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Shimaya Ryokan

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In my 5 week travel through Japan this was definitely one of my favorite places. It gave me a chance to have a look into the traditional side of Japan. I can really recommend it. It was pretty quiet but that was exactly what i needed after coming from the sensory overloading Tokio. The hotel is not very new but... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great and exciting time in Yudanaka, and that was 110% thanks to our wonderful host. The hotel itself is charming, clean, comfy and very japanese. Our room had tatami floor and a lovely little balcony from which we could see the mountains. Mr. Yumata, the owner, is extremely friendly and helpful, he offered to drive us to... More 

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 5 minute walk up the hill from the station is Shimaya. We were greeted by the very friendly and helpful owner. Our traditional tatami room was excellent. Shortly after we checked in the owner kindly drove us and two other guests to the (Snow) Monkey park, the main reason for visiting yudanaka. Breakfast was good, western or Japanese style.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very comfortable ryokan run by very helpful and friendly owners. Owner drove us to the start of the walk to see the snow monkeys. Very good food served in our own private dining room. Private onsen about 100 meters from the ryokan. Easy walking distance from the station.

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ryokan is good located, if you want to walk from it to the train station, there are about 5 blocks. The owner picked us up at the station but he didnt take us to the station after the check out, there was very cold and it was about 5:30am. They loaned us boots to go to Snow Monkey Park... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shimaya Ryokan is a very very nice hotel, great location , Helpful and friendly staff They gave us boots and toke us by car to the Snow Monkey Park. They help us all time to tell us " what we can do in yudanaka, and when we can go", We enjoyed our stay very much and If we come back... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Shimaya Ryokan is a traditional ryokan hotel with a perfect location at Yudanaka. We decided to go to Shimaya because of comments and it was an excelent choice. Helpful and friendly staff. They gave us boots and toke us by car to the Snow Monkey Park. They help us all time to tell us what we can do or where... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This Ryokan gives excellent service. The owner will drive you up to see the monkey's which is a great help.He will also pick you up if need be. We walked back downhill thru the forest. The Ryokan is a little worse for wear but the bathrooms were spotless. We had no complaints. We were in Japan for 23 days and... 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.We appreciated your kind comments. We are looking forward to seeing again in snow season. More 

Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

My fiancée and I went to Yudanaka for a weekend to check out the monkey onsen. The owners of this ryokan were kind enough to drive us to the onsen and picked us up when we were finished. They were very friendly and accommodating! The room was spacious and comfortable. The ryokan included an onsen on the ground floor, and... More 

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

Thhank you very much for staying with us.We are happy that you really enjoyed this area. we are looking forward to seeing you again. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

A lovely traditional Ryokan, situated in a central location. Mr Yumoto could not do enough for us. He took us to and from the Snow Monkey park and dropped us off to the station on the last day. He helped us with our onward journey in Japan, providing maps and a wealth of information. I would strongly recommend staying here.

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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: $89 - $161 (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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