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5.0 out of 5

"We had a wonderful time at this hotel. The staff were amazing, so kind and helpful with our 3 children. They drove us up to take the children to play ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 01 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

Shibu Hotel places you steps from Shibu and within a 30-minute stroll of Shiga Kogen Ski Area. Highlights at this ryokan include a restaurant, free self parking, and a spa tub.

You can enjoy free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, featured in all 20 rooms.

This ryokan has free WiFi in public areas, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands. Additionally, you'll find karaoke and luggage storage. Each morning Japanese breakfast is served between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM. There's also the convenience of free train pick-up service.

Sights within a 20-minute drive of this 4-star Yamanouchi ryokan include Jigokudani Monkey Park and Maruike Ski Area.

Japanese Room - Room Only

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AU$264* Per night/room 25 Apr. - 26 Apr.

Japanese Style Corner Room - Room Only

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Japanese Style Corner Room - Half Board

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Japanese Style Corner Room - Breakfast Included

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Japanese Style Room - Half Board

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Japanese Style Room - Breakfast Included

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Shibu Hotel ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Shibu Hotel

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5 out of 5

Amazing hotel in the heart of Shibu

We had a wonderful time at this hotel. The staff were amazing, so kind and helpful with our 3 children. They drove us up to take the children to play in the snow and to see the snow monkeys. We cannot rate this hotel highly enough. I recommend it to anyone who visits Shibu.

Posted by , from Gold Coast australia on 1 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Apr. 2018 by Kazuyoshi Yamada

Thank you very much for staying with SHIBU HOTEL with your children. Also, I would like to thank you again for posting your thoughts immediately. I am sorry that my reward was delayed. We are pleased with our children and we are also very happy. We sincerely look forward to seeing you again. Thank you very much for this time.

5 out of 5

Family-run hotel with amazing service and location

This was easily our favourite place we stayed on our Japan trip - the hotel is a traditional Tatami mat style hotel where you sleep on mats and the flooring is reeds. It's in the centre of the Shibu village and all 9 of the public hot spring baths are within walking distance. There is a photo in their reception of the family that started the hotel and the great grandson of the founder and his mother still work there today. They have a bus that drove us around, the picked and dropped us off at Yudanaka station and also drove us out to the snow monkey park and restaurants if we wanted. They rooms were the cleanest I have seen, every day they would remake beds, set out towels etc to perfection as well as change the flowers every day. The breakfasts alternated between traditional Japanese and Western style breakfasts and one of the staff remained with the 6 of us during the breakfasts to aid with things like refills of the coffee. Our room looked out over the little mountain river towards the mountains and was a great sight to wake up to each day. They also have an amazing hot spring bath inside the hotel itself with indoor and outdoor sections for men and women. The outdoor one was particularly nice looking onto a little garden. Things we did in the little town itself were shopping, skiing for 2 days in the nearby ski fields, visiting all 9 of the public baths, the snow monkey park and dining in some amazing restaurants.

Posted by , from Sydney, Australia on 8 Jan. 2016

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Shibu Hotel offers its guests hot springs and a spa tub. A train station pick-up service and a train station drop-off service are free. Tour/ticket assistance, gift shops/newsstands, and karaoke are also featured at Shibu Hotel. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Yamanouchi ryokan.

  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Karaoke
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Gift shop
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Free train station pick-up
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Shibu Hotel offers 20 accommodations. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include showers. This Yamanouchi ryokan provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy Japanese breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Spa Services

  • Indoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen)
  • Outdoor mineral hot springs (Japanese-style onsen)
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. 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. No refunds will be issued for any unused portion of the rate plan.

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).

The front desk at this property is open daily from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. 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.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Shibu Hotel

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. 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. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • As required by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, all international visitors must submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ). Also, it's required that lodging proprietors photocopy the passports of all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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