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Kanbayashi Hotel Senjukaku

Certificate of Excellence
1410 Yamanouchi Heion | Kanbayashi-onsen, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You come here for the access to the monkey park, which is just as great as everyone says. But the hotel itself is a worthy destination. For westerners looking for a Japanese experience without going too far off the edge, this is perfect. The hot spring bath is beautiful, don't miss the outside in the snow. The futons on tatami... More 

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Australia
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40 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This traditional onsen hotel is a magical place to stay. Located close to the start of the snow monkey trail, it is set around a stunning forested hot spring. There are beautiful views from all the large windows. The room we had was traditional with tatami mats and stunning views over the valley from the balcony. When we went to... More 

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Tampa, FL
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The hotel and ground are beautiful, spotless, and well appointed! The food was excellent! We are vegetarians and they accommodated us. The dinner was a 10-course, 2-hour meal served in a very traditional style. We couldn't stop eating because it was so good. But also it was more food than we were accustomed too. Kudos to the chef for accommodating... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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17 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is the closest hotel to the entrance of the trail, just about 1 block. Nice hotel, friendly and attentive staff. We called from Tokyo before arrival and they picked us up from the train station, 5 min ride to hotel. We do not eat much Japanese food so we brought food and champagne with us that we ate at... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is one of the longest commute we had in Japan, I think it took us approximately 6 hours to get from Kyoto to Yudanaka but it is well worth the time and effort. The easiest way to get to Yudanaka from Nagano Train station is to take the Nagano Dentetsu, which is located on the other side of the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is not only a convenient place to see the snow monkey park, but also a nice experience for those not having been exposed yet to the traditional way of ryokan. Hotel: this is a well maintained hotel with nice decoration, including intersting paintings. The indoor garden is beautiful and the onsen is a must. Be aware that the little... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

This hotel and the experiences it offered were a highlight of our holiday to Japan. The hotel offers an upmarket experience of staying in a traditional Japanese room, using indoor and outdoor onsens and eating some very creative Japanese food. Add that it was snowing and our room looked out over snow covered fir trees. Oh, and add that it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you can possible visit this hotel when you go to see the Snow Monkeys then you are in for a treat! Very comfortable rooms in a beautiful hotel. The quality of the food in the restaurant is exception with substitutions readily offered. That staff are very friendly and helpful and the location is ideal as the walking trail to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If you can manage to reach the Yudanaka train station (which is not so easy if you don't know how to get around Japan), the experience of staying at the hotel is wonderful. The hotel picks you up at the train station and takes excellent care of you during your stay. They will store your luggage or shuttle you to... More 

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Sydney
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16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a wonderful onsen within easy walking distance from Snow Monkey Park. It backs onto the bush and is well finished and tranquil. The rooms are spacious, well appointed in Japanese style and well finished in timber and natural products. The spas are wonderfully set out with both indoor and outdoor pools fed from very hot springs. We stayed... More 

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