Shibu Onsen Kokuya

Shibu Onsen Kokuya

2220 Hirao, Yamanochimachi, Shimotakai-gun, Yudanaka, Nagano, Japan, 381-0401
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    9.1
    Exceptional
    /10
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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Pros: rooms with private onsen, delicious food and a car rid..."

    Jennifer

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    October 15, 2018

    9.4
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 100% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Shibu Onsen Kokuya

    • Located in heart of Nagano

    • Hot spring bath

    • Air conditioning

    • Tennis court

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.0
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  • Yudanaka Train Station1.79 km
  • Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (The world of Snow Monkey)2.62 km
  • Japan Clay Dolls Museum4.6 km
  • Hasuike Bus Terminal5.58 km
  • Hokushin General Hospital6.08 km
  • Ryuoo Ski Park6.2 km
  • YAMABOKU Wild Snow Park7.83 km
  • Shiga-Kogen Yakibitaiyama Ski Resort8.53 km
  • Kijimadaira Yamabiko no Oka Koen9.05 km
  • Biande Shinshu Nakano9.88 km
  • Value for money8.4
    Location rating9.0
    Nearest airportMatsumoto Airport (MMJ)
    Distance to airport77.8 km

    Rooms available at Shibu Onsen Kokuya

    9.3
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    Japanese Style Room A with Open-Air Bath
    Japanese Style Room A with Open-Air Bath
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese Style Room B with Open-Air Bath
    Japanese Style Room B with Open-Air Bath
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese Style
    Japanese Style
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese Style Room C with Open-Air Bath
    Japanese Style Room C with Open-Air Bath
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese-Style Triple Room with Open-Air Bath
    Japanese-Style Triple Room with Open-Air Bath
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese-Style Twin Room with Open-Air Bath
    Japanese-Style Twin Room with Open-Air Bath
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 futons
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    Japanese-Style Quadruple Room with Open-Air Bath
    Japanese-Style Quadruple Room with Open-Air Bath
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 4 futons
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    Superior Japanese-Style Room with Open-Air Bath
    Superior Japanese-Style Room with Open-Air Bath
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 4 futons
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    Standard Japanese-style Room with Open-Air Bath
    Standard Japanese-style Room with Open-Air Bath
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 4 futons
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    Deluxe Japanese-Style Room with Open-Air Bath
    Deluxe Japanese-Style Room with Open-Air Bath
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 8 futons
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    What people love about Shibu Onsen Kokuya

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "2) the food was amazing like a five star restaurant with multiple courses."

      Anna

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      January 6, 2019

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Breakfast and dinner were included 3) there were a variety of outdoor and indoor springs."

      Anna

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      January 6, 2019

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "My stay at Kokuya was very pleasant and nice."

      Wing P.

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      March 27, 2017

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Great food, awesome variety of onsens and the staff was supe..."

    Hui

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    August 20, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The rooms, food and onsens were sensational and the staff we..."

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    January 23, 2018

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    Agoda Reviews (86)Booking.com Reviews (47)
    9.1
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    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.2
    Facilities9.2
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality9.3
    Service9.4
    Value for money8.4
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Katharina from United Kingdom
    Group
    Standard Japanese-style Room with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Traditional Japanese ryokan”

    A great experience! Beautiful, traditional room, well heated and very comfortable, with our own private outdoor onsen (a real treat!). Staff are wonderful. The food is very Japanese and the town itself is a bit sleepy at times. But it's all totally gorgeous. Loved it!

    Reviewed February 22, 2019

    Good day to you. Thank you so much for staying with us. We are pleased to have positive feedback from you. Please visit us again. Kind regards Sho

    Responded March 02, 2019
    Shibu Onsen Kokuya
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Anna from United States
    Family with young children
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    Wonderful staff, springs, food - dated rooms. ”

    PROS: 1) The staff were fantastic, from Sho, who coordinated with me via email and drive us to the inn (even suggesting stopping by a convenience store to pick up necessities), Daisy sho introduces our room (both spoke perfect English), to the cleaning staff and servers - everyone was friendly and took pride in their work. Our toddler hugged Saitomi and didn’t want to let go. 2) the food was amazing like a five star restaurant with multiple courses. Breakfast and dinner were included 3) there were a variety of outdoor and indoor springs. Despite not having a private tub in our room, given the spring to room ratio, we still ended up having privacy when bathing. There were also two springs you could reserve for a private “family bath” to ensure nobody walked in. 4) the authenticity of the tatami room 5) transportation was also available and complimentary to the snow monkey park as well as to and from Yudanaka station. CONS: stains on carpet, smoking guests indoors

    Reviewed January 06, 2019

    Thank you for choosing to stay at KOKUYA HOTEL, and for taking the time to write a review! sorry for late reply. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations and had a pleasant stay with us. We are thrilled that we are able to exceed your expectations. If you love mountain scenery we would like to recommend going up to Shiga Kogen during summer or fall season. The mountainous area is a national reserve and looks out over the entire Yamanouchi area with the Northern Alps on the background. There are also many hiking and trekking trails with beautiful views of the valley below in this area. Once again thank you very much and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future.

    Responded February 11, 2019
    Shibu Onsen Kokuya
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jason from Australia
    Couple
    Japanese Style Room C with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

    incredible experience - our favourite part of Japan!”

    kind staff, wonderfully attentive, so welcoming of dietary requirements (vegan friendly) and wow they include SO much food, 10 course degustations for breakfast and dinner!! Included shuttle to the monkey forest, and beautiful onsens! We were the only guests at the time and because we have tattoos and cant visit the public onsens, they allowed us to go to every onsen in their hotel! We cant wait to return!

    Reviewed December 31, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kyeong from Canada
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Great location and thoughtful staff”

    Price can be high compared to Yudanaka onsens, but it is worth it since you get access to the nine public bath houses available in Shibu onsen area. The staff was also kind enough to drive us back to Yudanaka station when we were checking out.

    Reviewed November 02, 2018

    Thank you for choosing to stay at KOKUYA HOTEL, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations. Once again thank you very much and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Kind regards Sho

    Responded February 11, 2019
    Shibu Onsen Kokuya
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jennifer from United States
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Room B with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

    Onsen Heaven”

    Pros: rooms with private onsen, delicious food and a car ride to the entrance of the Snow Monkey Park. Cons: Not really a con, but if you’re not used to futons, maybe try doubling up the pads, which is what I did.

    Reviewed October 15, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Vasin from Thailand
    Couple
    Japanese Style Room C with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    best Hotel we have stayed for a long time”

    Great Room - Nice On sen - Amazing food and superb service - nothing else you could ask for

    Reviewed July 17, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    John from Australia
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    Staff went out of their way to make us welcome ”

    Loved the onsens and the fact that there were couples onsens. Never thought I’d see the monkeys in their Onsen but I did.

    Reviewed June 08, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kittidej from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Room B with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Very friendly staff”

    Staff can speak ENGLISH fluently!!! very nice....

    Reviewed March 12, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Elghali from United States
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Room C with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Great Service”

    Good food, accommodations and private open air bath is great for the shyer person who is not accustomed to the public baths.

    Reviewed March 02, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    David from Australia
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in February 2018

    Exceptional”

    Great place to stay in Shibu Onsen. Has own hot springs including two which are for couples if you don't want normal male and female. Staff are super friendly and helpful

    Reviewed February 25, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Elizabeth from Indonesia
    Couple
    Japanese Style Room C with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Absolutely fantastic - don't miss staying here.”

    We just loved Kokuya. The service was outstanding, the experience was great fun and truly memorable and the location to the monkeys is perfect. The only problem was we only had one night there and we didn't have time to experience all the local Onsens. We had our own Onsen attached to our room (highly recommend it) however the small street of Shibu Onsen is full of character and you can just imagine it 100's of years ago. Whilst its touristy it is not at all tacky or disneyfied in any way. In the evening the street is so atmospheric. We even got to see the lunar eclipse from our Onsen on a Cleary starry night. Heaven.

    Reviewed February 05, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Darryl from Australia
    Family with teens
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Fabulous”

    Everything was more than expected. The rooms, food and onsens were sensational and the staff were lovely.

    Reviewed January 23, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    fah-apa from Thailand
    Couple
    Japanese Style Room A with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    ryokang hotel ”

    we booked the room with private onsen. It was so good that you can soak in hot spring water anytime you like. the hotel also have a few onsen inside the hotel. It's amazing !

    Reviewed January 17, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ceanda from Australia
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Exceptional”

    Kokuya was the best accommodation that we stayed at in Japan during our three week stay over the holidays. While the price is a bit higher than some of the other properties in the area, we found it to be well deserved. Some of the highlights for us included: a) A personalized welcome, with the staff from the Ryokan coming to the room with us to show us its various features, and explain the facilities and food options b) The dinner and breakfast (additional extras) were exceptional. These were quality we would expect at a Michelin restaurant. c) The eight onsen available within the facility were impeccably clean, and absolutely gorgeous. They were the best onsen we experienced during our stay in Japan. d) The location is within walking distance to the Monkey Park Absolutely would recommend anyone to stay here to experience the onsen, meals, and service.

    Reviewed January 06, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    cheung from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

    very great service and wish come again!!”

    great place, very good service and nice people!!

    Reviewed December 27, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Ming from Singapore
    Couple
    Japanese Style Room C with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    The variety of public and private onsen is wonderful.”

    Great for couples as you can enjoyed a variety of different private onsens. Free pick up from train station, free delivery of luggage upon check out to a cafe near the train station, free shuttle service to the entrance of the monkey onsen park. BUT, I had expected the food to be better.

    Reviewed December 17, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Jane from Canada
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017

    Excellent”

    We decided to splurge on a night's ryokan experience at Kokuya. We loved our spacious room with low table and chairs on tatami mats, which were changed over to futons while we were at dinner. After a soak in a private hot pool, we had a fabulous 12-13 course dinner in the dining room - more than enough food! The morning's Japanese breakfast was likewise tasty and plentiful. We enjoyed wearing the provided yukata which we wore the whole time. We have some mobility problems which were kindly accommodated by the young man taking care of us, who was excellent. In spite of our challenges, we were able to make it up to see the snow monkeys, another highlight!

    Reviewed December 02, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Danielle from Australia
    Couple
    Japanese Style Room C with Open-Air Bath
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

    Absolutely beautiful ”

    Kokuya was exceptional. The beautiful staff and their warm hospitality. The magnificently appointed Ryokan with private onsen. Delicious authentic Japanese cuisine. Superb!

    Reviewed November 16, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Stephanie from Australia
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

    Exceptional”

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Kokuya ryokan onsen. Aftering arriveing at Yudanaka, we were met by a friendly staff member to catch the free shuttle bus service directly to the door of the hotel (pre arranged the day before by calling the hotel). Check-in is at 3pm, not before. On check-in we had an orenitation of the hotel and given the protocols of bathing and the use of the hot baths. At this onsen, there are two "mixed" baths i.e. suitable for couples, where as the 9 public baths in town are strictly gender specific. Our room was expectionally clean and of traditional style. We found the futon bed exceptionally comfortable. Each room was air-conditioned. The tap water was safe to drink. The staff spoke some English and we had no problems communicating. The ryokan is located is a 10 minute bus shuttle to the snow monkeys (free service from the hotel). Breakfast (Japanese or western style) and dinner (11 course) was included in the room fee that was amazing. We highly recommend this Ryokan/Onsen for people who are looking at experiencing authentic traditional Japanese accomodation and hospitality. It is just brilliant!

    Reviewed October 08, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Hui from Brunei Darussalam
    Group
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    Exceptional”

    Great food, awesome variety of onsens and the staff was super helpful! Would like to come back again!

    Reviewed August 20, 2017
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    • Yudanaka Train Station is within 1.79 km