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3080 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401 Nagano Prefecture
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • 24-hour minimum vacancy between guests
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#32 of 141 hotels in Yamanouchi-machi
Yudanaka-Onsen has a long history as a hot spring resort, dating back to the seventh century. The Yumoto inn had the first license in the hotel buisiness. The inn has a wide Japanese garden that leaves an old atmosphere and hands down a quiet appearance to the Japanese inn which has stuck to guest rooms built of wood. Dinner is mainly prepared with vegetables in season which we purchase at a local market and we make an effort to live up to the expectation that dinner is not showy, but delicious. The large bathhouse which faces the Japanese garden and the Ohyu bathhouse make you feel an old hot spring atmosphere at front entrance of the inn, and are available 24 hours a day. We devote ourselves to keeping up a tradition that "The Japanese inn is very pleasant".
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Hot spring bath
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Open-air bath
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese


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56Somewhat walkable
Grade: 56 out of 100
34Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
6Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
29Reviews2Q+A4Room tips
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Danielle S wrote a review Feb 2020
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The owners were extremely welcoming and lovely. The room was spacious and clean with a beautiful view overlooking the garden and koi pond. The owners gave us a lift to the snow monkey park entrance and even offered us to borrow snow boots at no charge for the day saving us 800 yen pp to hire them at the gate. The small cosy village of Yudanaka was beautiful with many great authentic Japanese restaurants. We had breakfast included with our stay and it was an incredible meal of 8 or so Japanese dishes home cooked by the owners and served in a private dining room. The open air Onsen (outdoor) was amazing and I was fortunate enough to have snow falling while in the bath! Can't rate this place high enough!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Bettycake wrote a review Jun 2019
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
This was our first experience sleeping in a ryokan. We enjoyed our Japanese breakfast and dinner, the onsen, the sound of the water in the garden but most of all the hospitality. We slept in a room with two comfortable beds and our daughter in the tatami room with an extra futon. We recommend buying a pass for 600 yen to visit 3 other hotel onsens. The one opposite our hotel was beautiful. We felt totally relaxed after Tokyo.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from yudanaka-yumoto, マネージャー at Yudanaka Yumoto
Responded Jun 6, 2019
Thank you for staying. We are happy to your enjoy Japanese hot spring food. Please come back to stay again.Thank you.Yudanaka Yumoto.
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Jaz wrote a review Mar 2019
Cape Town, South Africa59 contributions7 helpful votes
It’s the odest ryokan in Yudanaka that is owner-managed. The owners are very responsive to emails and offered to fetch us from the Yudanaka station on arrival (only 0.9km away, but the walk would have been up a steep hill), and also drop us off at the monkey park. They are very attentive and always asked what what time we’d like to have dinner/breakfast etc. You must try the kaiseki dinner. I would also recommend having breakfast at the ryokan as very few eateries are open before 11am - food is fantastic! They also lend you snow boots if you require them for the snow monkey park. The outdoor onsen is a must try! Beautiful in the morning with snow on the bushes.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from yudanaka-yumoto, フロント オフィス マネージャー at Yudanaka Yumoto
Responded Apr 15, 2019
Thank you for staying. The information on our hotel was communicated in an easy-to-understand manner. Please come again. Yudanaka Yumoto.
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juliehudson1215 wrote a review Feb 2019
Northampton, Massachusetts80 contributions25 helpful votes
Not going to lie. This place needs some updating and could benefit from some simple aesthetic touches. But even given that, I would definitely stay here again. The family who runs the place are so helpful and friendly, going as far to insist I borrow boots and hand warmers to be warmer (and it really helped). The food (I had the dinner and breakfast) is terrific. The place is really relaxing, and I so enjoyed walking around in a kimono and soaking in the onsen (bath house). I hope to visit again!
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: a room with a view of the central garden with a tatami room
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BrianCassey wrote a review Jan 2019
Cairns, Australia42 contributions16 helpful votes
A loverly traditional Japanese Ryokan, run by a loverly family and situated in the best bit of the village of Yudanaka, Yamanouchi. There are three onsen at the property ... two indoors and one out in the snow ... once you've experienced the traditional hot spring fed onsen you have to really force yourself to leave the premises to go and visit the fabulous wild Japanese Macaques ... 'Snow Monkeys' ... bathing in their own onsen in the forest ! The owners are a delight ... and so helpful ... like having a Japanese mum, dad and extended family! Nothing was too much trouble ... a pick up from the station, insisted on a loan of snow boots and a drop of at the snow monkey park ... and a drop back off at the station at the end of our, too short, four day stay. The rooms ... with tatami mats, traditional futons, antique furniture and paper shōji walls... are a step pack into Japans past (they even use still use circa 1960's rotary dial wired telephones.) They will also cook traditional Japanese breakfasts and dinners on demand ... whilst for variety there are also some good restaurants just a small walk away. Nice snow falls added to the experience ...
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: ... just book it ... get there ... soak in onsen ... go see snow monkeys ... soak in onsen ...
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$150 - $291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanChubuKoshinetsuNagano PrefectureShimotakai-gunYamanouchi-machiShigakougenhoppo Onsen / Kumanoyu Onsen / Yudanaka shibu Onsen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yudanaka Yumoto
Which popular attractions are close to Yudanaka Yumoto?
Nearby attractions include Sekai Heiwa Kannon (0.3 miles), Baio-ji Temple (0.07 miles), and Issado (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Yudanaka Yumoto?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Yudanaka Yumoto?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Yudanaka Yumoto?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yudanaka Yumoto?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hakko Yamanouchi, Isamizushi, and Chamise.
Are any cleaning services offered at Yudanaka Yumoto?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Yudanaka Yumoto?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Yudanaka Yumoto?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Takanashikan-ato Park (2.4 miles) and The Site of Sano (0.9 miles).