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"The best place to stay in Yudanaka onsen because of so many..."
November 13, 2018
510 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||8.7|
|Nearest airport||Matsumoto Airport (MMJ)|
|Distance to airport||77.7 km|
"The host family is incredibly nice"
January 7, 2018
October 10, 2017
"The host are kind and friendly, they picked us up at the station and bring us to the snow monkey park, the service is superb!"
December 22, 2017
"The owner Mr. Yumoto is very helpful and provided info for o..."
November 7, 2018
Nestled in the heart of Shiga-kogen/Yudanaka, Yudanaka Onsen Shimaya is an ideal spot from which to discover Yamanouchi. The location is 300 meters from Yudanaka Station and offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations such as Snow Monky Park, ski resorts, and hot springs. The property offers a free shuttle service to Snow Monky Park and nearby places.
Guest rooms come with tatami, futons, TV, and free Wi-Fi which would satisfy even the guests who are used to traveling. A 24-hour convenience store is nearby. There is a large communal hot spring bath. If you wish, the hotel may be able to provide you a ride to the public open-air hot spring which is six kilometers away from the hotel.
With advanced reservations, guests can enjoy choices of a Japanese or American breakfast as well as traditional Japanese seasonal food for dinner.
Yudanaka Onsen Shimaya is a wonderful hotel with an ideal location and all the facilities to make you enjoy your trip.
"Very friendly hotel owner and family members."
December 25, 2017
Children and extra beds
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-6 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
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Not a new building but amazingly helpful staff and good location. Walking distance to the train station. Friendly staff dropped us off at the snow monkeys the next day and offered to drive us back if we called. I walked back - 30mins or so, pleasant. Overall would definitely recommend for a one-2 night stay to see the snow monkeys.
Fantastic hospitality, great onsens, close to ski fields”
Mr and Mrs Yumoto are as wonderful as hosts as all the other reviews say. Across the road from a small convenience store, 10 min walk to the train and large convenience store. Lots of great restaurants in the area, and 15 minute walk from shibu onsen, which is quaint and beautiful, but fairly deserted. I loved the indoor and outdoor onsens at shimaya, and had them to myself every time (late Feb). I bathed in them at least twice a day. We were in yudanaka to see snow for the first time, and there was still snow around the streets at that time of year. There is a free shuttle bus to Ryuoo ski park, where my daughter and I went tobogganing and tubing and built a snowman. Lots of fun. Would definitely recommend to others. We didn't eat at the ryokan, but it can be arranged, and is apparently very good. It would be nice if there was a bit of a bar there, but no.
The hotel owners were very friendly and welcome us even when we arrived late. They gave us a tour of the Onsen and showed us all of the amenities. We requested breakfast in morning and the owner offers to drive us to the Snow Monkey park. We woke up the next morning and went to breakfast and the food was waiting for us. The atmosphere was very charming with the piano and the music playing. The owner dropped us off at snow monkey park and told us to call when we finished and he or his wife would pick us up. After site seeing at the park we called the owner and his wife came to pick us up and drove back to the hotel where she offered to drive us to the train station with our luggage. It was a fantastic place to stay with a wonderful Onsen on-site, great food and the owners were wonderful. Highly recommend staying here if you visit the area.
A Honeymoon with the Honeymoon”
This places defines the word special. Our stay in Yamanouchi would never have been the same or as memorable if it hadn't been for Shimaya. Our view was absolutely serene from the 4th floor with sunrises and sunsets looking out over the town and mountain tops as far as our eyes could see. The sweetest old man who owns and runs the place is really the heart and soul of Shimaya. His interactions with us just set the charm of this place in stone. I HIGHLY recommend giving Shimaya your business. It has everything you could want, is affordable, and offers an authentic Japanese onset village charm you can't buy. It was magical.
The best place to stay in Yudanaka onsen.”
The best place to stay in Yudanaka onsen because of so many things. The location is perfect because it’s only 7 min. walk from the Yudanaka Station so If you just want to rest and relax after a tiring commute around Nagano this place is not too far. Checking in was also a breeze because Mr. Ichiro is right there to greet you as you come in the front door. All the rooms gives you that traditional japanese room feel. They have an in house bathhouses separating male and female but if you guys are a coulple or a group of friends Mr. Ichiro offers a private onsen just a couple minutes walk down from the Hotel for ¥600 yen each for 40 min. And I gotta say the private onsen was definitely worth it because we had it all for ourselves. We went at night so we got some Yudanaka town night lights and starry sky. If you are also thinking of going to the snow monkey park you don’t have to worry about bus schedules going up and going back because all you have to do is mention it to Mr. Ichiro.
Beautiful Stay in the Mountains!”
We have a wonderful stay at Shimaya. The owners were so nice and facilitating. The rooms were large and warm and the on-site onsens were clean and beautiful. They even have a private Onsen in the Ryokan! The owner drove us to and picked us up from the Monkey Park even though the roads were incredibly icy and it was blizzarding. He’s a very good driver and we were so thankful for the complimentary shuttle :) ALSO! Highlight of our stay was the private Onsen just a few minutes walk from the Ryokan! The owner of Shimaya got us a reservation for the Onsen at 5pm (sunset) and we got to watch the sun set with a BREATHTAKING view of the mountains and town. Yet we were totally secluded. It was INCREDIBLE. Highly recommend Shimaya!!!!
PROs. 2 choice of breakfast. I pick the traditional to try. The pickle vege was nice. Coffee is free serving. Room is 3 futons already laid out for use , a pot of hot water to make your own matcha. Great part is the onsen, quiet but the water is too hot for us to handle. The owner Mr. Yumoto is very helpful and provided info for our next destination.
This is my 3rd time staying here. Mr amd Mrs Yumoto are friendly and caring. Mr Yumoto will drive you to the snow monkey park and pick you up again. Great service.
very friend host and clean room ”
very friendly hotel owner and family members. send my family of 5 from train station to hotel. from hotel to snow monkey park. to laundry shop thru and fro, all for free. although speak little English, they tried very best to guide and answer you. room consider quite spacious for 5 person. very clean. definitely a value for mone y stay!
SO glad I chose this place”
If you're on a budget, and trying to find the cheapest place in Yamanouchi, do yourself a huge favor and spend the extra few bucks and book this place. Mr. Yumoto and his wife are awesome! The hospitality is outstanding. We wish they could adopt us and be our Japanese family. They gave us a ride to Monkey Park and a tour of the town, and we walked back (long walk, but awesome). The rooms are HUGE, and the place is spotless clean. They have access to a private outside onsen, which is awesome, because that means tattoos are okay and a guy and a girl can go together. Super cool. Breakfast was great, and the self-playing piano was a nice touch! It was raining the morning we left, so Mrs. Yumoto gave us a ride to the train station. Not only would I recommend this place, I would live here.
I can't stop coming back!”
Second time I've stayed at Shimaya and would stay a third! Mr Yumoto is very welcoming and will go out of his way to make sure your stay is enjoyable. He will pick you up from Yudanaka Station, drive you to the Snow Monkey Park (and lend you snow boots for free), and drive you back to the station if needed. The Japanese breakfast was delicious, beautifully presented and great value for money. Mr Yumoto even has a book of restaurants with pictures of the type of food available so that you can chose where to go for lunch or dinner if you want to go out. The onsen at Shimaya is very clean and very hot, so make sure to warm your body with the water bit by bit before submerging yourself. The only inconvenience of Shimaya is that there is no elevator for large baggage or wheelchairs as it is not a hotel-style building. This didn't bother me but might be difficult for some. Overall, a wonderful experience!
Yumoto san picked us up at the train station on schedule and made our stay very comfortable. It snowed heavily during our 4 days here and our trips to Jigokudani and Shikagogen were wonderful. The Japanese styled rooms were nice and the onsen was hot! Yumoto san was very helpful. Let us use his snow boots and helped us with transportation. This place is highly recommended.
Friendly traditional Japanese Ryokan”
Great assistance with getting transported from the train station and then to the snow monkey park. The private onset was a real treat, but it is very hot! The breakfast was good value, with a choice of western or Japanese and accompanied by music from a pianola.
Aim to please Ryokan and value for money”
my family had a great stay at the Ryokan-theme hotel. Take the room with private toilet if you are bringing little ones. The food is great and the most attractive part of the stay is that the owner Mr and Mrs Ichiro are unassuming great folks who aim to please. They even lent my kids snow boots and sledges and provide us with ferry to the nearby Snow Monkey Onsen and fetch us from the nearby Lawson when it was too late at night. Should try to stay at least two days the Ryokan-theme hotel.
Fantastic owners make a stay worthwhile”
Super friendly couple run this hotel. They even drove me to the snow monkey park and back to the station. He also helped me plan the next leg of my trip. Great Japanese style room and I believe western style available too. Short distance to snow monkey park and close to restaurants in Yudanaka. Would recommend to all travellers for a hospitable stay.
Japanese Hospitality with a warm onsen!!!”
Really enjoyed my stay in Shinsyu Yudanaka Onsen Shimaya hotel, is like a guest house but very cozy with home made food. Friendly owner and staff guiding you through your stay here. Very beautiful town full of hotsprings!! definitely worth to come and stay a couple of days, specially if u want to see the snowy monkeys taking a bath inside hotsprings!!!
lovely ryokan with amazing hosts”
Enjoyed our stay very much and loved the location, close to all interesting places and the station. Good food at ryokan itself and nearby restaurants. Plus the ryokan has onsen that can be used round the clock.
Nice & Friendly Hosts”
Very helpful hosts who will recommend programs for you.
Very accommodating ”
Pros: they shuttle you around, lend you boots for the park, great breakfast, very polite. Cons: we went in winter and the room was a bit chilly and the toilet area very small.
Good location, plenty of good food around, decent size rooms..
Yudanaka Onsen Shimaya