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 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Suminoyu has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 9 May 2012.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Breakfast info


Free parking available on-site

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


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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Yamanouchi
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  • Ben
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The Suminoyu was a lovely ryoken, with a nice comfortable room, looking out across the valley. The evening meal and breakfast were delicious and we really enjoyed the onsen on the roof, sitting in the hot water looking down the valley at the...
  • Austin
    Incredible value, great location, impeccable service
  • Dan
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    amazing staff and amazing food. a great introduction to ryokan life
  • Aruna
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We only stayed one night but I could have enjoyed staying even longer. Whole experience was wonderful, including friendly,supportive staff & the management. Food & facilities were great.
  • Stephan
    Very beautiful Ryokan and we had a great experience. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The food in itself was a great experience and I recommend you at least book 1 dinner and breakfast. The little town feels very local and authentic and...
  • Karen
    The hospitality of the staff is impeccable. They provide transfer to Yudanaka Station and the monkey park. Food was great, and the onsen within is not crowded and clean. Will definitely come back.
  • Temlee
    Hong KongHong Kong
    excellent service from the staff, very helpful. The hotel include the key access to the public bath outside, though many of them are rather small but give you a taste of traditional onsen. Free pick up from train station is highly appreciated,...
  • Steve
    Our stay included a traditional Japanese dinner and breakfast which was amazing. We were also picked up at the train station and dropped off at the Snow Monkey park upon arrival. The onsite onsen was a great first time experience for us as well.
  • Gadjo
    North MacedoniaNorth Macedonia
    superior service, the employees are just amazing, great atmosphere, very cozy, onsen on the top floor , unbelievable good food
  • Jiahao
    The service was excellent, the lodging was great and the food was good. It was beyond our expectations and we enjoyed our night stay there.

Property questions and answers
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  • What time do I have to arrive for dinner?

    There is no particular rule, but it is good if the person taking a bath with you feels comfortable doing so.
    Answered on 20 April 2023
  • What time are the communal baths available?

    Yes, only guests and residents are allowed to enter the 9 hot springs. We will give you one key per room when you check in, so you can enter there.
    Answered on 2 March 2023
  • Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?

    We apologize for the inconvenience of your reservation, We are sorry to inform you that we do not accommodate allergies. We do not want to take any chances with your body, which is very important to us. We appreciate your consideration.
    Answered on 19 September 2023

Property surroundings *

Facilities of Suminoyu
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Hot spring bath
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Entertainment staff
  • Skiing
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • TV
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Shuttle service
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Luggage storage
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Lift
    • Family rooms
    • Public Bath
    • Open-air bath
    • Hot spring bath
    • Massage
    Languages spoken
    • Japanese

    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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    Legal information

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

    FAQs about Suminoyu

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

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

      • Massage
      • Skiing
      • Hot spring bath
      • Open-air bath
      • Entertainment staff
      • Public Bath

    • Guests staying at Suminoyu can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Asian

    • Room options at Suminoyu include:

      • Quadruple

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

    • 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.