Ryugon (Minamiuonuma City, Niigata)

Minamiuonuma City, Niigata
龍言 (新潟県 南魚沼市)

Ryugon is a traditional Japanese-style ryokan with a 250 year history, located near the centre of Muikamachi in Minamiuonuma, Niigata Prefecture - perfect for a full-on cultural experience in the Snow Country region just to the north of Yuzawa.

Type Ryokan
General location Located in Muimamachi town. A shuttle bus from Echigo Yuzawa Station in nearby Yuzawa town is available.
Nearest ski lift Less than 10km
Rooms & capacity The impressive traditional buildings in the Minamiuonuma region are characterized by thick pillars and beams enabling them to survive heavy snowfall every winter. The guest rooms convey a feel of the majesty and warmth of these wooden buildings.

Room facilities and amenities
Air conditioner
Safe box
Kettle pot
Mirror stand
Bidet toilet
Tea set
Bottle opener
Wine opener
Hair dryer
Bath and face towel
Yukata gown
Shampoo and conditioner
Body soap
Cotton set,
Hair rubber band
Face & hand soap
All in one gel
Air purifier
Modular jack
Bedding Japanese style futons
Style of toilets Western style
Bathrooms All rooms have private bathroom
Tatami mats Yes
Internet access Free Wi-Fi is available in the Lobby area. Wi-Fi in guest rooms is available on request (using mobile Wi-Fi, 6 available)
English speaking? Basic English speaking staff are available at least on the Front Desk
Smoking policy All guest rooms are non-smoking (smoking allowed on the verandas of three rooms)
A number of 'Smoking Areas' are available (entrance / hall / garden area / meal)
Pets policy Pets are not allowed - a nearby 'pet hotel' can be advised.
Guide dogs allowed.
Guest Rooms
30 guest rooms
150 maximum capacity
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Ryugon, Minamiuonuma, Niigata
General Facilities
Public Baths (male and female)
Open 24 hours a day
Cleaning from 10: 30 to 13: 00 (with outdoor bath)

Garden rock bath (male and female)
Open from 6:00am until 10:30pm

Two private reserved baths
Reservations are required
40 minutes: adults 2000 yen; children 1000 yen

- Traditional entrance and lobby area
- Shop
- Coffee is served from 7:30am until 9:00pm
- Gallery
- Beautiful private Japanese garden
- Halls
- Restaurant
Generally guests stay and enjoy two meals at the hotel (evening meal and breakfast).

No evening meal, or no breakfast or room-only is possible on request.
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From 22,000 yen per adult per night including evening meal and breakfast

Children ages 10-12 years are charged 70% of the adult rate (includes evening meal as per adult)

Children ages 4-9 years are charged 50% of the adult rate (includes child lunch and light breakfast)

Younger children are charged 5,800 yen (includes bedding; no meals)

Infants 1-3 years are charged 2,000 yen

* Simple bed 2,000 yen (6 are available)
* Deduct 20% if from basic rates if no evening meal is required
* Deduct 1,000 yen from basic rates if no breakfast is required
* Add 10,000 yen for single use (other rates for some rooms applicable)
* Add 3,000 yen for some special holidays and consecutive holidays

31st December until 2nd January:

- Add 15000 yen per person with two adults staying
- Add 13000 yen per person with three adults staying

3rd January:

- Add 5,000 yen per person

Cancellation policy

No show / on the day - 100% of the charge
Day before stay - 50% of the charge
2-3 days before stay - 20% of the charge
Payment: Cash
Ryugon is located near the centre of Muikamachi town. Muikamachi is less than 20km to the north of Yuzawa town in the southern region of Niigata Prefecture. The ski resorts in the entire Minamiuonuma region are within easy reach.
By Train
17.9km from the Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line
1.4km from the Muikamachi Station on the Joetsu Line
1.4km from the Muikamachi Station on the Hokuhoku Line
A station pick-up is available
The closest train station is Muikamachi Station on the local Joetsu line and Hokuhoku line. The station is less than 1.5km from Ryugon.

A welcome pick-up bus service is available from both Muikamachi and the main Echigo Yuzawa Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen line (about 18km from Ryugon).

Taxi from Muimamachi Station takes about 5 minutes and walking from the station takes about 20 minutes.
A taxi from the Urasa Station takes about 25 minutes.
A taxi from Echigo Yuzawa Station takes about 30 minutes.

By Car
3.3km from the Muikamachi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
11.2km from the Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
18.9km from the Yuzawa IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
Nearest national route: 0km from Route 291
Parking is available for 25 vehicles
Ryugon is less than 10 minutes from the Muikamachi IC on the Kanetsu Expressway
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Ryugon is a traditional Japanese-style ryokan located in Muikamachi Onsen in Minamiuonuma city, Niigata prefecture.

From over 250 years ago, samurai and then farmers have lived in this place and it was made into a ryokan about 50 years ago.

If you want to experience a very traditional 'Snow Country' stay during your time in Japan, Ryugon is probably just what you are looking for - traditional buildings, architecture and furnishings with an authentic historical and cultural feel. The onsen hot springs as well as the Japanese gardens offer a calm space to relax and enjoy some precious moments.

Ryugon is close to the centre of Muikamachi (just to the north of Yuzawa town) and and while it is set just off a main road, once you enter the main gates you are taken into a completely different world and era.

We hope you will come to enjoy this special experience soon.
accommodaton Accommodation Name Ryugon
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telephone Telephone (within Japan) 025-772-3470
Telephone (from overseas) (81)-25-772-3470
Send direct email info@ryugon.co.jp
Official website https://www.ryugon.co.jp
address Postal address Sakado 79
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Latest report posted on Friday 21st January 2022