Kawamotoya Ryokan

Nozawa Onsen, Nagano

Kawamotoya is located in Nozawa onsen, widely known for its natural hot springs and for its rich
powder snow to set the backdrop for the 1998 Winter Olympic games.

Surrounded by the gorgeous mountain scenery changing in the four seasons, Onsen heals your body
and soul thoroughly after sporting activities like skiing and trekking.

The Dosojin Fire Festival, one of the three largest fire festivals of Japan, is held very close to our ryokan
and view from the rooftop is the best in the village.

A total of 13 public hot-spring bath houses in Nozawa Onsen Village, known as “Sotoyu” is a common
asset of the local villagers and are open to the public/visitors as well.

  • breakfast included
  • Non-smoking
  • internet
  • English speaking staff
  • lounge
  • drying room
  • mountain shuttle bus
  • restaurant
  • rental equipment
  • onsen
  • tour booking
  • ski & snowboard lessons
  • discounted lift passes available
  • check in 3:00 pm / check out 10:00 am

Standard Room

Eight Tatami mats with toilet & washer, shared bathroom


Rates from 9,180 yen per person per night including breakfast

Rates period1st December - 31st March
Guest typesRate: per person per night
Single12,420 - 15,120 yen
Twin9,180 - 11,880 yen


Deluxe Room

10 Tatami mats with ensuite


Rates from 9,180 yen per person per night including breakfast

Dates1st December - 31st March
Guest typesRate: per person per night
Twin11,340 - 14,040 yen
Triple10,260 - 12,960 yen
Quad9,180 - 11,880 yen 
Extra costs & discounts 
Child (6-12 bed & meal)30 % discount off per person per night rate
Child (3-5 bed & meal)50 % discount off per person per night rate
Child (3-5 bed / no meal)70 % discount off per person per night rate
Child (0-2)free
Baby cot2,000 yen
  • closest chairlift - Shinyu Pair Lift - 250 m
  • mountain shuttle bus - 200 m
  • bus stop - 100 m
  • train station - 5 km
  • restaurants and bars - 0 m
  • supermarket - 200 m
  • childcare - 300 m
  • rental shop & lessons - 200 m



Late Feb 2017

Your service was great, we had never been to Japan before and explained what type of town we were after and it was exactly what we were after. you communication through the whole booking process was excellent. 

Kawamotoya Ryokan was a great place to stay, the room had a wonderful view of the valley and was a nice walk to the bottom of the ski hill. The food and staff were also very good, highly recommended.





Late December 2016

Our stay has been fantastic and I would recommend our hotel . The rooms are quite big and very confortable; the breakfast and restaurant is very good and provide international food , the hotel public bath is great , and finally : the staff is very nice, polite and helpful .

We hope coming back soon :-) 

thank you very much 

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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