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Ryokan Jon Nobi

Nozawa Onsen, Nagano

Prices
from ¥11,700 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 5
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Rooms
Japanese Room, Combination Room

A recently renovated Japanese style accommodation. A short walk to the Yu-road (a flat escalator to be connected to Hikage Gondola). JON NOBI means "RELAX". JON NOBI at our onsen! JON NOBI at our modern Japanese style bar after skiing/boarding!


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Ryokan Jon Nobi

Ryokan Jon Nobi

Nozawa Onsen, Nagano
Prices from
¥11,700 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 5
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
A recently renovated Japanese style accommodation. A short walk to the Yu-road (a flat escalator to be connected to Hikage Gondola). JON NOBI means "RELAX". JON NOBI at our onsen! JON NOBI at our modern Japanese style bar after skiing/boarding!

Ryokan Jon Nobi guest reviews

 

 

 
 
 
Late January 2017

We loved our time in Japan thank you Hisae.  Your assistance with bookings was very efficient and helped make the process seamless. We really enjoyed our stay at Ryokan Jon Nobi and the staff and locals we encountered throughout Nozawa Onsen were friendly, efficient and helpful. We would definitely recommend a stay for families. And importantly, the snow was incredible!

A couple of pics attached for you.

Thank you again Hisae for your help in making our trip so enjoyable.

Regards,
Alison


 
 
Late December 2015

Ryokan Jonnobi is ideal for a family who want to experience Japanese style accommodation, in the heart of Nozawa Onsen village. Great location, handy to shops and cafes, and very close to the Yu Road [a travelator “road”] which delivers you to the Hikage ski trail. 

Our 2 rooms accommodated our family of 6 comfortably, in tatami rooms with ensuites. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was extensive, catering for both Japanese and western foods experiences. Jonnobi has 2 hot spring rooms which are open to the public, as well as 2 private hot spring rooms for exclusive use by the guests; the latter 2 are open to the sky, so that the snow fell languidly through the opening onto our steaming bodies – a great thrill. Jonnobi ticked all our boxes. 

The Hikage ski trail was a great family place, well organized with good instructors, ski equipment hire and plenty of eating choices. 

 The staff of Japan Snow Accommodation [read Hisae] gave great tips in the planning stages of our visit. eg. Take the bullet train from Tokyo to Iiyama Station and a bus from there to Nozawa Onsen village. 

Ryokan Jonnobi is a 5 minute walk from the bus station. The whole experience satisfied all members of our family aged 10 to 74 years.

 Laila


 

 

Mid January 2015

Many  thanks for all your time and assistance with booking our Nozwa Onsen experience staying at Jon Nobi Ryokan.  We found the accommodation at Jon Nobi very warm, quiet, with comfortable beds after a full day of skiing and the breakfast selection of Asian and western foods each morning contained plenty of choice for both adults and children. 

There were two private onsens that could be used exclusively plus a male and female onsen open for all to use.  These were all kept very clean and neat.  Toiletries and hair dryers were also supplied in the private and public onsen areas that added a lovely touch.  Kimonos and slippers were also supplied in our rooms for going to and from the onsens which were quite a novelty for the children.

Jon Nobi is situated in a great location  at the top of the town and such an easy walk to the ski field via the moving walkway (Yu Road travelator).  A huge plus at the end of each day was the ability to leave our skis at the St. Anton Ski hire rooms.  This made the end of a long day skiing with kids so much more pleasurable than having to cart skis and poles back to our accommodation. 

The slopes at Nozwa Onsen are great for families wanting to ski together and there is a variety of slopes depending on your skill level and ability with plenty of connecting lifts.  There was also a large children's play park at the base of the slopes near St. Anton ski hire centre with rubber tyres and sleds that the children could use.

The only issues we had whilst in Nozwa Onsen was that the Ryokan style of accommodation was probably a bit too small to  accommodate a family of 4 all with ski clothing to dry at the end of each day in our room plus all of our luggage. If there had been a drying room on the premises we would have had more room to move. In saying this, we wanted to try the Ryokan style of accommodation to experience a more traditional Japanese style of accommodation.  Knowing the layout of a Ryokan and taking into consideration the amount of stuff we all had, we should have booked two rooms side by side.  

The only other disappointing issue was as a guest of Jon Nobi we thought that we would have been able to dine in the restaurant at least one night during our stay, however we were told that the restaurant was fully booked during our stay.  We since found out that the bookings were from people staying else where and not at Jon Nobi.  We thought as guests staying at the Ryokan, we would have had first option to restaurant bookings.  That was a bit sad Emoji.

However, the overall experience was wonderful and we enjoyed staying in a different location for part of our holiday.  Many thanks again Hisae for all your assistance and for making our holiday in Nozwa Onsen very enjoyable.


Regards
Colleen Wyer

Australia






 

 
Tomamu The Tower

Tomamu The Tower

Tomamu, Hokkaido
Prices from
¥9,800 Per person per night
Guests
2 - 3
Includes
Accommodation, breakfast & lift passes
Room Types
Tower is a great family friendly ski in ski out hotel at Tomamu. Only 90 minutes after your departure from New Chitose Airport, you'll be at our lobby checking in. Behind the hotel is a snow covered mountain with 150 hectare skiable area. Snowcat backcountry tour available

Tomamu The Tower guest reviews

 

 
Late Feb 2017

I had a great time at Tomamu. 

I like being able to stay on snow, at a quality resort, with good accomodation.

The snowfalls were a little small whilst we were there, however everything else was good.

I enjoyed the quality of the accomodation, the room was well appointed, comfortable and a good size.

Loved the included buffet breakfasts. As usual the service from Japan Snow Accomodation was first class, they are quite easy to contact and correspond and very helpful with any changes or requests.

Cheers,

Brennan
 
 
Mid January 2017

Thank you for organising another wonderful skiing holiday. Tomamu is a wonderful all round resort catering for families and the powder hounds with excellent off-piste areas. 

The accommodation is very clean with huge rooms in comparison to any international ski resort (my tip ask for a slope view room you won't be disappointed). 

There is a variety of excellent restaurants that do get busy, either eat early or enjoy a wine in the cafe while enjoying watching the night skiing before a later dinner. 

The off-piste tree runs are excellent and the groomed runs cater for all levels, with minimal crowds and lift queues makes for plenty of enjoyable runs.

Families are very well catered for with the wave pool and ice village an added bonus for the young and old. 

We look forward to booking another skiing trip with you for 2018.

Stephen Thompson


 
 
 
 
Mid January 2017

Thought I would let you know what a wonderful time we had a Tomamu.

It really was the perfect place for our families to go this year. Accommodation was very good with great breakfasts! 

We all loved how relaxed it felt with being everything in one spot. We could let the kids have lots of time to themselves knowing they were safe pretty much anywhere they went. 

The Wave pool was a huge hit with the kids and the Ice Village was so much much better than we expected it to be.

Despite our rather messed up start with the missed flights due to Jetstar we had an amazing holiday, 

Thank you.Attached are a few shots which you are welcome to use if you need to.

Ben van Dorsselaer


 
 
 
 
 
Early December 2016

A very big thanks to arrange the hotel for us. 

We enjoyed our stays at Tomamu. I think two days was a bit too short. We all loved the place as compared to Niseko. The resort is more child friendly. We have a great time. The room was cleaned and spacious. Will definitely come back again. 

Jess
 
 

 

 

Mid December 2016

This is our second trip to tomamu. Again the skiing and convenience for a family with young children was top rate. However we found the waiting time for dinner to be very long  especially at the more popular restaurants. The quality and value of the meals very generally good. The hotel Breakfast was excellent.

Yu Tien

 

 

 

Mid Deecember 2016

I would just like to thank you from the Thompson family for organising a wonderful holiday at Tomamu The Tower. The accomodation and resort were excellent!!

We look forward to booking again with Japansnowaccomodation.

Once again thank you Hisae.

Stephen Thompson

 

 

 

Mid Dec 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed then trip to Tomamu. Thank you for your recommendation. The set up there is perfect for families with young children.

The resort has many child friendly facilities like indoor play area, snow play area, Nursery etc.

The hotel rooms were comfortable and large enough for us to stretch out. Attached photo. The only small problem was that there was only 3 lifts for both guests and service staff in each tower of 30 over floors. So getting on a lift during peak hours could take a few minutes.

The skiing was very convenient. The beginner areas: magic carpet, beginner chair lift and toboggan area were right at the doorsteps of the tower hotel.

The ski area is not very large but enough variety to entertain for 4 days.

The food was of a high standard and there was enough variety. Although they do get crowded during peak hours.

The snow village was also very fun.

I can wholeheartedly recommend tomamu to families with young children.

Please let us know when it is ready to take reservations for the week before Christmas this year.

Pic attached.

Regards 
Yu Tien

 

 
Mid December 2015

We absolutely loved Japan, especially our time at Tomamu. 

We caught the train from Tokyo, to Tomamu train station. The train trip was very cheap, and picturesque. We loved watching the land change, and when it started snowing it was hard to contain the kids excitement. We were totally blown away with how much snow laid on the ground. 

 We arrived at Tomamu Station and we were met by very friendly helpful Tower staff. As the snow fell we were ushered easily to our bus, and a quick trip later we arrived at the Towers. The staff were incredibly helpful and efficient, and our lack of Japanese was not an issue. 

We arrived at our family room and once again blown away by the size of our room, and our beautiful view. The rooms were excellent. 

The hiring of equipment was very efficient and helpful. 

The breakfasts were amazing, so many choices, Japanese and Western. The restaurants were plentiful, loads of choices, good quality food, reasonably prices for a snow resort. 

Loved the convenience store, and the tube like walkways. 

The Ice village was wonderful, not to be missed! 

Totally recommend anyone wanting a fantastic resort with loads of beautiful powder, no waiting on chairlifts, and a picturesque family friendly holiday to head to Tomamu! 

  Many Thanks for your help in making our holiday so memorable, 

Andrea, Nick, Bronte and Isaac Foran Blacksmiths Australia  

 

 

 

Early Febuary 2015

Tomamu was great. We have already booked to go back to Japan so we will definitely be going back to Tommamu. Norio san showed us some really good spots in Tommamu and we really liked the 'resort' feel there as it was something different. 

I think it is also a great family mountain and would suite the families as it's easy to get to and is child friendly. 

Cheers
Ben

 

 

 

 

 

Late January 2015

Firstly your service was excellent. Booking was easy, no problem with transfers. 

We arrived early and our room wasn't  ready so they minded our bags while we enjoyed the free wifi and had a coffee in the coffee shop. Our  room  view was spectacular but although we asked for standard twin, we actually had two mattresses on a tatami floor. We didn't query or complain (our mistake) but it was not very comfortable. Wifi in room was fast. Our only other issue was breakfast at Hal. Every day there were people waiting to be seated, yet there were empty tables. At our first breakfast we waited half an hour to be seated. Lots of options for dinner and the covered walkways made it easy. We originally worried that a week would be too long at this resort but it wasn't and we really enjoyed our stay. 

Regards
Janne
 

 

Early Jan 2015

I loved Tomamu.  It is a small resort so only needs 3 -4 days.  I loved the outdoor onsen, it was absolutely beautiful. Fantastic to be able to eat out each night in the resort without having to go outdoors. We had fantastic powder snow and plenty of it. Awesome room in the tower and lovely breakfasts. Lovely coffee shop , wine bar also. 

Linda Donald
 
 
 
 
 
Okushiga Kogen Hotel

Okushiga Kogen Hotel

Shiga Kogen, Nagano
Prices from
¥11,340 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 3
Includes
breakfast
Room Types
Located right on the ski run. Only 50 metres to the chairlift. A European style lounge and restaurant with panoramic views of the mountains and an open fire.
Hotel Jogakura

Hotel Jogakura

Hakkoda, Aomori
Prices from
¥13,110 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 3
Includes
breakfast & dinner
Room Types
Hotel Jogakura is located about 10 minutes drive from the Hakkoda ropeway station. The hotel runs the on-demand free shuttle to & from. They also offer a free pick up & drom off at Aomori / Shin Aomori train station or from Aomori airport, which is a bonus.
Hotel St. Moritz Shiga

Hotel St. Moritz Shiga

Shiga Kogen, Nagano
Prices from
¥6,500 Per person per night
Guests
2 - 5
Includes
Accommodation and breakfast
Room Types
Located in the Ichinose area within 2 minute walk to the chairlifts. There are variety of room types that can accomodate from single to maximum 5 guests. All the rooms have ensuite.

Hotel St Moritz guest reviews

Early January 2017

The hotel is comfortable, though they do not rent snow boards or premium quality skis. They also lack a dedicated drying room, meaning all of our gear had to be dried in our room each night. They provided breakfast as part of our package, but this was suited more to the Japanese taste than the western taste. This could be remedied by simple things such as providing toast. 

Great onsen!

We really enjoyed the skiing at Shiga Kogen, but there is no English speaking group skiing lessons available. 

We also make the comment that there were very few evening dining options in the village of Ichinose. Almost all evening dining was associated with a hotel and getting in if you were not a guest was virtually impossible.  We didn't eat at out hotel as their menu was not western child friendly and expensive. When the one ramen place closed for two nights, we had to eat instant noodles from  a convenience store. 

Overall, we enjoyed our trip, but won't go back until our kids are past lessons and the resort offers more variety of dining.

Dallas
 

 

Mid January 2016

We all had a wonderful 4 week holiday in Japan.We stayed in January 2016

Thank you so much for organising our stay at St Moritz Shiga Kogen. It was our 3rd visit to Shiga Kogen and our first time staying at St Moritz Hotel.

Firstly it was an easy 5 min walk from the Ichinose Bus stop ok in good weather to walk.

We were welcomed my the manager and his wife and informed about all the facilities of the hotel.

Ski lockers are on the ground floor,as well as toilets,separate male and female onsens and free laundry facilities.We booked the larger rooms which were comfortable with 2 western beds,small lounge,wardrobe,western style cubicle bathroom,small bar fridge and balcony which was nice to look out towards the mountains.It was not luxurious but quite comfortable and warm and clean.There is no smoking in bedrooms which is great !

I really enjoyed the onsens and had one nearly every day.It was spotlessly clean,equipped with hairdyer and body wash, shampoo and conditioner.Great to sooth the skiers legs after a full day skiing.

Breakfast was ok at St Moritz but we preferred the days that they had buffet breakfast as our 2 teenage sons preferred a western style breakfast.We also tried buffet dinner which was good lots of variety around 3,000 yen .We only had this once as we felt there was too much food to eat.After having lunch we preferred a smaller meal.

You could order pizza the day before which we did and it was great. You could sit in the lounge overlooking the snow which was wonderful.

St Moritz is a smaller hotel but quite cosy and comfortable .Rooms were warm,however the last 2 nights we were moved to a corner room which was freezing.I went to reception around 11pm and they kindly brought another heater to the room.The next day they found another room which was smaller but wasn't as cold.

If couples want to book this hotel book the larger room as it it more comfortable with a small lounge and wardrobe!

I would be happy to stay at St Moritz again as staff very friendly and helpful.Itwas great to stay in hotel where guests are not allowed to smoke in the bedroom rooms. 

This hotel is suitable for families,couples or singles.It is a bit of a walk to the slopes but there is a shortcut 2 doors down with a steep walk up the hill.Easy to ski back.Overall a good hotel that doesn't cost too much.
Ski conditions great we had fresh snow about 60 cm when we arrived then a top up every few days.Plenty of variety of slopes to ski ......ShigaKogen is our favourite ski resort in Japan.Very quiet for night life but brilliant for skiing and not crowded.


We enjoyed the location as there was a few restaurants in the village, a Kasmiri restaurant which was excellent and a Japanese/Chinese restaurant which was sometimes closed through the week and a few other restaurant in the Main Street which are only open for lunch.All excellent food an well priced!

Regards Narelle and Greg Tuchin





 
 
Late January 2015

Great mountain - good terrain and snow - limited options at night (apart from your hotel) - but the best thing was it was nice and quiet. 

St Moritz - great friendly staff - a little dated but that added to the character - good location. 

Your service - very good - easy process to book - good options presented for our budget. No complaints!

Matt
 
 
Mid January 2015

We had a great trip thanks.

The St. Moritz was great thx. Everything we expected from a hotel in Ichinose. They served the eggs cold in the morning breakfast but a gentle word about how westerners like their eggs led to a change. All in all good value, great snow. Ill check in with you soon for next year!


Cheers Grant

 

Mid February 2014. 

Left Madarao in a snow storm and went back to Nagano. it was dumping down.


Caught bus to Shiga Kogen. It took 4 hours to get there because of the storm. Couldnt see anything travelling up. It was a white out. Wasnt sure if I got off at the right place. No one had heard of the hotel. Ended up getting someone to ring hotel & the owner came and picked me up. No english people staying there. Was a nice place for the money and good location to lifts.

One thing that I did find annoying is that they allow people to smoke on the entry level and all you can smell is cigarette smoke which travels into reception and lounge area. Same thing applies here with the arrival meal.

Shiga Kogen is a good resort with plenty of run and a huge area to ski. I found the the new snow get skied out quickly compared to Madarao. This is more apparent where the three prince hotels are in Yamibiko.

Your service was very good and you answered all of my questions in all of my emails. Thanks for your help. If you have any good specials for next season please let me know. 


Steve Newall

 

Mid January 2014  

Your service was excellent and much appreciated. The accommodation and price you secured for us was exactly what we were after.

And now, being aware of the holiday weekend in Japan in the middle of our stay on the snow, I appreciate how lucky we were that you were able to secure accommodation for us, with no holiday loadings. Thank you again.

The snow and skiing/boarding at Shigakogen was, as ever, excellent. I continue to be amazed at how few people you have to share the slopes with. Even with a long weekend in Japan, there were times on Saturday and Sunday when we had runs to ourselves. There was never any waiting at lifts. And, whilst it cannot ever be guaranteed, the weather was next to perfect – four nights of fresh snow, but basically clear, windless days!

We liked Hotel St Moritz. The rooms were comfortable and suited us. The onsen was adequate. Staff spoke (limited, but) enough English and were very helpful. The hotel wifi worked. Breakfast was good. But dinner was very limited. We only ate in house for dinner once, but this is not a problem as there are 3 or 4 other options for eating out which are quite good.

Also on-snow eating options for lunch are very good, so, with a decent breakfast and good lunch, dinner is less crucial.

As with most (all?) hotels in Ichinose, there is not much in the way of after-snow facilities, but there is a comfortable lounge so, with a few drinks and your own and the company of other guests, evenings can be quite pleasant.

And the big plus with the hotel is its location – just a 50 metre (albeit somewhat uphill – but it’s downhill going home!) walk to the nearest lift which effectively gives you ski/board access to the entire Shiga field. There’s about a 100 metre walk to the bus stop, shops, restaurants.

We are planning on returning to the snow in Japan and would, most likely, go back to Shiga and Hotel St Moritz.

Bruce

 

"My finance and I stayed at Hotel St Moritz Shiga, Feb 20-24. Despite it being peak season the hotel was quiet, low key, and accordingly, relaxing.

There were a couple of other Western types in the place, one a Kiwi who had been travelling around a number of resorts on his one month Japan trip; He'd been to Hakuba and Nozawa Onsen where he'd met a many Australians. In addition to the great snow conditions, its 'magical powder', he rated Shiga Kogen for its low count of Antipodean neighbors.

We drove there in my old Mitsubishi Pajero Junior which struggled mightily to make it up the last 10k climb in heavy snow. We might not have made if it my better half didn't have the good fortune to be born a Canadian.

There is an onsen bath in the basement beside the lockers and the changing rooms. It's a basic hotel type Japanese bath that doesn't pretend to be more than functional - there are no windows for example - but it feels more than just adequate after a day exploring the many areas and trails of the resort.

Breakfast was included in the room price and was decent with a fairly wide selection of Japanese and Western breakfast staples.

We didn't sample the evening fare opting for the what we were told were limited options down the village. One night we ate at an Okinawan place that we good...nice sake and Okinawan dishes. Two nights we ate at a Nepalese place where we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves scoffing down curries and nan a-plenty.

Hotel St Moritz with its location a couple of minutes walk from the lifts and its reasonable prices was a good choice for us, an evaluation that is primarily driven by the wonderful, wonderful conditions we had on the slopes. It's all about the resort."

By John

 

"We stayed for 5 nights at Hotel St Moritz in mid January, a family of 4 with 2 older kids.

Staff were welcoming, friendly enough and efficient despite the language difficulty at times but thats our issue really, as we are the visitors to Japan and its all part of the experience.

We had booked dinner for our first night and whilst relatively expensive, it was very nice (order the Japanese dinner not Western as other guest commented they were disappointed with it) the multi course japanese dinner however we found excellent, and we certainly didn't leave hungry.

You can eat elsewhere at Ichinose for cheaper ( the nepalese Curry house for eg) but beyond that you have to search for other dinner options.

Breakfast at St Moritz were buffet style, and mix of japanese and western available and you could go back for as much as you liked so we thought it was very good value compared to other japanese hotel experiences we had where you paid for each portion.

Found the Kitchen and dining room staff to be very nice and always tried to please.

As others have said hotel is little dated in decor but everything is still clean and presentable.

We had a 4 share room with small ensuite capsule bathroom which suited our needs, but the onsen in the basement is the best option for washing/showering in any comfort.

Beds were comfortable and room was warm enough but no control over the temp.

Not much to do in the evenings except watch the sumo on the TV in your room.

Access to ski lifts was OK once you found the short cut, with small kids or if you were not that fit you would struggle with the little climb up the access way. If your a confident skier you can ski back to the front door in the afternoons when snow was good if you risked a bob sled run down the access path.

Ski storage locker room in basement with lockers just big enough for 1 set of skis and your boots. No equipment drying facility for jackets, gloves etc, and limited hanging space for this in your rooms which can be a pain as the room becomes a bit of a chinese laundry.

Overall we found St Mortitz clean, comfortable and convenient.

Would we go back to St Moritz? Probably, but we would probably also look around at other alternatives at Ichinose as well.

Snow was brilliant!"

By RFG

 

"Hotel St Moritz Shiga is situated at one end of Ichinose Village, the end you approach from Nagano Station.

It is clean, comfortable and caters well for a place to relax and recover from a hard day's skiing or snowboarding.

Beds were comfortable though the loose bedspread/blanket tended to get kicked off during the night. 

The bathrooms are 'capsule' style and very small. The hot water cut in and out, but wasn't overly annoying. However, after my first shower in the room I used the onsen to shower/bathe/rinse. The onsen was quite spartan in the sense that there were no towels provided in the adjoining room - guests needed to bring a modesty towel (provided) from the room, as well as the bathroom towel to dry off. Supplying towels in the change room next to the onsen would improve the experience. The onsen itself was good - only an indoors onsen, but good, and helped relieve tired muscles at the end of the day.

The lobby bar was never open while we were there, and we were there across a weekend. Further, when guests wanted a little apres drink/chat in the lobby after dinner, the lights were turned down, then off, giving us the hint we weren't really welcome to stay in that area. Still, better that than have rowdy guests disturb the sleep of guests in the rooms above. On a positive note, there was no issue with guests taking their own alcohol into the lobby/lounge area and alcohol is readily available in both the hotel vending machines and hotel shop.

Staff were accommodating enough. Yamamoto san booked restaurants in the village for us a couple of times when requested to do so. There are very few dining options in the village that are open to the public. There are plenty of hotels, but some allow only their guests to dine in their hotel.

Access to the snow is not ski in ski out, but there's a cut out path adjacent to the hotel/building a couple of doors down and you have a short, easy climb to Lift 28. From there you can access the whole mountain lift by lift.

Back to the hotel - it is a bit dated in terms of its decor, but that is the same as another hotel we stayed at in Shiga Kogen a couple of years ago. Hotel St Moritz was better than the other hotel. Although it is a bit dated, it is clean and 'did the job' adequately for us. Breakfast was good, I thought, but some of my companions (we were there as a group of 8) weren't happy about the food not being as hot as it could be.

All in all, an enjoyable experience from a hotel that could make some simple improvements to lift it to a new level."

By Brad

 

"This was a last minute booking for Christmas and we were lucky to find anywhere with availabilty.

The property itself is well located in ichinose but very dated. It seems that the management are winding down the property as several of the common areas were closed.

Staff were friendly enough.

Bedrooms were similarly dated with very small bathrooms.

Dinner at the hotel was very disappointing - a bizarre mix of japanese and western style fast food.

Although Ichinose does not have a huge number of dining options there are definately better places to eat."

By Dan

 

Please visit Hotel St.Moritz Shiga

Lodge Forestplaza

Lodge Forestplaza

Yomase, Nagano
Prices from
¥5,000 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 4
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
Only 100 metres to Kitashiga Yomase Resort, but also only 30~40 minutes car ride to Shiga Kogen. The owner has the local knowledge and experience to ensure you get the most from your trip. He can guide you through Shiga Kogen, depending on your ability he has the knowledge to take you to the best areas depending on the conditions.

Guest review : Lodge Forestplaza

Currently we have no reviews for this property.

Please email us if you have any questions.

info@japansnowaccommodation.com

Hotel Shirakabaso

Hotel Shirakabaso

Shiga Kogen, Nagano
Prices from
¥10,518 Per person per night
Guests
2 - 5
Includes
Accommodation, breakfast & dinner
Room Types
The nearest ski run and the gondola station are only a three-minute walk from the hotel. The nearest bus stop, Hasuike is less than a minute walk. Indoor/outdoor Onsen. 25 minutes by bus to the famous Snow monkeys.

Hotel Shirakabaso guest reviews

 

 

 

Hotel Shirakabaso

 

Late December 2013 


"We have booked hotel  Shirakabaso trough Japan Snow Accommodation. All our inquiries about hotel  were answered by the staff very promptly.

The staff also provided us with some hints and tips that were very handy for us while we were arranging entire trip to Japan. Thanks to the staff from Japan Snow Accommodation for our trip to go so smooth.

Hotel Shirakabaso is a hotel that can cater for everyone. For someone who just wants to relax or for a family.

As soon as we entered hotel we felt welcome. The staff were so comforting and helpful. 

The rooms were cosy  and were able to  accommodate four of us and made us feel comfortable.  

After a long day of skiing we would come to the room and go to the hotel's communal bath (despite our room had en-suite with the bath). It was a great cultural experience  The bath also  had all necessities to make this experience very relaxing. 

The hotel's outdoor onsen is one not to be missed and it  was spectacular, just feeling the cold of the snow but also the heat from the pool and just the piece and quiet made it a lot more relaxing. 

After the onsen we would go to have dinner. This was a one of the things we were looking forward to every day. At first it isn't much but they just keep bringing more and more delicious food. By the end of dinner all four of us would be full as there was so much variety. The breakfast in the morning was very similar and would give us lots of energy for the day. 

The hotel has skiing gear for rentals as well as some stuff for little kids. 

Hotel's location is also very convenient for exploring Shiga Kogen by ski or by shuttle bus.

Overall the hotel is very cosy. The manager and staff are fantastic and helpful. Service were great and  the food was delicious.  We would definitely recommend this hotel for its hospitality and facilities and great cultural experience.

Family of 4 with 2 grown up kids from Australia travelled in December 2013"

Natalia

 

Late January 2014. 

"We were back to Hong Kong yesterday!  We have a very pleasant stay at Hotel Shirakabaso!

They provided a high standard of service, rooms are nice and big, breakfast and dinner are delicious, rental equipment are new, very heartfelt services in every details.  

My husband was hurt during skiing, Sato san sent him to the medical centre which is 30mins away from the hotel and took care of him very well.  Really appreciated!

Patricia

Please visit Hotel Shirakabaso

 
Fukeikan

Fukeikan

Yamaboku, Nagano
Prices from
¥8,900 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 4
Includes
breakfast
Room Types
Fukeikan is a beautiful and traditional Japanese ryokan, which has been run for over 240 years. It is located in the Yamada Onsen village. It is about 15 minutes by car to and from Yamaboku Wild Snow Park. The staff at Fukeikan run a free shuttle.
Oyado Furuya

Oyado Furuya

Myoko, Niigata
Prices from
¥12,200 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 4
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
Located right in the center of the main street of Akakura, Myoko’s ski center, Furuya provides quick accesss to the Akakura ski resort & located close to everything you need. Japanese or western styled rooms available. We also take great pride in our Japanese cuisine.

Reviews - Oyado Furuya

 

 

 

Oyado Furuya

 

 

 

Mid February 2015


It was great to get a more traditional experience at Oyado Furuya. Having our own private onsen to unwind in at the end of a day was superb. The male and female roof top onsen was incredible! It was lovely to sit in amongst the snowflakes!

The food at Oyado was a real highlight. We had both Japanese and Western style breakfasts and they were plentiful and fuelled us for a big day on the slopes. The Kaiseki dinner which showcased some of Myoko’s fine produce and it was certainly a most memorable part of our trip. 

The hotel and it’s amenities were of a very high standard and for that reason I would certainly return to Oyado. 

The skiing area however wasn’t as challenging and varied as we hoped so will look at alternative locations for our next trip either Shiga Kogen or Hakuba.

Thanks again for all your assistance!


Alicia Neale

 

Hakuba Meteor Pension

Hakuba Meteor Pension

Hakuba, Nagano
Prices from
¥3,675 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 5
Includes
Accommodation
Room Types
Well-priced pension with great hospitality. Located in the centre of Hakuba Village close to restaurants, bars, karaoke bars, onsen & convenience stores.

Hakuba Meteor Pension guest review

 

 

Hakuba Meteor Pension

 

Early January 2014  Overall, very happy with the Meteor. 

Our one suggestion is that it would be nice if they offered Dinner. Even if this was a set menu and had to be pre-booked, having the option of not going out would be nice.



Dallas

 

"I stayed in the Meteor Pension for seven days and found it to be an excellent place to base my skiing holiday..

The communal spaces are cosy, and aesthetically pleasing, the room was all I needed and the staff were great. They're extremely generous, super helpful and lots of fun.

The Pension is not that close to the action and you have to catch a shuttle bus to lifts but its free that wasn't a hassle at all. It meant the price was much lower. 

The snow was okay but not brilliant, I was hoping for some powder but wasn't to be."

by Nick F

 

"My friend and I stayed at Meteor Pension at the beginning of February 2011. We had a fantastic time, partly due to the epic snow conditions, but mostly due to the hospitality and approachability of the staff at Meteor Pension. 

They made us feel at home and gave us all the information we required about buses, lifts, best resort to ski that particular day etc. They went above and beyond what I would generally recieve at a Pension Hotel. 

They always have an English speaking staff member working- we had arrogantly gone to their country speaking very little Japanese, however they did their very best to translate our queries- even going so far as calling another hotel to act as a translator when their English speaking son, Yuigi had gone to pick up some guests from the bus terminal! 

The facilities are very good, with large rooms and welcoming communal areas. 

The location is also fantastic, just behind Echoland. It is central to all resorts, and while not being the closest to one resort, its location makes all theresorts between a 5 and 20 minutes shuttle bus ride from Meteor. 

Definitely will be returning next season!"

by Nick

 

"We really enjoyed our stay at the Meteor Pension - the family who run it are very friendly and keen to help, and any language difficulties were easily overcome. 

The location is great, in Echoland - lots of restaurants nearby, easy access to onsens, and good transport options for getting to most of the resorts. The continental breakfast was good value (the cooked breakfast didn't look that great). 

Our room wasn't huge but was well heated (apart from the bathroom, which was arctic!) and comfortable. 

We saw one of the rooms at the next-door Meteor Lodge - the beds are bigger and the room a bit bigger, but there didn't seem a huge difference. 

Overall, it was a really nice place to stay and seemed like really good value. 

We'll definitely stay there again if we return to Hakuba."

By Kate

 

"We stayed at the Hakuba Meteor Pension in February 2013. 

We travelled as a family of four to Japan to the first time, to visit our son who was working as a ski instructor in Happo One. 

The accommodation was perfect for us, close enough to the slopes and also bars and restaurants at Echoland and Happo One, whilst still retaining a peaceful character. We had a loft room, and shared Japanese style bathrooms which were interesting! 

Tetsu and his family who run the Meteor Pension were really helpful, they took us to the slopes and wherever we asked in the minibus, and the accommodation was friendly, clean and traditional. 

We loved it and would definitely stay here again."

By Julie

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