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Shimaya Ryokan

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great experience. Very nice hosts who offered endless suggestions for what to see in all of the cities on our itinerary. The host even drove us to and from the Snow Monkey Park, and the place he recommended for dinner was delicious. Clean rooms, great location. Felt like a true Japanese experience, and I would highly recommend it to anyone...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's been nearly 4 years since we stayed with Mr Yumoto and his lovely wife as part of our honeymoon but we still think of our stay as one of the most memorable and special trips we have taken. So much so that I have joined tripadvisor to leave a review! The tatami rooms were well presented and clean and...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I had the most wonderful experience with the Shimaya Ryokan. Prior to arriving, we had a couple scheduling problems but were able to clearly communicate with Yumoto and the staff which was extremely reassuring. While there, Yumoto and the staff were excellent hosts. Hot green tea awaited us, we had a wonderful breakfast (complete with a self-playing...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent two nights at Shimaya Ryokan and had a great time. There's a lot of expensive ryokans in the area so this is a good alternative if you don't want to spend too much. The rooms are warm and comfortable, they are traditional japanese rooms where you get to sleep on the floor on a tatami mat. The location...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a great time staying at Shimaya. Hosts were very kind and the kids were kept busy designing their poster to add to the wall. So many snow monkeys still around too. So glad we made the trip. It was definitely a highlight.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night for our visit to the Snow Monkey Park and arrived quite late. The owners were very accommodating, giving all the recommendations for restaurants that are still open in the area. The next day, we were driven up to the park first thing in the morning and arrived just as the park opened with zero crowd! One...

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Thank you very much for staying with us. and I wish you a safety travel.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at Shimaya. Mr. Ichiro Yumoto is very nice and accommodating. He gave us great recommendations for our trip. He also gave us a ride to the monkey park and took us to the Heiwa Kannon Buddha statue on the way back. Our room was very comfortable. We highly recommend this cozy and warm ryokan.

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night at Shimaya Ryokan and we were particularly impressed with the gracious hospitality of the hosts/owners. As others noted, there is no elevator, but that's a small inconvenience. The inn has a very strong family feeling, and husband,wife and daughter all went out of their way to make sure our stay was a good one, ferrying us...

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Neutral Bay, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night as opposed to Nagano when visiting the Snow Monkeys. We were so happy with our choice mainly because of the hospitality of the owners of this Ryokan. I booked on Hotels.com which was easy and well priced and contacted them before I arrived by phone to order an evening meal. English was hard to...

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Cheshire, UK
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed here earlier this week for a night as planned on a trip around Japan, mainly so we could visit the nearby snow monkey park. We found the warmness and hospitality of the owners to be just outstanding, nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was excellent, the room well equipped in traditional style, they even offered us free loan...

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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
Region: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Shimotakai-gun > Yamanouchi-machi > Yudanaka shibu Onsen , Shigakougenhoppo Onsen , Kumanoyu Onsen
Price Range: $118 - $205 (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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“We enjoyed the private room with attached bathroom... best for couples.”
, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“small place; not all rooms have private bath”
  • cozy futons
WayneF138, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Request for lower floors...they don't have a lift...”
AzianMatey, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“wide Japanese style room”
, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“No lift but staff will help No lift but staff offer to carry luggage upstairs.I was on second floor and found no problems.”
Welshscouse, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
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