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3075-I Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture 381-0401 , Japan (Yudanaka shibu Onsen)
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Shimaya! Rooms were spacious and clean. Ichiro and his wife were so kind, gave us good pointers, drove us to and from the monkey park, and even provided us with mudd boots! Would highly recommend this ryokan.

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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I had one night in Yudanaka and everyone working at Shimaya was extremely kind and accommodating. The room was very lovely and traditional Japanese styled. The hot baths on site were very relaxing, we also booked a private bath with a spectacular view overlooking of the city, only one minutes walk from the hotel. Highly recommend!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Run by family, friendly owner, provide transportation to train station, snow monkey and local ski resort. Have 2 hot springs. Japanese or Western style breakfast range $10-$15. will come again. Love it!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to Yudanaka, do not hesitate to chose the Shimaya ryokan, quite close to the train station (5-7 minutes, by walking). Mister Yumoto is a sympathic host. Helpfull, he had the kindness to drive me to the snow monkeys's park. The bedroom was fine. Big, clean and quite. Enjoy your stay !!!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only were able to stay for one night. I found our hosts to be the most friendly and caring with a brillian service. We were picked up at the train settled into our accommodation and then wisked to the Monkey Park. We called the Shimaya host and he was waiting for us to take back to the ryokan. Great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed her twice and enjoyed it very much both times. Room: The bedding is very comfortable and the rooms are always warm. There is hot water and tea waiting for you. The rooms are clean and very nice. Our room had an awkward toilet and the in-room bath tub could have done with some updating but there really... More

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Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favourite memory from my trip to Japan was taking the train from Tokyo to Nagano then Nagano to Yudanaka -arriving by train in the small moutain village with thick white snow covering everything was amazing! The helpful info centre staff checked me in to the Shimaya Ryokan.Mr and Mrs Shimaya were wonderful hosts, they have been running the hotel... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My fiancé and I stayed at Shimaya for two nights out of a 10 day trip to Japan and it was our favorite place by far! Our hosts were as kind and helpful as one could possibly hope for, from driving us to and from the monkey park every day to suggesting delicious places to eat! We felt very welcome... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a trip around Japan in April and it was great and a real experience as it was a typical japanese guest house with futons on the floor. The couple who own it were absolutely charming and they drove us to the monkey sanctuary and back to the station. Other than the... More

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Some parts of the hotel itself are a little bit shabby, but it's not so bad. Some parts, such as the big private onsen room (which you can book in advance every day, for free) are new and very nice. However, what makes the place special is that the owners are extremely friendly and helpful, and would do whatever they... More

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Address: 3075-I Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture 381-0401 , Japan
Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Shimotakai-gun > Yamanouchi-machi > Yudanaka shibu Onsen , Shigakougenhoppo Onsen , Kumanoyu Onsen
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Shimaya Ryokan Hotel Yamanouchi-Machi
Shimaya Ryokan Japan/Yamanouchi-Machi, Nagano Prefecture

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