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In-room safe, desk, free WiFi

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationYudanaka Hot Spring7 min walk
    Popular LocationShibu8 min walk
    Popular LocationSake Storehouse and Museum2 min drive
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About this area


Hotel Hoshikawakan is located in Yamanouchi. Shiga Kogen Ski Area and Shibu are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Jigokudani Monkey Park. M-Wave Olympic Memorial Arena and Taikan Bonsai Museum are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the ryokan's convenience for public transportation: Yudanaka Station is 4 minutes on foot.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Yudanaka Hot Spring - 7 min walk
  • Shibu - 8 min walk
  • Sake Storehouse and Museum - 2 min drive
  • Japan Clay Dolls Museum - 11 min drive
  • Jigokudani Monkey Park - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Yudanaka Station - 4 min walk
  • Iiyama Station - 16 min drive

About this property

Hotel Hoshikawakan

3-star ryokan, walk to Shiga Kogen Ski Area
A 24-hour front desk, free self-parking and free WiFi in public areas are available at this ryokan. All 53 rooms offer free WiFi, fridges and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include hairdryers, safes and desks.
Hotel Hoshikawakan offers 53 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary slippers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include toilets with an electronic bidet, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Public bath/onsen services include an indoor mineral hot spring (onsen) and yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men's and women's areas.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–9 AM: JPY 1080 per person

Things to do

  • Karaoke

Family friendly

  • Fridge


  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Indoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Outdoor mineral hot springs (onsen)
  • Separate men/women areas in public bath
  • Yukata (Japanese robe)

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)


  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Desk
  • Safe
  • Slippers



Check-in from 3 PM - 11 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: JPY 150 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: JPY 1080 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

Hotel Hoshikawakan Yamanouchi
Hoshikawakan Yamanouchi
Hotel Hoshikawakan Ryokan
Hotel Hoshikawakan Yamanouchi
Hotel Hoshikawakan Ryokan Yamanouchi

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Hoshikawakan and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Hoshikawakan offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Hoshikawakan cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Hotel Hoshikawakan pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Hotel Hoshikawakan?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Hotel Hoshikawakan?
Check-in is from 3 PM - 11 PM.
What time is check-out at Hotel Hoshikawakan?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Hotel Hoshikawakan located?
Situated in Yamanouchi, this ryokan is within a 10-minute walk of Yumiya Shrine, Shiga Kogen Ski Area and Yudanaka Hot Spring. Jigokudani Monkey Park and Shibu are also within 3 miles (5 km). Yudanaka Station is only a 4-minute walk.
5 - Excellent
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3 - Okay
2 - Poor
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Business traveller, Travelled with group
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Able to use a private onsen was nice. Hosts speak passable English so that is helpful.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
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The hotel is a 4 minute walk from the Yudanka Station (We grabbed a taxi cause of our luggage and the fare was 700 yen). The check-in was simple and we paid with our master card. Nearby was a Family Mart and American Drug convenience store. The hotel staff were kind but speaks very little English. There's 2 private onsen (open air) on the 3rd floor and public onsen separated by gender located on the 1st floor. There were massage chairs, books/manga library, drinks and ice cream vending machines, free coffee/tea station in the lobby. We got the breakfast package with our room and it’s a buffet style with a decent variety on the 2nd floor (from 7am to 8:45am) Our Room: fit for 4 people but it was just my wife and I. 4 comforters (pillows and blankets included) we just stacked it to add extra comfort. In room washroom and toilet with a bidet. Towels, body wash, shampoo and conditioner included. No tooth paste but free tooth brushes. What we didn’t like: in the corner of our room had a water spot/water damage and the carpet by the window were stained. A mini fridge that did not cool anything and we could not connect to the hotel wifi. The in unit heater was difficult to operate as there were no English text. Overall if you’re not spending the majority of your day in your room and don’t need a microwave or working fridge, it’s a decent place with very nice amenities.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Staff made every effort to ensure our stay was the best it could be! If you’re looking for “bang for the buck” this is it!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Really nice little hotel Minutes away from Yunadaka station. Simple room, clean, nice breakfast buffet and access to lovely private onsens. The staff was very friendly and offered great service. A great quality-price value. Plus it is quite easy to reach the Jigokudani Monkey park by bus from the station.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018

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