A 5-minute walk from Nakiyama slope of Happo-one Ski Resort, Ryokan Shirouma-so offers a hot-spring bath and home-cooked meals. The Japanese-style rooms have tatami-mat floors, traditional futon bedding and free WiFi.
The air-conditioned rooms at Hakuba Onsen Ryokan Shirouma-so are simple but elegant, with shoji paper screens and tatami (woven-straw) floors. Each comes with yukata robe and private toilet. Guests can unwind in the on-site hot spring baths between 6:00 to 9:00 and 15:00 to 23:00, while individual shower booths can be used 24 hours in the annex building.
Guests can enjoy an in-room massage for a fee, or relax in the free-use massage chair. Storage for skis and snowboards is provided, and elevator tickets and trekking tickets are sold at the hotel. A refrigerator can be found in the common area.
The ryokan is 1.2 mi from JR Hakuba Train Station and 5 mi from Tsugaike Park. On-site parking is free.
The property offers homemade Japanese breakfasts using fresh local ingredients.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What's a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature bathhouses, multicourse 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 travelers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation surrounded by therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the big differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is just a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just a place to sleep. In Japan, many travelers journey long distances to relax in a hot spring bath and feast on a traditional multicourse dinner – staying in a ryokan is an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw floors and futon beds (no Western beds and carpeting). You should also remove your shoes at the entrance of the room, or before you enter it. Modern ryokans might serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while more traditional ryokans tend to serve in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms have a private bathroom, and others might just have a shared bathroom.
- What's a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodying beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multicourse Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures, colors, and flavors of featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Most commonly served at special restaurants and ryokans, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-size appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish, like sushi), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot-pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What's a yukata?
- A yukata is a casual summer kimono or robe, typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans provide guests with yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it's common to see guests strolling through the neighborhood in their yukatas. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for sleeping and relaxing in.
- How should I wear a yukata?
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a robe. 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 level at your ankles. 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's 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.
- What's standard bathing etiquette?
- At a bathhouse—onsen or not—guests are expected to remove all clothing 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 should not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among Japan's youth, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you might still be refused admission to bathhouses and swimming pools. Small tattoos can be covered up using waterproof bandaids, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
This is our guests' favorite part of Hakuba, according to independent reviews.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.
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- Can the onsen be booked privately for a couple for a short time for a fee?Our private Onsen time from 10:30am to 3:00pm(last entry 2pm) in weekday, after 3pm will be public time (gentleman and ladies separated). Thank you very much.Answered on November 12, 2019
- Do you have private onsen?Our private Onsen service is only daytime, 10:30am-15:00pm (last entry 14:00pm) After 15:00pm, it will be public Onsen, gentlemen ladies separated. T..Answered on July 4, 2021
- Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?Yes,we will deal with that as much as possible.Answered on October 20, 2019
- What time are the communal baths available?3pm-11pm and 6am-9amAnswered on October 20, 2019
- can Onsen be used if I have a tattooYes, you can.Answered on December 21, 2020
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Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.
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Crib and extra bed policies
Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Hakuba Onsen Ryokan Shirouma-so accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Guests driving to the property are kindly requested to call the property directly in case there is difficulty locating the property.
Breakfast is not included in the price for children staying in extra beds.
To eat breakfast at the hotel, a reservation must be made in advance.
The property offers a free pick-up service from Happo Bus terminal and Hakuba Station. To enjoy the free shuttle service, guests are to book in advance and provide their arrival times under Special Requests at time of booking.
FAQs about Hakuba Onsen Ryokan Shirouma-so
Check-in at Hakuba Onsen Ryokan Shirouma-so is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.
Guests staying at Hakuba Onsen Ryokan Shirouma-so can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).
Breakfast option(s) include:
- À la carte
Room options at Hakuba Onsen Ryokan Shirouma-so include:
The prices at Hakuba Onsen Ryokan Shirouma-so may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Hakuba Onsen Ryokan Shirouma-so is 1.2 miles from the center of Hakuba.
Hakuba Onsen Ryokan Shirouma-so offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Hot spring bath