Ryokan in Shirahone Onsen

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8.9 out of 10

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Boasting unique milk-coloured bubbly hot spring baths, Awanoyu provides traditional Japanese-style rooms and heartfelt hospitality. Guests can unwind in the open-air baths, try on yukata robes and savour delicately prepared Japanese meals at the ryokan. Free WiFi is offered at the lounge area and in all guest rooms. Fitted with tatami (woven-straw) flooring and traditional futon bedding, each room comes with a low desk and seating cushions. There are also chairs beside the windows looking out to the lush trees. Other in-room facilities include a TV, a fridge and a telephone. The Awanoyu Ryokan offers karaoke facilities, drinks vending machines and safety deposit boxes. Luggage storage services are also available. The ryokan is a 1-hour drive from Matsumoto Interchange on Nagano Expressway. Matsumoto City and Matsumoto Castle are a 75-minute drive away. Featuring many local ingredients, the Japanese multi-course dinner and breakfast are served in the private room.

Important information

Guests with tattoos may not be permitted to use the property’s public bathing areas or other facilities where the tattoos might be visible to other guests.
Please inform Awanoyu in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
Guests arriving after 17:00 must inform the property in advance. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

In order to prepare special amenities for men and women, guests are kindly requested to indicate the gender of each guest staying in the room in the Special Requests box when booking.

Please note, the on-site bathroom is not available due to cleaning from 14:30-15:00 every day except Thursday and 10:00-15:00 on Thursdays.

Guests with children need to contact the property in advance if they require child meals. Charges apply.

Please note, guests must notify the property at least 2 days in advance of their arrival date to request on-site meals. Contact details can be found in the booking confirmation.

Please note there are no restaurants or convenience stores nearby.

The property is a 60-minute drive from Matsumoto Interchange. Guests arriving with a car are advised to drive early as roads to the property are through a mountainous area.

Please note that public transportation between Matsumoto Station and the property is limited and guests arriving by public transportation are advised to check bus and train schedules in advance.

Features of Awanoyu


  • Parking
  • Family rooms
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Table tennis
  • Karaoke
  • Gift shop
  • Wifi
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Hot spring bath
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On-site parking
  • Open-air bath
  • Public bath
  • Kid meals

Food and drink

  • Restaurant


  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage


  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Lift
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Vending machine (drinks)


  • Free WiFi available


  • Private parking