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和風の宿 ますや Wafu no Yado Masuya

Wafu no Yado Masuya / Nagano Shiga・North Shiga・Yudanakashibu 26


Over 140 years have passed since Masuya first opened. From the very beginning, it has offered baths that use natural kakenagashi onsen water that comes directly from the source hot spring. All patrons of Masuya have loved it as a small inn that offers superb hospitality.

Shinshyu region's renowned Yudanaka onsen is said to have been discovered by the Buddhist high priest, Gyoki, 1,300 years ago. The onsen has never ran dry in over 1,000 years. During the Edo period, Yudanaka onsen prospered as a stopover for travelers going between Kusatsu and Zenkouji. The travelers sought the onsen, known for producing abundant amounts of onsen water, which healed different ailments depending on which source hot spring it was coming from.

At Masuya onsen, water drawn from four different source hot springs can be enjoyed in bathes whose designs retain the beauty of the bathes of the past era.

Included in the Top Dining Experience section of the book, "Top One hundred Hotels and Ryokans Chosen by Professionals," the inn prides itself on the cuisine it offers. Along with the bounties of the land and the rivers of northern Shinshu, seasonal ingredients are used in the Shinshu cuisine offered to guests that is presented in a way so that it is also a feast to the eyes.

From the guest rooms a panoramic view of the Hokushin Gogaku mountains and the Northern Alps can be seen. The spacious guestrooms where within there is a subtle scent of trees will soothe tired travelers.

Walking on stone-paved road wearing wooden clogs around Yudanaka and Shibu Onsen at dusk will allow you to experience the old-time onsen village.

A natural hot spring that has never gone dry in 1,000 years, highly-praised Shinshu cuisine that is made using local seasonal ingredients, hospitality that only a small exclusive inn can provide: Masuya's way of treating its patrons has been unchanged since the Edo period. Come stay at the inn and allow yourself to unwind.      
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Accommodations that represent their respective prefectures and that are worth visiting when you are in the area.

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Other Facilities3.4/5

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Yushin-an Sarawabi

たくさんの気配りと心遣い、ありがとうございました。 良い時間を過ごす事が出来ました。

Thank you for much attention and thoughtfulness. I was able to have a good time.

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Yushin-an Sarawabi

◎すぐにごろんとできるようにお布団ではなくベッドの部屋を予約して夕食に出かけたところ、戻ったらお茶などが置かれていた。お部屋に入ると思っておらず、いろんなものを散らかしたまま出かけたのでなんとなく嫌だなと感じました。 ◎廊下がなぜかむわっ... Read more ◎すぐにごろんとできるようにお布団ではなくベッドの部屋を予約して夕食に出かけたところ、戻ったらお茶などが置かれていた。お部屋に入ると思っておらず、いろんなものを散らかしたまま出かけたのでなんとなく嫌だなと感じました。 ◎廊下がなぜかむわっと暖かかった。 ◎お部屋を改造した?ためか 一列横並びになったような配置が なんとなく微妙だなとは感じましたが、全体的にキレイで居心地良かったです。 ◎チェックアウト時 全員で見送りをしてくださろうとしていたためカーナビの設定などできず慌ててその場を去らないといけない雰囲気になったものの、川を渡ってふと振り返るとまだ手を振ってくださってたのが結構嬉しかったです。

◎ I reserved a bed room instead of a futon to go out for dinner soon so that tea etc was placed when I returned. I did not expect to enter the room, I felt somewhat disgusting because I went out with lots of things scattered. ◎ The corridor somehow got warm and warm. ◎ Did you remodel the room? Because I felt it was somewhat subtle as it was arranged side by side in one row, but overall it was clean and comfortable. ◎ I was trying to bring off the car navigation system at the time of checkout, so I could not set the car navigation system and so I got into the atmosphere that I had to leave the scene in a hurry, but when I turned around across the river, I shook my hand still I was pretty happy.

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Yushin-an ukigumo

特別室とのことで、かつ、一番奥のお部屋でしたが、何故か壁の向こうからドタバタする音がずっと聞こえていました。 せっかくの信州牛は、素材を生かしたしゃぶしゃぶやすき焼きの方が良いと思います。アスパラガスやキノコをまくには素材がもったいな... Read more 特別室とのことで、かつ、一番奥のお部屋でしたが、何故か壁の向こうからドタバタする音がずっと聞こえていました。 せっかくの信州牛は、素材を生かしたしゃぶしゃぶやすき焼きの方が良いと思います。アスパラガスやキノコをまくには素材がもったいないかと それ以外はお宿のアンケートに書かせていただきました。

It was a special room and it was the innermost room, but for some reason I heard the sound of slashing from the other side of the wall forever. Shinshu cattle thinking that Shabu Shabu which utilizes the material and Sukiyaki better is better. To write asparagus and mushrooms, I wrote to the hotel questionnaire about whether the material is a waste or not.

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Wafu no Yado Masuya


2296, Hirao, Yamanochi-machi Shimotakai-gun, Nagano, Japan 381-0401 [View map]

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14:00 / 11:00

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Number of guest rooms

20 room(s)


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Shinshyu region's renowned Yudanaka onsen is said to have been discovered by the Buddhist high priest, Gyokibosatsu, 1,300 years ago. During the Edo period Yudanaka onsen prospered as a stopover for travelers going between Kusatsu and Zenkouji. The travelers sought the onsen known for producing abundant amounts of onsen water which healed different ailments depending on which source hot spring it came from. Baths at today's Masuya allows guests to experience the onsen which has retained its characteristics. Enjoy an authentic hot spring that has never run dry in over 1,000 years.

Masuya's baths use natural onsen water drawn from four source hot springs such as the Jigokudani Onsen. The onsen water have a temperature of 95 degrees Celsius (203 degrees Fahrenheit) and are cooled down by having cold groundwater mixed into it. 

〜Outside baths in Yudanaka〜
Put on a beautiful yukata and Japanese wooden clog and take a walk through the onsen village. Yudanaka's public bathhouses are worth exploring. Guests of Masuya can bath at bathhouses Andai Onsen Kaede no Yu and Kaika no Yu free-of-charge.

In addition, Yumeguri tickets are available for purchase. You can bath in a bath of three hotels with a single ticket. For more information visit the homepage of Yudanaka Onsen Tourism Association.

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◇Pressed flower lessons
After-dinner pressed flowers lessons are available. Make a pressed-flower post card to send to someone or take it home with you as a pretty souvenir. Lessons begin from after 8:00pm. There is a lesson fee and prior reservation is required.
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・The fee for this plan does not include a bathing tax of 150 yen.
〜For guests staying with children〜
Children under the age of three may use our facilities free-of-charge; Their number does not need to be added the total number of your party when you make your reservation. The hotel asks guest staying with children under the age of three to tell them how many children will be staying and the children's ages by making a note in the comments box when you book your room.
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  • Bath tax
  • Children allowed
  • Room service
  • Transportation service
  • Parking area
  • Hot spring
  • Fresh hot spring
  • Room with outdoor spa
  • Public spa
  • Private spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Esthe/Spa facility
  • Fitness facility
  • Barrier free
  • 5 min walk from station
  • Pets allowed
  • Breakfast in room
  • Dinner in room
  • Open air bath
  • Night view
  • Ocean view
  • Cottage
  • Coupon

The accommodation features are general descriptions of the facility. The amenities and breadth of service will differ between each accommodation. For details, please confirm directly with the accommodation.


Access by public transportation.

《by train》
JR Shinkansen ‘Nagano sta.’ → Nagano Dentetsu Line ‘Yudanaka sta.’(Last Station)
Approx.3 min. drive from ‘Yudanaka sta.’
※Free-of-charge shuttle bus is available. Please contact the hotel before your arrival if you would like to use shuttle bus service.

2296, Hirao, Yamanochi-machi Shimotakai-gun, Nagano, Japan 381-0401

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