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Lobby sitting area
Family Room with Tatami Area | Minibar, in-room safe, desk
Standard Japanese Style Room, Public Onsen Bath	 | Minibar, in-room safe, desk
Family Room with Tatami Area | Minibar, in-room safe, desk
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Overview of Bozanso


3.0 star property
Family-friendly ryokan with restaurant, near Shiga Kogen Ski Area

8.4/10 Very good

15 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Lounge area
2848 Hirao, Yamanouchi, Nagano, 381-0401
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Hot springs
  • Breakfast available
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Free train station drop-off
  • Ski rentals
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Fridge
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Zenkojishita Station - 27 min drive
  • Iiyama Station - 28 min drive
  • Nagano (QNG) - 30 min drive
  • Yudanaka Station - 11 min walk
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Free train station pickup
  • Free train station drop-off
  • Free theme park shuttle


  • Asashinaya - 8 min walk
  • HAKKO - 9 min walk
  • CHAMISE - 9 min walk
  • JIN - 10 min walk
  • Yariya - 10 min walk

About this property


Bozanso puts you 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Shiga Kogen Ski Area. You can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a theme park shuttle and a garden. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and size. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Yudanaka Station is 11 minutes away.


English, Japanese, Thai

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets stay for free (dogs only, 2 per room, up to 22 lbs)
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Free train station shuttle


  • Free area shuttle within 3 km
  • Free theme park shuttle

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–9 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop

Travelling with children

  • Free local shuttle
  • Playground

What to do

  • Hot springs
  • Skiing lessons nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Ski equipment hire


  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Arcade/games room


  • English
  • Japanese
  • Thai

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom (in-room sink)
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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. There are hot springs on site.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A bathing tax, collected at the property, may be charged. The bathing tax applies to properties with hot springs and ranges from JPY 150-500 per person, per night based on local regulations. Please note that further exemptions may apply.

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of JPY 1080 for adults and JPY 1080 for children (approximately)


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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.

This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts cash.

Guests should be aware that 1 dog resides at this property.

Also known as

Bozanso Inn Yamanouchi
Bozanso Inn
Bozanso Yamanouchi
Bozanso Japan/Yamanouchi-Machi Nagano Prefecture
Bozanso Ryokan
Bozanso Yamanouchi
Bozanso Ryokan Yamanouchi

Frequently asked questions

Does Bozanso offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Bozanso does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Bozanso?
Yes, dogs stay for free, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 22 lbs per pet.
Is parking offered on site at Bozanso?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bozanso?
You can check in from 3 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Bozanso and nearby?
Have fun with on-site winter activities such as skiing. Additional recreation on-site includes hot springs. Enjoy amenities such as an arcade and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Bozanso?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Asashinaya (8-min walk), HAKKO (9-min walk) and CHAMISE (9-min walk).
What's the area around Bozanso like?
Bozanso is a short 1-minute walk from Shibu and 5 minutes' walk from Yudanaka Hot Spring.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

I like the hospitality of the Hotel especially Heday-san. He picked us up and dropped us off at the train station, gave us explanation about the area clearly. The hotel has private onsen and it’s very nice. I highly recommend to stay in this hotel.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great host
Heyday is a great host. He is funny, conscientious and gracious. The facility needs some maintenance and updates, but the room was comfortable.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Traditional Ryokan with a fantastic host
Bozanso is the perfect base for skiing or snow monkeys. Heday, your host, is an absolute character who LOVES the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. He also LOVES Yamanouchi town which is where he was born. He will go out of his way to make sure you have a wonderful experience. He will happily pick you up and drop you off anywhere you want to go. He speaks English and is interested in learning about your life, and he knows all of the great restaurants (please take his advice! You won't be sorry!). The hotel itself is a little old and a little tired and a little cold in the common areas (February), but Heday's personality and friendliness make up for the deficiencies. Your room will be a traditional Japanese room with a futon, excellent pillows, big fluffy comforter, and an oil heater to heat the room quickly (just use it to heat the room initially, then use the electric heater, as CO2 is a problem with oil heaters, as well as being a fire hazard. You'll be perfectly warm once the room warms up). Enjoy the onsen (traditional public bathhouse); tell Heday if it's too hot and he will add colder water to cool it down. Take advantage of the traditional Japanese breakfast, which Heday's wife makes. It's a delicious, random selection of food. You'll come away from your stay with a new friend, funny memories, and an appreciation for a person who loves his business, his community, and his lifestyle. I highly recommend staying at Bozanso.
Karen, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Heday makes the Day
Wonderfully spacious traditional rooms and amenities. Enjoyed the onsen—used it twice a day. Heday takes special care of everyone who comes. If you get a chance, go witness the monkeys deep in the woods.
2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing experience
My one night at Bozanso was amazing! I enjoyed everything from the kotatsu to onsen and especially the hospitality of Heday-san. He picked us up, helped with the train, drove us to Snow Monkey park. I loved it so much!
Mai Phuong, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great for families
A wonderful stay in the mountains. Heday our host was great! Very helpful and good for a laugh!! Picked us up and dropped us off at the station ( in the heavy snow). The meals were fantastic! Onsen was great after a hard day walking. Heaps of space in the rooms and the lobby area for my kids (2 and 5 years old) to run around. Walking distance to Shibu Onsen town. Heday also took us to the monkey park. The ryokan is old fashioned but it suited us fine. Most ryokans are old fashioned it’s part of the charm. Highly recommended
Arne, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lots of Space, Amazing Host
We have found it difficult to find places that will accommodate our family in one room while travelling in Asia--Bozanso offered a lovely room consisting of an area with two futons for the kids and comfortable beds for the adults-it was a pretty 15 min walk from train station in the evening when we arrived and a pleasure to wake up to misty, mountainous views in the morning. The very best thing about the place was our wonderful host, and other reviews indicated the same--Heday-San met us at the train, took our bags, got us some (much needed!) umbrellas, and showed us where we could get a nice dinner, presenting several options. When we made our way to the hotel later, our bags were in our room, slippers were waiting for us at the door, and he kindly offered not only to take us to the Monkey park in the morning but to pick us up and take us to the train station in time for our departing train as well--he was charming, funny, and so very generous with his time-- Thanks for a great stay--would happily recommend this to anyone spending a night in order to visit this lovely town or to visit the Monkey Park. I wish we could have spent one additional day to explore this very pretty town as well.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Friendly and welcoming
This hotel was the best one we have stayed in. We were so grateful to Heyday-San and his wife. They made us feel so welcome and like we were invited guests at his house. We would recommend Bozanso to everyone.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

丁寧にメンテされている印象。 トイレも洗浄便座だし、アメニティもちゃんとある。 無料の卓球台が子供には受けてました。
1-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

房間是有浴室及厠所,早晚餐都不錯,溫泉男女各一個池很舒服(只有室内),樓高三層是没有電梯(但员工熱情幫手,要给讚!) 住一晚溫馨提示 : 要去地獄谷野猿公苑 (4點関門) 最好第一天大早到酒店先去 (火車站至酒店車程約5-7分鐘),隔天去會趕不及回來 check out , 隔天行理就需要寄存火車站,(¥500件) 步行上下山最少一小時,酒店只會安排早上到公園門口(不安排回程),回程方法 A巴士 (¥310位)到火車站(中途站不到酒店的)B,的士要预約一台約¥1800-2000台 C,步行1小時左右。隔天老闆很好先送我們到火車站寄存行理¥ 500一件後送我們到公園門口 老闆要給讚!
Joan, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review