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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Shimaya was our first ryokan during our trip so we didn't know what to expect. We couldn't have asked for much more! The owners were so overly friendly. We arrived late one evening and found it to be a very easy walk from the train station. We were welcomed with open arms. We scheduled a time to leaving in...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Host is very friendly and very helpful during our stay there. They fetch us to and fro to see snow monkey. The hotel is clean and value for money. A family of 4 can sleep comfortably in a room. However, if you have big and heavy luggage, it might pose a problem carrying up and down the Inn as there...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing time! Everyone was lovely and the owners are incredible and so generous! I only wish that we could have spent more time there! ❤❤❤ thank you for having us we hope to go again in the future!

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Iowa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No elevator, so request a lower floor if you have lots of luggage or heavy pieces. Email in advance to notify the owner of your train arrival time, and he'll meet you at the station entrance--but he won't ever answer any emails to confirm that he got your message. Likewise no reply to confirm receipt of the information when I...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The owners at Shimaya Ryokan were so accommodating from the moment we arrived in Yudanaka. They drive us to and from the station and also to and from the monkey park. They helped us plan our day skiing and transportation to the mountain. The private onsen was worth the small fee of 600 yen as it was a really relaxing...

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2Thank Jessica M
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yudanaka is one of the highlights in our visit to Japan! Yumoto-san is one of the best hosts we had, always going out of his way to make us feel comfortable and picking us up from the rail station and sending us to the Snow Monkey Park. A lot of eateries in this small town, so don't worry about going...

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1Thank mmbbt5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I went to Japan at the end of January with a specific purpose; we wanted to visit the snow monkey After some serious thinking, I decided we are going to stay for 2 (two) nights at Shimaya ryokan, we stayed on 25 - 27 January 2017 Two days before we arrive we called to Shimaya to ask...

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1Thank Junita Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owners make this a great place to stay and I would absolutely recommend staying here for a night or two to enjoy the Snow Monkey Park. They made the trip absolutely wonderful and did everything they could to make us feel welcome and comfortable.

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in Shimaya is definitely the highlight of our trip. This was a truly incredible place to stay; my husband and I had an amazing time there. The place is clean, well organized, thoughtfully designed and maintained. The host provided anything we need during the stay including useful travel tips. He even took us to Monkey park during a crazy...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The couple that run this place are warm and lovely- and a price can't be put on the kind of service that makes you feel like your staying with family (and the insider advise you get on where to go and what to eat). We walked to the snow monkeys in a snow shower which was freezing but well worth...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $83 - $151 (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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Also Known As:
Shimaya Ryokan Hotel Yamanouchi-Machi
Shimaya Ryokan Japan/Yamanouchi-Machi, Nagano Prefecture
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Yamanouchi-machi
#3 Best Value Hotel in Yamanouchi-machi
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“Stay lower so you need not carry luggage up to higher storeys”
 of 5 bubbles kaekae1990, 6 days ago | Read review
“No elevator, so ask for a lower floor if there's an en suite option (if that's important to you).”
 of 5 bubbles ScandiScot, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Higher floor rooms have a better view. I opted for a room with private toilet as I do not like to use common toilets.”
 of 5 bubbles mmbbt5, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“We were in room 202 and had no issues at all.”
  • View from room 202 - family having a snow ball fight!
 of 5 bubbles malomax, Dec 14, 2016 | Read review
“no lift for up and down”
 of 5 bubbles fergus6671, Dec 3, 2016 | Read review
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