Ratings based on 44 Verified Reviews
4.9 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Melbourne, Australia
Traditional Ryokan - family ownedPosted Feb 19, 2017 on Wotif
This was our first trip to Japan and our first time staying in a traditional Japanese Ryokan. We will be back. Loved it. It's family-owned - Toshi and his family were very welcoming, spoke good English, had loads of local knowledge to help us out and had traditional breakfasts and dinners on offer (cooked by Toshi's mother, who comes out and greets everyone at meal time - FYI: you need to book the day before for dinners). We were warm, comfortable (futons were fairly firm but we slept pretty well!), and well looked after. Location is great. Can't wait to come back and stay for longer.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Boston, MA
Very nice ryokanPosted Jan 5, 2017
Location: World-class skiing at a former Olympic venue.
Very friendly and helpful staff, better English than I expected. More or less traditional ryokan, with tatami floors. The room is spacious during the day when the futons are rolled up (the staff does that for you), and the futons are very comfortable to sleep on. Breakfast included in the price of the room was excellent. Dinner was extra, but not expensive--about $25 for a first-class, elegant Japanese dinner. The staff were very helpful, even picking us up at the bus terminal (much appreciated after a 16-hour journey) and dropping us off at the train station. Everything about this ryokan is first class, and we would stay again any time.
by Lai Ping
Very nice local stay with fantastic hostPosted Dec 23, 2016 on Hotels
It was amazing!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Singapore
Memorable stayPosted Dec 22, 2016
We were made to feel like 6 star guests. Proximity to ski facilities was just 10 mins walk away. Kaiseke and breakfast was way above average. Since there is little else to do but ski and stay in the hotel, it made a huge difference that it was marvellous. I will make a trip back next time I'm in Japan.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
The staff make this place! Can't do enough for youPosted Apr 18, 2016
Great staff, clean and tidy traditional Japanese hotel. The Onson is slightly small but modern and tidy.The staff make this place! Can't do enough for you! Would recommend to others.
by Iris from Orange County
Hot springs traditonal hotel super comfortablePosted Apr 17, 2016 on Hotels
Absolutely perfect!!! We loved this place. The innkeeper's are super nice and helpful. Very humble family. I was worried about sleeping on the tatami and mats on the floor, it turned out to me more comfortable than regular beds and mattresses. We slept very well. Hot springs bathhouse inside hotel was super nice, luxurious and clean. Love it! Highly recommend
for Couplesby A verified traveler
One of the best hotel experiences I have ever had.Posted Dec 7, 2015
Location: ski resort, snow monkeys, nice cafe's and places to eat. great transport by rail or road
This is a FANTASTIC hotel, we stayed for just 2 nights, but wished we could have stayed longer. I don't usually rate hotels on any site, actually this is my first ever rating. But it deserves a 5 star rating. Very helpful, delicious food, warm cosy room, super clean, all in all a top place.
Posted Jun 5, 2015 on Hotels
by A verified traveler
Highly recommendable!Posted May 20, 2015 on Hotels
It is a lovely, elegant ryokan with a beautiful onsen and very nice and helpful staff. The dinner was very delicious and absolutely worth the money. Unfortunately, we stayed only one night. If we were to come back to this part of Japan, we would definitely stay in this ryokan. It has our highest recommendation.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from bend oregon
great placePosted Apr 29, 2015
what a well ran hotel. this place tops 5 star resorts as far as service. They went above and beyond as innkeepers.