Maruka Ryokan

Maruka Ryokan

3109, Hirao,Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Yudanaka, Nagano, Japan, 381-0401
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    Maruka Ryokan Reviews

    8.7
    Excellent
    /10
    (40 reviews)See what guests said
    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Exceptionally nice helpful staff."

    Jacqueline

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    February 6, 2018

    9.5
    Exceptional service

    Things you’ll love about Maruka Ryokan

    Things you'll love

    • 640 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Nagano

    • Hot spring bath

    • Air conditioning

    Excellent
    Location
    8.8
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    Excellent location
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Yudanaka Train Station640 m
  • Japan Clay Dolls Museum3.52 km
  • Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (The world of Snow Monkey)3.71 km
  • Hokushin General Hospital4.97 km
  • Ryuoo Ski Park6.32 km
  • Hasuike Bus Terminal6.73 km
  • Kijimadaira Yamabiko no Oka Koen8.38 km
  • YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park8.73 km
  • Biande Shinshu Nakano8.84 km
  • Shiga-Kogen Yakibitaiyama Ski Resort9.43 km
  • This property is in high demand!

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    Value for money9.1
    Location rating8.8
    Nearest airportMatsumoto Airport (MMJ)
    Distance to airport77.8 km

    Rooms available at Maruka Ryokan

    9.0
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
    Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 3 futons
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    Standard Garden View Japanese-Style Room
    Standard Garden View Japanese-Style Room
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    • Non-smoking
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    Standard Garden View Japanese-Style Room
    Standard Garden View Japanese-Style Room
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    • Non-smoking
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    Beds Japanese Style
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        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "Overall, Maruka Ryokan is a great accommodation to stay at in Yudanaka."

          Dianne

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          January 3, 2019

        • 9.2
          Exceptional

          "I enjoyed this place."

          Devon

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          April 13, 2018

        • 9.6
          Exceptional

          "A great place near the Snow Monkey Park."

          Jacqueline

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          February 6, 2018

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        9.6
        Exceptional

        "Lovely location."

        Jacqueline

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        February 6, 2018

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        What they offer

        10.0
        Exceptional

        "The kaiseki dinner and breakfast are delicious and plenty."

        Dianne

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        January 3, 2019

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        Agoda Reviews (40)Booking.com Reviews (122)
        8.7
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        10
        Cleanliness8.2
        Facilities7.9
        Location8.8
        Room comfort and quality9.0
        Service9.5
        Value for money9.1
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Dianne from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Standard Garden View Japanese-Style Room
        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
        Devon from United States
        Solo traveler
        Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

        Step back in time. Classic family-run, no frills inn.”

        I enjoyed this place. It's a bit run down. Kind of a antique from the mid-century, which actually added to it's charm. The bathing area was really basic and maybe too well-worn. But this is countryside Japan, and I felt very well taken care of. Breakfast was lovely. The mom and pop who run the place are very kind, their son is a bit shy. Building is cold in the winter, but that is classic Japanese construction, and don't worry, you can hop in the huge warm bath and there is a heater in your room. I was satisfied. It's a very affordable quiet place to have an escape. Good for artists, poets, dreamers, photographers.

        Reviewed April 13, 2018
        6.8
        Good
        Rozeline from Australia
        Group
        Standard Garden View Japanese-Style Room
        Stayed 1 night in March 2018

        Good”

        good experience and the staff were really good.they tried to accomodate our needs to their best, very impressive.they picked and dropped us to the train station. very nice indeed,

        Reviewed April 05, 2018
        8.8
        Excellent
        Ken from Australia
        Couple
        Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

        very traditional Japanese”

        We found sleeping on a thin mattress on the floor with a rice stuffed pillow a bit hard on our soft pampered western bodies but we're so glad we did it. The staff were so obliging in picking us up from the station, driving us up & back from the Snow Monkey Park & driving us to the staion to leave ...all at no extra charge.

        Reviewed March 22, 2018
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Jacqueline from United States
        Family with teens
        Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

        Tennessee”

        Exceptionally nice helpful staff. Lovely location. A great place near the Snow Monkey Park.

        Reviewed February 06, 2018
        8.8
        Excellent
        Sandra from Australia
        Family with teens
        Standard Garden View Japanese-Style Room
        Stayed 6 nights in December 2017

        Excellent”

        The hosts are very kind and generous, the food is amazing and the ryokan itself is old and charming. The amenities are simple and not luxurious but very beautiful rooms with beautiful woodwork and tatami. The onsen is old and not particularly elegant but it's very hot (you can use the cold tap) and it is natural spring water with the particular properties of the area. I enjoyed sitting in the small one with the windows open, I felt like I was outside, and watched it snow. We enjoyed our stay very much.

        Reviewed January 06, 2018
        8.8
        Excellent
        Chi from Hong Kong
        Solo traveler
        Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in December 2016

        Valuable”

        Friendly staff drove me to the snow monkey park. Free Shuttle service. Nice hot spring bath. Really enjoy to stay.

        Reviewed December 30, 2016
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Kathryn from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in November 2016

        Highlight of my travels”

        The place is rough around the edges - dated decor but very charming, oddly enough part of allure. The family a Speak no English but are patient, incredibly accommodating, and truly sweet. My only sadness was that I was picked up from Jigokudani Park the next morning with all my belongings ready to go to the train station. I didn't get to say my goodbyes or thank you enough times.

        Reviewed December 01, 2016
        7.2
        Very good
        xuyen from United States
        Couple
        Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in October 2016

        Family run Ryokan ”

        the old family run ryokan needs wifi extender to other areas, onsen ofuro need to be repaired.

        Reviewed November 05, 2016
        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
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Nerissa from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in March 2016

        Loved it here”

        Aside from the location, it is really the owner's hospitality and kindness that made me love this place. They drove me to the snow monkey park and the station for free! I also love the room and the private bath. I would love to come back and stay here again.

        Reviewed March 25, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Gareth from New Zealand
        Solo traveler
        Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
        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
        7.7
        Very good
        Soon from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in February 2016

        Friendly staff”

        location

        friendly staff, good location

        Reviewed March 09, 2016
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Wendy from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
        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
        10.0
        Exceptional
        LIOW from Malaysia
        Couple
        Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

        1 word Awesome”

        hospitlity, convenience, foods

        awesome, host are so kind whereby pickup us moment we reach station n return. Best is even sending us n pick us back to snow monkey park without extra charge. Awesome .....

        Reviewed January 05, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Jeremy from Thailand
        Couple
        Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

        AMAZING ”

        Onsen
        Reviewed December 13, 2015
        7.3
        Very good
        Elizabeth from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

        Enjoyable”

        Nice view, value for money & Japanese style accomodation
        Reviewed October 11, 2015
        8.0
        Excellent
        WAI from Hong Kong
        Solo traveler
        Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

        a friendly family hotel”

        nice staff, great price, free hot bath

        very enjoyable

        Reviewed October 01, 2015
        9.3
        Exceptional
        Carlo from Philippines
        Couple
        Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

        Maruka Ryokan - great place to stay with awesome h”

        location, staff service and comfortable and spacious rooms
        Reviewed April 08, 2015
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Phyllis from Singapore
        Couple
        Japanese Style with Shared Bathroom
        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
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        • Excellent location
        • Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (The world of Snow Monkey)
        • Yudanaka Train Station is within 0.64 km