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Shibu Onsen KOKUYA

Star Rating
3 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.6 / 5Exceptional
28 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Yudanaka Hot Spring
    17 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Nishimiya Shrine
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Jigokudani Monkey Park
    5 min drive

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Book online or call:

03-6743-6572
  • Standard Japanese-style Room with Open-Air Bath

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 5 Twin Futons
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  • Superior Japanese-Style Room with Open-Air Bath

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 5 Twin Futons
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  • Deluxe Japanese-Style Room with Open-Air Bath

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 5 Twin Futons
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  • Standard Japanese-Style Room with Shared Bathroom

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Twin Futons
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About this area

Yamanouchi

Shibu Onsen KOKUYA is located in Yamanouchi. Shiga Kogen Ski Area and Ryuoo Ski Park are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Jigokudani Monkey Park and Jōshin'etsu-kōgen National Park. Yudanaka Shibu Onsen and Taikan Bonsai Museum are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Yudanaka Hot Spring - 17 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Nishimiya Shrine - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Jigokudani Monkey Park - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Shiga Kogen Ski Area - 9 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Shiga Kogan Nature Conservation Center - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Yudanaka Station - 3 min drive
  • Iiyama Station - 18 min drive

Restaurants

  • Tyoseian – Restaurant offering Japanese cuisine. Serves breakfast and dinner.
  • Yawaragi – Restaurant offering Japanese cuisine. Serves breakfast and dinner.

About this property

Shibu Onsen KOKUYA

Along with 2 restaurants, this ryokan has free self parking and free WiFi in public areas. Train station pick-up is free. Other amenities include free train station drop-off. All 19 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus refrigerators and TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find safes and free toiletries. Bathrooms are shared.

Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Children and extra beds

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: JPY 2000 per person (approximately)

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

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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.

We should mention

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. Reservations are required for private bath/onsen. Reservations can be made by contacting the ryokan prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. 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.

Property is also known as

  • Kokuya Hotel Yamanouchi
  • Shibu Onsen KOKUYA Inn Yamanouchi
  • Kokuya Yamanouchi
  • Kokuya
  • Shibu Onsen KOKUYA Inn
  • Shibu Onsen KOKUYA Yamanouchi
  • Shibu Onsen KOKUYA Ryokan
  • Shibu Onsen KOKUYA Yamanouchi
  • Shibu Onsen KOKUYA Ryokan Yamanouchi

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free roundtrip train station shuttle

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily: JPY 2000 per person
  • 2 restaurants

Things to do

  • Hot springs
  • Karaoke

Family friendly

  • Refrigerator

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Spa

  • 24-hour public bath access
  • Indoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Outdoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Separate men/women areas in public bath
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Safe

Nearby things to do

Where to eat

  • Tyoseian – Restaurant offering Japanese cuisine. Serves breakfast and dinner.
  • Yawaragi – Restaurant offering Japanese cuisine. Serves breakfast and dinner.
4.6

Exceptional

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4.7
Cleanliness
4.7
Service and Staff
4.0
Amenities
4.4
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Great baths and great staff

Staff were very welcoming and helpful throughout the stay. The onsen were a lot of fun. Would absolutely recommend a stay here.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

Immersive Cultural Experience

Whether you are a first-time or regular ryokan traveler, Kokuya sets the gold standard for comfort, relaxation, and personalized service. The advantages over the many other Shibu-onsen ryokans include its own nine (7 public, 2 private) onsen available to all guests, and some rooms with their own open air private baths for the ultimate bed-to-bath soaking. Add in impeccable "farm and stream to table" kaseki-style meals with attentive service just short of pampering, cozy tatami rooms, and strolling the narrow Shibu-onsen lanes in a yukata and geta (or slippers) for an immersive cultural experience. While there is free and ample wifi, you'll likely want to stow your cell phone and let the worries "back there" stay there while you explore discoveries of a more inner nature. Nearby are snow monkeys, sake brewery & art gallery, craft shops, and temples. What's not to love?

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

Absolutely beautiful ryokan with beautiful staff. If you are hesitant to book the all inclusive dinner and breakfast , dont be and definitely do it! 11 courses of the most wonderful food and service. Worth every cent! Thankyou for a great japanese experience we wont forget.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019

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