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Shibu-onsen Kokuya

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

My partner and I stayed at Kokuya in late November and we were blown away with the whole experience! The food, service, onsens, accommodation, everything! We loved our stay here. We booked a room with a private onsen, where we were upgraded to a room with a private onsen and a Japanese garden. The room was absolutely beautiful. All the...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Japan was incredibly welcoming, but even this was eclipsed by the welcome we received at Kokuya. We were met at the train station and ferried to the hotel in their minibus. On arrival, we were made to feel very welcome by Erico (her husband is the 16th generation owner of the ryokan which has been there for 400 years!). She...

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Arkansas
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We were blown away by the hospitality, food, accommodation, everything here. It was 2 days of bliss as we were pampered by the attentive but unobtrusive staff. The baths were clean and maintained well. The food was incredible and way more than could possibly be eaten (though we tried) of the "Kaiseki Ryori" type. The price seemed much more reasonable...

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The hotel is excellent. The staff goes over the top to make the visit pleasant and smooth. And the food is simply amazing. The diner was an eleven course, Japanese style of course. And the one better than the other. The breakfast was awesome. Another chapter is the bathing experience. Please come and check it yourself. You won't regrets the...

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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Helpful and friendly the staff from checkin, through dinner, breakfast and check out. Cannot say thank you enough for how special they made us feel. Rooms (not an expert on Japanese ryokan) nicely set out with loads of space. Food amazing if you stay for the dinners and the breakfasts both Japanese and western. Highly recommended as a place to...

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Sydney, NSW
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The hosts of this property are trying hard with explaining all things Japanese when staying at this ryokan. Particularly impressive was the daily menu written in English as eating a multi course dinner at a ryokan is a feature of the stay. Choose the Japanese selection for both dinner and breakfast for a treat of local produce. There are many...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We spent two nights at the Ryokan in October 2016 travelling with our two children (aged 6 and 4). We were given such a warm welcome by the incredibly kind staff, and had the chance to experience dipping in the onsen baths and eating some amazing, traditional Japanese food (which was a multi-course event!) whilst dressed in the yukata gowns...

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Tracy, California
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights in the Kasumi room with private outdoor bath. The room is very spare, but the staff go above and beyond to serve you. The 9 course dinner will test your adventureness when it comes to dining. I found the place to be a little worn down and shabby. Carpet and walls did not look very clean....

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Woodinville, Washington
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have no idea if it is "Authentic" Ryokan, as I have no idea what an "Authentic" Ryokan is. But we certainly enjoyed our stay here, and would recommend it, within limits. It is old style: one sleeps on futons on Tatami mats instead of a bed, there are no bath/shower in the room, you can "shower" by the Onsens....

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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This hotel (Kokuya)is bad hotel in yutanaka hot spring. Room is very narrow and no lift. Room charge is too high, Bad meal and bad service. No shop around hotel. We are from Taiwan with 3 families. I advice that you had better not stay this bad hotel.

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Address: 2200 Hirao, Shimotakai-gun, Yamanouchi-machi 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Shimotakai-gun > Yamanouchi-machi > Yudanaka shibu Onsen , Shigakougenhoppo Onsen , Kumanoyu Onsen
Price Range: $415 - $786 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shibu-onsen Kokuya 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Shibu-Onsen Kokuya Japan/Yamanouchi-Machi, Nagano Prefecture
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“The standard rooms are lovely, but if you could push the boat out for one with an onsen i bet that would be incredible”
GillianH113, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room with private onsen was definitely worth the each money! Especially if you want to bath with your partner.”
M5816UKsarahn, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I rated "sleep quality" as Average as we are not used to sleeping on the floor! It may be worth asking if they have Western-style beds!”
travelchick181, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms offer a private bath for more money but we were perfectly fine using the public baths which are inside the hotel.”
chickenwoman, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If used to Japanese baths, don't have your own private bath as there are many baths on site and the Key to the nine baths in town.”
prpn, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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