Otowaya Ryokan

Yuzawa, Japan Yuzawa 419
8.6 Excellent 83 Opinions
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A 7-minute walk from JR Echigo Yuzawa Train Station and a 5-minute drive to Gala Yuzawa Ski Resort, Otowaya Ryokan boasts indoor and outdoor hot-spring baths, Japanese cuisine and a Ganbanyoku stone spa.

Guests at Ryokan Otowaya put on Yukata robes and sleep in traditional futon bedding on a tatami (woven-straw) floor in air-conditioned comfort. Each room has a mini-fridge, an electric kettle, an LCD TV and an en suite bathroom.

Shuttles to the Gala Yuzawa ski field stop right in front of the ryokan. Kiyotsu Kyo Valley is 17 km from the property. On-site parking is free.

A hot-spring bath for private use can be reserved for a fee. In winter, the ryokan sells ski passes and offers ski equipment storage.

The set-menu Japanese breakfast is served at the dining room. A traditional multi-course Kaiseki dinner can also be booked for an additional fee.

  • Parking
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
Otowaya Ryokan
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Japanese-Style Room with Private Bathroom Otowaya Ryokan Japanese-Style Room with Private Bathroom Otowaya Ryokan
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6 15 m2 1 1

Features tatami (woven-straw) flooring and Japanes…

  • Quiet street view
  • Air conditioning
Booking from: $82.92
16 m2 1

Rooms are 16 square metres.

16 m2 1

Rooms are 16 square metres.

16 m2 1

Rooms are 16 square metres.

Questions and answers
What is the cost of staying in Otowaya Ryokan?
The cost varies, depending on, among others from the date of stay, number of people and type of room. Check prices by entering the dates of your stay.
Does the Otowaya Ryokan have good reviews?
Yes! The average visitor rating for this place is 8.6 / 10.0. This is a very good result! This rating is the result of 83 reviews of guests who actually visited this place.
Does Otowaya Ryokan offer facilities for skiers and winter sports enthusiasts?
For lovers of winter attractions, the property offers such facilities as: Ski storage, Ski equipment hire (on site), Ski school.
I am going by car to Otowaya Ryokan. What parking options will I find on place?
In the object Otowaya Ryokan you will find such variants of leaving the car: Parking, On-site parking, Free parking, Private parking. Some of the options may be extra paid. For more details on parking, see the "Parking" section on this page.
Object reviews
Otowaya Ryokan
Rating: 8.6/10 - Excellent!
8.2 / 10 Value for money
8.8 / 10 Facilities
8.5 / 10 Location
8.7 / 10 Staff
9 / 10 Cleanliness
8.9 / 10 Comfort
10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Amazing Ryoken experience. On premise onsen was great. The staff are so generous and helpful. The breakfast was a highlight. I can't recommend highly enough. " - Damien

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Japanese ryokan that is affordable, accessible, very kind and accommodating staff, near train station" - Maria

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Everything - our hosts were amazing and despite our lack of Japanese and their limited English, they went above and beyond to accommodate us. The rooms were large and very traditional and the setting ..." - Nathaniel

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"Breakfast in hotel is traditional. Hotel is quite. Hot spring makes us relax " - Tintinnzz

10.00 / 10 - Fantastic!

"The staff were very helpful and friendly, but don’t speak much English, so it would help to bring a translator. The rooms were especially clean and the futons were very comfortable. Room had little ..." - Mark

8.00 / 10 - Very good!

"Chambre traditionnelle, petit déjeuner copieux, personnel aux petits soins , Onsen très agréable" - Julien

Important information


WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.


Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).


Pets are not allowed.

Children and beds

Children of any age are allowed.
Children up to and including 5 years old stay for ¥1,650 per person per night when using an existing bed.
No cots are available.
No extra beds are available.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

Important information

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.
Guests with a tattoo may not be permitted to enter public bathing areas and other public facilities.
Managed by a private host

Japanese Check in: from 15:00 to 22:00
Check-in and check-out times Check out: from 06:00 to 10:00
  • Parking
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Private parking
Food & Drink
  • Room service
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Kid meals
Business facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Mini golf
  • Ski storage
  • Ski school
  • Ski equipment hire (on site)
  • Ski pass vendor
  • Ski-to-door access
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Pub crawls
  • Walking tours
  • Bike tours
  • Tour or class about local culture
Common areas
  • Garden
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Cleaning services
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing service
  • Trouser press
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Family rooms
  • Lift
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Designated smoking area
  • Internet services
  • WiFi
  • Free WiFi
Safety & security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Smoke alarms
  • Fire extinguishers
Pool and wellness
  • Massage
  • Hot spring bath
  • Open-air bath
  • Public Bath
Entertainment and family services
  • Karaoke
  • Car hire
Reception services
  • Luggage storage
  • Private check-in/check-out
Cleanliness & disinfecting
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning service
Food & drink safety
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
Safety features
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • First aid kit available
  • Access to health care professionals
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Face masks for guests available
Physical distancing
  • Cashless payment available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas