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Shimaya Ryokan

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We (4) recently went to see the snow monkey resort and spent the night at the Shimaya Ryokan. It is a simple ryokan hotel with generously sized japanese style rooms. The owners and hosts were exceptionallly friendly and helpful, taking us around in their minibus to the site as well as back to the station the next morning. They also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful breakfast, clean spacious rooms, great hospitality, conveniently located, outdoor onsen and men & women onsen included. it is very close to the monkey park and shops and restaurants. amazing stay we will definitely return here.

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Trondheim, Norge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shimaya Ryokan may look a bit "industrial" at first glance, but enter the hotel and you're welcomed warmly by the friendly family who owns and runs it. The hotel is located on the outer rim of Yudanaka town, well within walking distance of restaurants, railway and bus stations and other facilities you might need. From what I could see of... More 

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yumoto, オーナー at Shimaya Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us. The Shimaya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for long time. We look forward to having you and your family If possible, Please send us your nice picture you took at Monkey park. More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a traditional Japanese inn where you sleep on the floor on tatami mats. The staff (all of whom that we met were family members) were very hospitable. The traditional Japanese dinner they served us was superb. The inn has its own outdoor onsen which was quite enjoyable but extremely hot! The guest rooms are up flights of steep... More 

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yumoto, オーナー at Shimaya Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us. The Shimaya family hopes to continue offering comfortable hotel for visitors to Japan for long time. Thank you very much. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a number of ryokans during our stay in Japan, and we all agree that the best ryokan experience was at the Shimaya with the Yamoto family. The accomodation was basic in comparison to other ryokans we had visited, but very clean and had everything that you needed. What singled this place out was the care and attention... More 

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yumoto, オーナー at Shimaya Ryokan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing a review. We are happy when you enjoy staying with us. The Shmaya family hopes to continue offering comfortable lodging for visitors to Japan for long time. We look forward to having you and your family More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Shimaya Ryokan for one night to visit the snow monkey park. We received the best service experienced during our total holiday. Mr. Ichiro Yumoto drove us to the park and picked us up later on. He provided us with boots and in the meantime dried our wet shoes. We enjoyed our excellent meals at the ryokan. And... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

This was the highlight of our holiday, we went to Yudanaka for the Snow monkeys and discovered the best family run hotel in Japan. We had the real Japanese experience, amazing food and the best service you could hope for. Nothing was any trouble, the room was perfect and we had a great night at the town festival with all... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

We stayed here to visit the Snow Monkeys and Shibu Onsen Spa town, the accommodation is basic but all that you need. Food was great and the owner really does go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable. He's a wealth of knowledge on the area and even dropped us off at the park! We walked back from the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

This is an intriguing little ryokan. It is not luxurious but a wonderful place to stay. The owner hosts are very helpful and will drive you to the Snow Monkey Park (and collect if you wish), although we walked back. They will also offer advice on what else to do in the area. Obuse is well worth a visit, in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

This was an enjoyable experience with very friendly and helpful staff, nice breakfast and interesting Onsen experience. We stayed at this hotel while we explored Nagano, the trains are quite simple and the hotel was only a short walk from the train station (though it took a bit of effort getting it to show on google maps). The hotel owner... More 

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When requested, we provide free 'on-demand' shuttle services to andfrom the Shimaya Ryokan to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and theYudanaka train station. If you have heavy luggage, please notify usin advance so we can help you. We are also happy to offer suggestionsabout local restaurants and attractions.At our hotel, you can enjoy our public Onsen (hot spring bath) filledwith 100% natural hot spring water. On weekdays, our Onsen can bereserved for private use by families and couples. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shimaya Ryokan

Address: 3075-I Hirao, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Shimotakai-gun > Yamanouchi-machi > Yudanaka shibu Onsen , Shigakougenhoppo Onsen , Kumanoyu Onsen
Price Range: $84 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shimaya Ryokan 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Shimaya Ryokan Hotel Yamanouchi-Machi
Shimaya Ryokan Japan/Yamanouchi-Machi, Nagano Prefecture
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