Nestled a 25-minute drive away from Naeba Ski Resort, Shojuen features free WiFi is available throughout the property. Free private parking is available on site. Takumi no Sato is a 15-minute away, where guests can enjoy activities such as traditional Japanese craft work. Each room at this ryokan is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. Some units include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. You will find a kettle in the room. The rooms are equipped with a shared bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers and a hairdryer. You will find a shared lounge at the property.

Shojuen has been welcoming guests since Jul 29, 2015

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast Info


Free Private Parking Available On Site

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


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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 futon bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Minakami

See what guests loved the most:

  • Jo
    + The staff were very friendly and helpful. + We pre-ordered the sukiyaki for dinner. It was absolutely delicious. + The rooms were spacious and comfortable. + Private Onsen is available. But you will need to shower at the public onsen...
  • Gabe
    We were worried a ryokan in the middle of nowhere had no one who could speak english but we were pleasantly surprised at the lady manager’s proficiency and she was excellent in communicating in english. The private onsen was incredible and so were...

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • What time are the communal baths available?

    From 3pm to 10am the next day
    Answered on 31 January 2020
  • What time do I have to arrive for dinner?

    Until 6:00 pm
    Answered on 31 January 2020
  • Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?

    No, we don't.
    Answered on 24 August 2021

Host Info

Company review score: 10Based on 4 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

Everyday we improve our hotel better. But we hardly speak English. We give many customers hospitality! Thanks.

Property info

Guests can look forward to a private session in a reservable bath free of charge, a relaxing soak in Sarugakyo hot spring baths (open even late in the night), and heartwarming homemade meals. Rooms have a sunken kotatsu and air cleaners. Checkout time: 11:00.

Neighborhood info

Access:Jyoetsu-Shinkansen "Jomokogen-station" is near. Taking "Kanetsu-bus" there and getting off the last bus-stop "Sarugakyo", you will walk 3 min to reach Shojuen.

Language Spoken


Area info *

Amenities of Shojuen
Great facilities! Review score, 10

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot spring bath
  • Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Garden
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Minibar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Baggage storage
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Key access
    • Safe
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Entire unit located on ground floor
    • Spa facilities
    • Public Bath
    • Open-air bath
    • Hot spring bath
    Languages Spoken
    • Japanese

    House rules

    Shojuen takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM


    From 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

    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

    Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Shojuen accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed

    Quiet hours

    Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Please note that this property only serves two different types of dinner courses. Guests staying for 3 or more consecutive nights will be served the same dinner and/or breakfast from either the 1st or 2nd day.

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

    Legal info

    This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

    FAQs about Shojuen

    • Room options at Shojuen include:

      • Triple
      • Family
      • Twin
      • Double

    • Shojuen is 6.8 miles from the center of Minakami. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

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

      • Hot spring bath
      • Public Bath
      • Open-air bath
      • Spa facilities

    • Check-in at Shojuen is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.