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Matsuya Ryokan

  |   484 Motoyoshicho, Nagano, Nagano Prefecture 380-0851, Japan
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Ranked #6 of 73 Hotels / Ryokan in Nagano
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It's a traditional old-style Japanese Inn (Ryokan) very conveniently located steps from the Zenko-ji temple. The tatami room was clean although it showed some wear and tear and could use some fresh wallpaper. The staff was very friendly and the Japanese style breakfast was delicious. The clean rotemburo bath was on a smaller side, but it did have English language... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have been to Japan 4 times our family stayed here and it is still one of the best towns and nicest accomodations we have found. An antique building with character truly warm hosts who are excelent with childeren, highly reccomend!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The ryokan is situated within the Zenkoji temple area. 10-min. bus ride from JR Nagano station. Big Japanese style room. Good Japanese style breakfast. Public bath onsen is quite small though. The entrance is located on the left side, after you passed the 1st entrance of the temple. No wifi in the room, only in the reception area. Friendly staff.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 484 Motoyoshicho, Nagano, Nagano Prefecture 380-0851, Japan
Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Nagano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
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