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4.0 of 5 Onsen Ryokan   |   2586-5 Sano, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture 381-0402, Japan (Yudanaka shibu Onsen)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tokyo, Japan
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112 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We stayed this inn for 2 nights, which allowed us use the lounge where internet, drinks were available. Hot Spring was wide and well equiped and there is Spa on 7th floor as well. Breakfast is buffet style and it has proper coffee. Dinner is in the private room and using Nagano specialities like 'shinano-Gyu' beef, and it was great.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Ahh...I hate to be a snob. But when one is paying a hand and leg for an experience, I really want the experience to be quite special. There was nothing "bad" about the Ryokan. It had one onsen on the top floor with an enjoyable view of the town. Room was typical Traditional Japanese Room. with a view of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We went to Yudanaka as a base for the snow monkey park visit. The Yudanaka train station staff sweetly assists the arriving tourists , and taxi drivers materialize out of nowhere. Hotel Aburaya is actually a short walking distance from the train station, just across the bridge. We arrived to a deserted lobby ; turned out it was before check-in... More

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Chatsworth, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This was our first stay at an ryokan & the experience was wonderful!! The room was quite large with a private onsen. The water comes from the hot springs below the hotel & you are able to adjust the temperature with the addition of cold water. We came to experience the Japanese ryokan and of course to see the "snow... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

We loved the ryokan. We stayed in a room with private Onsen and really enjoy a private onzen bath from the steam coming from below the hotel itself. The room is spacious and have a great combination of modern and traditional. The veranda with a nice sofa was great to observe the view with the small mountain stream passing by.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I was there to see the snow monkeys (utterly brilliant experience in its own right) so I really only needed one night in Yudanaka. If I had known how much I would love this onsen, I would have booked a week. Right from the start I was treated extraordinarily well. It transpired I had made a mistake in my booking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This was our first onsen stay and well worth it. The choice was overwhelming when it came to choosing where to stay in this area but we opted for the outdoor onsen bath and were so pleased we did - it was a very welcome addition after a long journey and lots of walking. The staff were very friendly and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

This was our first onsen stay and we loved it. Spend the extra money and get a room with the private onsen. The food was excellent and the service was too. One night was enough to enjoy the experience and visit the Snow monkey park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

Wonderful beautiful hotel. Excellent service and food. A shuttle service is provided to the monkey park.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

One of the best hotel stay ever. Soaking in the hot outdoor bath at the balcony admist crisp cold winter air is simply heaven. We soak 4 times within our short one day/night stay and never got enough of it. Spacious clean room, top service, exquisite dinner (not that much to our taste though), but nothing beats the bath.....

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Address: 2586-5 Sano, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture 381-0402, Japan
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Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Shimotakai-gun > Yamanouchi-machi > Yudanaka shibu Onsen
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Hotel Class:4 star — Aburaya Tosen 4*
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