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Maruka Ryokan

City-center ryokan, steps from Yudanaka Hot Spring

  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking

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3109, Hirao, Yamanouchi, 381-0401, Nagano-ken , Japan
  • Let me start by saying that the hosts are super friendly and supportive. They pick you up…

    Feb 24, 2020

  • This was our first stay in a Japanese Ryokan. We had read good reviews and the reviews…

    Feb 20, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 8 guestrooms
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Hot springs
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden

Feel at home

  • Refrigerator
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • Heart of Yamanouchi
  • Yudanaka Hot Spring - 1 min walk
  • Shibu - 3 min walk
  • Shiga Kogen Ski Area - 13 min walk
  • Jigokudani Monkey Park - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Ryuoo Ski Park - 6.2 mi / 9.9 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Japanese Style Room

What’s around


  • Heart of Yamanouchi
  • Yudanaka Hot Spring - 1 min walk
  • Shibu - 3 min walk
  • Shiga Kogen Ski Area - 13 min walk
  • Jigokudani Monkey Park - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Ryuoo Ski Park - 6.2 mi / 9.9 km
  • Maruike Ski Area - 7.2 mi / 11.5 km
  • Kijimadaira Ski Area - 8 mi / 13 km
  • Kita Shiga Komaruyama - 10 mi / 16.1 km
  • Okushiga Kogen Ski Area - 16.1 mi / 25.9 km
  • Mount Kusatsu-Shirane - 19.6 mi / 31.5 km

Getting around

  • Iiyama Station - 16 min drive
  • Nagano (QNG) - 30 min drive
  • Myokokogen station - 46 min drive
  • Yudanaka Station - 9 min walk
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Free train station drop-off
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3109, Hirao, Yamanouchi, 381-0401, Nagano-ken , Japan

At a glance


  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free train station shuttle*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property


  • Luggage storage


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden


  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men and women areas.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 150 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property on arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts cash.

Also known as

  • Maruka Ryokan Yamanouchi
  • Maruka Yamanouchi
  • Maruka Ryokan Ryokan
  • Maruka Ryokan Yamanouchi
  • Maruka Ryokan Ryokan Yamanouchi

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  • Yes, Maruka Ryokan does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include HAKKO (5-min walk), CHAMISE (6-min walk), and Asashinaya (7-min walk).
  • Onsite recreation at Maruka Ryokan includes hot springs. Maruka Ryokan also has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Different for an American

    The experience was very different for this American. Though we live in Okinawa, we have never experienced the bedding, breakfast, bath or hospitality of any place we've stayed. We knew all of this going into it by the way. Bedding is on the ground, but you have some padding under you. The pillow is filled with something (everyone says rice so I'll say rice). It was in the 20s outside when we stayed, yet the blanket and heater kept us comfortable all night. I used part of my blanket to help cushion my pillow. We slept thru the night after a day of travel, and woke up rested. The breakfast was a lot of food and very food. Asian food is not a favorite of mine, but this was great. It kept us satisfied for many hours. The hospitality is second to none. You'd never find such hospitality in a chain hotel. They were very kind and drove us anywhere we needed.

    John, 1 night trip, Jan 17, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good corner ryokan near snow monkey park

    The guest house was beautiful, run by an old couple who does not speak English. The room was very big and the guest house right beside an onsen and near to the train station. The shuttle service to and from the snow monkey park and the train station made it a hassle-free experience! However, the shower head was weak and the guest house seems a little old.

    1 night trip, Dec 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A fabulous old ryokan with the best hosts ever. Everything is traditional Japan. If you're looking for modern, this is the wrong place. It is authenic. On site private onsen was a bonus (and there is no other shower). We got picked up and dropped off from the train station and monkey park as part of the service by the super frei dly staff. Highly recomend.

    1 night family trip, Dec 12, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    If you’re just going for 1 night to see the snow monkeys, this is a perfect ryokan. It was a very reasonable price, and included transportation to and from the hotel and to and from the snow monkey park, which saved so much fuss and planning! The actual hotel, well, it’s a bit old and a lot rustic. Shared bathrooms, and the onsen could use a scrub ( maybe you just don’t do that? What do I know). Great value, incredibly sweet hosts.

    Marlena, 1 night romance trip, Dec 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Authentic stay with wonderful hosts

    We came here to experience the Onsen town and the famous monkey park. Our hosts were fantastic and could not have been more helpful. They collected us from the train station and dropped us to and from the monkey park. The friendliness and warmth of the staff of the ryokan made the stay that little bit more special. The building itself is older but feels very authentic as a result and the presence of a private onsen was great at the end of a long day. Would reccomend staying here to anyone looking for a stay with genuinely lovely people in a wonderful setting. Only regret is that we only stayed the one night and didn't avail of the breakfast.

    Chris, 1 night trip, Oct 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Quintessential Japanese Hospitality

    The owners are so nice!!! Sometimes you can forget how much difference it makes to be greeted and welcomed into what is essentially a home instead of a hotel. From the moment you arrive you will be met with the biggest smiles and kindest hearts. I travel ALOT! And have met some great people and owners, and still this one surprised me. We came to the area to go to the monkey forest and to top it all off - they will literally offer to drive you there which was so nice of them! This was my first Ryokan. With all the options you have when booking I highly suggest giving this one a try versus another boring hotel you can book anywhere. It exemplifies quintessential Japanese hospitality!

    Michele, 1 night trip with friends, Sep 27, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The traditional styling was great. The garden was lovely. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to help.

    2 night trip, Sep 23, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely Ryokan in the Alps run by a lovely family, with their own Onsens.

    Lee Wood, 1 night trip, Aug 15, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great area. Friendly staff. Good food. Ryokan a little run down.

    2 night family trip, Apr 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Delightful ryokan near Jigokudani

    Maruka Ryokan is a charming traditional inn whose owners are incredibly nice and hospitable. Not only did they pick up from the train station and drive us part of the way to the monkey park, they even cleaned our muddy shoes after our hike there. We didn’t ask for any of these services, it’s just the way they treat their guests. The dinner and breakfasts we had here were among the highlights of our trip. It should be noted that the building is 100 years old and shows its age in areas.

    Scott, 2 night family trip, Apr 3, 2019

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