Uotoshi Ryokan
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Uotoshi Ryokan

2563 Sano, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun,, Yudanaka, Nagano, Japan, 381-0402
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    Uotoshi Ryokan Reviews

    8.2
    Excellent
    /10
    (30 reviews)See what guests said
    8.4
    Excellent

    "It's a very relaxing atmosphere at a good price."

    Scott

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    February 8, 2016

    9.6
    Exceptional service

    Things you’ll love about Uotoshi Ryokan

    Things you'll love

    • 420 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Nagano

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot spring bath

    Excellent
    Location
    8.3
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    Excellent location
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    Nearby
  • Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (The world of Snow Monkey)4.34 km
  • Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort20.55 km
  • Zenkoji Temple Niou Gate21.88 km
  • Togakushi Shrine Okusha31.5 km
  • Hakuba Happoone Ski Resort51.57 km
  • Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort52.14 km
  • Matsumoto Castle68.31 km
  • Lake Suwa81.08 km
  • Suwa taisha (Suwa Grand Shrine)86.4 km
  • Kamikochi93.21 km
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked a few minutes ago

    Value for money8.4
    Location rating8.3
    Nearest airportMatsumoto Airport (MMJ)
    Distance to airport77.2 km

    Rooms available at Uotoshi Ryokan

    8.2
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Japanese Deluxe Room Non-Smoking
    Japanese Deluxe Room Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 3 futons
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    Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
    Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 futons
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    Deluxe Twin Room
    Deluxe Twin Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
    • 2 futons
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    Twin Room
    Twin Room
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    • Shared bathroom
    • 2 futons
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    What people love about Uotoshi Ryokan

    • 9.3
      Exceptional

      "The host is very nice."

      BODIN

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      January 9, 2016

    • 9.3
      Exceptional

      "This is the real traditional ryokan, you will wear kimono that he prepared for all guests and experience the hot spring onsen."

      BODIN

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      January 9, 2016

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Staff were very generous and offered to take us to the snow monkeys."

      Sars

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      January 4, 2017

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Loved the traditional rooms."

    Sars

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    January 4, 2017

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "This is a fabulous place to see an original style ryokan wit..."

    Mark

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    January 23, 2017

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    Reviews of Uotoshi Ryokan from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (30)Booking.com Reviews (137)
    8.2
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    10
    Cleanliness7.7
    Facilities8.3
    Location8.3
    Room comfort and quality8.2
    Service9.6
    Value for money8.4
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Douglas from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Twin Room
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Great!!!!!”

    The owner is super nice, gave me a ride ro the monkey park. Learned kyudo Highly recommend!!!!!

    Reviewed December 20, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Mark from Australia
    Family with teens
    Japanese Deluxe Room Non-Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

    The staff and the archery demonstaration was excelent all the family enjoyed it”

    This is a fabulous place to see an original style ryokan with a very friendly staff, highly recommended.

    Reviewed January 23, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Sars from Australia
    Group
    Japanese Deluxe Room Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

    Excellent hostel in Yudanaka”

    Loved the traditional rooms. Shared bathroom on the same floor. Staff were very generous and offered to take us to the snow monkeys.

    Reviewed January 04, 2017
    5.6
    Caroline from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016

    Fantastic location, but very simple accomodation”

    Location is good and the place is slightly oldish but clean. The staff are not as friendly as other ryokans though.

    Reviewed April 02, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Scott from United States
    Group
    Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

    An honest review ”

    This is a lovely place to crash. The bath is decent (not Japanese hot) and yeah a bit run down but you can always get a multi Hot springs pass and go to the other hotels (think Yadari... Up the hill was good... Any ways forget). It reminds me of crashing at an old friend's place in Hiroshima. They were friendly, helped us get around, recommended a great place to get curry... By careful the regular is half the size of the large and the regular is HUDGE!! Place with a yellow sign. The main dude running place was sweet enough to show my brother and bow demonstration and drive us to the park. We got to shoot a bit. His English is very good. Ran into his sister at the entrance to the monkey park before the stairs in a gift store. She also helped us get about. It's a very relaxing atmosphere at a good price. If your used to hotels, room servous, first time at a Ryokan ... I look at other options. Basically if your used to stay in in hostels this would be a good one!

    Reviewed February 08, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    BODIN from Thailand
    Couple
    Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016

    The Nice Ryokan”

    The host, atmosphere, and onsen

    The host is very nice. He speaks English very well and explain everything about his hometown and what you wanna know. Also, he drove us to the snow monkey park and advised how to walk safely on snow, that you should rent the snow boots in the shop at the entrance. This is the real traditional ryokan, you will wear kimono that he prepared for all guests and experience the hot spring onsen. Very good ryokan indeed!

    Reviewed January 09, 2016
    7.0
    Very good
    Goran from United States
    Couple
    Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016

    Value for money”

    Location, owner

    It's a nice hotel if you're into traditional Japanese lodging. Owner is a nice guy who speaks good English. He will go out of his way to help. He took us right to monkey park entrance with his car, hence saving us a hustle of bus riding on a very cold morning. No breakfast so we had to walk to an only 24/7 mart next to Yudanaka station to get food. Bathroom was very cold (it wouldn't cost much to keep it warm) and thus uncomfortable to use. Don't frown if the owner is not there when you arrive as he's probably giving a ride to someone. A few quintessential Japanese restaurants are close by so that was a plus. They all close early though. Lobby is decorated in a nice way with old Japanese artifacts.

    Reviewed January 03, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nicola from New Zealand
    Couple
    Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in September 2015

    Welcoming comfort”

    The location of this hotel is fantastic, a 5 minute walk from the station, the owner is very welcoming and friendly, rooms are perfectly traditional

    Top notch

    Reviewed September 16, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Steve from Australia
    Couple
    Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

    A great little ryokan”

    Helpful owner

    Had a great time here Very helpful owner who went out of his way to help us. Room was a little larger than usual and the rates was most reasonable. The hot baths was extremely nice and relaxing.

    Reviewed June 26, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    paloma from Peru
    Couple
    Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in January 2015

    discover japan”

    host,hospitality, peaceful

    want to go again to just meet Mr. host and for him to teach me Japanese culture and tradition

    Reviewed May 14, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    Sheryl from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in May 2015

    Charming ryokan”

    Price, Location, Cleanliness

    The owner was very nice, he drove us to the Snow monkey area free of charge. Accommodations are quite ok for the price, place and room is clean. Wifi is very good. You'll be able to find the place when you ask the people in the information area at the yudanaka train station. They could answer you in English and give you easy directions to the place. Didn't try food in the place, but the owner will give restaurant suggestions along the area.

    Reviewed May 06, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Tse-yong from United States
    Family with teens
    Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    Awesome host”

    Extremely hospitable owner

    The owner was great... drove us to the Snow Monkey part and came back to pick us up as well. Very friendly and hospitable.

    Reviewed March 21, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    AU from Hong Kong
    Family with young children
    Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    comfort ”

    location, food, comfort
    Reviewed February 20, 2015
    7.3
    Very good
    Sandor from Australia
    Family with young children
    Japanese Deluxe Room Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

    A quaint lil Ryokan”

    The location, the people and the location to the snow monkeys
    Reviewed February 20, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Ruth from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

    Fab little find, we loved our stay”

    the onset, the owner, the warm beds

    we loved our stay at Uotoshi. This ryokan is super unique, nothing like anywhere else we stayed in Japan. On appearance it is fairly simple but the longer we stayed the more charm it exuded. The private onsen is perfect to warm you up if you are staying in winter but the beds were also incredibly warm and toasty. Our room was big and well supplied with tea and hot water and kimonos with an old world feel yet very clean and comfortable. The biggest highlight of Uotoshi though is the delightful owner Miyasaka-san. Such a kind and generous man, nothing was too much trouble, even driving us to the monkey park very early one morning. He also practices the art of archery and is happy to give a demonstration to those interested including dressing in his full formal regalia. His family history and knowledge is fascinating and his warmth and welcome is what makes the stay. If you're looking for super luxury this isn't the place for you but if you want a unique, interesting and homely experience then you'll love Uotoshi Ryokan.

    Reviewed January 19, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    RUIYUAN from Singapore
    Couple
    Japanese Deluxe Room Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

    its a ryokan!”

    culture, character and friendly owner

    owner kazu san is so so so helpful in which ever way you need, hospitality was remarkable. recommended ryokan for none fussy guest despite its an old house.

    Reviewed May 07, 2014
    5.0
    Robyn from Australia
    Couple
    Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

    friendly attentive staff”

    english speaking staff, friendly helpful staff

    Very average Firstly it is listed as Nagano, but is 50 minutes from Nagano by train.The Ryokan is really run down, the shower was just a trickle, the hot tub was not clean. It was slippery and mossy and had things floating in the water. Toilets would not flush properly.

    Reviewed February 12, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    Amy from United States
    Couple
    Japanese Deluxe Room Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

    Amazing stay with amazing service ”

    Great English speaking owner, locally owned with amazing service and great location

    If you want to stay in a local Ryokan, you can't go wrong. The family goes above and beyond. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed January 17, 2014
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Sarah-Maria from Germany
    Couple
    Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

    Very friendly staff, delicious breakfast!”

    staff, breakfast, onsen

    The owner of the Ryokan speaks very good English, is very friendly and tells a lot of the city. He is very helpful, for example: He drives you to the snow monkey park with his car. He borrowed us some suitable shoes for walking in the icy mountains. Very interesting was the demonstration of traditional japanese archery. You can choose between japanese and western style breakfast. We took the japanese style and it was excellent. The toilets were outside of the rooms but that was ok. The Onsen were very recreative, you can visit them 24 hours. All and all an accommodation, which we visit again.

    Reviewed January 12, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Olivia from Australia
    Family with young children
    Japanese Style Room with Shared Bathroom - Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

    A brilliant family friendly option”

    The owner is amazing and full of information about the local area, history and broader Japan. The rooms were spacious, clean and baby friendly. The ryokan had a very nice feel about it

    Our stay was brilliant. The owner was so friendly and helpful, we would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed October 18, 2013
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