japanese Style
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Great way to see Jigokudani”

This is really conveniently located just down the hill from the Yudanaka train station, and a 20 minute bus ride from the drop-off point for Jigokudani. There's an onsen on-site (on the roof, oddly enough), with a rentable private onsen as well. The breakfast is a great take on the Japanese interpretation of western (or can be authentic if you're braver than us). The staff were extremely friendly and helpful with helping us navigate the area. All in all, wholeheartedly recommend this place

Reviewed February 14, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Najiah from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Superb location, great food, staff, private onsen ! free boots to loan and transport in snow!”

Super good location, few min walk from the Yudanaka station. Friendly staff who will happily offer to drive you and luggages to the station in heavy snow and also, free rental of snow boots for those who need! So needed when the snow fell suddenly and heavily when we went to the snow monkeys park. The breakfast was also much needed and appreciated for the hike at the park. Food was great and filling. Private onsen was also available for booking which was impt to us (: can’t recommend more!

Reviewed December 30, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
pisanu from Thailand
Couple
Japanese Style
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Good hotel with great service”

Food and onsen

This hotel is very close to train station (only 3 minutes walk from Yudanaka station), breakfast and dinner in the hotel are awesome! Onsen is good too

Reviewed January 09, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Ching from Malaysia
Couple
Japanese Style
Stayed 1 night in January 2013

A high standard hotel ”

Great attention to details with high service-oriented staff

we are satisfied with our stay at this hotel although it is pricy. we had japaneses style room with breakfast and dinner included. the room was well equipped, spacious, clean and comfortable. the meals were well presented and delicious. staff are well trained and very service oriented. it would be perfect if the hotel offer their guests shuttle bus services to visit the snow monkey. overall, 5-star pricing with 5-star experience.

Reviewed January 06, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Pruethikrai from Thailand
Couple
Japanese Style
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Charming and Cozy Hotel Beyond Expectations”

Private Onsen, Closeness to the Train Station and Good English-Speaking Personnel

the hotel is very near the yadanaka train station, only a few minutes for walk. the guest reception is superb and very warm welcomed. the english-speaking personnel is very hospitable and makes my wife and me feel comfortable. the private onsen is very fantastic for us who don't want to be naked in front of other people. the dinner was a bit too much but great. the spectacular view of the yadanaka town from the room window also makes us stunned with the very much snow cover. it was beyond our expectations, indeed.

Reviewed February 19, 2013
8.4
Excellent
Tania from Indonesia
Couple
Japanese Style
Stayed 3 nights in February 2017

good for honeymooners! best onsen in the area”

Staff was very friendly, he picked us up personally even after 10pm. It was actually when he was on the way home! this place has the best onsen in area because onsen is on 5th floor and u can see the spectacular view, especially when having it outdoor. it also has outdoor private onsen which is perfect for couple!! downside of the hotel is only it is a bit old and thus aircon heater was not working well. some corners of the room need some renovation. location is good as it is located only 3 minutes away from the bus and train station. however this is not city center so need some time to commute. overall this place is recommended!

Reviewed February 20, 2017
9.0
Exceptional
Kin from Singapore
Couple
Japanese Style
Stayed 1 night in November 2011

Very comfortable Ryokan with great service ”

Rooms are fresh and new with nice bath and toilet facilities

hotel staffs are very friendly and helpful. onzen baths were very pleasant, clean and new. dinner were well served with good taste. window view from the room is fantastically open and beautiful. it was a very relaxing and comfortable ryokan.

Reviewed December 05, 2011
9.3
Exceptional
Vinvia from United States
Family with young children
Japanese Style
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

Excellent services and meals ”

excellent services/English speaking staff/delicious meals

Comfortable and relaxed. Dinner and breakfast are great for the price charged. Must try their apple juices. Outdoor and indoor onsen/amenities are excellent. Very close to train station 5 min walk

Reviewed November 10, 2015
9.7
Exceptional
Gillian from United Kingdom
Couple
Japanese Style
Stayed 1 night in October 2013

Fantastic relaxing stay - perfect honeymoon retrea”

Relaxing, Attentive, Superb food

We stayed here during our honeymoon and were very happy. They offered us use of the private onsen for free and the food here was amazing. I would highly recommend getting both the dinner and breakfast package if staying. The room was comfortable in a modern japanese style. The staff were lovely and attentive, even driving us the short distance to the station when it rained.

Reviewed October 24, 2013
9.2
Exceptional
Suchada from Thailand
Group
Family Room for 4 People
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Good location and very nice service”

It is just few minute walk from the station. Staffs are very helpful. Hotel is a bit old but clean.

Reviewed January 04, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Gary from China
Couple
Japanese Style
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Exceptional”

The breakfast and dinner are excellent! The room is spacious with a 5-star, well maintained onsen. Definitely a place I will choose to stay there again next time.

Reviewed March 04, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Yanwei from China
Couple
Japanese Style
Stayed 1 night in December 2016

Excellent service!”

The Japanese breakfast is so fantastic and yummy! And the service and room is so cozy. But the outdoor onsen is not suitable for Christmas vacation.

Reviewed December 27, 2016
6.4
Good
Grant from United Kingdom
Couple
Japanese Style
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

No bar”

Really great room Japanese style. Closer to the station than you think but directions took us the very long way round. There was no bar in the hotel and they would only serve you food if you booked 24hrs in advance. Great place to eat and drink however directly opposite the train station. The Ongsen in the hotel was good and the staff helpful. We wouldn't however rush back as the lack of food and drink and having to brave all weather to find some was a bit of a pain.

Reviewed February 02, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Kennes from Hong Kong
Family with teens
Japanese Style
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Efficient & friendly ”

The staff are always helpful & try their best to cater our needs., including the transfer & crab meals. The location is excellent. It is very closed to the train station & the convenience store. We will definitely come back again.

Reviewed February 05, 2017
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