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In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSake Storehouse and Museum6 min walk
    Popular LocationYudanaka Hot Spring16 min walk
    Popular LocationJigokudani Monkey Park10 min drive
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  • Basic Room, Accessible

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 387 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 5 Single Futons
    More detailsBasic Room, Accessible
  • Superior Quadruple Room, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Single Futons
    More detailsSuperior Quadruple Room, Accessible
  • Design Room, 2 Single Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsDesign Room, 2 Single Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Standard Quadruple Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 290 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 4 Single Futons
    More detailsStandard Quadruple Room
  • Premium Twin Room, 2 Bedrooms, Bathtub

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 613 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Large Single Beds
    More detailsPremium Twin Room, 2 Bedrooms, Bathtub
  • Executive Twin Room, Accessible, Non Smoking

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 196 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsExecutive Twin Room, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Standard Twin Room

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 247 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Futons
    More detailsStandard Twin Room
  • Executive Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsExecutive Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom

About this area


Shibu Onsen Sakaeya is located in Yamanouchi. Jigokudani Monkey Park is a popular area attraction and if an activity is on the agenda, Shiga Kogen Ski Area and Shibu are worth checking out. Taikan Bonsai Museum and Yamazaki Farm are also worth visiting.
Visit our Yamanouchi travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sake Storehouse and Museum - 6 min walk
  • Yudanaka Hot Spring - 16 min walk
  • Shiga Kogen Ski Area - 8 min drive
  • Jigokudani Monkey Park - 10 min drive
  • Japan Clay Dolls Museum - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Yudanaka Station - 7 min drive
  • Nagano (QNG) - 31 min drive


  • Sobaroku - 16 min walk
  • Asashinaya - 18 min walk
  • HAKKO - 19 min walk
  • The Farmhouse - 19 min walk
  • ENZA - 3 min drive

About this property

Shibu Onsen Sakaeya

3-star ryokan, walk to Shibu
A bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café and a meeting room are available at this ryokan. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a computer station and gift shops/newsstands are on-site. All 25 rooms offer free WiFi, fridges and flat-screen TVs with DVD players. Other amenities available to guests include hairdryers, safes and free toiletries.
Shibu Onsen Sakaeya offers 25 forms of accommodation with DVD players and a safe. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bidets, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.
Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot spring (onsen) and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men's and women's areas. The ryokan bathing area is open 24 hours a day.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Japanese breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:00 AM: JPY 2200 for adults and JPY 1100 for children
  • 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Hot springs

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Fridge


  • Lift
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour public bath access
  • Indoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Outdoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Separate men/women areas in public bath
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination


  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Safe



Check-in from 3 PM - 7 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for Japanese breakfast: JPY 2200 for adults and JPY 1100 for children (approximately)
  • An in-room safe is available for an additional fee

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, debit card or cash deposit 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

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
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Shibu Onsen Sakaeya Inn Yamanouchi
Shibu Onsen Sakaeya Inn
Shibu Onsen Sakaeya Yamanouchi
Shibu Onsen Sakaeya
Shibu Onsen Sakaeya Ryokan
Shibu Onsen Sakaeya Yamanouchi
Shibu Onsen Sakaeya Ryokan Yamanouchi

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Shibu Onsen Sakaeya and receive a full refund?
Yes, Shibu Onsen Sakaeya offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Shibu Onsen Sakaeya cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Shibu Onsen Sakaeya?
As of 28 Nov 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Shibu Onsen Sakaeya on 23 Dec 2020 start from £263, including 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 Shibu Onsen Sakaeya pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Shibu Onsen Sakaeya?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Shibu Onsen Sakaeya?
Check-in is from 3 PM - 7 PM.
What time is check-out at Shibu Onsen Sakaeya?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Shibu Onsen Sakaeya located?
Situated in Yamanouchi, this ryokan is steps away from Shibuyu Bridge and Shibu. Shiga Kogen Ski Area and Yudanaka Hot Spring are also within 2 miles (3 km). Yudanaka Station is 22 minutes by foot.
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Service here was amazing. Staff came to greet us at the car and made us feel special throughout our stay. We paid for a room with our own private onsen as we have tattoos and have not managed to visit an onsen after 4 trips to japan. It was well worth the money. Several staff members spoke to us in English. Food was spectacular. We have stayed in dozens of hotels around the world, and this was definitely our favourite of them all.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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We loved the yukatas, helpful staff, bright umbrellas to use in the rain, amazing breakfast and soothing onsen.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Absolutely lovely and a great Japanese experience
We chose this hotel for its location in the middle of the village, within a reasonable walkable distance from the station and to the Monkey park. The staff were absolutely lovely and the traditional Japanese breakfast and evening meal were superb. Our room was a really large traditional Japanese style bedroom with futons on the floor. It also had plenty of storage space. We had a private toilet, but it didn’t have a shower or bath. However, the hotel’s own Onsen was so close it made using it preferable to using a shower. This was our first experience of using an onsen and it made it our preference whenever available elsewhere. It also had a room where you could sit and paint or have coffee. The monkeys at the park were so much fun that we were there for hours.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018

4/5 Good

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Very nice, relaxing stay in quiet hot spring town
The hotel is a traditional Japanese Ryokan with rooms complete with Japanese decor, tea and futon type beds. The whole hotel’s ambiance was very zen and taste fully decorated. There is even relaxing music playing in your room when you check in. The hotel has its’ own hot spring/bath. There is no private shower in the rooms, which may bother some westerners but did not bother us. You also have access to the 9 public baths throughout town when staying here. All in all lovely stay but staff speak very limited English so be ready with your phrase book or try to learn some Japanese before you go.

5/5 Excellent

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Good service. Big room.
Staff is very friendly with good service. Room is quite big. Ametities is goos. Dinner and Breakfast are delicious.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2018