Ryokan Biyunoyado

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Ryokan Biyunoyado

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Ryokan Biyunoyado

Ryokan Biyunoyado

Ryokan Biyu No Yado (Ryokan Yudanaka View) is a large Yudanaka hotel that’s a great choice for your stay in snow monkey town. Being a ryokan, it provides a lovely Japanese cultural experience with Japanese style accommodation, various gorgeous onsen baths, taiko drum shows, and delicately prepared evening meals. However Ryokan Biyu No Yado also provides a few extras that make this Japanese hotel popular with western travellers. Some of the staff speak English, there is the option of a western style breakfast, the option of western beds, the option to sit on chairs for dinner (rather than the floor), and there is a large communal area that includes a bar for après ski drinks.

Where is Ryokan Biyu No Yado?

Ryokan Biyunoyado is located in the town of Yudanaka, 700 metres southeast of the Yudanaka train station. The cute ryokan street of Shibu Onsen is 1.5km to the east.

See our Yudanaka page for information on getting to the town. The hotel provides free transport between the Yudanaka train station and the ryokan.

The snow monkey onsen is very close by; only 3km to the trail head. A free shuttle is available to the snow monkey park.

Getting to the Ski Resorts

Biyu makes a great base to ski or snowboard at Shiga Kogen. The Sun Valley area of Shiga is only 12km away. There are buses between Yudanaka and Shiga Kogen, although it takes a while to get there due to the frequent stops.

There are many other quality ski resorts near Yudanaka. A great way to explore these is with a Japan Powder Culture tour. The tours include accommodation at Ryokan Biyu No Yado, transport to the ski resorts, and guiding to show you the powder stashes (and the option of instruction):

Hotel Rooms

  • Japanese style standard room: 8 tatami mats for 1-3 guests, with futons for sleeping on the tatami.
  • Superior quad Japanese style room: 10 tatami mats for 1-4 guests with futons
  • Deluxe twin room with tatami area: large rooms with twin beds (one a double bed) and an adjoining tatami area.
All rooms have an ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet, a table and chairs, air-conditioning, heating, fridge, TV, kettle, tea set, yukata, and large-size kimono.

For a luxurious stay, Biyu No Yado also has two suites. One is western style with gorgeous Japanese décor, a large king bed, and big leather sofa chairs. The other beautiful suite is Japanese style. Both suites have an ensuite toilet and the ultimate in luxury; a private onsen bath out on the balcony.

Ryokan Facilities & Services

  • Large communal area with couches, tables and chairs
  • Onsen with indoor and outdoor baths – free for hotel guests – 100% natural hot spring water
  • 2 rooftop onsen baths that can be booked for private use for a small fee. One bath offers views to the mountains.
  • Karaoke room
  • Free wifi
  • English concierge services
  • Taiko drum shows
  • Gift shop

Dining and Bar

Evening meals are available for guests with a half-board meal plan, or they can be added for some nights of your stay if pre-booked. Dinner is served in the tatami dining room, and consists of exquisite multi-course traditional fare. Beverages can be purchased with dinner.

A buffet breakfast is included, and can consist of a western buffet with pre-arrangement. The communal area near the lobby has a bar, serving up a decent range of alcoholic beverages.

Ryokan Biyunoyado Rates & Availability

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Ryokan Biyunoyado Packages

This property can be packaged through one of our travel partners to include additional services such as lift tickets, transfers & other services subject to availability. Please enquire via the listing(s) below for a firm quote and availability for your dates.

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Price p/p From price based on 5 nights "2 adults + 2 children (12 & under)" accommodation staying in a Japanese-quad room with private en suite, daily breakfast, 4-day lift pass & transport to ski areas...
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5N inc. Breakfast | 4D Lifts | Resort Transport

EARLY BIRD rates - must book & pay deposit by promotion end-date to qualify..no exceptions.
Early bird special – book before the 30th September 2019 and receive 5% off the price
Location: Ryuoo/Shiga Kogen/Yudanaka , Honshu , Japan
Standard: Deluxe ($$$$) - 4 stars
Price p/p From price based on 5 nights "2 adults + 2 children (12 & under)" accommodation staying in a Japanese-quad room with private en suite, daily breakfast, 4-day lift pass & transport to ski areas...
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Experience the real Japan by basing yourself in Yudanaka & ski the best snow on the day at either Shiga Kogen (19 ski areas) or family friendly Ryuoo ski park. This budget package is fully CUSTOMISABLE from 3 nights plus many package add-ons available.
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Custom Booking Period: Dec 15 - Mar 31, 2020
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Ryokan Biyunoyado Features, Amenities & Services


  • Bar
  • Communal area(s)
  • Hot springs/Onsen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking property
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Ski lockers
  • WiFi


  • Bath
  • Breakfast available
  • Fridge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Private bathroom
  • TV
  • WiFi


  • 24 hour reception
  • English speaking staff
  • Shuttle to lifts

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Ryokan Biyunoyado Reviews

Great Japanese Experiences

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Great Japanese Experiences

Private onsen in the western suite
Twin room with tatami seating area
The traditional Kiseki multi-course meals are a highlight
The Ryokan has a nice lounge area
A deluxe western room with private onsen
We really enjoyed our stay at Ryokan Biyu No Yado because it provided great cultural experiences such as a taiko drum show, whilst also offering a few western concepts to make it very comfortable.

We stayed at Ryokan Biyu as part of a Nagano Powder Package, and the accommodation really added to the overall experience - a variety of ski resorts to sup on powder, followed by a well deserved soak in the onsen, some après ski drinks at the bar, and then lovely Japanese fare for dinner.

The onsen at Biyu was fantastic. One of the outdoor baths is a little larger than the other, and they swapped it every couple of days as to which one was for the ladies or gents.

For part of our time we stayed in the western suite which had a private outdoor bath. It was phenomenal – the absolute ultimate luxurious experience to relax in the onsen whilst taking in the views! The suite itself was also exquisite; spacious, superbly appointed with Japanese décor along with western comforts such as leather recliner sofa chairs, and a ridiculously comfortable king bed.

We also stayed in a deluxe twin room with tatami area. This was also a great room with plenty of space, and we hosted a couple of “tea parties” around the low Japanese table.

The food was another highlight of our stay at Biyu. Evening meals were very traditional and thankfully after a hard day on the slopes, we sat on low chairs rather than on the floor. Breakfast was a buffet with mostly western items and plenty of variety and fuel for the day. We love experiencing the Japanese culture but there are a few things that grow old rather quickly, such as fish for breakfast! Thankfully Biyu provides a traditional ryokan experience, without being scary.

The owners and the staff are absolutely lovely. Many speak English and are only too happy to answer any queries or provide advice on local activities.

We can highly recommend a stay at this fantastic hotel.