Uotoshi Ryokan
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8.2
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8.2
  • 430 meters to public transportation

  • Heart of the City

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Hot spring bath

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8.2
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Facilities8.0
Location8.2
Room comfort and quality8.2
Service9.6
Value for money8.3
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8.4
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
8.7
Samantha from Australia
Couple
Japanese Deluxe Room Non-Smoking
Stayed 1 night in January 2013
Fanstastic Japanese Hostel”
Great Friendly Service
Service was fantastic, the owner is very friendly and speaks english. He will happily give you advice on anything you want to know. The rooms are upstairs as well as separate male and female toilets. More toilets and separate male and female showers\onsen are downstairs. The showers\onsen are in one open room and not individual so there is no privacy. Free Internet is accessible in your room. There is also traditional Japanese archery in the afternoons so make sure you set aside time for that.
Reviewed January 15, 2013
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