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Ryokan Yamada-ya Ryokan
389-2502 Nagano, Nozawa Onsen, Toyosato 8692-1, Japan – Great location - show map
Only a 4-minute walk from the Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, Japanese-style inn Yamada-ya Ryokan offers a hot spring bath, rental ski gear and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Authentic cuisine is served in the privacy of the guestroom.
Ryokan Yamada-ya is only a 2-minute walk from the Asaichi morning market, which is held in Summer. It’s also a 2-minute walk from the popular free-use Oyu Ashiyu Akuto foot bath, and the Ogama Onsen Hot Springs. JR Togari Nozawa-Onsen Train Station is 20 minutes away by bus.
Cozy rooms feature a tatami (woven-straw) floor, a low table with seating cushions and Japanese art.
Guests sleep in traditional futon bedding on the tatami, and in winter they can warm their legs under a kotatsu table. Yukata robes and green tea are provided, while bathroom and toilet facilities are shared.
Facilities at Yamada-ya Ryokan include free parking and drinks vending machines.
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 Nozawa Onsen, according to independent reviews.
Your stay will include:
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|Max adults: 3||
Japanese-Style Family Room with Shared Bathroom
3 reasons to choose Yamada-ya Ryokan
Nozawa Onsen0.1 miles
Lake Hokuryuko1.8 miles
Iiyama City Takahashi Mayumi Dollhouse6.6 miles
Ryuoo Ski Park9.4 miles
Madarao Ski Resort10.1 miles
Train Iiyama Station7.3 miles
Matsumoto Airport59.9 miles
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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Until 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
Children of all ages are welcome.
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Crib and extra bed policies
No cribs or extra beds are available.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Yamada-ya Ryokan accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
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 Yamada-ya Ryokan
The prices at Yamada-ya Ryokan may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Check-in at Yamada-ya Ryokan is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.
Room options at Yamada-ya Ryokan include:
Yamada-ya Ryokan is 0.7 miles from the center of Nozawa Onsen.
The following parking options are available to guests staying at Yamada-ya Ryokan (subject to availability):
- Parking on site
- Private Parking
- Free parking
Yamada-ya Ryokan offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Hot spring bath