Seisenso

Nozawa Onsen, Nagano

Prices
from ¥5,900 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 6
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Rooms
Japanese Room

Conveniently located only 50 metres from the centre of this historical onsen village. They also own a Ramen(noodles) bar, a Sushi bar and a drink bar, which offer discounted rates for guests. A very traditional Japanese style ryokan with great food. 300 metres to Yu-road (a flat escalator to take you to Hikage Gondola).


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Seisenso

Seisenso

Nozawa Onsen, Nagano
Prices from
¥5,900 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 6
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
Conveniently located only 50 metres from the centre of this historical onsen village. They also own a Ramen(noodles) bar, a Sushi bar and a drink bar, which offer discounted rates for guests. A very traditional Japanese style ryokan with great food. 300 metres to Yu-road (a flat escalator to take you to Hikage Gondola).

Seisenso guest reviews

Seisenso

 

Mid February 2014  

Trip was great, thanks very much. I think we lucked into the best week of the season for snowfall. No trouble with your service, found it excellent.

Seisenso was OK. It was run by a very nice woman and she was very helpful.

The pension itself though is quite old and could do with a bit of a renovation. 

There are only two or three western style toilets in the whole building.

The common area is very small and not heated. 

Drying room was too small for the number of people who needed to use it.

Location was good - very central in the town.


The included breakfast was good - good variety of japanese/western options.


Onsen was good.

Damian

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New Furano Prince Hotel

New Furano Prince Hotel

Furano, Hokkaido
Prices from
¥12,000 Per night
Guests
1 - 4
Includes
breakfast
Room Types
New Furano Prince Hotel is a ski in ski out hotel located in the Furano zone. The 12-story building is your promise of a pleasant stay. There are 10 restaurants, cafes & bars for you to enjoy the dinining. The "Shisai no yu" Onsen will sooth your body after a long day skiing / boarding.
Hotel Appi Grand & Tower

Hotel Appi Grand & Tower

Appi Kogen, Iwate
Prices from
¥9,050 Per person per night
Guests
1-5
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
Hotel Appi Grand & Tower are ski in ski out accommodation located in a family friendly resort with great quality snow & excellent facilaties including a swimming pool, onsen, gym, bar & Karaoke.

Hotel Appi Grand & Tower guest reviews


 
Early January 2017

Appi Grand was excellent. Our rooms in the Tower, although not brand new in their furnishings, were spacious, well appointed, and with great views. The service was extremely good. The  food in all the restaurants was delicious. The location of the hotel is ideal for easy and true ski in ski out skiing. The facilities of the hotel were extensive, and very good for entertainment of children and toddlers. Thank you again for all your help with the booking.

Regards,David
 
 
Early January 2016

Appi was great!Thanks very much for great advice !!!

We will be in touch again for another holiday 

Cheers
Alasdair
 
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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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

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Nakajimaya Ryokan

Nakajimaya Ryokan

Nozawa Onsen, Nagano
Prices from
¥9,000 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 4
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
A short walk to the Shinyu Pair Lift that takes you to Hikage Gelende. The village public Onsens, restaurants & bars within walking distance. A very traditional Japanese style accommodation with the 100 % natural hot spring Onsen.

Nakajimaya Ryokan guest review

 

Nakajimaya Ryokan

 

 

 

Mid Jan 2016

Your service is excellent. Whithout you, I would have been unable to find an accomodation in this peak period.

The accomodation was great and the owner of the Ryokan very friendly. 

We loved the village too, and the dosijin worth to be seen, really impressive and interesting (and you can have some sake shots on the slopes !). 

The ski lift were not too crowded, althought it was the aussie's holiday. This is a really good point.

I was disapointed by the snow coverage, a lot of bottom slopes were closed...I'm use to in europ, bad luck in Japan. I'm an expert backcountry skier, Nozawa lacks of steep run, and the space between trees is not sufficient in the forest to ski in (except on the side of Hikage gondola, acess by first station of the other gondola). Some nice runs too from the skyline on both sides. But many trees...

Thanks again Hisae, I will certainly take your advice for my next season in Japan !

Jean-Christophe

 


Mid Jan 2016

Thank you so much for arranging such beautiful, picturesque, cultural and comfortable accommodation at such a good price (at the last minute) in such a fabulous location!  The entire town is perfection; beautiful and ancient and culturally rich and an absolute joy to visit.  

The walk to and from our accommodation each day was always a highlight, we absolutely loved the fire festival, and even though the snow was average it was nonetheless one of the best holidays I've ever been on.

The accommodation itself was fantastic, the food was absolutely outstanding, but by far the highlight were the staff.  Please send a very special thank you to our hostess (I'm so sorry I've forgotten her name!).  Nothing was too much trouble, and all the staff went above and beyond to help us silly Aussies to understand and fully appreciate their town.

We have been raving about the trip for months now, recommend the village, the accommodation and of course your services to anyone who will listen, and are already plotting to go back.

Thank you Hisae for making our trip wonderful!

Kind regards,

Melanie
 
Early Jan 2016

We had a wonderful trip. Nakajimaya Ryokan was exactly what we wanted. It is a beautifully run, traditional ryokan serving wonderful food. It is clean, comfortable and convenient for skiers moving to and from the peaks of Nozawa Onsen. We hope we can return some time soon. 

Best wishes, 
Tosca 

 

 
 
Late Dec 2015

We loved staying at Nakajimaya Ryokan and experiencing a traditional Japanese Inn. Yukiko, her family and staff were all exceptionally kind and helpful, always giving us good advice and explaining Japanese customs when necessary. Our rooms were both quiet and spacious with plenty of room for the family to relax at the end of the day. It was a real draw card having a private onsen within the ryokan and we made good use of this everyday.

Nozawa is a gorgeous village with many restaurants and bars, we were able to find a different place to eat every night and also enjoyed a superb meal at the Nakajimaya Ryokan as well. We will definitely be going back there.

Chrissy

 

 
 
Late January 2015

We loved our holiday in Japan.

Thanks you for booking us into Nakajimaya Ryokan.

We had an amazing family experience and loved the Ryokan.

The family were fantastic hosts and very helpful.

We would love to stay there again.

Certainly the walk to and from the ski hill through the village streets was enjoyable every day and we liked being a bit out of the busy areas.

I have attached a few photos from our stay to show you!

So thanks so much for looking after us!

Cheers,

The Campbells




 

 

Early January 2015


Just wanted to let you know that our Nozawa Onsen trip was a big success and we all had an excellent stay at the Nakajimaya Ryokan.

The hosts at the Ryokan were always friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome.

Please pass on our thanks to them.

Getting to the snow via Shinkansen, local train and bus was stress free and like everything else in Japan, was on time and schedule. 

And the skiing was superb.

Hopefully we’ll do it again next year.

Thanks

Attached are the happy customers.





Angus & Melanie

 

Mid January 2014  

We had a wonderful time at Nozawa Onsen thankyou

Your service was wonderful , esp finding something so perfect for us at relatively late notice., at a busy time of year.

We really loved Nakajimaya Ryokan

Loved the traditional nature of it and being exposed to other Japanese travellers and staff as well , rather than the 1st lodge we stayed at for the first 3 days which was great but not especially Japanese.

The lady in charge was absolutely beautiful to us and so kind and helpful- she was gorgeous.

The food was amazing and we loved the exposure to the traditional dishes and table arrangements . 

It was nice also to experience the in house onsen without having to go out in the cold to get there. 

The masseuse across the road was very good after a day of skiing and really enjoyed being able to walk easily to everything in the village esp for the fire festival.

Even able to come back to the rooms for a while to watch where the festival was up to , then go out again later on . Rooms very cosy and comfortable.

Was not too far a walk to the travellator either to get to the ski fields.

The woman in charge of the hotel was very good with making bookings etc for us-very reliable and great service.

Absolutely loved the village and the skiing.People friendly .  

Snow wonderful. Very pretty and long green runs , so enjoyable with children – they loved it .

Beautiful and interesting village and so glad we saw the fire festival . Nice to have more a traditional glimpse of everything. 

Only thing to mention to people is book your restaurant meals ahead as it is a small village and venues get booked out ahead .

Thanks for your help

Would love to go back

Nici

 

Late January 2014 

My wife and I stayed at Nakajimaya Ryokan, Nozawa Onsen in February 2014.

The rooms are large and comfortable, staff are helpful, smiling and courteous always, and the food is amazing. 

Many other great restaurants are nearby, as well as numerous free public onsens, 1 of which is right outside the front door.

When we return to Nozawa, we will be staying at Nakajimaya Ryokan."

Glen

 

Mid January 2013  "This is an excellent traditional ryokan. 

The family that run it are very friendly and helpful, the rooms are comfortable and well decorated and the food is of a very high quality. I recommend having breakfast here and the dinner is also excellent. we spent a week here before heading off to hokkaido and it was one of the highlights of our trip."

By Andrew M

 

Mid January 2013  

"Our group of 8 women had a wonderful week. 

The staff were friendly and attentive. We loved the breakfasts so much that we also had 2 dinners. The snow was superb and the Ryokan onsen was a must after a full day in the pow pow. No hesitation in recommending Nakajimaya to anyone and everyone."

By Genevieve

 

"Our trip was amazing and we loved our stay at Nakajimaya Ryokan 

- the staff were friendly and attentive, the accommodation was very comfortable and we absolutely loved the traditional breakfast each morning! We would happily recommend Nakajimaya to anyone."

By Hayley

 

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Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel

Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel

Shiga Kogen, Nagano
Prices from
¥7,840 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 4
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
Conveniently located right next to the Yakebitaiyama Gondola. Ski in Ski out location. East Wing has spacious rooms with great slope views. West Wing has basic rooms at a reasonable price.

Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel guest reviews

 

Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel

 

Mid February 2014  

Shiga was wonderful.  We had forgotten just how good it is.  Plenty of variety, good facilities and great snow.

Prince west was very good.  It’s location is excellent.  Long, enjoyable runs right on our doorstep.  We like to get out early and enjoy the snow while it is still in pristine condition.  Prince was perfect for this.

We couldn’t fault the rooms, staff were friendly and helpful.  The bed and breakfast rate was excellent value.   View from our twin room was wonderful (attached photo).  We particularly enjoyed the breakfast arrangement.  Everything from traditional Japanese to cooked western to fruit and yoghurt.

Only negative comment was the dinner arrangement.  Dinner in the hotel was expensive (4,000 yen pp fixed price), and didn’t look that inviting.  We had dinner next door at the Chinese restaurant or walked into Ichinose.  The walk only took about 10 minutes and was actually quite enjoyable.

We certainly plan to return, and will probably stay at Prince West again.  I will be in touch later in the year to get things organised.    I have already recommended the hotel to a couple of people.

Thank you for all your help and advice with the holiday, we are already looking forward to next year’s trip.

From
One Happy Family

 

January 2014

We had a another terrific holiday skiing in Japan- we all enjoyed it very much.


Shiga Kogen and Nozawa are, as you will be aware, very different and so there were mixed opinions within the family as to which place was best.

Some of us enjoyed Shiga Kogen best as the quality of the snow was great (we had some lovely powder snow while we were there) and there was good access to a large range of different ski areas.  

The rooms at the Prince Hotel (East) were comfortable and had a wonderful view onto the slopes and the hotel is absolutely ski in- ski out. The reception staff spoke reasonable english and were very helpful. The lack of internet in the rooms meant that all the guests congregated in the lobby, which was not particularly comfortable or atmospheric, to get wifi access in the late afternoon/evening, at which time the internet became painfully slow.

The hotel food was very nice but very expensive, particularly given that we were travelling with children.  The isolation of the hotel meant that there was no other place nearby to visit easily.  We were lucky to have a hire car which meant that we could drive to Ichinose for dinner, but it would have been very frustrating (& expensive!) had we not been able to do so as (inter-resort buses did not seem very frequent).

The main criticism of Prince Hotel would be the lack of apres ski activites (no café for a snack, no nice communal gathering area, no easy access to internet).  For this reason, if I were staying for any length of time at Shiga Kogen without transport, I might consider accommodation in one of the village resorts.

So, in my view, Shiga Kogen was best for the skiing, and Nozawa was best for the all-round experience. Thank you for your assistance in finding suitable accommodation for us. 

I have attached a few of photographs of our  two are of my son in the powder at Shiga Kogen.

Julia Jago



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Pension Blue

Pension Blue

Hakuba Iwatake, Nagano
Prices from
¥6,300 Per person per night
Guests
2 - 4
Includes
breakfast
Room Types
Conveniently located between Hakuba Happo One and Hakuba Iwatake. There is a property shuttle bus that can get you speedy access to either resort. Their home made delicious food including bread and jam was featured on Japanese television program.
Hotel Daimaru

Hotel Daimaru

Myoko, Niigata
Prices from
¥5,700 Per night
Guests
1 - 4
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
Hotel Daimaru is a traditional Japanese hotel located only 100 metres from the lifts. All rooms are traditional Japanese style with ensuites & a choice of western beds or Japanese futons. Hotel facilaties include an onsen and Japanese dining using fresh local ingredients.

Hotel Daimaru Guest Reviews

 
 

 

Late January 2017

Hotel Daimaru was conveniently located a 2min walk to Akakura Onsen lifts, the hotel rooms were huge by Japanese standards- plenty of room for laying out damp snow gear. The breakfast buffet was good and lockable snowboard racks in the downstairs storage room was a bonus. Great location, good value and epic Myoko powder.

Cheers Jodie
 

 

Mid January 2017

we had a great time at Hotel Daimaru. Our rating would be excellent for service, breakfast, onsen and location. Medium for hotel maintenance as it really needs some light renovation work (paints are peeling, carpet is very old and worn).

Having said that, i would go back and hope for a little refresher of the place :-)

Amy 
 
Mid January 2017

HUGE snowfalls in Myoko but the whole ski area layout unfortunately is a logistical challenge and pretty tiring on kids in particular with all the walking and poor lift connectivity. The skifields are pretty flat too and you need steeper terrain for those snow fall quantities.

Whilst clean and Huge rooms the Daimaru is really really tired with wallpaper peeling off etc. The colours of the dated interior, vinyl floors and carpet etc was so bad it was laughable and everyone had a great joke about it. That said I would still recommend it and it was fine.

Hint for future bookings: You dont want to be in a room facing the road at Daimaru. The noise of the snow movers every night between 2am and 5am was pretty bad and caused sleeping challenges.

Your assistance in this trip was fantastic.

Thanks so much again.

Guy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Early January 2016

Hotel Daimaru was an interesting place to stay.

On the downside it is very rundown and in need of some renovation.

However it is clean and comfortable with large rooms and the staff were really friendly and helpful. It is an easy walk to chairlifts at akakura onsen resort and from there access to Akakan resort was convenient. It is also possible to walk through the village to the Akakan resort. We travelled on the shuttle bus to nearby suginohara resort and had 2 great days there with good snow and no crowds.

We had exceptionally good service at Spicy snowboard/ski hire shop, their equipment was good, well maintained and the staff went out of their way to ensure we had suitable gear.

Chrissy
 
Tsuruya

Tsuruya

Zao Onsen, Yamagata
Prices from
¥12,750 Per person per night
Guests
2 - 5
Includes
Accommodation, breakfast & dinner
Room Types
A traditional Japanese hotel located right in front of a bus terminal for your easy access. Indoor and outdoor onsen with 100 % pure onsen water. A complimentary shuttle bus between the hotel and the gondola stations. Authentic gourmet meals.

Tsuruya guest reviews

Zao Onsen Tsuruya

 

Mid March 2014 

A pleasure to stay at Tsuruya. 

The staff provide a wonderful service and are fantastic. If i get the chance to go to Zao Onsen again I will definitely stay here. Tsuruya provide a transit service to the ski lifts and there is a drying room at the hotel, making it extremely easy to get to the snow.

The accommodation was great. Zao Onsen is a wonderful location. While I have been to other locations in the Japanese slopes, I really enjoyed skiing here and enjoyed myself immensely.

I have attached two photos – one of the mountain, and one of the room we stayed at

Robert



 

Early January 2014  


Japan Snow Accommodation provided an excellent service in arranging our accommodation on our behalf. They were timely and friendly and we experienced no troubles at all. 

The traditional accommodation of Lodge Tsuruya was amazing and the staff were very helpful, even lending us their own personal snow boots one night!. I would not hesitate to recommend this service and this accommodation to my friends.

From Eugene

 

Mid January 2014


 "Its nice to talk to you again. Below is my review, hope it helps

I also attached a couple of photos for your reference.

The stay was wonderful, hotel was great, staff were very friendly, equipment rentals were very easy and just across the street from the slope, which was about 2 minute drive using the hotel's excellent shuttle bus.

The slope access was easy too, there are many different pricing schemes for the ski lifts and the staff were more than helpful in showing which is the best scheme for you, be sure to consult the staff on which scheme so you don't end up buying the wrong card.

The hotel is literally across the Zao bus station which we arrived to by the 40 minute bus from Yamagata, nice ride, didn't feel like 40 minutes at all.

There is also a ski school which really helped us to capture the basics quickly in their 2 hour lesson.

The hotel does not offer western breakfast, so if you don't like Japanese food for breakfast there is a small restaurant down the street that serves French Toast and its very good, the lady and the cat (yup, a cat called Hana) are very welcoming.

Japan Snow Accomodation provided the great service and arranged the stay for us and payment was convenient through paypal.

Had a blast, definitely going back!"

Thanks Hisae, really appreciate your service.

Kind regards,

Omar.

 


"Tsuruya is absolutely SUPERB...!!! I'm really regretting that I only stayed there for one night only. 

I already mark another day next year to go there....

What is the best thing about Tsuruya? Let me describe it:

1. GREAT hospitality....!!! Almost every staff there checking our group condition and schedule with genuine concern. Seriously, they always remind us to be ready for dinner, breakfast, and the trip to snow monster. When we were wandering inside the hotel, everyone try to offer their help without hesitation, even offer to take a picture of us together when they see us with camera...!!! It's the most memorable thing about this hotel. Although they dont speak english, they really try hard to explain things to us.

2. WONDERFUL room...!!! It's the most japanese ambience room we had so far..., complete with the traditional futon and yukata. It feels really japan here, and that is what we are looking for. It is very spacious with great big window view while the facilities are modern enough.

3. PERFECT location...!!! When we took the bus from yamagata station, it feels like we're entering the mordor valley because of the big snow storm at the middle of noon...! But right after we put our feet on the ground, somebody asked us where do we stay. When we said, "Tsuruya", he's so surprised -- as well as we surprised -- and show us that it's exactly located in front of the station, only ten steps away.... Nice!

4. SATISFYING meals...!!! We spent almost two hours to finished-up our dinner. We were stuffed and sated...!! And we got a private room for dinner and breakfast. Very unexpected...

5. BEAUTIFUL onsen...!!! We got free private onsen. It's more than enough for us who feels a little bit shy to join in public onsen. It's really an additional value for Tsuruya to have these private onsen...
All and all, 5 stars!!!

I cant wait to get back there...!!!"

By Ganda

 

"We had a great time staying at Tsuruya. Location is good as it is located right opposite the bus station. 

No fuss in getting to and from the station as we just need to walk across. 

The staff were very warm and friendly even though we can't speak Japanese. 

Breakfast and dinner were included and we had choices with varieties. Not the same food everyday. Food tastes great as we love Japanese food. The pictures on their website are accurate in showing what they serve. 

The onsen is not too bad, though the outdoor pool is a little small. It works fine. There is also a choice to use the private onsen for a fee. 

All in all, we would recommend this hotel to other travelers. 

If we were to visit Zao again, we will stay at Tsuruya."

By Snowowl

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