If you want to experience an authentic ryokan adventure in Nagano, you must stay here. We had much nostalgic feeling during our stay. It’s truly worth staying here. Perhaps, if you are keen on Japanese architecture, you must visit here. You won’t get bored during your stay.   The ryokan is one of important cultural properties with a long history.  That’s why, it’s aged, well-maintained, clean, and elegant.  We were so excited to explore in the stunning building. This is indescribably wonderful.  In particular, Momoyama hot springs in the main building which is one of the highlight is truly amazing. We were impressed with the dynamic historical baths.  If you are going to stay here, I would highly recommend booking a room with a private hot spring in Shoraiso building.  That’s really charming and quaint.  Others wouldn’t be special.  Also the ryokan has two kitchens in-house.  One is in Shoraiso building, and the other is in the main building.  The food prepared in Shoraiso building tends to be much more sophisticated than one in the main building.  If you stay at a room in Shoraiso building, you have for dinner in Shoraiso building.  If you stay at a room in the main building, you have for dinner in the main building.  But the breakfast venue for all guests in Shoraiso and the main building was the same dining room in my experience.  Then spring quality is perfect, like sikn lotion.  We enjoyed a lot of time jumping in and out of our private and public large onsens.  Then if you bring elderly people with weak feet, you might want to request rooms called “Komakusa” or “Syakunage” on 1F in Shoraiso building.  Because there are some steep steps, and no elevators in the building.  Then if you are a light sleeper, you might want to request a room on 3F.  It seems that the traditional building has no soundproofing facilities.  Our ears sometimes caught people talking in the hallway and footsteps of the upstairs room.  Only my issue is that there is no special view from the property.  Also Yorozuya would be very popular.  We waited for a while at the lobby when we checked in and out.  It seems that there is a shortage of staff.  If you want to chill out here, you might want to visit on weekdays, not weekends or not Japan’s public holidays.  At last, the best season to stay here would be except the summer season.  The water temperature of hot springs tends to be high.  You won’t be able to soak in the baths, or you may feel reluctant to get in them in the summer season.  If your main purpose is to visit Monkey Snow Park, you must stay here in the winter season by all means!  Have a nice trip!  Welcome to receive any questions about the property from the below space.  *All information is as of the date that I posted on my blog.  Check Availability and Pricing for the hotel on Booking.com or Agoda


About Yorozuya

The Japanese style building is built with precious wood, which is impossible to get today, and is designated as a tangible cultural property of Japan. The large public spa, Momoyamaburo, built out of pure wood in temple style architecture, is also a designated tangible cultural property of Japan. Along with the natural hot spring, you can feel the elegance of 60 years of history with the water. The rooms are Japanese style as well as retro modern. The deluxe suite devoted to the essence of Japanese architecture produces a travel experience colored with tradition and luxury.

Info about Yorozuya

Style Traditional Japanese Ryokan
Guest Rating Very Good 8.5
Estimated Price 60,000 JPY for 2 adults per room
Contact Call at 0269-33-2111
Internet Connection Free Wifi in the ryokan
Booking Check Availability and Pricing for the ryokan
on Agoda or Booking.com
Location Yorozuya’s MAP
Access 7min walk from Yudanaka station
Address and TEL 3137 Hirao Yamanouchi-machi Shimotakai-gun
Nagano 81-0401
Tel +81 269-33-2111
Official Homepage Yorozuya’s HP