Shibu Hotel
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"Nice little town for 1 night stay and sampling of public bat..."

Dennis

April 4, 2018

 Shibu Hotel

  • 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
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9.3
Recommended by 95% of guests
Value for money8.7
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportMatsumoto Airport (MMJ)
Distance to airport77.8 km
Has restaurantYes
  • Heart of the city

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Hot spring bath

  • Air conditioning

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9.1
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Japanese Style with Half Board
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  • 17 m²/183 ft²
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Style
Japanese Style
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Japanese Style with Breakfast
Japanese Style with Breakfast
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  • 17 m²/183 ft²
  • 3 futons
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Corner Japanese Style Room B
Corner Japanese Style Room B
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  • 17 m²/183 ft²
  • 3 futons
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Corner Japanese Style Room A
Corner Japanese Style Room A
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  • Nature view
  • 17 m²/183 ft²
  • 3 futons
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Corner Japanese Style
Corner Japanese Style
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  • 17 m²/183 ft²
  • 3 futons
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Japanese-Style Room
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  • 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Smoking allowed
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Japanese-Style Room
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  • 18 m²/194 ft²
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      "Highly recommend this place !"

      Reviewed December 19, 2017

      Claire from Singapore

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      "The breakfast was very generous and delicious."

      Jennifer from United States

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      Agoda Reviews (64)Booking.com Reviews (118)
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness9.4
      Facilities9.3
      Location9.5
      Room comfort and quality9.1
      Service9.8
      Value for money8.7
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Nirav from United States
      Group
      Japanese Style with Breakfast
      Stayed 1 night in June 2018
      What Omotenashi is all abot”
      We had the most wonderful time staying here even if only for one night. The staff made us feel so comfortable and thought of every little detail including what time we should go where in order to make our reserved Shinkansen seats. I would definitely stay here again. We did not want to leave!
      Reviewed June 27, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      SY from Singapore
      Couple
      Japanese Style with Half Board
      Stayed 1 night in June 2018
      Fantastic hosts”
      Hotel staff was fantastic, going way out to make a pleasant stay. Free transport provided from/to train station, Snow Monkey Park and even for lunch when nearby restaurants were closed.
      Reviewed June 17, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Amanda from United States
      Couple
      Japanese Style
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018
      Friendliest Staff”
      Great accommodations with shuttle rides to and from the station and monkey park. The staff was amazing and explained everything.
      Reviewed May 16, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Peter from United States
      Solo traveler
      Japanese Style
      Stayed 1 night in April 2018
      Shibu Hotel!!! :)”
      Amazing service/staff/experience - Thank you sooo much!
      Reviewed April 25, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Adele from United Kingdom
      Family with teens
      Japanese Style with Half Board
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
      Wonderful traditional hotel and staff”
      Myself and my family enjoyed our truly wonderful 2 night stay at Shibu Hotel. The staff were outstanding though little English spoken this wasnt a problem in any way. All our meals were amazing and both tasting and beautiful. Thank you from the Levitt family (UK)
      Reviewed April 04, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Dennis from Hong Kong
      Family with teens
      Japanese Style
      Stayed 1 night in April 2018
      Great Stay in Japanese style room.”
      Hosts were great! Great Japanese Ryokan. Nice little town for 1 night stay and sampling of public baths. Recommend bath houses 9 and 6.
      Reviewed April 04, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Sandy from Australia
      Couple
      Japanese Style
      Stayed 1 night in February 2018
      Perfect service. Loved this hotel”
      Everything about this hotel was perfect. The staffs were so friendly and willing to help. They might have struggle with a bit of English but they tried their best to understand and help us with anything. Advantage of Shibu Hotel is the access to the Shibu onsens and they have their own private onsen at the hotel. So overall, very good for value and I would definitely come back again if I visit Japan!
      Reviewed March 31, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Jindanuch from Thailand
      Group
      Japanese Style with Breakfast
      Stayed 1 night in March 2018
      Great service minded and pick-up services”
      We are very impressed with great service mind ed staff. Everyone is very kind and helpful. They also provide pick up - drop off free service to Yudanaka Station and also monkey park. The location is also great. You can walk around for all 9 public onsens.
      Reviewed March 14, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jason from Singapore
      Couple
      Japanese Style with Breakfast
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
      Amazing Experience:)”
      -Good location and they provide transport to the snow monkey park and to the station -Rooms were large and comfortable and the view was beautiful. - The owners/staff were absolutely kind and welcoming and made our stay a joy! -Will definitely return again in the future
      Reviewed February 17, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Jennifer from United States
      Group
      Japanese Style with Breakfast
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
      Loved this ryokan!”
      The staff are amazing. So friendly and always trying to help us. They will pick you up from Yudanaka train station (we had the tourist office call them) and even drive you to the snow monkey park. They even offer snow boots to use at the monkey park. The breakfast was very generous and delicious. Even though the hotel dated, you can tell they take very good care of everything so it feels nice and clean. It is really that staff that go all out to make you feel welcome and cared for. I recommend staying at least 2 nights so you can really enjoy the town's 8 public baths (too many to do all at 1 time).
      Reviewed February 05, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Feng from Canada
      Couple
      Japanese Style with Breakfast
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
      Exceptional”
      Very friendly staff. I was sick during my stay but the staff provided lots of help to me. Really felt home when I was there. Highly recommended.
      Reviewed January 15, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Claire from Singapore
      Family with teens
      Japanese Style with Half Board
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
      Excellent service from the owners and all the staff...”
      We had a fantastic time staying at Shibu Hotel. The service provided was tip top, picking us at the train station, providing us with proper boots, to taking us to the Snow Monkey Park and picking us after we were done. Upon checking in, the owner helped me call the Ski school I have booked for a private lesson. They even took us to the ski rental shop to pick up our gears before going back to the hotel for a sumptuous dinner. Our needs were taken care of, leaving us to enjoy our stay there. Highly recommend this place !!
      Reviewed December 19, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Danny from Singapore
      Family with young children
      Japanese Style with Half Board
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
      Perfect location and very friendly and helpful staff ”
      Stayed for 2 nights, breakfast and dinner was perfect. Room is big, my 1 year old boy have plenty of room to run around while heavy snow outside. The hotel provide free transport to Jigokudani Monkey Park both ways. They also send us to the Yudanaka station when we left. Actually if you reached the station on arrival, you can give them a call, the will send transport to pick you up. We didn't know that and took a taxi and cost us Yen1000 for a 5 minutes ride. Highly recommended, the view from our room #503 was really great. Highly recommended.
      Reviewed December 19, 2017
      8.0
      Excellent
      Lutz from Hong Kong
      Family with young children
      Japanese Style with Breakfast
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2017
      Hotel with nice Japanese Style Rooms”
      We had booked a Japanese Style Room including Japanese Set Breakfast in order to have such an experience during our Japan trip and have to say that the Shibu Hotel definitely provided the same with a high standard. The room was spacious, the bathroom, toilet and amenities provided adequate.The Japanese Set Breakfast was nicely prepared, but one had to choose between two breakfast times, which were either at 7.30am or 8.00am and the staff were quite particular that one didn't forget about it, even calling the room to remind us. And the times given made you ready for the day, so that you could pursue your daily activities from an early time onwards. One would presume the main reason for most visitors to go to Yudanaka is to see the Snow Monkeys Park and experience a traditional Japanese Onsen Town, for both of which the Shibu Hotel is well located. Plus the hotel has its own private bath for hotel guests only as well as a public bath with a soaking pool indoors and outdoors. There are several restaurants and shops located along the main road of the township where you will also find the public bath houses, for which Yudanaka is famous. The hotel does not provide a restaurant service. A simple but good Sushi place is right next to the hotel. And should you consider to explore more of the region by visiting the Shiga-Kogen ski area, Nagano and Matsumoto, it would be recommend to consider renting a car in Nagano. Shibu Hotel provides adequate parking space, the staff taking charge of the parking of vehicles as you leave the keys with them. A little drawback is that not all staff members understand English well, but they make it up by always trying to find one of the staff who will understand your queries. We very much enjoyed the stay at the hotel. P.S: Don't be surprised if you encounter a small earthquake. We had such an experience one evening, the building shaking for a few seconds, but as no alarm was sounded we didn't investigate further until the next morning, when
      Reviewed April 19, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Michael from United States
      Solo traveler
      Japanese Style with Breakfast
      Stayed 1 night in April 2017
      Phenomenal Service ”
      Extremely kind owners who went out of their way to create a memorable experience. If you are looking for an authentic Japanese Ryokan experience this is it. Large rooms and comfortable futons on tatami with down comforters. The hotel shows some wear around the edges but is otherwise a delight. Highly recommend the Japanese breakfast - it's a full course and you need 30 minutes to enjoy it.
      Reviewed April 12, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      dong from United States
      Couple
      Japanese Style
      Stayed 1 night in February 2017
      Unforgettable experience, unforgettable service”
      This area called Shibu Onsen is so magical, I wish I could have stayed a few days longer. The experience was heightened by all the snowfall, it made for a picture perfect setting. I slept to the sounds of the rushing river directly across the street, it was absolutely mesmerizing. Our gracious host was so kind and made sure we were accommodated. There was always a van that was available to drive up to the monkey park or back to the train station, we really appreciated that. We really felt like we were guests in his home. Walking in the alley lined with onsens and shops in our yukatas added to the experience, and we really felt a sense of history. We almost stayed in Nagano as it was a larger city, but we will never forget the time spent in this little town filled with charm and wonderful hospitality.
      Reviewed February 14, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Yose from Indonesia
      Couple
      Japanese Style with Breakfast
      Stayed 1 night in January 2017
      Best hotel for this trip”
      This is the best hotel on my holiday this time. The staff is very friendly and they even send us to the Nagano station by car when the train stopped working due to bad weather. The service was excellent! The Japanese style room was amazing experience. The staff gave us a thoughtful gift when we said we are on our honeymoon. It was the most unforgettable moment!
      Reviewed January 27, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Renato from United States
      Couple
      Japanese Style
      Stayed 1 night in January 2017
      We enjoyed every minute of our 2 day stay at Hotel Shibu”
      First of all, it was a surprise that we were picked up at the Yudanaka train station. The check-in process was very organized, timely and informative. The staff gave us a good tour of the hotel facilities - private onsen and communal onsen. We stayed at a Japanese style room. It was very beautiful just like we saw on the brochure and website. We had a free ride to the snow monkey park and back to the train station. The staff was very friendly and ensured that we had a great time. There were lots extra touch - like our boots were brushed clean of mud or calling a bakery that was close and get for us the cake we loved just before we headed back to the train station. We didn't book a breakfast and dinner package. It was not a problem since there are many restaurants that served dinner just steps away from the hotel. We also enjoyed walking around the village and visiting its 9 public baths. Staying at the Shibu Onsen village especially Shibu Hotel plus the snow monkeys were one of the many highlights of our 3 week trip to Japan.
      Reviewed January 19, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      William from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Japanese Style
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
      Lovely facillities and service, transportation by the hotel with Great onsen.”
      Location was suited visiting monkey park and ski resort ;)
      Reviewed January 03, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      John
      Couple
      Japanese Style with Breakfast
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2016
      a hotel exerience not just a hotel stay”
      This was one of the best hotel exeriences i've had. Great location in the middle of the onsen trail. The onsen at the hotel is also very nice. Our japanese style room was really cool wth lots of interesting feaures and loads of space. The staff are amazing and they gave lifts to the monkey park and to and from yudanaka station. We also received a thoughtful gift when they heard it was our honeymoon. Finally, the meals can best be described as banquets!
      Reviewed December 31, 2016
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