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Just 1,000 feet from Yudanaka Station, traditional inn Shimaya Ryokan is a family-run friendly accommodations 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 cozy 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 private bathroom.

Ryokan Shimaya is just steps away from a 24-hour convenience store. It is 3.7 mi 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' favorite part of Yamanouchi, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Shimaya has been welcoming guests since Feb 4, 2011

Property Highlights

Located in the top-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, ​Bathhouse, ​Hot spring bath


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  • The staff speaks English
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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Jigokudani Monkey Park
    2.5 miles
  • Ryuoo Ski Park
    3.7 miles
  • Hasuike Pond
    4.3 miles
  • Iiyama City Takahashi Mayumi Dollhouse
    8.7 miles
  • Suzaka Zoo
    9 miles
  • Mt. Kusatsu Shirane
    9.7 miles
  • Madarao Ski Resort
    10.6 miles
  • Lake Hokuryuko
    11.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Tamamura Sake &Beer Brewery Tasting
    1 miles
  • Restaurant ISAMI SUSHI
    0.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Shiga Kogen 「Emerald Lake trail」
    5 miles
Public transit
  • 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


    Food: Japanese

Amenities of Shimaya
  • Toilet paper
  • Bidet
  • Slippers
  • Shared bathroom
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Socket near the bed
  • Ski school
  • Ski storage
  • Bathhouse
  • Open-air bath Additional charge
  • Hot spring bath
  • Hiking
  • Karaoke
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Game 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 available on site (reservation is needed).
  • Secure parking
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
Safety & security
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM


7:00 AM - 10:00 AM


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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

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

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

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

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's 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 of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Shimaya

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

  • Room options at Shimaya include:

    • Quad

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

    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Game room
    • Karaoke
    • Open-air bath
    • Bathhouse
    • Hot spring bath

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

    • Train 4h

  • Check-in at Shimaya is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Shimaya may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Shimaya has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Shimaya is 5 miles from the center of Yamanouchi.

  • 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