Yudanaka Seifuso - Yamanouchi (Nagano)36.74198, 138.413
Yudanaka Seifuso is a 3-star venue positioned about 4.6 km from Jigokudani Monkey Park.
The property is set 30 minutes' walk away from Japan Clay Dolls Museum.
Yudanaka train station is 5 minutes' walking distance from the hotel.
Yudanaka Seifuso features guest rooms complete with a safe, TV, a refrigerator and a work desk. Guests will enjoy complimentary toiletries and slippers provided in the bathrooms.
Eat & Drink
Serving an array of dishes, Kitashinshu Yamanochi are 750 meters away.
There are free self-parking, a luggage storage and a safe deposit box available on the premises.
On-site sport activities include snow skiing and table tennis.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Number of rooms: 15.
Spa & wellness centre
Leisure/ TV room
Ski pass vendor
Sports & Fitness
- Table tennis
- Room service
- Ski pass vendor
- Newspaper service
- Children's menu
Spa & Leisure
- Garden area
- Leisure/ TV room
- Spa & wellness centre
- Hot spring bath
- Open-air bath
- Public Bath
- Air conditioning
- In-room safe
- Sitting area
- Free toiletries
Rooms and availability
185 sq. feet
4 Single beds
In the Room
- City landmarks
Private onsen and open air onsen. Friendly staffs.
It was fantastic. The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. It is close to the station yet you feel you are in the countryside. The outdoor spa is lovely. Our room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was very tasty and served in a vacant room opposite our own. The owner gave us a gift of a huge apple each as we left. They allowed us to return after we had visited the snow monkey park, and use the onsen free of charge. I couldn't recommend it more highly.
The hot spring are fantastic, the water flow all day. Separate gender bathroom, they exchange the indoor and outdoor bathroom during the day between genders. They also have a excellent private bathroom. If someone want relax, this is the place, accompanied but classic Japanese bedroom. The staff are so helpful, the take in car to the monkeys park. I didn't know why so gentile.
Staff was very friendly. Spacious and comfortable traditional rooms with tatami and futon beds just awesome. This is where you really feel like in Japan. Though bathrooms are shared on the floor, but it is usual for a traditional ryokan. We've stayed in four Ryokan during our trip in Japan but Seifuso was definitely the best. Rotenburo (open air natural spring bath) - the best thing ever and they have it ) If I go to Yamanouchi once again I would definitely stay there again. 2 minutes to go from train station Yudanaka but you can't hear trains at all. 3 minutes to Lawson supermarket 24/7. Can't say anything about food cause we were surfing nearby restaurants ) If you are looking for a traditional stay in Yamanouchi you should try this one!
Showers for Rotenburo are outside and it's cold when you take it after bath. Slippers are small, i walked aroud ryokan in socks ) There is a sink in rooms (no toilet) but only with cold water (in our room at least) - it's better then nothing, cause in the other two ryokan we've stayed all were shared and only one ryokan had everything in room. Though it didn't bothered us at all cause that's exactly what we were looking for )
The family was great and gave us a crash course in Japanese culture and ways. It was our first night in Japan (well after sleeping in Haneda airport) and our first time sleeping in a ryokan. We wish we would have selected to purchase a dinner there. It is normally an area for skiers, so many restaurants appeared to be closed. We still found a small restaurant that smelled of smoke but we had an extremely good bowl of soba. We were hestitant about sleeping on futons, but they were actually extremely comfortable. It got a little chilly but not as bad as our stay in Nikko the following weekend. But, it was nice to stay in a peaceful place for a change. There are two private onsens available and one public. Typically baths are taken at night and we fell asleep before we could get access to the nicer private onsen. We woke up at 4:30am and I think there was a group of older Japanese Buddhist guys that pretty much took up the private onsen so we had to use the other one which looked much more run down. But after we started rinsing ourselves with the hose, it wasn't that bad and was actually kind of fun. The hot spa although was freaking hot! I mean hot! I think there was a faucet to put in cool water, but there is a constant drip of hot water in there. And there was algae built up on the walls because it's always steamy in there. It's due for a remodel, but again, it wasn't as bad or had that dirty feeling as we initially thought. I finally dipped into the onsen and sweated out the cold/fever I had picked up on my 12.5 hour flight there. In short, we would definetly stay there again. Matsu, their son, also gave us a ride to the Snow Monkey Park and we caught a bus ride back that he pointed out. He speaks very little English-one word clues, but it's enough to get by. The other do not at all, but still talk to you like you know Japanese! Just give the older man a high five. He's super nice. Also, bring a small gift from home.
The Ryokan itself was very homey. So please don't let the following comments deter you, but I say them to provide you with our own initial first impressions: The alternative private spa/bathing facility is due for a remodel and a good scrub down because their is algae and some mold growing on the walls. I wish we could have reserved the nicer private onsen as advertised, but it was still a fun first-time experience for us. The website makes this place look very 'new' but it's not. There are broken tiles, worn rug, and in America would be 10 years overdue for a remodel...but after we got settled, none of that mattered. So don't let this turn you away. We didn't know what to expect when going to Japan and kind of like it that way when we travel. We would definitely stay here again, although the trip there is really long and costly. The Snow Monkeys were cool to see, but it really is only worth staying there a day unless you plan to do some hiking or skiing. It's still a beautiful place and calm compared to Tokyo.
The location was fantastic! Very close to the station (3 minute walk). The staff was very friendly and welcoming. We arrived in the late afternoon and they were more than happy to give us a quick ride to the monkey park. We ended up walking back from the monkey park to the hotel (about 3 miles) and the walk was through what felt like a quaint village. We stumbled upon a family owned sushi restaurant and had an absolutely fantastic meal! When we got back to the hotel we were able to enjoy the private onsen room! Would definitely recommend this hotel!
The staff were extremely helpful and very friendly. If you are visiting the Jigokudani Snow Monkeys Park, you will get driven to the gate of the park. And, the dinner is amazing.
As soon as you arrive you can feel the relaxed feeling, the staff are wonderful, friendly and very helpful family run business The traditional Japanese style is tastefully decorated through out the ryokan. The bath-house's are awesome, some nights filled with whole apples, adding to the atmosphere and good for the skin we thought they were the best one's in our 3 weeks stay in Japan.Very clean and cosy. Close to the Jigokudani snow monkey spa and cute cafes a great place away from the city with traditional Japanese custom that gives your holiday that special feeling. We really enjoyed it and hope to go again. Jean, Australia
Apart from the language barrier, where the owners coped with our non-existent Japanese. This hotel was brilliant. The staff, the accomodation was great, the onsen, the little town with not much to do, the coutryside was beautiful. You need to hire a car and visit ruralJapan - if you do, start here. Two weeks in Japan, 3 nights here - all five of us thought this was the best.
Cleanliness and out-door onsen
Not very clear sign-board or instruction for the onsen
The best of this hotel are the staff. This ryokan is being managed personally by a family, which is very warm and helpful whenever recommendations or directions were needed. The Onsens which are for exclusive use of the guests, are very clean, visually appealing and facilities for indoor or outdoor baths are offered. Rooms are big and well equiped. This hotel has been one of the highlights of our trip, no wonder why it appears so often in travel recommendation websites. Highly recomended
Got a free drive to the monkey park, outside onsen is amazing.
Very very helpful staff, I cannot stress that enough. Rooms are tasteful and spacious. The baths are very hot, which is nice if your into that kind of thing. Not for the sensitive.
We checked in and directly headed out to the Monkey Park, which is an hour's walk. The hotel staff was very nice to drive us there by car instead. In all very clean and comfortable, and a very nice outdoor onsen. Japan is expensive as it is, and this is by far the best value for money I have seen in a long time.
Little early check out at 10am, did not realize until they called the room:)
We loved the meiji styled rooms with carvings on the lintels and screens.The staff were very kind and attentive volunteering chilled blueberries on a very hot day and driving us to the snow monkey park. They even presented each of us with a wooden monkey souvenir when we left!