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“Highlight of our trip to Japan”
Review of Senshinkan Matsuya

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Senshinkan Matsuya
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Extremely welcoming and helpful proprietors with a very impressive level of English. Great location for visiting the Nagano Snow Monkeys. The facilities are very well maintained and the hot spring bath in the basement is highly recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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matsuya, オーナー at Senshinkan Matsuya, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2014

Thank you for staying with us !
And thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review.
We're very happy to hear that you had such a pleasant stay in my village.
We look forward to having you stay with us again .

Warm regards

MATSUYA
Tomomi & Keiko

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

The stay in this ryokan was the best of our two-week trip in Japan. We knew we would have very bad time management so we didn't even bother to ask to arrange the free shuttle but thought we could just take a taxi. Therefore, we're very surprised when we saw the owner waiting for us at the train station. The ryokan is very nice and comfy, and please, no matter what, don't miss the dinner and breakfast! You'll be surprised and very pleased with the food. We tried some of the onsen on the street but I think the one in the ryokan is the best. The free ride to the snow monkey park and the arrangement of our luggage made our exploration in the park and the town on the next day relaxing and easy. Lastly, a huge thank you to Keiko for her patience, helpfulness and doing us a big favor after we left! ;-) will definitely stay again and highly recommend.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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matsuya, オーナー at Senshinkan Matsuya, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2014

Thank you for staying with us !
And thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review.
We're very happy to hear that you had such a pleasant stay in my village.
We look forward to having you stay with us again .

Warm regards

MATSUYA
Tomomi & Keiko

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Fantastic place which was quite a find for us. Japan is very urbanized and to find this old world place was absolutely amazing. We sampled all the onzens, ate out in very friendly restaurants, had an interesting and super clean room at the ryokan. The owners were very friendly and helped us to find a ski resort nearby so that we could add skiing to our vacation in the middle of April. We ( a family of 3 with a 9 year old child) highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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matsuya, オーナー at Senshinkan Matsuya, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2014

Thank you for staying with us !
And thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review.
We're very happy to hear that you had such a pleasant stay in my village.

We look forward to having you stay with us again .

Warm regards
MATSUYA
Tomomi & Keiko

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

My friend and I stayed for one night and it was absolutely delightful. You are transported back in time. And while the bathing facilities are very rustic, it is definitely authentic. The location in town is great for the onsen ( bath house) hopping. The food was amazing, beautiful and tasty. The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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matsuya, オーナー at Senshinkan Matsuya, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2014

Thank you for staying with us !
And thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review.
We're very happy to hear that you had such a pleasant stay in my village.
We look forward to having you stay with us again .

Warm regards

MATSUYA
Tomomi & Keiko

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

I would like to thank Tomomi and Keiko for making my stay in Shibu Onsen so memorable.
Their guest house (Ryokan) is a beautiful building with the charm of a bygone era. The guests are given yukata robes to wear around the ryokan and around the village. It adds to the atmosphere when guests sit together taking over coffee in the lounge area it feels like Japan 100 years ago. ( Not that I was there then).
Such warm , friendly, knowledgeable staff who all were so eager to help with anything from places to eat, to cultural etiquette and more.
The hot bath in the basement was clean and inviting.
A wonderful place to stay, I highly recommend it. 12 stars.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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matsuya, オーナー at Senshinkan Matsuya, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Thank you for staying with us .
And Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review.
We're very happy to hear that you had such a pleasant stay in my village.

We're looking forward to see you again .

Warm regards

MATSUYA
Tomomi & Keiko

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

We absolutely loved our experience at Senshinkan Matsuya. Wearing the traditional yukata robes and geta sandals, wandering the little village, and visiting each of the 9 town onsens…it was a memory we will never forget. Our lovely hosts picked us up from the Yudanaka station in the early afternoon and drove us to Snow Monkey Park the next morning, too. The food was traditional Japanese - and very good for our kids (ages 14, 12,10) to experience. I would highly recommend visiting Shibu Onsen. We were on a 9 day trip around Japan, and we spent just under 24 hours here - it worked perfectly.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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matsuya, オーナー at Senshinkan Matsuya, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Thank you for staying with us , and taking the time to write such a thoughtful review.
We're very happy to hear that you had such a pleasant stay in my village.

We look forward to having you stay with us again .

Warm regards

MATSUYA
Tomomi & Keiko

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Senshinkan Matsuya came with recommendation from Zeno's Guide for standard ryokan stay in Shibu Onsen. The owner picked us up from Yudanaka Station and introduced Shibu Onsen Town while diving back to his ryokan. He and his wife, Keiko-San speak good English and the reception we received upon arrival was heart-warming. Keiko-San brought us to our room and also explained to us the proper way of wearing yukata. They also asked us regarding any food allergy as well as diet preference. The meals were delicious, the room was nice and comfortable, and the trip to common bath was rejuvenating. Even though it is not a grand ryokan, it is cosy, comfortable and truly Japanese. A walk around the area after dinner and enjoying foot onsen were relaxing. They also provide free shuttle to Jigokudani Yaen-Koen and Yudanaka Station every morning. Overall, it was a great stay!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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matsuya, オーナー at Senshinkan Matsuya, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Thank you for staying with us , and taking the time to write such a thoughtful review.
We're very happy to hear that you had such a pleasant stay in my village.

We look forward to having you stay with us again .

Warm regards

MATSUYA
Tomomi & Keiko

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Additional Information about Senshinkan Matsuya

Address: 2222 Hirao, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401, Nagano Prefecture
Region: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Shimotakai-gun > Yamanouchi-machi > Yudanaka shibu Onsen
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Yamanouchi-machi
#9 Best Value Hotel in Yamanouchi-machi
Price Range: £81 - £211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Senshinkan Matsuya 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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