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Uotoshi Ryokan

2563 Sano, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0402, Nagano Prefecture
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location is not the best - have seen much better BUT the nice owner Kazuhisa is always willing to help and make your stay as comfortable as possible. I came to photograph the snow monkeys and Kuzahisa drove me there and back every day for 5 days. I felt that it wa really very generous of him and I... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

7 of us stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed the stay. The rooms are clean and spacious. The oldies in our group found the mattress a little thin, sitting/sleeping on the floor a little challenging, so having a chair or two in the rooms would have been very helpful. The thermal bath (onsen) is a wonderful experience. Hot water in... More 

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights with two kids. Had stayed before as a couple and did it disappoint this time. Owner very friendly and drops you off at the entrance to the park to visit the Snow Monkeys. We also had a kyuudo demonstration in his dojo and ate in one night for a wholesome basic kaiseki meal. Need to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights here and enjoyed this old timey inn very much Rooms are spacious and clean - with tatami mats and futons and both japanese style and western style heaters. Bathrooms are not attached and are shared on each floor. They were clean however and I found this to be much less of an inconvenience than I had... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The place is small and cute. Very affordable, budget type. What really makes the place is the owner Mr. Miyasaka. Would stay again. We tried the public bath that is in this district, and it was really hot. Luckily they sell coupons so we could try the baths at other hotels and they were fantastic..Fun trip

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My stay here was one of the most genuine experiencies I had during the 8 months period I lived in Japan! A typical ryokan with japanese bath house (onsen) and a kyudo dojo! The sensei is a very kind and welcoming person who showed us the art of japanese archery and even let us try our strength streching the bow!!... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Yudanaka is a very beautiful small town at the end of the train line. It is confined by a valley and is surrounded by mountains. Further up the valley there is a ski Hill that looks very good. It seems Japanese people come here to relax and onsen, as there are 20 or 30 public baths (natural hotspring fed) in... More 

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Penang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Very basic, affordable, friendly, cozy. Walking distance to the village. The owner was super friendly and helpful accommodating our family of 5. The optional breakfast was good. The in house onsen is the real deal. The traditional Japanese archery demonstration is also worth checking out.

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Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This place could easily be the best experience of my 1 month trip. The ryokan feels old and simple. I'd say that is a plus. It feels very real. The onsen was delightful. The owner spoke excellent english and was beyond friendly and accommodating. He went out of his way to make sure we were well, way more than I... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I and my family had a great experience here! I have stayed in many ryokans, but I was looking for something that was traditional, but accessible to my family (who were first time visitors to Japan). It was beautiful setting, and the owner (Miyasaka-san) will go out of his way to help you with anything you need, from a ride... More 

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