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3.0 of 5 Japanese Pension   |   7148 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture 381-0401, Japan (Yudanaka shibu Onsen)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Me and 3 other frds went for a 5 night stay at shiga kogen targeting to hunt some powder snow. Service is great! As mentioned on other reviews Food was excellent! Location allows me to either ski in ski out, or take the early direct bus to yakibityama for some long runs. I have the understanding of shiga kogen as... More

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I booked this hotel at the last minute after I decided to head up to Shiga Kogen to go skiing and also visit the snow monkeys at Yamanouchi-onsen (Jigokudani Monkey Park). This hotel is really convenient for both. It is located at right in front of the Sun Valley part of the Shiga Kogen ski area, making for an easy... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Villa Alpen is a great place to ski from in Shigakogen. The Captain and his son Ken speak great English and always try to oblige any requests promptly. The 'Real Captain" Hiroko is a wonderful cook and kept us guessing every night with new dishes. Real Japanese home cooking! The access to the slopes could not be easier and the... More

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Bundaberg, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We recently stayed at Villa Alpen and really enjoyed our stay. The hospitality was fantastic, the captain and his team are more than happy to help where they can. The food was great, we had no complaints at all. The location was fantastic for ski-ing but as you will read there is no night life in the area but after... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Whilst we cannot comment on reviews about the positive atmosphere food and service at Villa Alpen we can say that we were somewhat shocked and disappointed about the small shabby room that we were given-japanese with bathroom and toilet. The room represented poor value for money and the hotel appearance was generally run down.There was virtually no room for two... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Thanks to Captain and his family for the fanstic holiday in Shiga Kogen. From day one they took care of us by selecting the ski equipment and advising on where to go and what to do. Great winter atmosphere during lunch and in the common living room by the fireplace!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Villa Alpen never promised to be the best hotel. they have a small ski rental collection, hence it would be helpful if u message captain Nobuo of ur size before arrival. this hotel is a family business, started by Captain Nobuo's father... before contacting villa Alpen directly, I have tried various booking sites like Agoda.com. No rooms available. my advise... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Can't even explain how wonderful these people are. The captain is the kindest host we have met so far, always concerned that we are happy and regaling us with stories. His son Ken is very kind and a good ski teacher as well. Though it is a smaller hotel the atmosphere is so warm and welcoming and we really enjoyed... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

The room is small and smelled like molds. There was a heater in the room that was pretty much useless because we couldn't adjust the temperature. The room was basically cold. It has a small toilet and a sink. There is no shower or bathroom in the room or on the floor we stayed in (which they don't specify on... More

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Yokohama, Japan
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7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

My wife and I have just spent a very enjoyable 6 nights with Captain and his family at Villa Alpen. Our first ever white Xmas and it could not have been better (well Santa could have bought me a new set of ski boots). We thorougly enjoyed our time at Villa Alpen. The food, bar, open fire and room facilities... More

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Also Known As:
Villa Alpen Japan/Yamanouchi-Machi, Nagano Prefecture
Address: 7148 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture 381-0401, Japan
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Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Shimotakai-gun > Yamanouchi-machi > Yudanaka shibu Onsen , Shigakougenhoppo Onsen , Kumanoyu Onsen
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Ranked #6 of 88 Specialty lodging in Yamanouchi-machi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Alpen 3*
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