Maruken-Sanso is a family owned Japanese style lodge. The staff member is the whole family of 8. The 3 of the family members are pro skiers!! The lodge cook the healthy meals carefully for the guests to be able to enjoy the long day of skiing/boarding. They like to have a welcome party for the guests and exchange the culture and language over some drinks.
English speaking staff
discounted lift passes
Check in 12:00pm & Check out 10:00AM
There are 3 types of rooms to chose from & all the rooms have television and wireless internet connection.
Choice of ...
Standard Room : Tatami room with futon beds, shared bathroom accommodating up to 4 guests
Super Deluxe Room : Twin bedroom with a tatami living room, toilet & basin attached, shared bathroom accommodating 2 - 4 guests
Rates from 6,325 yen per person per night twin share including breakfast.
6,800 yen per person per night
7,500 yen per person per night
Super Deluxe room
10,500 yen per person per night
Extra charges & discounts
1,000 yen off per person per night rate
Additional child (4-12)
25 % disc offper person per night rate
Single use surcharge
1,000 yen per night
Saturdays & public holidays
1,000 yen per person
1,500 yen per person
Late night check in (11:00PM-5:00AM)
20 % of the per person per night rate
closest chairlift - Nagasaka Gondola - 100 m
bus stop - 150 m
train station - 8 km
Chuo Terminal - 400 m
restaurants and Bars - 300 m
supermarket - 300 m
equipment Rental - 100 m
Mid Feb 2017
What a great trip. Fantastic snow. All 3 places we stayed at are amazing. Your organizational skills are to be applauded. Maruken Sanso with Mamoru was a great location with service second to none. Bus transfers to each location was very simple. Chuo Taxis are the way to go – amazing service – on time – every time.
Cannot wait to book again for next year. Keep up the great work.
Mid January 2017
Yes we had a wonderful stay at Maruken Sanso. The staff were friendly and as helpful and hospitable as can be. The breakfasts were delicious and the company in the lodge was excellent. The onsen was a great place to go at the end of a day's skiing, and the village had a lovely atmosphere, with so many interesting places to eat.
Your service was faultless and friendly.
Thanks so much.
Mid January 2017
We had an amazing snow trip! Thanks for organizing the accommodation.
Marukan San was in a fabulous location, close to the gondala and the main street of Nowzawa Onsen. The accommodation was clean and comfortable. The host was extremely courteous and helpful, going out of his way to get ski tickets organized for us every morning. I loved the Japanese breakfast which were plentiful and filling. One of the best part of the accommodation was the in-house hot bath – fantastic after a day on the slope! We had public onsens all around us, all ‘free’ to use.
It would be great if there were instructions in the onsens in English so that we could respectfully comply with local traditions.
We will definitely be going back to Nowzawa Onsen and hope to stay at the same accommodation!
Late january 2015
Our trip was so good!
It was very easy to check in even though we were arriving in the middle of the night, the host was lovely
and told us everything we ended to know about the accommodation. Rooms very neat and tidy and one
of our rooms had a great view of the town.
The breakfasts we had included were a great mix of Japanese and western style foods + coffee which was great. We also had dinner in house one night, cooked by the hosts which was delicious traditional food.
For most of our group this was our second visit to Nozawa Onsen and the snow was much better than
this time so we were all very pleased.
Such a cute little ski village and the accommodation is very close to the lifts (5 min walk). We also made use
of the in-house onsen and had it to ourselves most of the time which was great Loved staying here and were
grateful for everything the hosts did to help out!
Early January 2016
Thank-you for giving me the opportunity to review on our recent holiday to Japan.
We really did book at the last minute, and we're very happy to find such great accomodation. 'Maruken Sanso' proved to be the perfect cultural introduction & our hosts could not do enough to make us feel welcome.
The meals were fantastic & the in-house onsen was most welcome after a day on the slopes !
The actual resort & village was very quant. We found the skiing & lift coverage most suitable to our level of expertise. Also, all of the mountain staff were really friendly, most speaking some English. Maruken Sanso was only a 5 minute walk to the gondola.
I also would like to thank-you personally, @ 'japansnowaccomodation.com', for assisting us in booking our holiday. Hisae, you returned both my emails & phone calls. Great customer service
I have already passed on your contact details to work colleagues & have no hesitation in recommending both your service & Maruken Sanso . All up, a great holiday.
Late December 2015We have been travelling mainly on and sometimes off to Japan since 2003. We travelled to Honshu, Nagano area, since we had a brilliant trip the year before skiing Nozawa Onsen and Madarao.
We have used Hisae and the team at Japan snow accommodations, which takes a lot of the hard work out of planning the trip. Also we have asked for alternatives and there was a quick answer and good information at all times.
The snow conditions weren’t as good as usual but, but this was put down to the El Nino effect in the Pacific area. We stayed at the Maruken Sanso in Nozawa Onsen; we had been there the year before. The family were just as accommodating as the year before and made everyone in the small lodge welcome.
This is a very short walk to the main gondola and is good for an early start on a powder morning, not too much walking. They have an onsen bath for the guests and that takes care of the sore muscles. One of the ancient 14 onsen is just down the road, for the old world onsen charm. They have ski storage, hot room for the boots and a workshop for running r repairs. Another cleaver trick is the houses, hotels and accommodations pump the onsen water on the road, the road is never to Icey to walk on.