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509-2207 Gifu, Gero, Yunoshima 645, Japan – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.0/10! (score from 296 reviews)
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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 karaoke room, billiard table and table tennis facilities are available for guests to spend their time. Local products can be purchased at the souvenir shop, and a LAN cable is provided at the hotel's cafe. 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.
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.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.
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Matsumoto Airport45.4 miles
Toyama Airport57.9 miles
Komatsu Airport61.6 miles
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3:00 PM - 7:00 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.
Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.
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
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Yunoshimakan accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 9:00 PM and 7:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Guests staying in an extra bed who want to eat breakfast and/or dinner must make a reservation 3 days in advance. Fees apply. 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. Please notify the property if guests can consume soy products. Please note, requests are subject to availability and cannot be accommodated on the day of check-in.
Please notify the hotel if you plan to bring children under 6 years old who will sleep on existing beds, and would like to have a children's menu, breakfast and special amenities for children at an additional charge.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.
In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to 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 adheres to strict physical distancing measures.
Guests must check in by 6:00 PM 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 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.
An accommodation tax per person, per night is not included in the price and must be paid at the property.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
Guests with tattoos are not allowed to use shared bathing areas and other shared facilities.
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 Yunoshimakan
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.
Check-in at Yunoshimakan is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.
Yunoshimakan offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Pool table
- Open-air bath
- Public Bath
- Hot spring bath
Room options at Yunoshimakan include: