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Yudanaka, with its spectacular mountain scenery and lush vegetation epitomizes an idyllic getaway. This hot spring resort town located near Nagano city has a history that can be traced back over hundreds of years. From a public bath located within the station to free footbaths right outside, this town takes its hot water springs seriously. Besides onsen-hopping, exploring the charming town dotted with traditional houses, temples, and stores is an enjoyable way to spend the day. The famous Snow Monkey Park where the simians can be found hopping into the hot springs is just a short drive from town. During winter, the nearby Shiga Kogen Ski Area offers outdoor delights for a memorable experience. A choice of traditional Japanese guesthouses or ryokans and flavorful local cuisine make Yudanaka a perfect holiday destination all round the year.


  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife


  • Onsen-hopping
  • Snow Monkey Park
  • Winter Sports

Places to Stay

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Biyunoyado Ryokan

Style: Guest house

Biyunoyado is a traditional Japanese inn located a short walk away from Yudanaka station and a 15-minute drive from the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park.

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Shibu Onsen Kokuya Ryokan

Style: Boutique

Shibu Onsen Kokuya is a Japanese-style hot spring inn located two blocks from the Yokoyu river and a short drive away from Kamijō train station.

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