Located in the Shibu hot-spring district, guests can enjoy indoor and outdoor hot-spring baths at Suminoyu. Massages can be requested and a footbath is also available for extra relaxation. A free shuttle is offered from Yudanaka Train Station, which is a 10-minute drive away. The air-conditioned rooms have tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding. A TV, fridge and an electric kettle with green tea bags are provided in each. Rooms come with a private toilet but bathrooms are shared. Free Wi-Fi is accessible at the lobby and local products can be purchased at the gift shop. Luggage storage is available. Japanese dishes featuring local ingredients are available at the ryokan. Dinner is served in a private dining room. Suminoyu Inn is a 10-minute drive from Snow Monkey Park and a 25-minute drive from Shiga Kogen Ski Resort. Heiwa Kannon is a 15-minute walk away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Free private parking available on-site

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


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Room type
Number of guests
2 single beds
2 futon beds
2 single beds
2 futon beds
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Yamanouchi
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  • Christine
    Australia Australia
    Exceptional location and incredibly warm and welcoming staff. More than just accommodation - it’s a unique and memorable experience. Everything about our stay was wonderful, from the view of snow capped hills from the rooftop outdoor onsen,...
  • Julia
    United States United States
    This was my favorite hotel on our trip and one of the best hotel I have been so far. First, the service is incredible. They come and pick you up at the train station so you don't have to worry about walking over there and they drop you back on...
  • A
    Italy Italy
    The room was very clean, the stuff was very friendly, the food was very delicious and the hot bath on the top floor was very nice to have.

Property surroundings

Facilities of Suminoyu
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Hot spring bath
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Skiing
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Shuttle service
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Luggage storage
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Key access
    • 24-hour security
    • Minimarket on site
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Lift
    • Family rooms
    • Foot bath
    • Public Bath
    • Open-air bath
    • Hot spring bath
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Japanese
    • Thai
    • Filipino

    House rules

    Suminoyu takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 13:00 to 18:00


    From 08:00 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

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in

    Mastercard Visa Cash Suminoyu accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.

    Quiet hours

    Guests must be quiet between 21:00 and 08:00.


    Pets are not allowed.

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

    To use the hotel's free shuttle, call upon arrival at Yudanaka Train Station. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

    Please note, this property will become a non-smoking property as of 10 March 2018.

    This property has different price for children. Please contact this property for more details. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

    Please be informed that the property cannot accommodate special meal requests.

    Please inform Suminoyu 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.

    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.

    Guests must check in by 18:00:00 to eat dinner at this property. Guests who check in after this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given.

    An accommodation tax per person per night is not included in the price and needs to be paid at the property.

    Quiet hours are between 21:00:00 and 08:00:00.

    Legal information

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

    FAQs about Suminoyu

    • The prices at Suminoyu may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Check-in at Suminoyu is from 13:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

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

    • Suminoyu is 4.3 miles from the centre of Yamanouchi. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

      • Massage
      • Hiking
      • Skiing
      • Open-air bath
      • Foot bath
      • Hot spring bath
      • Public Bath

    • Room options at Suminoyu include:

      • Quadruple
      • Double