We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
4.0 of 5
  |   2586-5 Sano, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0402, Nagano Prefecture (Yudanaka shibu Onsen)
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Package Deal
Aburaya Tosen
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
You added Aburaya Tosen to your Saves list
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
eewhc Singapore, Singapore
Write a Review

56 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Singapore, Singapore
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights on 13-14 Feb 2015 in a Japanese style room with no private onsen but breathtaking views of the frozen river right in front of us & snow-capped mountains in the distance! Room was very spacious and comfortable and staff service (every single staff) was consistently excellent throughout our stay. They provide pick up service at the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the Aburaya Tosen during our visit to the Jigokudani Snow Money Park and it turned out to be an excellent choice for an onsen hotel. We chose the rooms with western beds as weak knees make it hard to get out of the beds on the tatami floor easily and we even had our own private onsen facing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for a night at the Aburaya Tousen on 31 January and had a beautiful room with a private balcony and outdoor bath. We were greeted at the Yudanaka Train Station which was very welcome as it was snowing heavily when we arrived. The following morning we were driven to the entrance of the snow monkey park. Staff went... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First stop in Japan and could not have asked for anything more. Exceeded our expectation. Staff incredible, restaurant delicious & such a unique and special experience, outdoor private onsen was amazing. We stayed two nights & could have happily stayed a third. Thank you so much to all the staff! Highly recommended!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Darwin, Australia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
23 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We booked Aburaya Tousen when we could not get a response from Biyu no yado, what a stroke of luck this place is awesome. We love the onsen on our balcony with adjustable heat and the western/traditional combo suite is roomy for Japanese standards and also has in room bathroom/ toilet as well as the balcony shower. We opted for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We (two couples) stayed in both a standard room and a luxury hot tub suite. We found the staff to be welcoming and eager to please. We enjoyed unexpected extras such as live jazz, treats left in our room and the lounge offering coffee and views of the snowy mountains. Aburaya is a short walk across the river from Yudanaka... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We had a fantastic time here. We had a traditional room, which was spacious and comfortable. We loved the lounge chairs overlooking the river and snow covered mountains. We enjoyed the luxury of coming back to our rooms after dinner with our futons laid out for the night. The dinners were amazing, deliscious Japanese food and a wide variety. From... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Our stay at Aburaya Tosen was nothing short of perfect. The young lady that greeted us at the hotel spoke very good English, and was very helpful showing us to our room and explaining the different accommodations of our room and hotel. She even prepared hot tea for us when we entered our room! The room itself was beautiful, with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We loved our stay here. A very quiet little town. We were met at the railway station which was amazing as we hadn't set an arrival time. The staff were genuinely friendly and happy. We chose the Japanese style room. If I ever get back there I would go for the western style. Sleeping on the floor with dreadful pillows... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
29 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and we loved it. We stayed in a room without a private Onsen. The room was spacious and while traditional had a modern touch. The room had two chairs which are the most comfortable I have ever sat in, we would just sit and watch the river while enjoying a gin and tonic and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Aburaya Tosen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Aburaya Tosen

Address: 2586-5 Sano, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0402, Nagano Prefecture
Phone Number:
Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Shimotakai-gun > Yamanouchi-machi > Yudanaka shibu Onsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Aburaya Tosen 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com, Rakuten, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Priceline, Expedia, JAPANiCAN, Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (Inbound), Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Aburaya Tosen reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Aburaya Tosen Japan/Yamanouchi-Machi, Nagano Prefecture
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Yamanouchi-machi

61 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (59)
View from room (12)
Room/suite (17)
Dining (6)
Hotel & grounds (6)
Bathroom (5)
Business center/function rooms (1)
Other (12)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (2)
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay