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Ryokan
  |   1409 Hirao, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture (Yudanaka shibu Onsen)
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jinpyokaku was a delight from arrival to departure. The room was large with scenic views, and we appreciated the complimentaty powerful wifi that allowed us to get in touch with some friends who were worried about us as an earthquake had struck nagano a day before. Dinner consisted of local fresh produce that was cooked with a light touch to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fantastic experience. I travel a lot both for business and pleasure and our experience at this ryokan was truly 5 stars. I would recommend this to anyone. The facilities as well as the service are absolutely to be praised for. The food served is a great japanese tasting menu, both for dinner and breakfast. You will not... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Me and my partner splashed out and stayed here for one night in April during our 3 week trip to Japan. Yes it was expensive for us but I the experience will be unforgettable. The rooms were like small apartments with 2 bathrooms a living room, kitchen, bedroom, dress room and own private onsen with jacuzzi bath. All very traditional.... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We enjoyed our stay in this traditional ryokan with onsen a lot! The service was excellent! Rooms were very comfy and spacious! Futons were nice and clean! The private onsen and the public onsen were really nice! It was very relaxing! Staff was very friendly with good english skills! Dinner was so nice with excellent ingredients ( local beef, feeded... More 

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denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

When we went to Japan last April (my review is late, I know!), we were debating if we needed to have the "Ryokan experience." But after reading about it we decided to do it. We really wanted to see the "snow monkeys" so found this place. We are so happy we stayed at Jinpyokaku. It was a magical experience, we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This Ryokan was absolutely fantastic! from the spacious and traditional multi-room accommodation to the private onsen bathroom, it was by far the most traditional experience we had touring through Tokyo, Kyoto and Nagano. The staff were exceptionally attentive, hand-writing train timetables and dropping us off or picking us up at our convenience, so polite too and always with a smile... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

If you are reading this review and looking for a totally amazing Ryokan experience....book this!! We've tried good ones in Hakone and Kyoto but this is in a different league. We had an amazing room, private onsen and dining room. The service and food were absolutely faultless ever tiny detail and more taken care of. It's also a really pleasant... More 

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Seattle
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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We just returned from 2 weeks in Japan and Jinpyokaku was our favorite place that we stayed- and that includes the Shangri-La in Tokyo and Tawaraya in Kyoto! The inn is simple but lovely. The staff could not be nicer and the food was the best we had on our trip! It is the ideal place to stay while seeing... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed in this ryokan for only a single night – I wish we could have stayed the week! It's an incredibly beautiful property. Our room was spacious and traditional-style, covered in tatami mats with a heated table in the center (during the day; at night the table was stowed and futon were laid out for us).... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at the Ryokan in a very traditional Japanese room with Tatami mats and sleeping quarters. Even had bed warmers to keep us toasty warm. The package included breakfast and dinner which was a great experience each time with multiple courses and a taste extravaganza. No burgers and fries here. The service from everyone in the hotel... More 

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Address: 1409 Hirao, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Shimotakai-gun > Yamanouchi-machi > Yudanaka shibu Onsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Jinpyokaku 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Yamanouchi-machi

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