Tsuruya Ryokan

Ryokan in Shirahone Onsen

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8.2 out of 10

Lovely Tsuruya Ryokan has both contemporary and traditional touches and great indoor and outdoor baths. Each of its 28 rooms has lovely views of the gorge; rooms with private toilet and sink are available for an extra charge. Book in advance.

Quick description via booking.com

Located a 20-minute drive away from Norikura Ski Resort, Tsuruya Ryokan offers free Wi-Fi in public areas and indoor/outdoor public hot spring baths. Shinshimashima Train Station is located a 45-minute drive away. Air conditioned rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) flooring, a seating area and a flat-screen TV. Each comes with free toiletries, a green tea set and Yukata robes. In addition, rooms are equipped with an electric kettle and a refrigerator. At Ryokan Tsuruya, guests can enjoy soaking in the milky white coloured hot spring baths, purchase souvenirs at the gift shop or karaoke at a surcharge. A luggage storage service and drinks vending machines are also available on site. For dinner, a Japanese-style home cooked meal featuring local produces is served. For breakfast, a rice porridge cooked with fresh hot spring water is prepared and served. Kamikochi Resort is located within a 60-minute drive away, while Azusa Lake is located a 20-minute drive away. Matsumoto Castle can be accessed within a 70-minute drive.

Important information

Guests who plan on driving to the property are asked to have their winter tires and snow chains on board. Please note that this property does not offer single-use rates. Rates for 2 adults will apply to guests who wish to stay alone. The last bus from Shinshimashima Train Station leaves around 15:00. In order to catch the last bus, guests who plan on taking the bus to the property should plan on arriving early.
Please inform Tsuruya Ryokan 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 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.
Guests must check in by 19:00 to eat dinner at this property. Guests who check in after this time may not be served dinner, and no refund will be given.

Features of Tsuruya Ryokan


  • Parking
  • Skiing
  • Family rooms
  • Free parking
  • Karaoke
  • Gift shop
  • Hot spring bath
  • On-site parking
  • Open-air bath
  • Public bath


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Vending machine (drinks)


  • Massage


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage


  • Private parking