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645 Yunoshima, Gero 509-2207 Gifu Prefecture
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 09/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 70 hotels in Gero
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Yunoshimakan is a long-standing ryokan (Japanese-style inn) in Gero Onsen. The ryokan was established in 1931 and has had the honor of accommodating the previous Emperor Showa and the current Emperor Akihito. The more than 80-years-old wooden structure in a traditional sukiya-style took three years to be built by artisans of Hida, who are local artisans famous for their skillful techniques. The building is designated as a National Tangible Cultural Asset. Since the hotel stands in the great forest, each room commands a view of natural beauty. Guests here can experience the real Japan by staying at this historical main building surrounded by nature. Our ryokan is the best choice for those who want to touch and sample the ambience of real Japan.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Game room
Free shuttle or taxi services
Banquet room
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Table tennis
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Hot spring bath
Open-air bath
Baggage storage
Gift shop
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Historic Hotel
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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H & H wrote a review Dec 2019
Hong Kong, China42 contributions9 helpful votes
The location and the look of the exterior of Yunoshimakan got my attention but I should have read more reviews to prevent me from booking this wrong one. Having skied 5 days straight in Hakuba our family wanted some pampering with onsen and traditional Japanese cuisine. Our first ryokan stay was in Takayama, an intimate family-run ryokan called Katsuragi no Sato. We had an open bath overlooking snowy garden and the meals and service there were simply fantastic. It was one of the best experience we have had after having many ryokan stays throughout the years. Now at Yunoshimakan came huge disappointment. We have booked a room with an indoor private onsen, but the onsen seems very outdated and run down. Service was none as staff seem to have too much to handle. Food was below average for the price we paid. It seemed like most food was pre-made and waited to be serve in your room. If commercialized ryokan is your cup of tea you can give Yunoshimakan a go. There seems to be quite a number of facilities such as tennis table and club for drinking, but if you are looking for intimate, authentic Japanese ryokan onsen stay then don’t book this one!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from yunoshimakan, フロント at Yunoshimakan
Responded Jan 12, 2020
Thank you for staying with us at Yunoshimakan. We are really sorry for making you so much disappointed and our service was not considered at your pace. We appreciate your message and comments to point our lacks out. We will try our best to improve our service to gratify our guest better.
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Sarah wrote a review Nov 2019
Austin, Texas12 contributions
Yunoshimakan is a sight to be seen and experienced firsthand! The resort-style ryokan offers vintage charm with history and beautiful scenery all around. I visited here while on vacation in Japan for my first time, in between time in Tokyo and Kyoto and combined on a leg to Takayama. The shuttle from the train station to the hotel made arrival super easy. The dinner and breakfast were delicious, both the in-room and public hot springs very relaxing and clean, and the overall facility was interesting to explore. Also, don't miss Bar Moonlight - felt like I traveled back in time and the bartenders were incredibly friendly! And don't miss the gift shop with many well priced souveniers to take back home. The friendly service was consistent throughout the stay, as well. Definitely worth the train ride to Gero!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from yunoshimakan, フロント at Yunoshimakan
Responded Nov 17, 2019
It is a great honor to receive such a good review from you. We are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel, refreshed yourself in Gero Onsen. We will keep our service quality and make an effort to make our hotel more better. Thank you for your warm reviews again and we looking forward to having you as our guest again in Gero in the near future.
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skbmjh wrote a review Oct 2019
San Luis Obispo, California435 contributions18 helpful votes
My husband and I had a wonderful stay. Staff was easy to communicate with and understanding of our needing to cancel one night due to the typhoon. Our room was comfortable and had a lovely private outdoor onsen. Dinner was very tasty and we enjoyed the various Japanese offerings and the explanations. The grilled sushi speciality was very very good. Breakfast was superb as well and wonderfully organized. The salmon in miso was the best breakfast fish we had our entire trip. The shuttle bus was easy to find and convenient. Overall would recommend for travelers looking for a traditional experience that is relatively easy to access off of main train routes (we arrived from Osaka and departed for Tokyo).
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from yunoshimakan, フロント at Yunoshimakan
Responded Oct 19, 2019
Thank you for your warm reviews, we pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meals and feel relaxed in hotel. We are a traditional Japanese Style Ryokan, the praises you gave for us make us feel it is worth keeping Ryokan Traditional Service. We will continue to make our effort to gratify our important guests. We looking forward to catching your next reservation to stay with us again in the near future.
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vjgoobee wrote a review Oct 2019
Santa Clara, California89 contributions56 helpful votes
I enjoyed every second of my stay here. It was one of the best and most relaxing hotel experience I had, and note that I have stayed in my different hotels in all price range. Dinner and breakfast were excellent. Staff were friendly with great service. Although their English was not fluent, they tried hard and it was sufficient to communicate. My room had a small outdoor onsen, but I still used the public outdoor onsen and it was amazing. I went early in the morning and had the whole onsen to myself. The view and soaking in hot onsen outdoor was speechless experience. Everyone should try the public outdoor onsen.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from yunoshimakan, フロント at Yunoshimakan
Responded Oct 19, 2019
We are delighted to hear that your two stays were well spent in our hotel. The staff who serve you and our chef they really feel relieved with your warm words, pleased that you enjoyed your dinner and breakfast. There's nothing better than taking a morning shower, moreover, had a whole onsen to yourself. We will continue to be working on our English, make our effort to improve our service. We looking forward to your next visit.
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nordi32 wrote a review Sep 2019
Hamburg, Germany270 contributions22 helpful votes
Location of the hotel overlooking the town is great. very quiet at night. The staff is amazingly friendly, well trained and speak English. The food is a masterpiece for your eyes but some dishes are quite experimental for the Western European taste (snales, sea cucumber, soups etc.) but you get a very good impression of highly sophisticated Japanese food. There is a shuttle bus to the city and train station which is very convenient. The Onsen itself inside the hotel is great....very relaxing with nice outside area.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from yunoshimakan, フロント at Yunoshimakan
Responded Sep 22, 2019
Thank you for staying with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. The staff who served to you will be pleased to hear your warm comment.. We are afraid of some Japanese food may does not agree with all guest, but you tried even though some dishes are quite experimental for the Western European taste, how brave you are, our chef will be glad to hear this. It is great that you also tried our Onsen during your stay. We look forward to having you as our guest again in the near future.
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$276 - $530 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanChubuTokaiGifu PrefectureGeroGero Onsen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yunoshimakan
Which popular attractions are close to Yunoshimakan?
Nearby attractions include Onsenji Temple (0.1 miles), Gerohatsu Onsen Museum (0.2 miles), and Kaeru Shrine (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Yunoshimakan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Yunoshimakan?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Yunoshimakan?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Yunoshimakan?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yunoshimakan?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yuamiya, Sato-No-Aji Senda, and Cucina Orsettina.
Is Yunoshimakan located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Gero.
Does Yunoshimakan offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Yunoshimakan?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Yunoshimakan?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kyu Odoke Jutaku (0.5 miles).
Does Yunoshimakan have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.