Ryokan Biyu no Yado
Ryokan Biyu no Yado
Ryokan Biyu no Yado
Ryokan Biyu no Yado
Ryokan Biyu no Yado
Ryokan Biyu no Yado
Ryokan Biyu no Yado
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4.5

Exceptional
/5
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4.6

Exceptional

Location rating score

Popular neighborhood
Parking
Lowest price includes
Popular landmarks
Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery 22.1 km
Zenko-ji Temple 22.4 km
Midori Nagano 23.3 km
Matsushiro 27.8 km
Sanada Treasure Museum 27.8 km
Togakushi Shrine Chusha 29.9 km
Togakushi Shrine Kuzuryusha 32.1 km
Obasute tanada (Terraced rice fields) 38.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Yudanaka Train Station 610 m
Engi 1.2 km
Shibu Onsen Information Center 1.3 km
Roadside station Kitashinshu-Yamanouchi 1.4 km
Kamijo 1.7 km
Yomase 2.9 km
Japan Clay Dolls Museum 3.5 km
Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (The world of Snow Monkey) 3.8 km
Jigokudani Monkey Park 3.8 km
Jigokudani Hot Spring Korakukan 3.8 km

Ryokan Biyu no Yado

2951-1 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Yudanaka, Nagano, Japan, 381-0401 - View map
  • Located in heart of Nagano

  • Bath

  • air conditioning

  • Bar

  • Ski equipment rentals

Rooms available at Ryokan Biyu no Yado

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  • Room size: 53 m²
  • Mountain, River and Night
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Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²
  • Mountain, River and Night
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²
  • Mountain, River and Night
  • 4 futons
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Special Japanese/Western-style Room (2 Beds)
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  • Mountain
  • Non-smoking
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Mountain
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 futons
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²
  • Mountain and River
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Japanese Style Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²
  • Mountain, River and Night
Please provide dates to see prices.
Japanese Style Room
...
  • Room size: 10 m²
  • Mountain, River and Night
  • 4 futons
Please provide dates to see prices.
Room
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  • Mountain
  • Non-smoking
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Special Japanese/Western-style Room (2 Beds)
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  • Mountain
  • Non-smoking
Please provide dates to see prices.
Overall rating:

4.5

Exceptional
21 reviews
Location
4.6
Room comfort and quality
4.5
Service
4.5
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More about Ryokan Biyu no Yado

More about Ryokan Biyu no Yado

Making it to the top 25 B&Bs and inns of Japan on a well-renowned online travel website is this ryokan, located a 10-minute walk from Yudanaka Station. Guests can look forward to soaking in a large communal bath or open-air bath, or trying out the reservable open-air bath (for a charge). A relaxing massage is also available (request system). The hotel also features free Wi-Fi connection throughout the entire building, a Japanese taiko drum show at the lobby, a karaoke room, and gift shop. There are Japanese-style rooms with tatami floors and futon bedding, as well as Western-style rooms with beds, all equipped with flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, hot water pots and safety deposit boxes. 1-night accommodation with breakfast and dinner plans include a kaiseki meal at the dining room, with courses brought in by a hotel staff. The hotel is just 5 minutes on foot from a statue of the goddess for peace, a 25-minute drive from the Shiga Kogen ski areas, and a 15-minute drive from the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park.

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Amenities and facilities

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]

Accessibility

  • Braille support in rooms and public spaces
  • Elevator for wheelchair
  • Gravel path at entrance
  • Handrails in stairs and hallways
  • In-room emergency alarm
  • In-room emergency alarm for hearing impaired
  • In-room toilet and bathtub with handrails
  • Shared acccessible toilet
  • Sign-language support at reception
  • Slope at entrance
  • Wheelchair
  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free internet access

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Massage
  • Ski rentals

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machine

Swimming & soaking

  • Bath
  • Large indoor bath
  • Open-air bath (non-mixed)

Services and conveniences

  • Fax
  • Gift/souvenir shop

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [indoor]
  • Car park [outdoor]
  • Complimentary shuttle service (reservation required)

Sports equipment rental

  • Ski clothes rental
  • Ski equipment rentals
  • Ski equipment rentals (for kids)
  • Ski shoes rental
  • Sled rental (for kids)
  • Snowboard rental

Available in all rooms

  • Bath towel
  • Body soap
  • Face towel
  • Hair dryer
  • Non-smoking
  • Razor
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothbrush
  • Towels
  • Yukata (Japanese pajamas)
Hot spring Information

Hot water type

  • Hot spring

Health benefits

  • Nerve pain/Rheumatism
  • Hemorrhoid aid
  • Illness recovery/Stress relief
  • Motor dysfunction aid
  • Articular pain aid
  • Muscle pain aid
  • Frozen shoulders aid
  • Digestive ailment aid
  • Neuralgia aid
  • Bruise aid
  • Sensitivity to cold aid

Spring quality

  • Other
Hot spring on site

Indoor public bath (Mixed)

  • Capacity
    20 persons
  • Number of bathtubs
    0
  • Bath style
    Stone

Indoor public bath (Mixed)

  • Capacity
    50 persons
  • Opening hours
    00:00~00:00
  • Number of bathtubs
    2
  • Bath style
    Stone

Open-air bath (Mixed)

  • Bath style
    Japanese cypress
  • View
    Mountain, River

Open-air bath (Mixed)

  • Bath style
    Stone
  • View
    Mountain, River
Location
2951-1 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Yudanaka, Nagano, Japan, 381-0401
Exceptional
Location

4.6

Airports

  • Matsumoto Airport (MMJ)
    77.6 km
  • Toyama Airport (TOY)
    110.3 km

Public transportation

  • Yudanaka Train Station
    610 m
  • Kamijo
    1.7 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Hokushin General Hospital
    4.9 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    480 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery
    22.1 km
  • Zenko-ji Temple
    22.4 km
  • Midori Nagano
    23.3 km
  • Matsushiro
    27.8 km
  • Sanada Treasure Museum
    27.8 km
  • Togakushi Shrine Chusha
    29.9 km
  • Togakushi Shrine Kuzuryusha
    32.1 km
  • Obasute tanada (Terraced rice fields)
    38.8 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Yudanaka Train Station
    610 m
  • Engi
    1.2 km
  • Shibu Onsen Information Center
    1.3 km
  • Roadside station Kitashinshu-Yamanouchi
    1.4 km
  • Kamijo
    1.7 km
  • Yomase
    2.9 km
  • Japan Clay Dolls Museum
    3.5 km
  • Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (The world of Snow Monkey)
    3.8 km
  • Jigokudani Monkey Park
    3.8 km
  • Jigokudani Hot Spring Korakukan
    3.8 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies

Others

    Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.

    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from15:00
    • Check-out until10:00

    The property

    • Number of restaurants0
    • Opened in 1974
    • Most recent renovation1989
    Property announcements

    *Notice of Smoking Ban in Some Guestrooms
    Effective 2018/8/21, some guestrooms will be non-smoking. Please ask lodging staff about smoking spaces.

    Please be aware of the following when booking.
    (1) For guests wishing to use the shuttle bus from Yudanaka Station, please contact the ryokan in advance. Please be aware that requests for after 19:00 cannot be accepted.
    (2) For guests with tattoos, please refrain from using the large communal baths.
    (3) Breakfast is a Japanese-style set menu. For guests that would like a Western-style meal, please request one at the time of booking (same menu per group).
    Dinner will be a seasonal, Japanese-style kaiseki set meal.
    If there are children (ages 0-12) among the group, please notify the ryokan of the number of children and their ages.
    A kids’ lunch can be provided at dinner only. Available on request.
    If there are children aside from those included in number of reserved guests, please notify the ryokan.
    See below.
    Ages 0-1: Free (No meals, no bedding)
    Ages 2-3: Admission fee of JPY 2,160 (No meals, no bedding)
    Ages 3 and older: Kids’ lunch can be provided. (In addition to the admission fee, a separate charge for a meal will be required.)
    Dinner: Kids’ lunch - JPY 3,780; Breakfast: Japanese-style set menu (same as Adult guests) - JPY 1,620
    (4) For guests with food allergies, guests that are vegetarians, and guests that cannot handle raw food, please notify us at time of reservation. For guests with religious dietary restrictions, please consult the ryokan. The ryokan will accommodate requests as much as possible. Requests can be accepted up to 3 days prior to check-in. Please note that same-day requests cannot be accepted due to ingredient availability reasons.
    (5) Please make sure to contact the facility if checking in after 18:00. Please be aware that if guests arrive after their designated time, the ryokan will not be able to provided them with dinner. (Refunds will not be issued.)

    Reviews of Ryokan Biyu no Yado from verified guests

    4.5
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    5
    Excellent
    Location4.6
    Room comfort and quality4.5
    Service4.5
    Access4.4
    High score for Nagano
    All guests (21)
    Available languages
    Showing 19 comments from actual guests
    2.0
    travelzoo from United States
    Group

    Acceptable”

    This is my 6th time doing onsen and is the worst experience by far. The room is super tiny. I have to place my legs sideways when sitting down on the toilet. The food quality is extremely bad. It’s a shame for them to even serve the traditional Kaiseki din

    Reviewed January 03, 2019

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    4.8
    happy from Australia
    Group

    Exceptional”

    This is the second time i stayed here. I was soooo happy they now have an English speaking staff, Irish who is very caring,attentive, polite to cater to all our needs, even planning itineraries for sightseeing during our stay. She made us feel very comfort

    Reviewed December 05, 2018

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    4.4
    ALYC from Australia
    Couple

    Excellent”

    Excellent service with gourmet breakfasts & dinner. We stayed here for 7 nights in Japanese style room, and could easily stayed for another week if one could afford not to work! Definitely recommend anyone that is skiing in Shiga Kogen to stay here, you

    Reviewed February 25, 2018

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    5.0
    Shayna from Japan
    Group

    Exceptional”

    I took my mom here with me (her first ryokan experience) so we could see the snow monkeys, and it was a wonderful experience! There was a shuttle bus waiting at the train station for all guests arriving on our train, the staff were helpful and friendly, th

    Reviewed May 04, 2016

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    4.7
    Jimmy from Singapore
    Group

    Exceptional”

    The Ryokan Biyu no Yado was our first ryokan experience and it is hard to imagine how it could be bettered! The welcome was warm and the service was friendly & unobtrusive. The service extended to complimentary transport to & from the snow monkey park as w

    Reviewed February 09, 2016

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    5.0
    SuperTorazzi from Australia
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Highly recommend super friendly staff and great family atmosphere for exploring the Shiga Kogen area. The Onsen is in particular very special as it is the real thing. We would love to stay again.

    Reviewed January 11, 2016

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    4.5
    Willie from Singapore
    Group

    Excellent”

    Fantastic service and great lady owner who went through lengths to ensure that our stay at the Ryokan would be a fabulous one. The food (both breakfast and dinner) was also fantastic. Certainly recommended!

    Reviewed December 25, 2015

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    5.0
    glenn from Australia
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    What great place to stay,we had a great time with the snow monkeys, we were treated like royalty would recommend to all.

    Reviewed August 07, 2015

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    4.5
    Happy from United States
    Couple

    Excellent”

    We had a great time there, staff was very friendly and accommodating. Meals were excellent, we stayed two nights and the menu was different at each meal. Portions were huge and presentation very nice. Onsens were very clean, empty both times I went! Th

    Reviewed November 20, 2014

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    4.3
    Nat from Thailand
    Group

    Excellent”

    The staffs are so nice, always there when you need hands.

    Reviewed March 02, 2013

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    4.5
    H from Singapore
    Couple

    Excellent”

    Very near to the Yudanaka train station. The ryokan still provide transportation between the train station and hotel. If you don't speak Japanese, no worry. In this ryokan there is a New Zealander staff who speak English. If you are hungry and trying to lo

    Reviewed March 30, 2012

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    5.0
    ruthie from Thailand
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    very good service! the bus took us from hotel to see snow monkey and back. which is far away! there are good english speaker staff too, very helpful !! best real onsen and lovely ryogan to stay . not far from railway station.

    Reviewed March 12, 2012

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    4.2
    Yow from Singapore
    Group

    Excellent”

    All the staffs are very helpful & courteous, particularly Mr Craig Shaw (the New Zealander working there) who was so kind to bring us to the skiing resorts & shown us all the interesting places. My family & I appreciate very much for the courte

    Reviewed January 26, 2012

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    4.7
    Blokker from Canada
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    In spite of the bad looking exterior, this was a great place to spend a few days. Having been to a number of more expensive ryokans, it far exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed October 09, 2011

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    4.7
    Anonymous from Australia
    Group

    Exceptional”

    The Ryokan was beautiful, however shuttle access was limited and the driver was disorganised and customer's schedules were delayed. If there is a stringent schedule which can be followed, it would be great. The shuttle bus driver was also rude, and jok

    Reviewed March 08, 2011

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    4.7
    Phillip from Australia
    Group

    Exceptional”

    Everyone at the hotel was extremely friendly and obliging. Our driver and guide Craig was terrific fun. The onsen was great, snow falling on us as we bathed! However please remember that 9.00am really means 8.45am.

    Reviewed February 14, 2011

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    5.0
    Antony from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    I was staying in Ryokan BIYU NO YADO for just one night and me & my wife have a wonderful time in this hotel,food,location,hot spring onsen,snow monkey park was better than good,i would like to go back and stay for longer time next time

    Reviewed February 09, 2011

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    5.0
    Ted from Guam
    Couple

    Exceptional”

    We LOVED our time at this hotel! Got to Yudanaka station and in five minutes had a free shuttle to the hotel and they had set up our whole itinerary for us. (Dinner, monkey park tickets, spa time, ski). The owner's wife Yuki lived in the US for 20 yrs and

    Reviewed December 21, 2010

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    2.2
    Arky from Taiwan
    Group

    Acceptable”

    The price of the hotel is too “Expensive” and there is only one plug in room.

    Reviewed February 16, 2018

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    This property is in high demand.

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