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Madarao Elm Pension

Madarao Mountain Resort, Nagano

Prices
from ¥6,350 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 4
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Rooms
Western Room

A Western style pension with a total capacity for 40 guests. Each room has a capacity for 4 people and the Japanese manager speaks great English. Daily free shuttle service to the slopes. Discounted lift passes available at the reception.


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Madarao Elm Pension

Madarao Elm Pension

Madarao Mountain Resort, Nagano
Prices from
¥6,350 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 4
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
A Western style pension with a total capacity for 40 guests. Each room has a capacity for 4 people and the Japanese manager speaks great English. Daily free shuttle service to the slopes. Discounted lift passes available at the reception.

Madarao Elm Pension guest reviews

 

Madarao Elm Pension

 

"The owners were very friendly people. 

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Elm Pension and plan to return during March to try snow shoeing as recommended by Toshi-san. 

The meals were big, filling and delicious. 

The room was perfectly heated and the beds comfortable.

Overall a great experience. 

Thank-you very much."

By Aimee

 

"Owner speaks great English and both he and his wife are very friendly and accommodating!

The room had a great alpine view and was spaciaous enough for our gear. 

Well heated too.

No seats in the room though, so you will prob just sleep there. 

Downstairs has a big tv and dining table to chill out. 

They served up a great French Dinner and breakfast as well."

By Peter

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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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Always Niseko

Always Niseko

Niseko Grand Hirafu, Hokkaido
Prices from
¥12,000 Per night
Guests
1 - 4
Includes
breakfast
Room Types
Always Niseko is a reasonably priced hotel located in peaceful Kabayama, only 30 seconds by the guest free shuttle or few minute walk to the Hirafu Intersection.
Address Nozawa

Address Nozawa

Nozawa Onsen, Nagano
Prices from
¥28,000 Per night
Guests
2 - 6
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast pack
Room Types
It is a modern self-contained apartment style accommodation. 250 metres to Yu-Road (people mover) that takes you to the Hikage Gelende.

Address Nozawa guest review

 


Address Nozawa

 

 

 
 
Early March 2016
 

Nozawa Onsen was the second resort we visited with very nice accommodation at Address Nozawa.
Comfortable large rooms with a kitchen area and very friendly helpful staff.
 
 
 
The village was delightful with many places to eat and the feeling of a genuine Japanese village community with a large number of free public Onsen - beware the of the very hot central Onsen - it was too much for us!
 
 
 
 
Richard Palmer
 
 
 
Early February 2015 

We had a fantastic 5 night stay at Address Nozawa. 

The rooms are self contained with all the wonderful additions that make it like home: Nescafé coffee machine and Apple TV. We stayed in the purple room (standard) which had two amazingly comfortable beds with cozy warm donnas and comfortable pillows. Heaven.  

The hotel is located in the central part of town near souvenir shops and steamed bun vendors (a daily ritual for us!). It is an easy walk from the Chuo terminal and not too far to the post office ATM.  The front desk staff were warm and happy and English was well spoken - we had great help with restaurant bookings and recommendations! Thank you!  

Other reviewers have mentioned breakfast as being the low-light; we were supplied with adequate eggs, toast, orange juice, ham and sausages and really it was no problem.  

Of course you're coming to Nozawa for a bit more culture and if you don't want that like home feeling then I would suggest to try their sister ryokan Kawamotoya.  We will definitely be staying at Address Nozawa on our next trip!  Regards Alicia  

Dear Leacey,  Thank you very much to take your time to give us such a wonderful comment, I am glad to read that our little hotel is matched with your needs and you have enjoyed staying with us.  The number of rooms are limited in our hotel, so that we can quite stay closer with our guests, especially with long stay guests during the winter, we also enjoy to get in touch with guests.  Thank you again to choose our hotel.  We are looking forward to welcoming you for next ski trip to Nozawa.  

Warm Regards,  
Hisako Horikawa general manager

 

 

Mid Deecember 2015

Although X’mas 2015 was not an ideal time for skiing at Nozawa, our chosen accommodation of “Address Nozawa” had made  our trip much more memorable.  

The room is sizable which perfectly suited my family group with two boys. 

The private onsen at the basement, though small, had given my family a lot of privacy.  

The orange juice, milk, bread, ham and eggs provided for breakfast were plentiful and more than enough. The only setback I could remember is the slow drying machine at basement which made my laundry time a bit too long.


Simon Chean

Hong Kong


 
 
January 2014  "Nozawa has a fabulous village atmosphere with loads of restaurants, shops and onsens and has lots of charm

There are a lot more western skiers which makes it a bit more crowded & touristy but perhaps that is the price you pay if you want the apres ski activities.  

Our accommodation at Address Nozawa was great- comfortable, stylish and well equipped.  The apartment-style of the rooms, though not particularly big, were much easier for us, especially with children.  

The breakfast provisions provided by the hotel were great too.  

The staff were friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay here.  

The downside was that we had a bit of a walk to get to the slopes, but this was not a big problem as we left our equipment in lockers near the gondola.  The skiing was fun though for a stronger skier it could be less rewarding if the snow on the lower slopes was not really good, as this was where a number of the advanced runs finished. When we were there, the weather had been quite warm and the snow quality was best at the top of the mountain, where the green and red runs were.

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 my my sons at Nozawa (one on the slopes and the other outside our accommodation).

Holiday snaps below...

Regards
Julia Jago



 

 

"we stayed at address nozawa last week of dec and we enjoyed our stay very much. 

it is located in a side street just off the main road and close to all the food in the centre of town. it is a 5min walk to the moving walkway and it's a good idea to rent the skis from the base of the slopes so you don't have to carry the skis and walk with the boots all the way up hill(you can leave it there overnight as well). we were 2 pax and the rooms are very decent size for japan. there is a small living room area with a kitchenette and the bathroom is sufficient and it's always better to have an attached rather than to have to share. 

the fridge is stocked every 2-3 days with a breakfast pack with includes eggs, milk, juice, bread, ham, sausages... i'm not big on cooking on my holiday but i think it'll be good for families."

By Pham

 

"We recently stayed at Address Nozawa in the Red Room. 

The staff were very friendly and helpful. the room was great and we had fresh bread, eggs and juice for breakfast provided by the hotel every morning. 

There was free wi-fi and a games room. T

he location of Address Nozawa was great close to all the restaurants not far to the ski lift (its a hard up hill slog in the morning but of an afternoon it is all down hill). 

I would highly recommend staying here."

By Veronica Raffaele

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Appi Grand Villa 3

Appi Grand Villa 3

Appi Kogen, Iwate
Prices from
¥5,600 Per person per night
Guests
1-5
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
Hotel Grand & Tower is ski in ski out accommodation. It is a family friendly resort with great quality snow & excellent facilaties including a swimming pool, onsen, gym, bar & Karaoke.

Appi Grand Villa 3 guest reviews

 
Late January 2017

Stayed at Appi Grand Villa 3 for 4 days in Jan 2017.

This hotel is quite big ( about 13 floors ) comfortable, but not over the top. Facilities are good, including Onsen and staff very friendly and helpful,you could get away with little or no Japanese language as most spoke some English.Virtually ski in ski out, just a 2 minute walk before you can ski down to the lift and you can ski back to the door.This hotel is a little way from the main Appi Grand Hotel where you can use their facilities with no additional cost but there is a regular free shuttle around the resort so you can access the main area quite easily.

Advanced runs are confined to the top part of the mountain, all with various lengths of green to get back onto the lifts. The most challenging run, with a tree run thru the middle of a split ungroomed run, is short  and has a long green run to access and even longer green back to the lift. If you are looking to be challenged all day I'd suggest this is not the mountain for you, if you like a bit of black and are happy with a good bit of cruising reds (our blue) and greens, then Appi would suit just fine.I travelled from Haneda airport to Morioka by train (Via Tokyo) and bus from Morioka station, I had no delays but recommend checking connections, to avoid waiting time.

Hisae at Japan snow accommodation organised all my accommodations in her usual friendly and efficient manner, re arranging dates to work in with my itinerary as we went, also picking up the deals with meals and lift ticket inclusions that were available. Hisae has organised my Japan trips for a number of years now and I will continue to use Japan Snow Accommodation in the future.

Ian Hartman.

 

 

 

Late January 2015

Hisae (Japan Snow Accommodation booking Agent) was very easy to communicate with, very organised and kept me up to date. The whole booking process flowed very smoothly and I was really happy with the service.I would definitely use Japan Snow Accomodation again.

My week long stay at Appi Grand Villa 3 was wonderful. The staff are very helpful and nothing is too much bother.

The main gondola is only a short ski away.

The hotel rooms are big by Japanese standards and had a great view over the surrounding mountains. 

The buffet breakfast consists of Japanese or continental selections and there is plenty of variety.

Lockable ski lockers for your ski gear next to the mountain exit on the ground floor.

There is a large onsen in the basement.

There are regular shuttle buses to transport you to the other hotels in the Appi resort complex or back to Morioka. Appi is only a sort bus or train ride from morioka( about 1 hour).

Appi resort also run a day trip to Shimokura resort on Fridays.

I would definitely recommend a visit - a small resort with only 3 lifts and hardly any skiers.

The snow we had the day we visited was some of the best i have ever skied in Japan.It was a great day of skiing at a tiny resort. Appi is a good sized resort and has some good steep runs and long runs.It takes a few days to explore properly.

We got loads of snow while we were there,I really enjoyed my visit to Appi.

Regards 
Deborah Holmes
 

 

Late January 2015

We had a wonderful trip!

The room was clean and big. 

Food was very good.

Steak and crab (buffet restaurant) was fresh and yummy.

Beef (まえさわぎゅう) served at Korean BBQ was high-quality. 

Wide slopes and non crowed (even holiday).  

Everyone can find the slopes that best suit their level.The photo is still prepared when it is ready we will send you.

Best, YingChe

 

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Maruni Ryokan

Maruni Ryokan

Hakuba, Nagano
Prices from
¥9,650 Per night
Guests
1-5
Includes
breakfast
Room Types
Maruni Ryokan is a tdaditional ryokan managed by a local friendly family. All the rooms are Japanese tatami rooms with en-suite bathrooms. There is a lounge room for families and groups can hang out. The Onsen will sooth your body after a lon day skiing / snowboarding.

Maruni Ryokan guest reviews

 

 

 
Late January 2017

This was my second stay at Maruni Ryokan and it was excellent. Shino and her family are so welcoming and helpful. The Ryokan is perfectly clean and well located in the village, the food is delicious and the on-site onsen is excellent. I would recommend Maruni to anyone who wants to try the true experience of a traditional family-owned Japanese Ryokan. I hope I can visit again soon.

Thank you for helping me out as always Hisae. Please pass on my thanks to Shino and her family.

All the best,
Andrew Maher

 

 
Shochikubai 3 Bedroom House

Shochikubai 3 Bedroom House

Furano, Hokkaido
Prices from
¥85,000 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.
Niseko Northern Resort An'nupuri

Niseko Northern Resort An'nupuri

Niseko Annupuri , Hokkaido
Prices from
¥10,410 Per person per night
Guests
1 - 3
Includes
Accommodation & breakfast
Room Types
Ski in Ski out location. A high class hotel with modern facilities. All the rooms have ensuites. Non-smoking rooms available.

Niseko Northern Resort A'nupuri guest reviews

 

 

 

Niseko Northern Resort A'nupuri

 

Late January 2014 - "This is a true ski in ski out location"

"My husband and I have recently returned from a Ski Holiday in Japan staying at Niseko Northern Resort Annupuri.  This is a true ski in ski out location and our room was very clean and comfortable. 

The food was of a high standard catering for both Western and Japanese tastes and the facilities on offer were great including the laundry, reading room and bathing facilities.  The staff were friendly and very helpful and this was greatly appreciated especially as our Japanese is virtually nonexistent.  The skiing and snow conditions were wonderful.  This was our fourth visit to Japan and the snow is always great.

Our accommodation was booked through japansnowaccommodation.com and we cannot speak highly enough of this company.  They were extremely helpful and their prompt replies to all our emails  were amazing.  Unfortunately I was injured whilst on our trip and we needed to cancel our last 2 nights at the resort.  Japansnow accommodation handled this with no hesitation and, as we were unable to speak the Japanese language, their assistance was invaluable and very much appreciated.  They organized the refund in a very prompt and efficient manner. We are certainly rebooking with this company next year and highly recommend their services."
 
Thanks 
Ceridwen

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Address Nagasaka

Address Nagasaka

Nozawa Onsen, Nagano
Prices from
¥20,000 Per night
Guests
1 - 4
Includes
Accommodation
Room Types
Self-contained ski in ski out apartments. 1 bedroom for up to 2 guests or 2 bedroom for up to 4 guests. Only 20 metres to Nagasaka Gondola.

Guest review : Address Nagasaki

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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.
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