Hotel Tsubakino
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9.0
Exceptional
/10
(44 reviews)See what guests said
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8.8
Excellent
Location rating score
Better than 95% of properties in Nagano
Excellent location
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FREE
  • Yudanaka Train Station210 m
  • Japan Clay Dolls Museum2.71 km
  • Hokushin General Hospital4.14 km
  • Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (The world of Snow Monkey)4.54 km
  • Ryuoo Ski Park6.63 km
  • Hasuike Bus Terminal7.57 km
  • Kijimadaira Yamabiko no Oka Koen8.05 km
  • Biande Shinshu Nakano8.05 km
  • YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park9.37 km
  • Shiga-Kogen Yakibitaiyama Ski Resort10.17 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Hotel Tsubakino

    3294 Yudanaka, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-Gun, Yudanaka, Nagano, Japan, 381-0401 - See map
    "There's an onsen on-site (on the roof, oddly enough), with a rentable private onsen as well."
    Jason - February 14, 2017
    Exceptional service
    9.5 rating for service
    Exceptional comfort
    9.3 room quality and comfort
    • 250 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Nagano

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot spring bath

    • Air conditioning

    Value for money8.5
    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
    ...
    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 3 futons
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    Family Room for 4 People
    Family Room for 4 People
    ...
    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 4 futons
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    Japanese Style Mountain View
    Japanese Style Mountain View
    ...
    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese Style Room
    Japanese Style Room
    ...
    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
    Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
    ...
    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 futon
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    Japanese-Style Quadruple Room
    Japanese-Style Quadruple Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower
    • 4 futons
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    Japanese Style
    Japanese Style
    ...
    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 futon
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    Japanese-Style Room
    Japanese-Style Room
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • Non-smoking
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    What people love about Hotel Tsubakino

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "The location is excellent."

      Kennes

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      February 5, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "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

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      December 30, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "We will definitely come back again."

      Kennes

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      February 5, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional

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

    Najiah

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    December 30, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Would stay again."

    william

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    May 12, 2016

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    Agoda Reviews (44)Booking.com Reviews (168)
    9.0
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    10
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.1
    Facilities8.4
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality9.3
    Service9.5
    Value for money8.5
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Najiah from Singapore
    Couple
    Japanese-Style Room
    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
    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
    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
    9.6
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Tim from Australia
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

    Wanted Private Onsen”

    This place is amazing, shouldnt have to pay $20AUD for use of private onsen, but it was worth it to have your own rooftop outdoor onsen. Amazing place would visit again in the winter but.

    Reviewed January 10, 2017
    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
    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
    8.0
    Excellent
    Pipas from Thailand
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016

    good location”

    very nice place, good service, clean and comfy,

    Reviewed September 28, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    william from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

    great experience”

    Traditional experience which was a first. Loved the public bath - fantastic experience. would stay again.

    Reviewed May 12, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Lana from United States
    Couple
    Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    Off the beaten path”

    The onsen and food were amazing! It was a bit hard to find but our GPS got us there eventually. We had a good stay!

    Reviewed April 16, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Sherae from United States
    Family with teens
    Family Room for 4 People
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016

    Foreigner friendly Ryokan”

    Hospitality, location, onsen on rooftop
    Reviewed February 21, 2016
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Amy from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

    perfect”

    staff, on-site onsens, location
    Reviewed December 24, 2015
    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
    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
    7.3
    Very good
    Sofia from Israel
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

    I was disappointed. This hotel is not 4 stars. ”

    Close to railway staition. Very big room. Good spa.

    We got very big room, but it was Japaneese room - no beds, almost no furniture, just futon-mats on the floor and couple of Japaneese armcheares. It is difficult to lay on those futons.

    Reviewed November 12, 2013
    12
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    • Excellent location
    • Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (The world of Snow Monkey)
    • Yudanaka Train Station is within 0.21 km