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.
3075-I Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture 381-0401 , Japan (Yudanaka shibu Onsen)
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Shimaya Ryokan to your Saves list
Shimaya Ryokan
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
96%
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
SarahMarie5B
  • Overview
  • Reviews (313)
  • Photos (177)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (27)
  • Location
  • More
true
Write a Review

313 people have reviewed this hotel

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Traveler rating
    240
    63
    10
    0
    0
See reviews for
67
147
34
2
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (27)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
1 review
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris, France
2 reviews
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 !!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenwich, Connecticut
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vienna, Austria
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Shimaya Ryokan, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Shimaya Ryokan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Shimaya Ryokan

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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com, HostelWorld, BookingOdigeoWL, Rakuten, HostelBookers and JAPANiCAN so you can book your Shimaya Ryokan 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:
Shimaya Ryokan Hotel Yamanouchi-Machi
Shimaya Ryokan Japan/Yamanouchi-Machi, Nagano Prefecture

177 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (174)
Viewed
Room/suite (37)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (15)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
View from room (7)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (2)
Viewed
Dining (19)
Viewed
Other (85)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (4)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in
any neighborhood
in Yamanouchi-machi with
any amenities

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Shimaya Ryokan staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer