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Shibu Hotel

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Property entrance
Indoor spa tub
Premium bedding, down duvets, free minibar, free WiFi
Premium bedding, down duvets, free minibar, free WiFi
Premium bedding, down duvets, free minibar, free WiFi

Overview of Shibu Hotel

Shibu Hotel

4-star property
This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

9.6/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Housekeeping
Map
2173 Hirao, Yamanouchi, Nagano-ken, 381-0401

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationShibuyu Bridge1 min walk
  • Popular LocationSake Storehouse and Museum6 min walk
  • Popular LocationYudanaka Hot Spring16 min walk

Room options

About this area

Yamanouchi

Shibu Hotel is located in Yamanouchi. Jigokudani Monkey Park is a popular local attraction, and if an activity is on the agenda, Shibu and Shiga Kogen Ski Area are worth a visit. Takayakushi Wakoan and Biande Shinshu Nakano are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including skiing.

What's nearby

  • Shibuyu Bridge - 1 min walk
  • Sake Storehouse and Museum - 6 min walk
  • Baio-ji Temple - 15 min walk
  • Yudanaka Hot Spring - 16 min walk
  • Nishimiya Shrine - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Yudanaka Station - 7 min drive
  • Zenkojishita Station - 28 min drive

Restaurants

  • Motoya - 3 min walk
  • Sobaroku - 16 min walk
  • Asashinaya - 18 min walk
  • HAKKO - 19 min walk
  • The Farmhouse - 19 min walk

About this property

Shibu Hotel

4-star ryokan
Located close to Shibu and Jigokudani Monkey Park, Shibu Hotel provides an indoor mineral hot spring (onsen), a hot tub and a restaurant. For some rest and relaxation, visit the outdoor private onsen. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self-parking
  • Japanese breakfast (surcharge), free train station pick-up and hot springs on site
  • A gift shop, tour/ticket information and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All 20 rooms offer comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as perks such as free stocked minibars and free WiFi.
More amenities include:
  • Down duvets and free extra futons
  • Bathrooms with baths or showers and free toiletries
  • 26-inch LCD TVs with digital channels
  • Fridges, electric kettles and heating

Languages

English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • Free 24-hour return train station shuttle
  • Train station shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Japanese breakfast available for a fee daily: JPY 1100 for adults and JPY 1100 for children
  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • Hot springs
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Fridge

Conveniences

  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Spa

  • Indoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Outdoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Outdoor private onsen (mineral springs) in communal space
  • Separate men/women areas in public bath
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)

Accessibility

  • This property does not have any lifts

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Genkan (entrance)

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Down duvet
  • Free extra-futon mattress
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Entertainment

  • 26-inch LCD TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar
  • Kaiseki meal
  • Fridge

More

  • Geta (wooden sandals)
  • Tatami (woven mat floors)
  • Tokonoma (alcove)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 8:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the train station; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests booked in Breakfast Included rate plans who want to enjoy lunch or dinner during their stay must contact the property at least 3 days in advance to order (surcharge).
Guests booked in Half Board rates must check-in by 7 PM to receive dinner.
Guests booked in Half Board rate plans who want to enjoy lunch during their stay must contact the property at least 3 days in advance to order (surcharge).

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A bathing tax, collected at the property, may be charged. The bathing tax applies to properties with hot springs and ranges from JPY 150-500 per person, per night based on local regulations. Please note that further exemptions may apply.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for Japanese breakfast: JPY 1100 for adults and JPY 1100 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts
Reservations are required for private bath/onsen; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file
A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Shibu Hotel
Shibu Hotel Yamanouchi
Shibu Yamanouchi
Shibu Hotel Japan/Yamanouchi-Machi, Nagano Prefecture
Shibu Hotel Ryokan
Shibu Hotel Yamanouchi
Shibu Hotel Ryokan Yamanouchi

Frequently asked questions

Is Shibu Hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 1 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 2 Mar 2023 start from ₹20,172.74, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Shibu Hotel?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Shibu Hotel?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 8:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Shibu Hotel?

Checkout is at 11 AM.

Where is Shibu Hotel located?

Situated in Yamanouchi, this ryokan is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Shibu, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Shiga Kogen Ski Area and Jigokudani Monkey Park. Maruike Ski Area and Hasuike Ski Area are also within 9 mi (15 km). Yudanaka Station is 22 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Shibu Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Shibu Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Shibu Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Reviews

9.6

Exceptional

Rating 10 - Excellent. 121 out of 147 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 82%
Rating 8 - Good. 22 out of 147 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 15%
Rating 6 - Okay. 4 out of 147 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 3%
Rating 4 - Poor. 0 out of 147 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 0%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 0 out of 147 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 0%

9.6/10

Cleanliness

9.8/10

Staff & service

9.1/10

Amenities

9.2/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.7/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Excellent

Gideon

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stunning traditional Japanese hotel, with onsen onsite. The kaiseki meals were spectacular, and they accommodated dietary requirements impressively well. Fantastic place to stay.

10/10 Excellent

Cristina, Tokyo

Business traveller, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The free shuttle service is really good. The staff drove us from and to the station and also to the monkey park. They even made sure I could buy the famous apples from Nagano before leaving town (which are much more expensive anywhere else)
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
So much to say about Shibu Hotel so let me start with the big points - Free pickup from Yudanaka Station - you can transfer here from Nagano (go down the steps). Call the Shibu Hotel when you know your train time - Free transfer to the Snow Monkey Onsen leafing you to do the last 10 mins on flat ground - MUCH appreciated - Free secure key access to 9 Onsen in the town + 3 at the Ryokan = TWELVE Onsens are for your use. Ask for the ‘souvenir towel’ (in red envelope) and you can get a stamp for visiting each Onsen + a 10th stamp from a small shrine above Onsen number 9. Check the example of a completed towel to the right of reception. The hotel is a Ryokan which means traditional Japanese style without skimping on quality. There are some basic rules about Ryokan the owners will be all too happy to explain to you which are simple things like leaving your shoes at the door. Optionally you can wear a sized Yukata (similar to a kimono) for your stay and even when visiting the neighbouring onsens (it makes changing easier and you won’t look out of place). They’ll be ready and welcoming with a smile and “make yourself at home” mantra that is embodied thoughout your stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

10/10 Excellent

Rory

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Brilliant experience!
A really enjoyable stay. Everybody was very friendly, welcoming and helpful and the room was clean and comfortable. We were taken up to, and collected from, the nearby Snow Monkey Park. This was great to see with the monkeys out in large numbers. In and around the hotel you are encouraged to wear the traditional Yukata which adds to the experience and we enjoyed the use of the hotel’s private onsen. Both dinner and breakfast were excellent, fantastically presented and we had the added pleasure of our own private dining room. An evening walk around the Main Street where most of the nine renowned public onsen are located was rich in atmosphere with the way the wonderful old buildings are lit at night.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

10/10 Excellent

Dina

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Gem of a place
This was a delightful hotel with amazing customer service. Get the breakfast and spend time visiting the onsens!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

8/10 Good

Timothy P

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful Traditional Stay
Hotel itself is becoming a bit dilapidated. Any lacking of hotel condition is made up with the friendliness and service of the staff. They treat you like family and happily go the extra mile to ensure an enjoyable stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

10/10 Excellent

Thomas, Hong Kong

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Absolutely delightful experience. The staff is attentive and courteous.
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2020

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Outstanding
Outstanding place in the heart of Shibu Onsen. A genuine Japanese experience. A friendly, competent staff.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

10/10 Excellent

Martina

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Traditional hotel in beautiful traditional town.
We spent big money compared to the rest of our trip, not realising we had picked one of the most popular venues of the area. From the moment we arrived we felt looked after. Staff picked us up from the train station. English speaking staff helped us check in and settle into our room. Including sizing the yukata to wear. We were driven to and from the monkey park. We had access to the onsen on site as well as the communal ones in town. We had a map of stores and restaurants. The hotel is very traditional. The room fit 4 very comfortably. The room was a tatami room. Nice touches like our shoes being left ready at the door when they knew we were going out. And the lovely matriarch even bagged us joice and lollies to take when we left as it was really early in the morning. It was expensive but absolutely worth it.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019