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Matsuya Ryokan

484 Motoyoshicho, Nagano, Nagano Prefecture 380-0851, Japan
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Ranked #2 of 31 Nagano B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at the Matsuya Ryokan in shibu onsen. We called ahead from Nagano to let them know when we would arrive at Yudanaka station. The owner was waiting and friendly and we got a warm reception with tea, maps of the town and explanations for everything as soon as we got to the ryokan. Yukatas were... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Would recommend as a great place to stay, in a great location. Really easy to find from the station by just heading for the Zenkoji temple. We didn't speak any Japanese and the staff spoke little English but still took the trouble to explain that we might want to use the Onsen before the visiting school party descended!

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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This friendly little ryokan is located within the temple grounds. We enjoyed our stay - it was our introduction to ryokans and it was so fun.:) the food was yummy, the bath lovely, and the staff friendly and accommodating. I would stay here again if i return to Nagano.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

From the second we walked in the door, service was terrible, despite speaking in Japanese. The front desk clerk stayed on the phone while checking us in, we were woken up by employees coming into our room TWICE to tell us to go to breakfast - a half hour before the set time, and the baths are tiny and never... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Fantastic and very traditional ryokan mere steps from the Zenkoji temple. The cabbie did seem to have some trouble finding it for reasons that escape me somewhat (given that it is halfway up the main pedestrian drag between the first and second gates to the temple), but once there we were pleasantly surprised. My teenage son and I had both... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We stayed here one night (2 x females, 30-ish) early Dec 2012. Despite getting a little lost on the way there, we eventually found Matsuya, (it's in a little shopping street directly opposite the big wooden shrine right next to the road). As usual, the staff spoke only basic English but were able to show us to our room and... More

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Catonsville, MD
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed for three wonderful nights in a Japanese style room. If you want to the full experience, go for it. Walk around and listen to the chanting and drums in the evening, walk up to the buddist service each morning at sunrise, return to find your beds rolled back and table set for your Japanese breakfast, enjoy shopping along... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We stayed here as part of a longer trip traveling throughout Japan. We booked a room with a Western bed and a private bathroom. The room was very basic, but clean and neat. The onsen in the basement was also very basic, almost clinical, but also very clean. They are quite strict about the eating times - we weren't offered... More

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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for one night in early April, and wish we would have stayed longer! The location is on the grounds of Zenkoji Temple and very easy to find. The staff were very kind, and did their best to speak with us in English. We stayed in a traditional Japanese room which is set with a... More

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Camarillo, California
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462 reviews 462 reviews
83 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

Stayed in a traditional Japanese room with tatami mats and futon sleeping arrangements. The room was spacious and nicely appointed. The family that runs the place is very kind. The common bath is very small, but there were no other guests when we visited. If you have large bags, take the bus from the train station as it is an... More

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Address: 484 Motoyoshicho, Nagano, Nagano Prefecture 380-0851, Japan
Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Nagano
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