Minakami Hotel Juraku
379-1617 Gunma, Minakami, Yubara 665 , Japan – Great location - show map
Boasting a hot spring bath, Minakami Hotel Juraku is situated in the mountains of Gunma. Rooms are fitted with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and feature Japanese futon bedding. The hotel offers free WiFi in public areas and free shuttle service from JR Minakami Station.
Guests can soak in the open-air bath, relax with a massage treatment or enjoy karaoke. A snack bar, drinks vending machine and small shops are also available on site.
With a river view, air-conditioned rooms come with an en suite bathroom equipped with a hairdryer and slippers.
The buffet-style restaurant features a wide variety of dishes prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients. Freshly baked home-made bread is on offer for breakfast.
Tanigawadake is 5.6 miles from Minakami Hotel Juraku, while Takaragawa Onsen is 6.8 miles away.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What is a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature public baths, multi-course 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 travellers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation in therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the major differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is simply a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just an accommodation place to sleep. In Japan, many travellers journey long distances solely for the purpose of relaxing in a hot spring bath and feasting on a traditional multi-course dinner – thus making staying at a ryokan an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon beds, instead of Western beds and carpeting. In addition, you remove your shoes at the entrance of the accommodation, or before you enter the room. Modern ryokan may serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while a more traditional ryokan serves in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms may come with a private bathroom, while others will only have a shared public bathroom.
- What is a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodied in beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Each of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multi-course Japanese dinner is prepared in such a way that highlights the unique textures, colours, and flavours of the featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Served most commonly at special restaurants and ryokan, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-sized appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What is a yukata?
- Yukata is a casual summer kimono typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans offer guests yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it is common to see guests strolling through the neighbourhood in their yukata. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for relaxing and sleeping in.
- How to wear a yukata
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a shirt. 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 levelled at your ankle. 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 is 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.
- Bathing procedures and etiquette
- At a public bath – onsen or not – guests are expected to shed all their clothes 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 must not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among the youth of Japan, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you may still be refused admission to public baths and swimming pools. Small tattoos may be covered up using waterproof plasters, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.1 for a two-person trip.
Buffet dining KAWATONE
Open for: Breakfast, Dinner
- Toilet paper
- Bath or shower
- Free toiletries
- Wardrobe or closet
- Alarm clock
- River view
- Mountain view
- Sun terrace
- Coffee machine
- Electric kettle
- Clothes rack
- Live music/performanceAdditional charge
- Kids' club
- CanoeingAdditional chargeOff-site
- KaraokeAdditional charge
- Table tennisAdditional charge
- Games room
- Seating Area
- Flat-screen TV
- Satellite channels
- Coffee house on site
- FruitsAdditional charge
- Wine/champagneAdditional charge
- Kid-friendly buffet
- Kid meals
- Snack bar
- Parking garage
- Electric vehicle charging station
- Accessible parking
- Grocery deliveriesAdditional charge
- Daily housekeeping
- Vending machine (drinks)
- Luggage storage
- Fax/photocopyingAdditional charge
- Meeting/banquet facilitiesAdditional charge
- Fire extinguishers
- Smoke alarms
- Security alarm
- Key access
- 24-hour security
- Safety deposit box
- Designated smoking area
- Air conditioning
- Family rooms
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Non-smoking rooms
- Upper floors accessible by stairs only
- Upper floors accessible by elevator
- Public Bath
- Open-air bath
- Hot spring bath
- MassageAdditional charge
- Spa and wellness centre
15:00 - 19:00
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in
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
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
Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.
No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
Minakami Hotel Juraku accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Please note that different policies apply for reservations of more than 3 rooms. Please contact the property directly for more details. Contact details can be found on your booking confirmation.
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.
In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travellers, during dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be cancelled on arrival.
In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.
In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.
In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Guests with tattoos may not be permitted to use the property’s public bathing areas or other facilities where the tattoos might be visible to other guests.
FAQs about Minakami Hotel Juraku
Guests staying at Minakami Hotel Juraku can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).
Breakfast option(s) include:
The prices at Minakami Hotel Juraku may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.
Yes, Minakami Hotel Juraku is popular with guests booking family stays.
Minakami Hotel Juraku is 6.2 miles from the centre of Minakami.
Minakami Hotel Juraku has 1 restaurant:
- Buffet dining KAWATONE
Check-in at Minakami Hotel Juraku is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.
Room options at Minakami Hotel Juraku include:
Minakami Hotel Juraku offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):
- Spa and wellness centre
- Games room
- Table tennis
- Kids' club
- Hot spring bath
- Open-air bath
- Live music/performance
- Public Bath