Geto Camp 88

Geto Kogen, Iwate

Prices
from ¥5,400 Per night
Guests
1 - 88
Includes
breakfast & dinner
Rooms
Bed

Geto Camp 88 is a very unique sytle of accommodation. How can I describe....? It is a massive dormitory with 88 beds. Each bed has a power point, a reading light and a curtain.


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Shochikubai 3 Bedroom House

Shochikubai 3 Bedroom House

Furano, Hokkaido
Prices from
¥69,600 Per night
Guests
6
Includes
Accommodation
Room Types
An only luxury self-contained holiday house in Furano. A comfortable 10 minute walk to Kitanomine Gondola or only 50 metres to Mountain Shuttle Bus.
Yoshidaya Ryokan

Yoshidaya Ryokan

Zao Onsen, Yamagata
Prices from
¥5,900 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 3
Includes
Accommodation, breakfast
Room Types
A traditional Japaneses Ryokan. within easy access to the main street. Everything you would need during your stay are within walking distance, such as chairlifts, a bus terminal, a convenience store, restaurants, Izakaya (Japanese style bar) and Sushi bar. There are English speaking staff to help you.

Yoshidaya Ryokan guest review

 
 
Early Jan 2016 

Our ryokan was excellent, the staff were very helpful. 

The onsen was great too, and the local town public onsen were worth visiting also. 

I would recommend Zao onsen to anyone who would like to experience a more traditional Japanese mountain experience and who like a more peaceful town than the busier places like Hakuba. I will go back in the future.

As always your service was great too.

All the best,
Andrew Maher


 

 

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

Please visit Zao Onsen Tsuruya

 
Sukayu Onsen Ryokan

Sukayu Onsen Ryokan

Hakkoda, Aomori
Prices from
¥8,460 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 4
Includes
Accommodation, breakfast & dinner
Room Types
The Sukayu Onsen is located 10 minutes drive off the Hakkoda Ropeway Station. The Ryokan has a free shuttle bus to / from the ropeway. Stay and enjoy the Hakkoda powder & the famous Sukayu Onsen!

Sukayu Onsen Ryokan guest reviews

 

Early Feb 2017

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our Japan accommodation. 

Your recommendations were fantastic and we loved every place we stayed, particularly enjoying the ryokan experiences at Hakkoda and Geto Kogen. I also want to say thanks for answering any questions we had via email.

Sharon
 

 

Late December 2016

Sukayu Onsen was great and nice with friendly staff, of course not speaking Japanese (for us) or no English for the staff,  is really a limitation but we found in the hotel Japanese guest , english speakers who helped us when needed.

The weather was at that time quite ok, lots of snow fall ;-) ….The team for backcountry skiing from the hotel were super helpful AND extremely professional -All of them! Really adorable! They deserve to have foreign people coming …when I am seeing so many limitation on internet just around the langage barrier…I can tell you they speak enough English to bring you on tour! Our private guide named Satoshi was english speaker and we have had a super nice day of discovering and skiing with our son of 9 years old. Satoshi has been very patient, very kind and he really has customised our day in order to make it safe, agreeable and super fun.

Scenery in HAKKODA are just amazing!! Of course if the weather turns bad, there not a lot to do, however staying at Sukayou is a real plus….you can enjoy the onsen after a full day of ski or even without going to ski.Not sure staying there a full week could please anyone, specially in case of bad weather, the public snow resort is super minimal (just 2 slopes) and if you are in Hakkoda for the first time not recommended at all to go alone on back country-really to risky-Nevertheless, back to Paris now,  we are super Nostalgic, and I am sure we will come back to Hakkoda.

Our stay was a magic stay!!! really!!Thanks for everything and your great support!

Sincerely,
LEILA
 
 
 

Feb 2017

Hakkoda trip and accommodation, snow etc was fantastic last February. Hakkoda is a little gem and what a beautiful park.The accommodation was really good. Like an old fashioned ‘hunting lodge’ with a very traditional feelin

Cheers,
Rick
 
 
 
Late Feb 2016

Sukayu Onsen Ryokan is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for traditional accommodation at a reasonable price. 

The highlight of the hotel is the large onsen on the ground floor which is a great place to warm up and soothe aching muscles after a day on the slopes. The onsen is mixed but it’s very steamy so don’t let that put you off!

Rooms are tatami rooms with futon beds and are very clean and comfortable. 

Meals are a highlight of the stay, with an excellent buffet breakfast and a ‘semi-buffet’ dinner, ie. several small dishes are served at the table, then you can help yourself to the main dish, rice, miso soup, salad and dessert. The breakfast comprises mainly Japanese dishes, but you can also have cereal, fruit and yogurt and toast if you wish. Excellent coffee is also available.

The hotel runs a free shuttle bus each morning to the Ropeway (cable car), returning in the afternoon. There is also one free bus a day to Aomori station. If you miss this, there are three scheduled buses per day, or you can take a taxi.

The skiing can be summed up in one word - powder! Although there are groomed pistes, the reason to come to Hakkoda is to find fresh tracks down the mountain, particularly through the trees. You could happily days here just skiing runs accessed by the lift, though for the more adventurous, hiking snow-shoes or skins will open up more opportunities. 

Hakkoda is easy to get to from Tokyo and well worth a try if you’re looking for something different.

Julie Sheard

 

 

Late January 2015

The trip was very good, thank you! I appreciate all the organization and time you spent answering emails prior to the trip. The staff at the onsen spoke sufficient English to get by. It would be better if you had told me there is an option for room only, not including meals, as it is a bit expensive, and the food is only so-so. The mountain was amazing. We snowboarded in both whiteout blizzard and blue skies conditions. The snow was fantastic, and the guides are very organized. The other Japanese guests are very friendly as well. They knew it was my first time in back country and helped me a lot. One of the best trips I've had, thanks a lot!

Simon

 

 

Early Febuary 2015

This was my third ski trip to Japan. I have now had 3 months in total over 3 seasons. I have skied many resorts all over Hokkaido. This most recent trip was my first time skiing Honshu and took us to Nozwa onsen, Madaro and Myoko before our stay at Hakkoda. Over the past 30 years I have skied USA, Canada , France, Austria and of course NZ. I have had thousands of days on skis but never anything quite like our 3 days in Hakkoda. It will always stand out as a special time for my family and I.

As we came prepared for backcountry skiing we loved the Hakkoda experience and fortunately we had the visibility to explore the endless terrain safely.

The snow monster trees were spectacular.

I certainly would not recommend to anyone but the most experienced or super adventurous.

Without good weather you would require a guide for certain.

The Sukayu Onsen was my favorite of the many onsen visited over the years. We enjoyed the authentic traditional feel and Japanese food.

The free shuttle to the lift was much appreciated.  

Overall it was a brilliant few days and we feel lucky to have discovered the Sukayu Onsen before the inevitable crowds of foreigners.


Regards 
Mark Grenfell

 

Late January 2015 

It's my last night here at Sakuya Onsen. It has been a wonderful experience staying here, perhaps one of my best ever in Japan,  and the sking was great too.  

I just want to thank you for all your help, the accommodation you found me was top shelf. If you need some more detailed feedback, or any kind of endorsement please just ask.  

I am sure this trip will not be my last so I look forward to planning the next one!

Sincere thanks - Ian

A few photos of my time here...

The front desk Staff were great, especially Yasuda Mika, so friendly and helpful. 

Skiing Hakkoda with Hakkoda Powder Guides (not the most professional outfit but they got the job done)

 

 

Mid January 2015

The trip went well, it was great. Great skiing and a very nice cultural experience. I am glad we went to the Sukayu Onsen, because of the traditional japanese type of accomodation it provided. The mountain was good, lots of snow :) We skied 2 days around the lift, when it was dumping, and the rest of the time we did tours of most of the peaks there. It was a really great trip, thank you very much for the help on the booking.


BR Mårten

 


October 2014

The stay was lovely. My friends enjoyed ourselves very much at your onsen and ryokan.  Appreciate your kind arrangements.  

Best regards
Janet Ang

 

 

Mid Feb 2014. 

We had a fantastic time, and really achieved harmony at the Sukayo Onsen

We would ski all day and then relax in the hot springs and eat great dinners together.


The snow just kept coming, and we had 5-15 inches of fresh snow every morning.

We slept really well on the Tatami mats, and enjoyed great Japanese food.

This felt like a very genuine Japan experience. 

I would recommend Sukayo Onsen and Amori skiing to all passionate skiers or people who are just looking for a reset. 

Please check out my snaps below

Regards,

Bjorn




 
 
 
 
Mid February 2014  

"Sukayu Onsen was actually the highlight of our whole Japan trip!

Fantastic traditional japanese place with great service, tasty food and a wonderful onsen. 

Next time we will come 6 instead of 2 nights!" 

Photos below



Cheers from Berlin, 
Johannes Emigholz





Early February 2014 

"We had an excellent time at Hakkoda while staying at Sukayu Onsen.

The sheer uniqueness of Hakkoda makes it a must visit while in Japan. It was nice to get away from some of the more tourist hot spots and visit somewhere which had a more traditional feel. 

The snow at Hakkoda was incredible as well as the scenery.

The traditional style of the accommodation was nice and the staff were most helpful even though they did not speak much English. 

The only downside was that some of us got some food poisoning from one of the dinners while staying there. However in saying that we would probably still come here again but avoid some of the raw seafood dishes.

The communication that you provided with the Sukayu Onsen was excellent and very helpful while in Japan especially when organising small things like baggage delivery. 

Thanks for your help 

Please see my photos attached below.

Ashley Montagu





 

 
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

Visit Seisenso

 
Utopia

Utopia

Nozawa Onsen, Nagano
Price
¥0
Guests
1 - 6+
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
Utopia is a traditional Japanese hotel with tatami floors, futon beds & complimentary green tea. Utopia is located in the centre of the village, which offer convenient access to the snowpark, shops & hot springs in the main street. There are 13 hot springs within the resort & one of them is seconds from Utopia.
Hotel Tangram

Hotel Tangram

Madarao Mountain Resort, Nagano
Prices from
¥8,250 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 4
Includes
breakfast
Room Types
Mt. Madarao has two resorts connecting at the top. One side is called Madarao Mountain Resort and the other side is called Tangram Ski Circus. Hotel Tangram is a ski in ski out hotel located on the Tangram side.
Resort Inn North Country

Resort Inn North Country

Furano, Hokkaido
Prices from
¥5,000 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 3
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
North Country Inn has the perfect mix of Japanese tradition and Western comfort and convenience. The accommodation is affordable, comfortable & cosy, the dining excellent and the staff friendly and welcoming.
Mountain Side

Mountain Side

Hakuba, Nagano
Prices from
¥20,520 Per night
Guests
2 - 6
Includes
Accommodation
Room Types
Mountain Side sets a new standard in alpine luxury with luxury ski in/ski out condominiums located located at the base of Kokusai slope Happo One.
Hotel Green Plaza Hakuba

Hotel Green Plaza Hakuba

Hakuba Cortina, Nagano
Prices from
¥7,800 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 5
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
Ski in Ski out family friendly hotel. A northern European-style red delta roof nestled in a quiet area surrounded by the mountains of the northern Japanese Alps. Facilaties include an onsen & offers a variety of food.

Hotel Green Plaza Hakuba guest reviews

 
 
 
Early January 2017

Our group of 3 had a great time at Hotel Green Plaza Hakuba. Upon arrival, we initially had some confusion with ski passes between Hakuba Cortina/Hakuba Valley, but thankfully the communication between the staff at the hotel & Hisae enabled us to have this all fixed up within 24 hours & did not result in us having to change any of our plans. Throughout our stay we had daily issues with the Wifi, only able to connect after 9pm at night.

Hakuba Cortina itself is a smaller resort compared to others in the Hakuba Valley. There was a range of runs, particularly more beginner/intermediate with a few advanced runs. Being early in the season majority of the more advanced runs were still closed due to poor coverage. There were very small lift queues which enabled us to maximise our skiing time. The runs we were able to ski we very enjoyable! We finished our days in the onsens, which were very relaxing.

Within Hotel Green Plaza we thoroughly enjoyed our included buffet breakfast. This included both asian & western cuisines. For other meals throughout the day, there were limited options. Lunch options included 1 busy cafe/restaurant & another buffet. Dinners again had the choice of cafe/restaurant which had 3 pasta dishes, pizzas & a curry to choose from or another buffet which was JPY 3780 per person. This resort could be improved by having a bar/pub style area or having the cafe/restaurant area open later than 7:30pm.

Our transfers between Nagano station & the resort, were great. Very efficient & run perfectly on time.

We also did the snow monkey tour as a rest day. I would highly recommend this day trip & it was one of the highlights of our trip. The 2km walk up to where the snow monkeys are is quite magical! This day also included a traditional Japanese lunch & the afternoon spent at a temple in Nagano.

Overall we enjoyed our stay in Hotel Green Plaza Hakuba, but would recommend this hotel to families, rather than couples.”

I hope this helps Hisae! Thank you again for all of your organisation, we really appreciate it.


Arigato!
Amy




 
Mid January 2017

Fantastic trip with every detail covered.  Good prices and ski in/ out accommodation locations. Abundance of powder snow. Japan Snow Accommodation had so much local knowledge of the area and were able to direct us to our destination. The language barrier was much higher than we anticipated and it was a relief to have all the information for our transfers at hand provided by JSA prior to leaving.   They the trip was mapped out and we could follow instructions to exactly where we were going.  Well worth it for the snow and the cultural experience. Trip of a life time with two weeks of incredible snow riding.

Dave & Will
Lennox Head
Australia
 

 

 

 

Mid Feb 2016

My partner and I are both extremely satisfied with your services and appreciate all of your help regarding our holiday to Hotel Green Plaza Hakuba. It was definitely a highlight of our stay in Japan.  We are grateful that you arranged the upgrade to the kaiseki for no additional cost and sent plenty of information regarding access to the hotel. It was really easy coming from Tokyo and then departing to Shibu Onsen. (However, one of the bus timetables has changed and now has additional services - I'll send you the timetable when I find the brochure again!) We are really impressed with your service and the inclusions of your offer!

The moment when you come up over the hill and see the hotel for the first time is very striking. It is huge! My partner and I stayed in the roomy standard room of Hotel Green Plaza Hakuba. It was great having a spacious room after our stay in a small city room. Some of the decor and the bathroom were a little dated but the wonderful view facing the mountains made up for it. 

I would recommend other visitors to bring food for lunch and snacks during their stay but if not there is some restaurants open for lunch, which can be a little pricey, and snack food downstairs. The Wifi can be a little spotty but did the job. The best part of the hotel was the food, a two-day-rotational buffet with something for everyone and, of course, the skiing. The kaiseki was brilliant and I would recommend it to other travelers also. 

We would describe our skiing and snowboarding as intermediate and there was plenty of runs to choose from. The best part is there is little-to-no wait for a lift. Pretty much just hop on! Unfortunately for the first half of the trip there was little snow fall which led to some runs having holes or exposed plants but during the last half of our trip, there was so much powder and snow fall. The employees are very helpful and polite and many know English.

Thank you for a great trip and for all of your help along the way. I don't mind if you use this response or photos.

Alice


 
Mid February 2015

My group of 5 have been to many resorts in USA, Japan, and Europe before and all have varying ability levels of skiing/riding. We were pleased to find that Cortina caters for all levels with short steep tree runs for the advances and wide open groomers for intermediate. Our week was blessed with 2 feet of snow over the first 2 days and followed up by some blue bird days which made for some great conditions all literally from our front door. 

The Green plaza Hotel is truly gorgeous, it looks like it belongs in the Swiss Alps rather than a small resort in Japan. We found the rooms quite large and spacious which is a rarity in Japan as well, more than enough rooms for our group après after a day on the slopes. Buffet style Bfast an dinner was included in our package and was a treat as well with plenty of western and Japanese dishes to choose from, the all you can drink card was quite fun too.

The hotel also has a large onsen with many pools of varying depths and temperatures, one which even overlooks the slopes. A great way to sooth the sore legs that's for sure. 

All in all it was a great trip and we will be going back for sure, I cant thank Hisae enough for all her work to make it such and enjoyable trip and attending to our requests.

Dain, Kim, Joel, Johnno, and Big G




 

 
 
 
 
 
Mid January 2015

We had a great stay again this year at Hotel Green Plaza

Everything was well organised ,clean and friendly as is previous years

We will be back next year hopefully!!!!

Thanks again

Siobhan

 

Early January 2015

Just a quick line to thank you for all your help, the accommodation was great, snow fantastic.  

We had a awesome trip, 

Cheers
Peter Ryman

 

Late February 2014 

We had a great long weekend at Cortina and the hotel was great. Room suited us perfectly with 3 young kids (3 under 3.5), Buffett restaurant was great and ski runs and kids play park all fantastic. In the end 2 other families joined us and we were all able to ski and play together. My 3 yr old tried skis for the first time which was very exciting to see. 

Thumbs up from my son (pictured below)

It snowed the day we left but was blue skies all weekend." 

Cassy Schmidt



 

 

February 2014  

Cortina was superb and we were absolutely overwhelmed by the sheer size of the hotel and once again the staff were fantastic.

Thank you for everything you did for us. We had the most amazing time and everything went like clockwork. Your communication with us was prompt, the booking and organisation was efficient and extremely easy.They even organised transport for us back to Hakuba (Wadano) at the end of our stay.

We were once again extremely lucky with the snow and had great powder skiing.

The food was also amazing with a huge , delicious variety of food.

The mountain, although not huge, had fantastic tree runs and although we didn't go back country there was plenty of opportunity for those with the right equipment.

A free shuttle bus allowed us to go to other resorts in the Hakuba Valley, especially to visit the little villages after skiing. 

The rooms were a combination of Western and Japanese and once again we were surprised by the size of the rooms. You could easily accommodate children in your room if they slept on futons

We are very interested in returning to Cortin and would appreciate any packages you have for the 2014/2015 season.

Once again thank you for all your help.

I have attached some pics from our trio below.....

Kindest regards,

Sharon and Trevor Monk



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