The combination of a traditional village feel and a great ski hill makes Nozawa Onsen an excellent choice for your ski trip to Japan. Visitors to Nozawa Village are truly spoiled in the choice of their Nozawa Onsen accommodation options.
Those looking for Nozawa Onsen accommodation will find a wide variety of options.
There are numerous Nozawa Onsen ryokan and traditional inns from the very old to the very new. Sumiyoshiya Inn is a traditional ryokan with 15 Japanese-style guest rooms located in front of the famous Ogama geyser and features a delightful hot spring inn atmosphere. Tokiwaya Ryokan has been standing for over 360 years and is listed as one of Japan’s 100 famous onsen inns. Shinkinyado Kawahiro is an old Japanese style house (minka) with a cooking fire in the middle of the room where guests can enjoy a cup of Japanese sake around the fire in the evening.
In the somewhat cheaper range you can find down to earth budget or hostel options where you can experience the best value in Nozawa Onsen budget accommodation such as Lodge Nagano, Kiyotake Lodge, Aitoku Lodge and Blick Uchida which offers a choice of Western and Japanese-style rooms at affordable prices. Seisenso Inn Nozawa Onsen is a well-priced and comfortable inn with natural hot springs.
Additionally there are numerous family pensions and ski lodges dotted across the village and ski hill such as Ginrei Lodge which is a cosy, family run, traditional Japanese lodge. It is located only a few metres down the road from a public onsen – Akiha no yu. Pearl Lodge has a great location just 100m from Karasawa Lifts and right near Villa Nozawa which is one of the most popular ski lodges in Nozawa Onsen. Kawahiro is a traditional Japanese pension in an amazing location – you cannot stay any closer to the main Nagasaka Gondola. Ebisu Lodge is a very grand looking lodge, sitting on the high side of the hill just below the slopes and the Sparena Onsen complex. Kawahiro is a traditional Japanese pension in an amazing ski in, ski out location. Other options include Pension Tannenhof (found right in the centre of the Hikage-ski area), Utopia Lodge plus some Nozawa lodges right on the slopes including Lodge Hahnenkamm or Lodge Denbey.
There are splendid hotel and inn options in Nozawa, including the popular Gasthof Schi Heil, Le Fornet Yamane, Resort In Toemu and Shirakaba. The Nozawa Grand Hotel offers you a spectacular view of Nozawa Village. There is also a choice of smaller Nozawa Onsen hotels such as Maruji which is is your quintessential Japanese traditional minshuku or Land Haus Azegami – which is conveniently located in the centre of Nozawa Onsen town. Nearby is Kiyotake – a simple Japanese style inn.
Whilst well known as a rustic mountain ski and onsen village there are still nonetheless many Nozawa Onsen apartments and Nozawa self contained accommodation options to choose from. These options include the modern Nozawa Central, new luxury self-contained Kamoshika lodge, fully self-contained Nozawa Cottage, the self-catering Nozawa House, the newly completed (2019) Nozawa Gondola Apartments located just twenty metres from the slopes and the centrally located Home Run.
At Lodge Nagano you can experience the best value in Nozawa Onsen budget accommodation. Lodge Nagano has a huge kitchen and great dining room, a relaxing lounge area and chill out home theatre room, wireless internet, TV, DVD and stereo. Other facilities include a laundry service with drying room for ski gear, a ski and boot storage room plus work bench for tuning and waxing. In-house ski rental and ski school available. Prices start from JPY 2,500. Read Nagano Lodge reviews
Shinkinyado Kawahiro Hotel, Nozawa Onsen is an old Japanese style house (minka) with a cooking fire in the middle of the room where guests can enjoy a cup of Japanese sake around the fire in the evening.This centrally located traditional inn (right opposite the Nagasaka lifts) provides laundry facilities with drying room for ski gear, a ski gear storage room, plus big Japanese style hot spring cypress & rock baths/shower room on the ground floor. Read Nozawa Onsen ryokan reviews
Nozawa Central offers some of the largest Nozawa Onsen apartments in the village. With a spacious lounge and kitchen, return from the snow to kick back and relax. This property is located towards the middle of Nozawa Onsen village, just 300 metres from the main Nagasaka Gondola! The centre of town is 200 metres away – there are many terrific restaurants scattered throughout the town so you’re never too far away. Read or write reviews for Nozawa Central Apartments
At Alpine Villa Nozawa you can experience the best in Japanese accommodation with friendly staff. Just 200 metres from the ski lifts of and 50 metres from a free-use public hot-spring, guests can enjoy the fireplace lounge, spacious free-use kitchen and home theatre room at Alpine Villa Nozawa. Rooms are Japanese-style and offer mountain views plus the entire property is non-smoking. In-house ski rental and ski school available. Read reviews of Alpine Villa Nozawa
Kazumi is a simple Japanese style lodge that has been run by Yukimi-san and her family for over 50 years. It is very central as it’s only 200m to the main street of town and 300 metres traight up the hillthe slopes. They also run a restaurant at Hikage station where you can leave your gear overnight which is a great bonus. Best thing is you have Matsuba Onsen one of the nicest in town just next door.
Seisenso is located in a very convenient central position in the Nozawa Onsen village, meaning that everything is close by. After a day on the slopes, enjoy their generously sized evening meals, and then later on maybe you will want to have a soak in the natural onsen (which is open 24 hours a day). Wake up in the morning to a western-style breakfast. The English speaking owners, Kiku and Yumiko, also run a ramen noodle restaurant and the Bourbon bar “Stay”, which offers discounted rates for in-house guests.
Murano Hotel Sumiyoshiya Inn is a traditional Nozawa Onsen ryokan with 15 Japanese-style guest rooms located in front of the famous Ogama geyser and features a delightful hot spring inn atmosphere. There are indoor and outdoor onsen available but many rooms have an ensuite. It’s delicious kaiseki and local cuisines are made from seasonal ingredients and served at the ryokan’s Japanese restaurant. The clean, well-designed interior is decorated with many works of art. Read Sumiyoshiya reviews or see map to Sumiyoshiya in Nozawa Onsen
Tokiwaya Ryokan, Nozawa Onsen Centrally located in Nagano’s Nozawa Onsen area, Nozawa Onsen Ryokan Tokiwaya has been standing for over 360 years and is listed as one of Japan’s 100 Famous Onsen. Known for its natural hot springs and foot baths, this ryokan’s hot springs are certified all-natural. Read and write reviews for Nozawa Onsen Ryokan Tokiwaya
Mitsubachi Maya Lodge is an east meets west Japanese run lodge. It is located just down the road from Lodge Nagano, close to the slopes, the centre of the village and local onsen. Mitsubachi Maya Lodge has 13 rooms with a mix of Japanese and Western style. Six rooms have their own private bathrooms. The lodge is run by a lovely Japanese couple, the Ikedas, who are both amazing cooks and often whip up a blend of culinary delights in the kitchen.
Located in a hot springs resort on a hill, the Nozawa Grand Hotel is a completely refurbished property with the best of Japanese and Western accommodation styles – elegantly designed utilising modern Japanese architecture. It offers guests a spectacular view of Nozawa Village yet is only a 5 minute walk from the Shin-Yu moving walkway to the slopes. The 24-hour large bath is a natural hot spring with both indoor and outdoor pools.
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Nozawa Cottage is a fully self-contained cottage, right by the main gondola of Nozawa Onsen. Depending on what you’re looking for, Nozawa Cottage might be in the perfect position for you. Set right across the road from the slopes,so you can ski in ski out and it’s only 150 metres to the main Nagasaka Gondola! You can kick back in the living room and watch people gliding down the powder on one of Nozawa’s steepest runs, catch the ski jumpers on the Olympic Jump Course, or watch the kids slide past the door. Read or write reviews for Nozawa Cottage
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