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Ryokan Biyunoyado

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2951-1 Hirao | (Yudanaka Onsen), Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401 , Nagano Prefecture
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Lewiston, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place makes you feel like a hip hop star when you stay because the way they treat you is like a king. The view we had was reminiscent of when Rafiki held out Simba from pride rock. I felt like I owned everything as far as the eye could see. You can see the mountains and city with nothing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my second visit in 4 months - came here in February to see the Snow Monkeys with a work colleague and had such a great experience that I decided to bring the family in the summer. We arrived in Yudanaka on the Snow Monkey Express from Nagano and since we were early, we walked the 10 minutes up... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first visit to a Japanese Ryokan and was I blow away by the experience. The service was beyond belief, from the pick up from the train station to the meals serviced. Every thing was done first class. We were a group of 14 that did not speak any Japanese, yet the staff and management make such an... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had a very nice weekend at the Ryokan Biyunoyado. I definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for an escape in Japan or a trip with the family or friends. All of the staff was extremely accommodating throughout our trip. You can tell the family really cares about the ryokan and the people staying there because the hotel owner... More 

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Honolulu
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We arrived at the station and was greeted by an English speaking volunteer who called our ryokan to have someone pick us up. Mr. Kazu Watanabe not only picked us up but even offered to take us to Jigokudani Monkey Park and then pick us up again. The English speaking staff was very helpful in navigating our way around the... More 

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Sydney AU
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Loved our two nights at this very well managed ryokan. Beautiful setting, lovely traditional Japanese rooms, professional staff and fantastic food. Just a short drive from the Snow monkey park which was a great way to spend a morning. The hot spring bath in the hotel was fantastic. A great place to experience true Japanese hospitality. Highly recommend.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Great launching place for Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park visit. It's worthy of a trip on it's own from the hubbub of Nagano. Nagano was a winter Olympic destination in the past, so ski slopes are very close. Staff can't do enough, food is wonderful.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This review is a bit overdue, but we stayed about a month ago for 2 nights in this ryokan. From the outside it looked more like a modern hotel and was larger then I expected, but our room was done up like a traditional ryokan with tatami mats throughout. Bathroom and toilet were outside the main tatami area, so once... More 

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east midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We have just returned from a group tour of Japan and stayed overnight at this very comfortable ryokan after an afternoon visiting the nearby Snow Monkey Park (see separate review). The staff were really welcoming and helpful. Our room was nice and clean with traditional paper screens and tatami mats, with an en suite toilet and bathroom. Traditional japanese kimonos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We are very happy we stayed here! We took the train from Tokyo and called them when we were on the last sector, and they were there to pick us up. We were able to check in at noon, and we had lunch then went with their 1:30 complimentary shuttle to the monkey park. The monkey park was incredible. They... More 

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