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In-room safe, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds, rollaway beds

Aburaya Tosen

4 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationShibu7 min walk
    Popular LocationShiga Kogen Ski Area11 min walk
    Popular LocationYudanaka Hot Spring11 min walk

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Junior Suite with Open Air Bath

  • River view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Twin Futon

Japanese Style Suite with Open Air Bath

  • River view
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 Twin Futons


  • River view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Twin Futon

Comfort Room, Japanese Futon

  • River view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Twin Futon

Japanese Style Deluxe Suite with Open Air Bath

  • River view
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 Twin Futons

Japanese Western Suite with Open Air Bath

  • River view
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Twin Beds and 3 Twin Futons

About this area


Located in Yamanouchi, Aburaya Tosen is near a train station and on a river. Shibu and Shiga Kogen Ski Area 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 Joshin'etsu-kogen National Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at M-Wave Olympic Memorial Arena or Aqua Wing Arena. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including skiing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Shibu - 7 min walk
  • Nishimiya Shrine - 10 min walk
  • Baio-ji Temple - 10 min walk
  • Shiga Kogen Ski Area - 11 min walk
  • Yudanaka Hot Spring - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Yudanaka Station - 7 min walk
  • Iiyama Station - 28 min drive


  • Asashinaya — 5 min walk
  • Goen — 8 min walk
  • CHAMISE — 8 min walk
  • HAKKO — 9 min walk
  • Rosee — 13 min walk

About this property

Aburaya Tosen

4-star spa ryokan, walk to Shibu
A full-service spa, a restaurant, and a nightclub are available at this ryokan. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and free train station pick-up are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, massage/treatment rooms, and conference space. All 35 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus refrigerators and TVs with digital channels. Hair dryers, safes, and phones are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Aburaya Tosen offers 35 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and slippers. Digital television is provided.

Bathrooms include bidets, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
Kirameki Spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, detox wraps, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs, a sauna, and a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. 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. The ryokan bathing area is open 24 hours.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for dinner
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Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free roundtrip train station shuttle

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9 AM: JPY 1650 for adults and JPY 1100 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café

Things to do

  • Full-service spa
  • Hot springs
  • Karaoke
  • Nightclub
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Elevator
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Business services

  • Conference space


  • Outdoor entertainment area


  • 24-hour public bath access
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body treatments
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Hot springs/mineral springs
  • Indoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Separate men/women areas in public bath
  • Spa tub
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Romance packages available

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • Digital channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Check-in from 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for JPY 3300 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are available for JPY 3300 per night

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 buffet breakfast: JPY 1650 for adults and JPY 1100 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: JPY 3300 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: JPY 3300 per night

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 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

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 massage services, spa treatments, and 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

Property is also known as

Aburaya Tosen
Aburaya Tosen Inn
Aburaya Tosen Inn Yamanouchi
Aburaya Tosen Yamanouchi
Aburaya Tosen Japan/Yamanouchi-Machi, Nagano Prefecture
Aburaya Tosen Ryokan
Aburaya Tosen Yamanouchi
Aburaya Tosen Ryokan Yamanouchi

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Aburaya Tosen and receive a full refund?
Yes, Aburaya Tosen offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Aburaya Tosen cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Aburaya Tosen?
As of Apr 20, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Aburaya Tosen on Apr 26, 2021 start from $267, 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.
Is Aburaya Tosen pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Aburaya Tosen?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Aburaya Tosen?
Check-in is from 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Aburaya Tosen?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Aburaya Tosen located?
Situated on a river, this spa ryokan is within a 15-minute walk of Shibu, Shiga Kogen Ski Area, and Yudanaka Hot Spring. Joshin'etsu-kogen National Park and Jigokudani Monkey Park are also within 3 mi (5 km). Yudanaka Station is 7 minutes by foot.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 77 out of 116 reviews
5 - Excellent 66%
Rating 4 - Good. 35 out of 116 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 116 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 116 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 116 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great ryokan
There was a mix up during check in and we were shown to the wrong room but it was sorted out quickly. And their record had me staying for a night instead of 3 nights based on my booking. Otherwise, everything else was fine, then owner and the staff of the ryokan are friendly and helpful.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff is very nice, respectful and helpful! The place is clean and we had a beautiful view out of our room.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff was very attentive, provided excellent customer service and were very helpful! The spa is excellent and the massage i got was one of the best i've ever got. I would encourage the staff to provide more details on how to use the private facilities as that was not 100% clear. Also, in a very good location near the ski resorts, snow monkey park and onsens. I'm hoping to come back soon!
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very impressive hotel, nice decor, outdoor onsen bath, super friendly and helpful staff who would help push my car out of snow on kimono and sandals.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hospitality was great, rooms were clean, if coffee n tea sachets are provided in the room will be even better.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

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