Tokiwaya Ryokan

Nozawa Onsen, Nagano

Tokiwaya Ryokan has been operating for four centuries, with its history dating right back to the Edo
Period 370 years ago.

It has four types of natural Onsen water and the water quality and quantity is the best and biggest in
Nozawa Onsen. We are the only accommodation that has a license for drinking Onsen water. It might
sound unusual to drink Onsen water, but Japanese people drink it as it has lots of healthy minerals.

Your meals will be served at a private restaurant room and complimentary coffee is available at the

One of the most famous public Onsen, the O-yu is right next to us. Come and experience our very
traditional accommodation at Tokiwaya Ryokan!

  • breakfast included
  • free wifi at the lounge area
  • laundry
  • Onsen
  • can arrange lessons
  • discounted lift passes
  • Check in: 14:00 / Check out: 10:00

Standard Tatami Room with private bathroom accommodating 1-4 guests 

Rates from 14,500 yen per person per night for twin share including breakfast


Deluxe Tatami Room with private bathroom accommodating 1-4 guests 

Rates from 15,500 yen per person per night for quad share including breakfast


Extra charges & discounts 
Child 7-1230 % discount off per person per night rate
Child 3-650 % discount off per person per night rate
Single use surchargewill apply
5 nights stayone night complimentary dinner


  • closest chairlift - Yu-road - 320 m
  • mountain shuttle bus - 300 m
  • bus stop - Chuo Terminal - 250 m
  • restaurants & bars - 0 m
  • convenience store - 80 m
  • childcare - Hikage Gelende

Tokiwaya Ryokan


Early February 2015

Nozawa - amazing snow - but getting too crowded - good mix of terrain - plenty of nightlife (but hard to get into places due to number of tourists). 

Tokawaya - amazing hotel - amazing staff - amazing service and food (but don't tell anyone as we want to make sure we can stay there again next time)!

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



Early January 2015

I can’t thank you enough for your assistance with my recent trip to Japan! 

From the first email and all through the process you were professional, helpful and informative. You found us the perfect hotels in the best locations and you saved us by finding a driver when I called you after we missed our train!

I have already recommended you and your excellent service to my friends who will be visiting Japan this coming summer.

Thanks again and best regards,

Robert Laker


Mid January 2015

I just want to thank you for all your help with the booking and to let you know that we really enjoyed our stay at Tokiwaya, it was a real treat.




Late February 2014

I had a great week at Nozawa Onsen

The snow was great and the mountain had enough challenging terrain to keep
it fun. To our relief, they didn't groom every run to within an inch of
their life like they do at Shiga Kogen and they didn't make a huge fuss
about going out of bounds and doing tree runs. The terrain is varied
enough that you could enjoy the week without getting bored.

Tokiwaya ryokan was very special. The owner/Manager, whose name I've
unfortunately forgotten, went out of his way to help and tried very hard
with his English. His unassuming friendly politeness was sriking, even in

We loved the very traditional restaurant and onsen and the location was central to everything.

The traditional village layout of Nozawa really makes you feel like you're
in Japan. I'd rate it way above most Japanese ski resorts I've visited.

Only negative is that there are already lots of Australians visiting
(although fortunately not working there on lifts etc like Niseko) and it
became incredibly crowded on weekends when Japanese from Tokyo and Nagoya

In terms of the booking it went smoothly and they knew all about me when I

Steve Huntsman


Early February 2014  

Our stay at Tokiwaya Ryokan was a amazing experience of Japanese culture and hospitality. 

The breakfasts and dinners in the Tokiwaya restaurant consisted of traditional Japanese cuisine and would rival the Tetsuya Restaurant in Sydney.

The service was excellent and the rooms were clean. Only criticism is the lack of cupboard space in the room. 

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Tokiwaya Ryokan for the second year in a row and hopefully we will get a chance to go back again.

Japan Snow Accommodation's service was very professional and their advice was helpfully.

Kevin McCann


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
Other links Nozawa Onsen Accommodation




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