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Shibu Hotel, Yamanouchi

4-star4 stars
2173 Hirao, Yamanouchi, Nagano-ken, 381-0401, Japan

4-star ski ryokan with restaurant, near Jigokudani Monkey Park
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From 145 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Great room

Shibu Hotel, Yamanouchi

from $185
  • Japanese Style Corner Room - Room Only
  • Japanese Style Corner Room - Breakfast Included
  • Japanese Style Corner Room - Half Board
  • Japanese Room - Room Only
  • Japanese Style Room - Breakfast Included
  • Japanese Style Room - Half Board

What’s around Shibu Hotel, Yamanouchi


  • Jigokudani Monkey Park - 39 min walk
  • Shibu - 1 min walk
  • Yudanaka Shibu Onsen - 1 min walk
  • Shibuyu Bridge - 1 min walk
  • Onsen-ji Temple - 6 min walk
  • Sake Storehouse and Museum - 6 min walk
  • Heiwakannon - 9 min walk
  • Baio-ji Temple - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Iiyama Station - 18 min drive
  • Myokokogen station - 59 min drive
  • Yudanaka Station - 22 min walk
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Free train station drop-off

At a glance

Key facts


  • 20 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests booked in Breakfast Included rate plans who want to enjoy lunch or dinner during their stay must contact the property at least 3 days in advance to order (surcharge).
Guests booked in Half Board rate plans who want to enjoy lunch during their stay must contact the property at least 3 days in advance to order (surcharge). Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Guests booked in Half Board rates must check-in by 7 PM to receive dinner. No refunds will be issued for any unused portion of the rate plan. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free train station shuttle

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Spa tub
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage

In the room

Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Shibu Hotel, Yamanouchi’s small print

Also known as

  • Shibu Hotel
  • Shibu Hotel Yamanouchi
  • Shibu Hotel Ryokan Yamanouchi
  • Shibu Hotel Yamanouchi
  • Shibu Yamanouchi
  • Shibu Hotel Japan/Yamanouchi-Machi, Nagano Prefecture
  • Shibu Hotel Ryokan


The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 1080 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 59 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Comfortable stay in the countryside.
It was a relaxing stay and staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. The food was just ok though. I’ve stayed at other Ryokans and this one just doesn’t stack up with quality, quantity and taste. Breakfast was especially disappointing.
usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very friendly and helpful. Great meals.
may-ling, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Came for the snow monkeys and stayed for the charm
A charming hotel with such a sweet staff. If you call ahead, they'll pick you up from Yudanaka train station. We went to see snow monkeys but really enjoyed the hotel, the public onsen in Shibu and the overall charm. If you have time to spare, I reccomend even saying for two nights to take advantage of the Onsen and enjoy the charm ok f a small mountain town. The staff at the hotel was really great in helping us learn the customs and expectations of the onsen, while making us feel at home. Also the breakfast was the best breakfast we've had on our entire trip. Be aware that if you're a picky eater and used to western style breakfasts, it may not be for you.
Gregory, usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Shibu hotel is a MUST.
Shibu is not just an incredible hotel but an incredible experience. Yamanouchi is a small town so don't expect a lot to do, but my family didn't mind spending most of our time at Shibu. It's conveniently located in the small town so you're next to shops and restaurants. (Check out the neighboring soba shops.) The staff feel like family and I definitely recommend paying a little extra for the provided meals because you can't find that anywhere. They have a private onsen for guests which is the biggest of the ones around Yamaouichi. We absolutely loved this family owned hotel and can't say enough good things about them.
usFamily trip
Very Good 8.0
Convenient and Comfortable
Shibu Hotel is located in a very cool "onsen town" where almost all accommodations are full-service ryokans, which is not what we wanted for this particular part of our trip. So as a more conventional type of hotel set-up the Shibu Hotel was better for us than a ryokan. The hotel has some minor quirks and it does show it's age a bit, but on the other hand the hotel had some nice Japanese touches, a high level of customer care, and everything needed for a comfortable stay. We enjoyed our stay.
Kristin, us1 night romance trip

Shibu Hotel, Yamanouchi

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