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Just 350 yards from Yudanaka Station, traditional inn Shimaya Ryokan is a family-run friendly accommodation featuring hot-spring baths and Japanese-style rooms with free Wi-Fi. It provides free shuttle services from the station and to Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and other famous local spots.

This hotel was selected as one of Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Japan by TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award 2013.

Rooms are cosy and comfortable, featuring tatami-mat flooring and futon bedding. They are equipped with a TV, a fridge and a safe. Some rooms come with an en suite bathroom.

Ryokan Shimaya is just steps away from a 24-hour convenience store. It is 3.7 miles from Yomase Ski Resort. Free parking is available.

Guests can leisurely soak in the spacious public hot spring bath or reserve baths for a private group.

Meals can be served with advance reservation (extra charges apply). Japanese or American breakfast can be enjoyed at Shimaya’s dining room. A traditional dinner with seasonal dishes can be served in the privacy of guests' rooms.

This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more

This is our guests' favourite part of Yamanouchi, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Shimaya has been welcoming guests since 4 Feb 2011.

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Yamanouchi, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2

Breakfast info

Continental, Asian

Free parking available on-site

Open-air bath, ​Public Bath, ​Hot spring bath


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  • The staff speak English
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Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Jigokudani Monkey Park
    2.5 miles
  • Ryuoo Ski Park
    3.7 miles
  • Hasuike Pond
    4.3 miles
  • Mayumi Takahashi Doll Museum
    8.7 miles
  • Suzaka City Zoo
    9 miles
  • Mt. Kusatsu Shirane
    9.7 miles
  • Madarao Ski Resort
    10.6 miles
  • Lake Hokuryuko
    11.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant ISAMI SUSHI
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/bar Tamamura Sake &Beer Brewery Tasting
    1 miles
Natural beauty
  • Mountain Shiga Kogen 「Emerald Lake trail」
    5 miles
Public transport
  • Train Yudanaka Station
    0.3 miles
  • Train Iiyama Station
    8.1 miles
Closest airports
  • Matsumoto Airport
    48.2 miles
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1 restaurant on site


    Cuisine: Japanese

Facilities of Shimaya
  • Toilet paper
  • Bidet
  • Slippers
  • Shared bathroom
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Socket near the bed
  • Ski school
  • Ski storage
  • Public Bath
  • Open-air bath Additional charge
  • Hot spring bath
  • Hiking
  • Karaoke
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Games room
  • Skiing
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is needed).
  • Secured parking
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
Safety & security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
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15:00 - 20:00


07:00 - 10:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 5 years
Extra bed upon request
¥2,000 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Please check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

To eat dinner/breakfast at the property, a reservation must be made in advance.

Please inform Shimaya 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.

FAQs about Shimaya

  • Guests staying at Shimaya can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Asian
    • À la carte

  • Shimaya has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Room options at Shimaya include:

    • Quadruple

  • Shimaya is 5 miles from the centre of Yamanouchi.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Shimaya by:

    • Train 4h

  • Yes, Shimaya is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The prices at Shimaya may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Shimaya (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Secured parking
    • Free parking

  • Shimaya offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Games room
    • Karaoke
    • Open-air bath
    • Public Bath
    • Hot spring bath

  • Check-in at Shimaya is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.