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Canberra, Australia
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182 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

This is a very comfortable, accessible and friendly ryokan. Walking distance to bus station, gondola, public onsens, and restaurants. Our room was very large, Japanese style. Indoor Onsen very convenient if you don't want to venture out in the cold to the nearby public Onsen. Breakfast both Western and Japanese just fine. Will come again.

Thank Madshus
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

This is a really excellent place to stay in traditional Japanese style. The staff are very friendly and kind, especially Chigusa (the manager). Breakfast is excellent - either Japanese or Western style. Unfortunately, I fell and broke my arm while walking in the snow. Chigusa (the manager) arranged for my treatment including taxis to the hospital and back to the... More 

1 Thank PJaLondon
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

Yoshidaya ryokan is a traditional style, Japanese accomodation in Zao Onsen. We stayed as a group of 5 friends in two rooms, one sleeping 3 and 2 in the other. The main aspect of our stay was the service. From the moment we walked in the front door until we were given parting gifts after our six nights, nothing was... More 

2 Thank Shannon R
Merimbula, Australia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Loved this ryokan. The owner was very helpful and spoke very good English. The room was large and very comfortable. It's very centrally located with lots of great restaurants around. The onsen is small but very welcoming. Wifi was free and available in our room. The ryokan was old but very clean, the stairs are steep and narrow. Would stay... More 

Thank Sapphiregirl632014
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

A first time visiting on a winter trip to japan, had been communicating with the ryokan owner for the hotel package with ski and information about Zao. I enjoy the stay at here, with the warm welcome from the ryokan owner and bus stop pick up, at least I and my travel mate are not loss in the town with... More 

1 Thank EddyWooi
Level Contributor
150 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

I was our first visit to Zao and it's always a challenge finding a hotel which ticks all the boxes. We miss-hit on a few aspects with this hotel but, when considered with the tariff, I think it's a reasonable place. Personally, we will pay more for more next time. What we like about the hotel is that our room... More 

Thank deemacvee
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We only stayed 3 nights in Zao onsen but will definitely stay here again when we come back. Unfortunately the weather was terrible on the mountain during our stay (of course it was beautiful the day we left) but from what we could see it would of been spectacular on a clear day. The ryokan was a bit of a... More 

1 Thank kylieanne87
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59 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2012

Loved the rooms, with tatamis and futon beds. Yukatas are provided, as well as slippers. Coffee/tea-making facilities in the rooms, as well as a fridge. There is an on-site private onsen, separate for men and women. The water is quite hot but you get used to it and it is very relaxing. The lady who owns the place is extremely... More 

Thank Sawaddeekha
Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2012

If you are going skiing in Zao Onsen Yoshidaya offers an excellent place to stay. The Japanese rooms are basic but clean, the building is old and a bit of a rabbit-warren, but this is more than made up by the friendly welcome from both English speaking and Japanese speaking personnel. As soon as I arrived I was given an... More 

Thank TravelHappyOne
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72 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2012

well positioned traditional ryokan style accommodation. Short walk to ski lifts and restaurants. Chigusa-san, the host, could not do enough for us and was also very helpful in sending our skis to the next destination by takkubin. Nice HOT onsen to soak in after a days skiing. Good drying room. I will definately go back next season.

Thank al_ditto

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Additional Information about Yoshidaya

Address: 13 Zao-onsen, Yamagata 990-2301, Yamagata Prefecture
Region: Japan > Tohoku > Yamagata Prefecture > Yamagata > Zao Onsen
Price Range: ₹ 3,546 - ₹ 8,728 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yoshidaya 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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“Room facing the garden is good”
 of 5 bubbles PJaLondon, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Email the Ryokan before the booking, the owner will recommended a great package and price which suit with your need and it would be cheaper than book online eg booking.com or Agoda.”
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