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Shibu Onsen KOKUYA, Yamanouchi

3-star3 stars
2200 Hirao, Yamanouchi, Shimotakai-gun, 381-0401, Japan

3-star ryokan with 2 restaurants, near Jigokudani Monkey Park
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 187 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great room
Delicious food
Great location
Amenities are not the best

Shibu Onsen KOKUYA, Yamanouchi

from $222
  • Deluxe Japanese-Style Room with Open-Air Bath
  • Superior Japanese-Style Room with Open-Air Bath
  • Standard Japanese-style Room with Open-Air Bath
  • Standard Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom

What’s around Shibu Onsen KOKUYA, Yamanouchi


  • Jigokudani Monkey Park - 39 min walk
  • Shibu - 1 min walk
  • Yudanaka Shibu Onsen - 1 min walk
  • Shibuyu Bridge - 2 min walk
  • Onsen-ji Temple - 5 min walk
  • Sake Storehouse and Museum - 5 min walk
  • Heiwakannon - 11 min walk
  • Baio-ji Temple - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Iiyama Station - 18 min drive
  • Myokokogen station - 60 min drive
  • Yudanaka Station - 23 min walk
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Free train station drop-off

At a glance

Key facts


  • 19 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free train station shuttle *


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping

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. The ryokan bathing area is open 24 hours.


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

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

Shibu Onsen KOKUYA, Yamanouchi’s small print

Also known as

  • Kokuya Hotel Yamanouchi
  • Shibu Onsen KOKUYA Inn Yamanouchi
  • Kokuya Yamanouchi
  • Kokuya
  • Shibu Onsen KOKUYA Inn
  • Shibu Onsen KOKUYA Yamanouchi


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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for private bath/onsen and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 2000 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 9.4 From 26 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Good for onsen-hopping
The location is perfect for those wanting to hop from onsen to onsen. However, we went mainly for the Yaen-koen (Jigokudani monkey park), and this hotel was rather far away (approximately $10-15 and 10-minute taxi ride). The food was good and the service was nice. The room is a very traditional room, so do not expect a standard hotel room. We had a private onsen which was wonderful!
Angela, usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great onsen, snow monkeys easy to get to
Went there to see the snow monkeys and relax for a few days. We stayed four days, which is way too many in the winter unless you plan on skiing or doing a winter sport out there because there is very little to do there in the winter other than the snow monkeys which is a half day affair, but that was our fault, not theirs. The food was good and surprisingly varied, we were worried that staying four days would mean lots of repeats, but we only had a couple of repeat dishes, and given that each dish is so small (dinner is 10 or small things, breakfast is maybe 5), it wasn't an issue at all. We did their Japanese style food everyday so can't comment on the Western style option. The rooms were fairly minimal but the onsens were quite enjoyable. Took some trial and error to get good at adjusting the temperature, but otherwise, was nice to jump in and just relax. The sleeping was a bit tougher. The pads they put down on the floor were quite firm (and I generally like firm mattresses) and you only get one very small pillow. Neither my fiancee nor I slept very well. I imagine it's fine if you're there for one or two nights, but given that we were there four nights, it was something we were both mindful of.
Jason, usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Awesome traditional Japanese stay
Overall, this is one of the best hotel stay experience we have ever had. The staff was very helpful and polite, breakfast and dinner are top notch Japanese traditional food. Our room's private onsen is beautifully crafted: it's especially awesome when the area snowed, where you can bath and see the snow flakes falling down into the bath, onto your body, then melt away... It's truely one of the best experience.
Gao, usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
First Ryokan Experience
Our stay at Kokuya Hotel was fantastic!!! This was our first time experiencing a traditional Ryokan and this had exceeded all our expectations. The hotel is located in a quiet little town, perfect for a getaway from the busy city of Tokyo. The staff is super friendly and provided great service. From check-in to check-out, we felt like we were welcomed into someone's home -- very great hospitality. I highly recommend to anyone who is looking to stay at a Ryokan!
Michael, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great baths and great staff
Staff were very welcoming and helpful throughout the stay. The onsen were a lot of fun. Would absolutely recommend a stay here.
David, ie2 night romance trip

Shibu Onsen KOKUYA, Yamanouchi

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