This property is in high demand!
Last booked a few minutes ago
"It's a very relaxing atmosphere at a good price."
February 8, 2016
420 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Nagano
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
Hot spring bath
Last booked a few minutes ago
|Value for money||8.4|
|Nearest airport||Matsumoto Airport (MMJ)|
|Distance to airport||77.2 km|
"The host is very nice."
January 9, 2016
"This is the real traditional ryokan, you will wear kimono that he prepared for all guests and experience the hot spring onsen."
January 9, 2016
"Staff were very generous and offered to take us to the snow monkeys."
January 4, 2017
"Loved the traditional rooms."
January 4, 2017
Well-positioned in Shiga-kogen / Yudanaka, Uotoshi Ryokan is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Nagano. Only away, this 2-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (The world of Snow Monkey), Hokushin General Hospital, Ryuoo Ski Park.
At Uotoshi Ryokan, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, family room, restaurant.
Guests can choose from 8 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel's hot spring bath, garden are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Whatever your reason for visiting Nagano, the Uotoshi Ryokan is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
"This is a fabulous place to see an original style ryokan wit..."
January 23, 2017
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 6-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
The owner is super nice, gave me a ride ro the monkey park. Learned kyudo Highly recommend!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Nice Ryokan”
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!
Value for money”
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.
A great little ryokan”
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.
want to go again to just meet Mr. host and for him to teach me Japanese culture and tradition
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.
The owner was great... drove us to the Snow Monkey part and came back to pick us up as well. Very friendly and hospitable.
A quaint lil Ryokan”
Fab little find, we loved our stay”
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.
its a ryokan!”
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.
friendly attentive 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.
Amazing stay with amazing service ”
If you want to stay in a local Ryokan, you can't go wrong. The family goes above and beyond. Would definitely go back.
Very friendly staff, delicious breakfast!”
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.
A brilliant family friendly option”
Our stay was brilliant. The owner was so friendly and helpful, we would definitely stay again!