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Located a 7-minute walk from Yudanaka Train Station, Hotel Housei offers free WiFi access, indoor/outdoor hot spring baths and air-conditioned Japanese-style rooms.
Rooms feature a mountain view, tatami (woven-straw) flooring, traditional futon bedding and a low table with seating cushions. Each comes equipped with a TV, a refrigerator and an electric kettle. Rooms are fitted with a private toilet, but bathrooms are shared with other guests.
At Housei Hotel you will find a free shuttle service, a 24-hour front desk and a garden. Other facilities offered at the property include ski storage, shops (on site) and a vending machine. The property also provides free parking.
A typical dinner menu features a plate of sashimi and a wide range of Japanese dishes prepared using seasonal seafood and veggies.
The bed and breakfast is a 14-minute drive from Jigokudani Monkey Park and a 28-minute drive from Floral Garden Obuse. Nishitateyama Ski Area can be accessed via a 30-minute drive.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What is a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature public baths, multi-course dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travellers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation in therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the major differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is simply a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just an accommodation place to sleep. In Japan, many travellers journey long distances solely for the purpose of relaxing in a hot spring bath and feasting on a traditional multi-course dinner – thus making staying at a ryokan an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon beds, instead of Western beds and carpeting. In addition, you remove your shoes at the entrance of the accommodation, or before you enter the room. Modern ryokan may serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while a more traditional ryokan serves in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms may come with a private bathroom, while others will only have a shared public bathroom.
- What is a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodied in beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Each of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multi-course Japanese dinner is prepared in such a way that highlights the unique textures, colours, and flavours of the featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Served most commonly at special restaurants and ryokan, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-sized appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What is a yukata?
- Yukata is a casual summer kimono typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans offer guests yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it is common to see guests strolling through the neighbourhood in their yukata. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for relaxing and sleeping in.
- How to wear a yukata
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a shirt. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is levelled at your ankle. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What is a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally ‘hot spring’) is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- Bathing procedures and etiquette
- At a public bath – onsen or not – guests are expected to shed all their clothes in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you must not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among the youth of Japan, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you may still be refused admission to public baths and swimming pools. Small tattoos may be covered up using waterproof plasters, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
This is our guests' favourite part of Yamanouchi, according to independent reviews.
Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.0 for a two-person trip.
- Is there a regular toilet in the room?Customer All rooms have washlet toilets. Please be assured. KanekoAnswered on 20 January 2020
- Is there a regular toilet in the room全てのお部屋にトイレがあります。ヲシュレット完備です。Answered on 21 October 2019
- how do we get to ski resorts/ lift area from your place? do you provided rides to get there?Customer I'll guide you. Big area Shiga Kogen is 40 minutes by local bus from the hotel. Kitashiga Kogen Ryuoo Ski Park has a free shuttle bus. It tak..Answered on 6 February 2022
- Will you pick up customers at the Yudanaka Station?Customer We will pick you up when you know the arrival time at Yudanaka Station. KanekoAnswered on 25 March 2021
- We visited Hotel Housei in January 2020 with our 2 children. Booked an economy japanese style room for a night for 21,600 yen. We were upgraded to a r..customer Thank you for visiting us again. The price depends on the date, but what day is it in January? KanekoAnswered on 7 July 2022
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Children and beds
Children of any age are welcome.
Children aged 6 years and above are considered adults at this property.
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Cot and extra bed policies
Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.
No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
Hotel Housei accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests must be quiet between 21:00 and 08:00.
Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
The fine print
Please inform Hotel Housei in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.
FAQs about Hotel Housei
Room options at Hotel Housei include:
Hotel Housei has 1 restaurant:
The prices at Hotel Housei may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.
Hotel Housei offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):
- Tennis court
- Public Bath
- Spa facilities
- Hot spring bath
- Open-air bath
Check-in at Hotel Housei is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.
Hotel Housei is 5.6 miles from the centre of Yamanouchi.
Guests staying at Hotel Housei can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).
Breakfast option(s) include:
- À la carte
Yes, Hotel Housei is popular with guests booking family stays.