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Irvine, California
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52 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Awanoyu is a fantastic ryokan experience at an onsen. You probably are familiar with onsen already if you are looking at this review because Shirahone Onsen is hard to get to. There are buses from Matsumoto but we came in a rental car. Awanoyu is also a rare mixed gender bath. Shiraone (white bone) onsen features a very milky white... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We visited 2 onsens in the area. Awanoyu in Shirahone on the way to Takayama and then Hiranoyu on the way back from Takayama to Matsumoto. We visited as day onsen customers. The onsen advertises a giant onsen pool with milky white waters. But the pool is mixed meaning both men and women nude. I'm not prudish in the slightest... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Came here only for the day outdoor hot spring. Some info said the outdoor hot spring is only open to visitors on weekends but I checked the calendar on the hotel website - it's actually open most weekdays so I called to confirm beforehand and it was open (本館 大野天風呂) even though we went there on a Monday. There's another... More 

5 Thank redeyeblues
Stockholm, Sweden
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69 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

This place is quite beautiful and the onsen water is really interesting. Unfortunately the mixed rotenburo water was only body temperature which resulted in us being rather cold and leaving the mixed bath quite early. This was a shame since we were 3 men and 2 women. We had read about the water temperature but didn't expect us to feel... More 

2 Thank DippetyDan
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112 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

we got the biggest room in the onsen ryokan. this is a luxurius property. we were waiting for breakfast....and then the dinner surprises.top japanise cusine. the out door onsen is like a dream .we were lucky with the weather ,looking at the sky while soaking in the onsen is the ultimate plesure.

1 Thank LosAngelesSnagov
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

Pretty close to Kami-kochi (40 mins. bus ride) and 2 hours from Matsumoto. For those who want to enjoy a nice onsen, Shirahone (means "white bone") is a nice alternative. You might not like the low water temperature (37-38 degrees Celsius), but the water quality makes you warm. The outdoor bath is kon-yoku (mixed bath) but special bathing suits are... More 

1 Thank iguanitajaponesa
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

My husband and I had a really wonderful 3 days at this ryokan. They upgraded our room without extra charge. The room was absolutely beautiful and looked out on a forest of green. The food and service were outstanding. Shuko took amazing care of us during our stay. The baths were lovely, deeply relaxing. The outdoor one is cooler, the... More 

2 Thank Beverly M
Noosa, Australia
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195 reviews
167 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2011

Awanoyu is an interesting mix. The hotel itself is lovely - probably the best Japanese style rooms I've stayed in. they are clean, modern and stylish, with all the amenities you would expect in this price range. Having stayed in many ryokan over the years, accomodation-wise at least, this was the standout. Awanoyu falls down in other areas, however. Firstly,... More 

5 Thank Ian_Pratt
Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2010

You will reach this hidden treasure after two hours drive from Matsumoto along the beautiful scenic mountain drive. The bus service is available in winter season. Awanoyu Ryokan is famous for mixed bathing - outdoor milky bath with beautiful natural surroundings which brings colours in each season. The scene of snow among the greenery around the bath was just breath-taking... More 

2 Thank triggfish

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Additional Information about Awanoyu

Address: 4181 Azumi, Matsumoto 390-1515, Nagano Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Matsumoto > Shirahone Onsen
Price Range: £184 - £432 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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