Shibu Hotel, Nagano

Shibu Hotel is a charming Japanese ryokan situated in the old town of Shibu Onsen, Nagano. Many Japanese who love the good old times of Showa come to stay at our hotel. Nearby attractions include the famous Jigokudani Monkey Park (Wild Snow Monkeys) where bathing monkeys are spotted. Monkeys bathing during the winter are called Snow Monkeys and especially popular among tourists from North America and Europe. The park is closer from Shibu Onsen than from Yudanaka Onsen.

You can walk around in the town, wearing Yukata (light Japanese robe) even at night. We provide free pickup from the nearby Yudanaka station. Just call us on the day you are coming. We will be there. If you are leaving after 3:00 pm, we can drive you to the station.


100% natural hot spring onsen baths. It is not circulated or reused.

In addition to the large indoor common bath and the outdoor common bath, there is an indoor bath which can be used privately (free of charge).

Guest Rooms

Our hotel has 20 guest rooms: 18 Japanese rooms and 2 twin rooms. Each room has its own bathroom.

Shibu Hotel Movie



3:00pm. Latest at 6:00pm if your reservation includes dinner. If not, possible until 11:00pm.

Check-out 11:00am
Curfew No curfew

VISA, MasterCard, JCB, DC, UC

Hotel Features

20 guest rooms 18japanese rooms(each with its own bathroom), indoor and outdoor baths, party room, 7 dining rooms, gift shop, and parking. Cold Shiga Kogen water offered in the lobby. Lounge Mahoroba (morning & afternoon hours: 7:00am-11:00am and 3:00pm-6:00pm. Night: 8:00pm-midnight. Minimum 5 people. 2500JPY per person. Karaoke)

About meals

* Please order additional meals three days in advance.
* For inquiries regarding food allergies and cooking, please contact the facilities in advance.

About pickup

< For such as check-in date Transfer >
Nagano Electric railway YUDANAKA station and up to Jigokudani Monkey Park entrance, we perform a free shuttle service.
Arrival day, please call before Nagano Electric Railway ride.
If it is difficult to the phone, the station staff or tourist guide center staff, please ask the phone instead.
TEL 0269-33-2551 SHIBU HOTEL 渋ホテル
If the YUDANAKA station after arrival of the phone, we will wait for About 20 minutes in the waiting room of YUDANAKA Station.
To match the arrival time of the contact get a train, in YUDANAKA Station ticket gate (one location),
so we look forward to have the flag of "SHIBU HOTEL", please take your name.
For transfers to Jigokudani Monkey Park entrance, let's consultation on arrival.
However, if you go to Jigokudani Monkey Park on arrival day, we recommend an earlier arrival than YUDANAKA station 14:15 arrival.(Please arrive by 13:46 on weekdays after April 3、Please arrive by 14:40 on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays after April 3)

Nagano Electric Railway timetable

Starting station: NAGANO station : 長野駅
Terminus : YUDANAKA station : 湯田中駅


  • You can leave your luggage to front desk staff before check-in and after checkout.
  • We can communicate in basic English, but we try our best with friendly Japanese hospitality.
  • Many restaurants in the town: Soba, Sushi, and noodle restaurants. Bars and night clubs. Close around 9:00pm to 1:00am. 2-3 minutes.
  • Store is located next to the hotel. Open until 8:00pm. LAWSON convenience store is located in front of Yudanaka station (25 minute walk. Open 24 hours)
  • Shibu Onsen Map (Japanese version) is available at front desk.
  • Visitor's Center is located one minute from the hotel.
  • Foods and drinks are permitted to brought into your room.
  • A shuttle to Jigokudani Monkey Park is available upon request. (subject to bus availability on the day)



  -Free pickup from Yudanaka Station

  -Free shuttle to Monkey Park upon request.

   (subject to availability on the day)


  -Friendly, family-run


-100% Natural Hot Spring Water
-Luggage Storage
-Free Onsen Map (Japanese)
-Check in: 15:00

-Check out: 11:00


2173 Hirao Shibu-onsen, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture 381-0401, Japan

TEL: +81-269-33-2551

FAX: +81-269-33-2555