Shikinoyado Kawahiro

Nozawa Onsen, Nagano

Shikinoyado Kawahiro is a traditional Japanese accommodation. All the rooms have pure Japanese styles,
which will make you feel like you are experiencing the real Japan.

The location is perfect as it is right behind the Nagasaka Gondola station.

They have onsen baths to relax after skiing or snowboarding, a gourmet restaurant to enjoy Japanese cuisine
and a rental shop for your convenience.

  • wireless internet connection
  • English speaking staff
  • drying room
  • laundry
  • mountain shuttle bus
  • restaurant
  • rental equipment
  • onsen
  • communal bath
  • discounted lift passes - up to 10 %
  • check in 15:00 / check out 10:00

Tatami Room accommodating up to 6 guests

Non-smoking tatami room with 1-6 futon beds, television, telephone, wireless internet connection
mountain views

 

Rates from 7,400 yen per person per night including breakfast.  

DatesRates for twin share
1st December - 30th April7,400 - 8,900 yen per person per night
  
  
Extra charges & discounts 
Child (3 -11)10 % discount off per person per night rate (incl break)
Saturday & public holiday surcharg1,000 yen per person per night
Dinner2,000 yen per person per night

 

  • closest chairlift - Nagasaka Gondola - 10 m
  • mountain shuttle bus - Nagasaka Gondola station-mae - 30 m
  • train station - Togari Nozawa Onsen - 8 km
  • bus stop - Nozawa Onsen - 800 m
  • restaurants and bars - 800 m
  • supermarket - 800 m
  • childcare - 1 km
  • rental shop & ski school - 0 m

 

 

 

Late Feb 2017

My son previously had a ski accident and after two hours of travel to Nozawa he really needed to rest. Sam at Shikinoyado was very helpful and able to accommodate us straight away, which I appreciated very much. The location is excellent for skiers so that you don’t need to walk around the hilly town in ski boots.

Adrian


 

 

 

Late January 2017

Our time in Nazawo onsen was fantastic. Kawahiro was great and the total Japanese immersion that we wanted. A bonus was that it is located by the gondola. 

Thanks,
Marita 
 
 
Early January 2015

We LOVED Nozawa. Love the ski in ski out accommodation. The only downside of Kawahiro is the smoking in the foyer which can travel up to the rooms. Next time we will request 100% non smoking.

We prefered the wider runs as 3 of us board and the others ski. This was only the second time the kids have skied and they did 10 days straight which was impressive. I would like to book 3 of them in for a lesson on our first day this next time. We really enjoyed the cultural experience when we travel. 

Loved Tokyo too as you can see we took kids to zoo and we also went to the sumo tournament which we all throughly enjoyed.

We flew direct with jetstar last time and stayed overnight at the Airport hotel and then traveled the following day which was great.  

Next year we were thinking 5 days skiing in one place and 5 days skiing in another then back toward Tokyo for 2-3 days before heading home. Would love to see the Geisha museum,  Hiroshima and anything else you recommend. Thanks in advance for next year..

Rhonda Davies


 

 


Early January 2015

Kawahiro could not be closer to the Nagasaka Gondola (a few metres?).Definitely ski in and ski out and it made it very easy for our family to come in from the slopes whenever and head out skiing multiple times throughout the day if needed.

It is further from the main street for restaurant dinners though and the walk back up is steep-ish and can feel long if it is snowing heavily and you are trudging up with a full belly. We have tried the onsite restaurant set dinner (hot pot) and it was yummy but probably better for adults who can appreciate the large and complicated array of dishes, rather than kids (we asked for the more basic katsu don for the boys). Japanese breakfast is included (we also had cornflakes and milk with ours - possibly only included for foreigners?), which was a great novelty at the start but there were days when we probably just felt like toast! :)

The place is very traditional Japanese with tatami mats that can take some getting used to if you prefer softer beds. There is a clean and spacious onsen on site and while we also explored the village onsens, the onsite onsen (open from 4-10pm) made it very convenient if we didn't feel like heading out till dinner.

If you are looking for a ski lodge then this is not the place for you as other than the onsen and a smoking area on the ground floor, there is really no common areas to hang out in other than your actual room. Our room was a relatively spacious one for our family of 5 on the 3rd floor (the stairs will keep you fit!). Bathrooms are shared and the staff will give you a daily supply of hot water thermos for making tea etc.

This last one is looking out from our window!

Your service - top notch and smooth as usual. We will contact you next time we are in Japan again. :)

Nozawa the resort - even better than last time as there was more snow and lifts open (we were spring skiing in late March on our first visit). Hope this helps. :)

Cheers Mel


 

 

"Was honestly one of the best holidays I have ever had!

A perfect mix of a new exciting cultural experience, and some of the best powder I have ever ridden!!!!!

Accommodation was great, Authentic Japanese accomodation, within meters of main Nozawa gondola. Nice clean accomodation. Authentic rooms (small, with futon beds).

Breakfast authenic Japanese (takes some getting used to, but proivdes plenty of energy for big day on the slopes!).

Extremely close to nagasaka gondola, and 10min walk down hill to town.

Shared onsen bathroom (no private showers, again takes bit of getting used to, but the heat and healing of onsen water is well worth it!).

Good accomodation for the price. ). Already saving the pennies for a trip back there next year"

By Dale

 

 

"Traditional ryokan that was great to experience, 1 minute form the chairlift, 

very traditional food( may not want to eat it everday), tatami room (being a western person I would have liked a seat)but it was all part of it."

By Pete

 

 

 

 

Mountain Statistics

Height 1650 m   % Snowboarders 30
Max snow last year 400 cm   % Skiers 70
No. of runs 36   % Beginner runs 40
No. of chairlifts 20   % Intermediate runs 30
Snow park yes   % Advanced runs 30
Childcare yes      

Resorts close by Kitashinsyu Kijimadaira, Togari Onsen, Madarao Kogen
Closest train station Iiyama - 30 minutes by bus
Closest bus staion Nozawa Onsen - 5 minutes walk 
Closest town Nozawa Onsen 
Closest major city Nagano-city
Closest international airport Narita International Airport
Official resort web site http://www.nozawaski.com/en/
Other links Nozawa Onsen Accommodation
   
   
   

 

 

 

 
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