Shimaya Ryokan

Address: 3075-I Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 381-0401 , Japan | Ryokan
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This ryokan, located in the Kumanoyu Onsen area of Yamanouchi-machi, is near Shiga Kogen Ski Area.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsShimaya Ryokan Yamanouchi-machi

    Reviewed by ptoj

    Very friendly

    Reviewed Oct 3, 2015
    by (3 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Mr Yumoto is very generous

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Shimaya Ryokan Yamanouchi-machi

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Yamanouchi-machi

    Snow monkey day

    A travel blog entry by ptoj on Oct 03, 2015

    Woke early and caught a taxi to Ueno station. JR Shinkansen to Nagano, then electric train on the Nagano dentetsuline to Yudanaka. Walked up to our accomodation - Shimaya. Mr Yumoto is very helpful. He drove us to the snow monkeys, then we walked 1.6 km through the forest to see the monkeys. They were everywhere, little babies, sitting in the hot …

    Monkey business and Obuse

    A travel blog entry by nreid on Oct 27, 2015

    37 photos

    ... Out of the mountains and about 30 minutes from Nagano. Maleny/Montville style town. Warm here, about 24 degrees - so we were a bit hot as we dressed for the mountains. While touristy, it is quiet and unhurried. It is chestnut season for this area so speciality shops with everything "chestnut" and cafes, beautiful craft stores, sake brewery (no thanks after last nights headache), galleries and museums. There is also an open garden ...

    Faster than a bullet train to Nagano

    A travel blog entry by nreid on Oct 26, 2015

    36 photos

    ... that was a nice compliment. We learnt to say "very good" ...sounds like O..she. Bought some buckwheat tea to take home. We enjoyed all this in the company of Kerry and Gloria from Bermagui in NSW. We first met them on the trip to Nikko and they had used the same travel agency to do a self-guided personal itinerary as we had. Turns out we are doing the same stops next few days, and then we have different itinerary. Lovely couple so we really are ...

    Can it get any better? Yes, it can!

    A travel blog entry by velojim-japan on Oct 13, 2015

    5 comments, 22 photos

    ... so I would still be doing some serious climbing. I'm always pleasantly surprised by how well my routes turn out or maybe all the routes around Japan are great. When you plot a route, you don't really know what to expect. You can see parts of it on Google Street View but that doesn't give you a true representation of what it will be like when you're actually on the road. The changing colour of the leaves, the view out across the valley, the grade of ...

    No to snow monkeys but yes to grasshoppers

    A travel blog entry by velojim-japan on Oct 12, 2015

    12 photos

    ... now but is still good fun as you get to walk among them as they pick fleas off themselves or eat food that is left by the park caretakers. Unfortunately, when I got to the main gate, I was informed that there were no monkeys in the park as they had all gone into the mountains where there are nuts available and also because it is mating season, supposedly. I guess if I were a monkey and were given the choice of hanging out by the monkey version of ...