Located on a hill and overlooking the famous Gero hot-spring area, Yunoshimakan, founded in 1931, offers large public indoor hot spring baths and open-air hot spring baths. Guests stay in Japanese-style rooms and can request massages for an extra cost. This traditional property is registered as a tangible cultural property and has been awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence. The air-conditioned rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding. Each comes with a flat-screen TV, a fridge and an electric kettle with green tea bags. Japanese Yukata robes and toothbrush sets are provided for all guests, and some rooms come with a private hot-spring bath. Others share bathrooms, while all rooms come with a private toilet. Guests can relax at the traditional garden and enjoy night views of the city from the observatory. A billiard table and table tennis facilities are available for guests to spend their time. Local products can be purchased at the souvenir shop. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Traditional multi-course meals are served for dinner and a Japanese set-menu for breakfast. Meals are served at the guests’ rooms or at the dining room. JR Gero Train Station is a 15-minute walk away. Yunoshimakan Ryokan is a 45-minute train ride from JR Takayama Station and a 2-hour drive from Shirakawago.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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


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Guest reviews


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High score for Gero
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  • Jon
    Canada Canada
    A gorgeous property that exudes old world japanese traditions and charm while keeping up with modern necessities. The staff were friendly and seemed really proud of the property. The moonlight club was a delight. The onsen were the best we’ve been...
  • Liwei
    Taiwan Taiwan
    Very old hotel with a lot of history, the Onsen is great. The in room dinner was awesome.
  • David
    United States of America United States of America
    We had a relaxing stay at Yunoshimakan. It felt like an escape into the mountains, being perfectly situated just on the edge of town, but seemingly in its own world. Exploring this large traditional ryokan is an activity in itself. The outdoor...

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Amenities of Yunoshimakan
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Toilet
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Tatami (traditional Japanese flooring)
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool table
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Shuttle service
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Wake-up service
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
      Additional charge
    • Room service
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Key access
    • Safe
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Elevator
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
    • Upper floors accessible by elevator
    • Public Bath
    • Open-air bath
    • Hot spring bath
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Japanese
    • Chinese

    House rules

    Yunoshimakan takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 3:00 PM to 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

    Child policies

    Children over 3 are welcome.

    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.

    Age restriction

    No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 3 and up are allowed)


    When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Mastercard Visa NICOS JCB American Express Cash is not accepted Yunoshimakan accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.

    Quiet hours

    Guests need be quiet between 9:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

    The ryokan operates a free shuttle bus service between the property and Gero Station. The bus schedule is set to match the departure and arrival times of the Hida limited express train at Gero Station.

    Please fill in the Special Request box for the following:

    Please notify what means of transportation you see will be using when arriving at the hotel.

    In order to prepare special amenities for men and women, guests are kindly requested to indicate the gender of each guest staying in the room.

    If you have food allergies or other diet restrictions, please inform the property in advance. Cannot be accommodated on the day of check-in.

    If dinner for children aged 2-5 is included when making a reservation, please note that children's dinner will be provided for children aged 2-5 years old. Children over 6 will be charged as adults.

    Bathing tax (charged per person per night) is not included in the room rate. Please pay at the accommodations.

    Please inform Yunoshimakan of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details 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.

    Quiet hours are between 21:00:00 and 07:00:00.

    FAQs about Yunoshimakan

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

      • Massage
      • Pool table
      • Ping-pong
      • Open-air bath
      • Hot spring bath
      • Public Bath

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

    • Yunoshimakan is 2,300 feet from the center of Gero. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at Yunoshimakan include:

      • Quad

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