Uotoshi Ryokan

2.5 star property
Convenient for Shiga Kogen Ski Area

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Uotoshi Ryokan

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Deluxe Twin Room | Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Public bath

Overview of Uotoshi Ryokan

8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Onsen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
2563 Sano, Yamanouchi, Shimotakai, Yamanouchi, Nagano, 381-0402
Main amenities
  • Front desk safe
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Archery
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Free self-parking

Room options

Twin Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Single Futons

Deluxe Twin Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Single Futons

About this area

Getting around

  • Tokyo (NRT-Narita Intl.) - 128.6 miles/207 km
  • Tokyo (HND-Haneda) - 112.2 miles/180.6 km
  • Iiyama Station - 25 min drive
  • Nagano (QNG) - 43 min drive
  • Zenkojishita Station - 43 min drive
  • Yudanaka Station - 7 min walk


  • 関英ドライブイン - 10 min walk
  • HAKKO - 9 min walk
  • 串道楽 - 8 min walk
  • 福十拉 - 4 min walk
  • 関谷醸造場 - 11 min walk

About this property

Uotoshi Ryokan

Uotoshi Ryokan offers a great location, putting you within a 15-minute walk of Shiga Kogen Ski Area. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Yudanaka Station is 7 minutes away.


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 11:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests booked in Half Board rates must check-in by 6 PM to receive dinner.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (4 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets stay for free
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site parking only available on request
  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Shared fridge

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Archery
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Skiing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled) and heating
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Tatami (woven mat floors)
  • Tokonoma (alcove)
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot spring (onsen). The ryokan bathing area is open 24 hours a day.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A bathing tax, collected at the property, may be charged. The bathing tax applies to properties with hot springs and ranges from JPY 150-500 per person, per night based on local regulations. Please note that further exemptions may apply.


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


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.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards.
Japanese futons are provided based on the number of adults in the reservation.

Also known as

Uotoshi Ryokan Yamanouchi
Uotoshi Yamanouchi
Uotoshi Ryokan Ryokan
Uotoshi Ryokan Yamanouchi
Uotoshi Ryokan Ryokan Yamanouchi

Frequently asked questions

Does Uotoshi Ryokan offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Uotoshi Ryokan does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Uotoshi Ryokan?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Uotoshi Ryokan?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Uotoshi Ryokan?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Uotoshi Ryokan?
You can check in from 3 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Uotoshi Ryokan and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as archery.
What's the area around Uotoshi Ryokan like?
Uotoshi Ryokan is a short 7-minute walk from Yudanaka Station and 10 minutes' walk from Shiga Kogen Ski Area.



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2/10 Poor

Could not get in touch with the Ryokan
3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I would recommend Uotoshi Ryokan to anyone visiting Yudanaka. It is a lovely traditional Japanese inn with comfortable rooms and a relaxing hot spring bath. It is very conveniently located near Snow Monkey park, many restaurants, and the Yudanaka train station. The owners are kind and helpful, and even offer to drive you to Snow Monkey Park! We will stay here again if we come back to Yudanaka.
Kelsey, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

If you are on a budget, this was a good place to stay with shared bathrooms and sink areas. Shared bathroom has 2 stalls, very small and sink areas have 2 with upstairs and downstairs. I think this place's capacity is 8 parties total. We stayed for 3 nights and chose breakfast. Breakfast was delicious and owners were hospitable. We felt bad that they had to work on New Year's. Most of the surrounding area was closed from New Year's Eve through 01/04/23, but surprisingly Snow Monkey Park was open on New Year's. If you're wanting 3 star hotel amenities, this is not the place for you, but for the price we paid we felt it was reasonable and truly did experience the traditional ryokan experience and the onsen onsite was a plus.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Quiet and friendly ryokan on the other side of the river from the station.
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10/10 Exceptional

Authentic Japanese Experience
The Owner was so accommodating he even offered for a free ride to the monkey park but we decided to be driven back to our hotel in Yamanouchi. Our one night experience for a Japanese culture was genuine and fantastic. The Japanese dinner and breakfast was so good.
GLEN BOISAN, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

If you want a great rural experience, stay here
A really unique and affordable place, with a genuinely wonderful host. I found this by chance and we were all so amazed by our stay. The place is older and homely, but the rooms and facilities are all fine. We started our stay by taking up the owner, Miyasaka San, offer of dinner, and it was a very generous and wide ranging meal (sashimi, tempura etc), of around 9 dishes set out for each of us. Then Miyasaka San gave us a history lesson on Kyudo (Japanese archery). A few days later we were lucky enough to have a lesson with him, and he also performed the Kyudo ceremony which was an amazing experience. He also kindly drove us up to the entrance of the monkey park walk. We were here in May, late spring and still saw some blossoms of the vast apple tree farms around. The area is a quiet charming chain of smaller ‘towns’ and the real treat here are the 9 public onsens you can visit. Read up on them. This would be a great place to visit in winter for skiing, to get away from the real overrun popular places. You get to Yamanochi-Machi by taking a train to Nagano, and then switch to a local train to Yudanaka which is at the end of the line. This is genuinely a rural place, and staying at this ryokan will only add to the experience. We hope to return one day.
Kylie, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Traditional ryokan with wonderful host
A very traditional ryokan with a wonderful host! Walking distance to station. Get tips from the host on your traveling plans
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Sinisa, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best Hotel in Yudanaka
This is the best Hotel in Yudanaka - the hotel Manager (Mr Kazuhisa Miyasaka) made my stay there a fantastic experience .. he drove me to the Snow Monkey Park each day, plus provided invaluable information on the local area. The traditional bedroom was clean and spacious and warm too... and the Onsen was amazing.. I had a bath everyday and it was great. He also recommended some great local places to eat. I even managed to have a practice at Japanese Archery... there is no better place in YUDANAKA! I thoroughly recommend it.
Raymond, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The nicest host I’ve ever experienced
I wish we could have stayed longer. The hospitality was amazing, the Onsen was relaxing, Yamanouchi is filled with constantly flowing water so the sound was amazingly serene at all times. There’s archery in the back, and the ryokan is situated in walking distance to so many beautiful streets and the kannon statue. Definitely stay here and interact with your host as much as possible, he is SO lovely!
Cera, 1-night trip
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