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“Japanese excellence” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Yudanaka Seifuso
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“Japanese excellence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2012

If you are heading for the snow monkeys or a ski/snowboarding trip close to Yudanaka, then I could highly recommend this ryokan. Located very close to the train/bus/taxi station and there is a convenience store nearby. Staff was very friendly and tried to keep your stay as comfortable as possible.

I was traveling by myself mid-March 2012. The room (traditional Japanese with tatami) was large and had everything one could need. Refrigerator, kotatsu, heater, tv. Their own spa (indoor apple bath and outdoor rotenburo) makes it worthwhile to stay an extra evening just to come at rest.

Rooms are clean, communal area's as well and towels and yukata are refreshed daily. Maps and brochures are available in the ryokan.

Extra note for those traveling with a JR Pass: the Nagano Dentetsu line that takes you from Nagano Station to Yudanaka Station is NOT operated by JR so take this into account if want to use Yudanaka as base for daytrips.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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seifuso, オーナー at Yudanaka Seifuso, responded to this review, March 30, 2015
Thank you for staying at our ryokan Yudanaka Seifuso.
I'm glad that you enjoyed Onsen(Hot Spring).

We are waiting for your visit again. Thank you.

matane arigatougozaimasyuta


Young Master,
Matsuo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2012

Stayed here two nights around Christmas Eve 2011. Central location, 2 minute walk to the train station/bus depot/taxi rank. Well-appointed, traditional rooms (with wi-fi). Loved the wood veneer toilet! Three beautiful onsens - one with apples, one with lemons and one outdoors (great when it's snowing). Warm and welcoming owners who are all too happy to give you a lift to the snow monkeys/an apple for the road/a cuppa. After seeing the state of some of the onsens in shibu onsen, I think we made a great choice staying here. Food was more than plentiful, delicious and different each night. Nice and warm in the winter!

Room Tip: Our room on the top floor had the neatest bathroom!
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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seifuso, オーナー at Yudanaka Seifuso, responded to this review, May 3, 2015
Thank you for staying at our ryokan Yudanaka Seifuso.
I'm glad that you enjoyed Onsen(Hot Spring).
We are waiting for your visit again. Thank you.
arigato gozaimasyuta

Young Master,
Matsuo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

Fabulous experience. Our stay was like being in a movie. Staff was friendly, extremely helpful. Food was exceptional. Loved the spas. Our room was spacious. When in it we were as if we were in a different world. We were.
Most amazing bidet.
For a truly Traditional Japanese Experience, This is the place to be.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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seifuso, オーナー at Yudanaka Seifuso, responded to this review, October 20, 2015
Thank you for staying at our ryokan Yudanaka Seifuso.
I'm glad that you enjoyed Onsen(Hot Spring).

We are waiting for your visit again. Thank you.

matane!

Young Master,
Matsuo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

Stayed here for a night in late December 2011 and it was a fantastic experience. The staff were wonderful and helpful, the breakfast and dinner was awesome, food was delicious! It's very close to the station, less than 5 minute walk! The whole area of Yudanaka was just beautiful! And the baths was so cool! What is more magical than snow falling on your face while you sit in an hot onsen?!?! Lovely!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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seifuso, オーナー at Yudanaka Seifuso, responded to this review, December 29, 2014
Thank you for staying at our ryokan Yudanaka Seifuso.
I'm glad that you enjoyed Onsen(Hot Spring).
domo arigatou gozaimasyu !
We are waiting for your visit again. Thank you.

matane!

Young Master,
Matsuo
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bali
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2012

Absolutely great experience, nice place and wonderfull family!
Will def try to come bak.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bali03
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seifuso, オーナー at Yudanaka Seifuso, responded to this review, May 3, 2015
Thank you for staying at our ryokan Yudanaka Seifuso.
I'm glad that you enjoyed Onsen(Hot Spring).

We are waiting for your visit again. Thank you.

Young Master,
Matsuo
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Property: Yudanaka Seifuso
Address: 3268 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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Yamanouchi-machi
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Yamanouchi-machi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Yudanaka Seifuso 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seifuso is an affordable traditional Japanese hotel (ryokan) in Yudanaka Onsen. Close from Yudanaka Sta, Nagano Dentetsu. The building was built during the Meiji era (1868-1912) and is filled with traditional atmosphere. We also have a traditional garden inside the house. All of the 15 guest rooms are Japanese-style rooms with tatami mats. We have 4 different baths. You can use the onsen privately upon request for free and it is open 24 hours. ... more   less 
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