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“Rural Japanese Lifestyle at its most hospitable” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yudanaka Onsen

Yudanaka Onsen
| Yudanaka Onsen, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
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“Rural Japanese Lifestyle at its most hospitable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

This is a small village and even though it may not have the "scenic beauty" of Shibu Onsen it has its own rustic charm with the river flowing throug on one side of Yudanaka.

Visited February 2012
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“Great variety of ryokans, gateway to Shiga Kogen heights and the snow monkeys”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

From family-run small inns to modern "Heisei" ryokans, a great variety of places to stay. Yorozuya's 'Momoyama-buro' onsen bath is not only one of the most outstanding in Nagano, but in all of Japan as well.

Visited September 2011
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Nagoya, Japan
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“Historical Onsen(hotspring)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I have been to Yudanaka a few times. Yudanaka Onsen has long history, and there are many Ryokans (Japanese inn) with character. Famous one is ”Kanaguya”, the one appears in ”Spirited Away” (2001 Japanese animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki).
Yudanaka has many different hot spring sources. Therefore, you can enjoy different types of hot waters depending on the ryokan / hotsprings you go. They have 9 public hotsprings in the town. All of them have different types of hot spring water - if I remember right. Usually you can get keys for these 9 public hot springs for free if you are staying in Ryokan in the area.

Visited March 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Lovely Onsen.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Friendly staff. Homely environment. Good food. Clean and spacious room.

Visited December 2011
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“Love the town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

I loved our stay in Yudanaka. Such beautiful countryside and seeing all the pring water flow throu the town is amazing. I love the cobbled streets and everyone clomping around in wooden shoes and bath robes. Highlight of our trip to Japan.

Visited October 2011
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