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Just 500 metres 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 6 km 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.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Yamanouchi, this property has an excellent location score of 9.0

Free parking available on-site

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

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Yamanouchi
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  • Medalla
    Philippines Philippines
    Very spacious and beautiful room with 2 indoor public onsens (1 each for men and women) then a small private onsen you can reserve. Did not try outdoor onsen but overall facilities were great to relax. Host was very helpful and kind and dropped us...
  • Andrew
    Australia Australia
    Staying at Shimaya was the most delightful experience in so many respects. We were picked up from the station, by one of the staff and after check in, he took us to the snow monkey park where we had a wonderful day. On our return, we were met by...
  • Iain
    Australia Australia
    We liked the owner. He was very friendly and helpful. The staff gave us a free ride up the mountain to see the monkeys. The public bath was large and hot, and the private bath was very scenic in the snow.

Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine

Facilities of Shimaya
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Hot spring bath
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Slippers
  • Sun terrace
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Ski school
  • Ski storage
  • Hiking
  • Karaoke
  • Games room
  • Skiing
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is needed).
    • Shuttle service
    • Luggage storage
    • Fax/photocopying
    • Dry cleaning
    • Laundry
    • Wake up service/Alarm clock
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Room service
    Safety & security
    • Safety deposit box
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Private entrance
    • Carpeted
    • Family rooms
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    • Public Bath
    • Open-air bath
      Additional charge
    • Hot spring bath
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Japanese

    House rules

    Shimaya takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 20:00


    From 07:00 to 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.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

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

    Prices for extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no cots available at this property.

    All 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.

    Maestro Mastercard Visa UC NICOS JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Other Shimaya accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

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

    The property is located on the upper floors in a building with no elevator.

    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

    • 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.

    • Shimaya is 5 miles from the centre of Yamanouchi. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Shimaya has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant

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

    • Room options at Shimaya include:

      • Quadruple

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

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