9th February 2023

Stayed at Kinta, which was lovely and the host was very warm and accommodating. A bit of a walk to the closet lift,  (harder at the end of the day).

The snow was great. We had big snow falls while we were there. Great to be in very Japanese resort. The gondola rise to the neighbouring resort was fantastic. We saw monkeys and other wildlife.

We were pleased that we were not at The Prince!

Kinta: the food was excellent and Kinta helped us to arrange dinners out on some of the nights.

If you want to get a discount of lift passes from Kinta, you need cash!

The gear that we hired from Kinta was not so good. T

Would recommend!




9th February 2023

The Kinta at Naeba was fantastic.The owner (Kinta) and his son (Kenta) could not have been more friendly and obliging.T
he standard of the accommodation was excellent as were the meals.
We would highly recommend Kinta.
Chris & Lucy



9th February 2023

I’m so glad to provide feedback about the Kinta. It was the best place we stayed in , in our three weeks skiing in Japan,  and was wonderful. 
It was wonderful because the owners really care about their guests and did everything they possibly could to make our stay the best it could be and it was. 
The breakfasts and dinners were lovely, not traditional Japanese which we do really enjoy, but they were delicious. Kinta’s recommendations for the best places to eat in Naeba were excellent, and our rooms were comfortable and pleasant. Much nicer than staying in the Prince Hotel !
I would unreservedly recommend the Kinta, thank you so much for bringing it to our attention
Fiona & Andrew Stiff


Early January 2019

Naeba was quite a surprise with some great lift-accessed intermediate to advanced skiing and powder options, and the rambling Kagura area a gondola ride away. 
The Kinta is a quirky piece of post-modern Japanese architecture chock full of wonderful art collected by the owner. We stayed in the tower which was a delight – warm, clean and tidy with a good gear drying room at the door. Breakfasts at The Kinta were western style and beautifully made.
The closest ski lift is only a 5 minute walk away and the town is an easily-accessible 10 minute stroll at night to find ten or so dining options. We caught the local bus from Echigo Yuzawa station (around Y630 ea way) and the owner picked us up from the bus stop – too easy. 



Early January 2017

Kinta is amazing. We have been twice and both types were fantastic. Great snow, lodge is easy walk to slopes, room is spacious with views, spotless and beautifully furnished. Owners are delightful and do everything they can to help you and make you feel at home. The food they serve up is sensational -4 course meals which were delicious. Lovely indoor/ outdoor onsen overlooking the slopes. This is a high quality lodge and is a very relaxing and enjoyable place to stay. I would recommend it to anyone and both times we went we were so impressed with everything. Loved it!




6th February 2014

My friends and I have just returned from our Japanese ski holiday and I just wanted to let you know that we had an amazing time and also wanted to thank you for all the organisation you did for us before hand. Our stays at all of the lodges were fantastic. We were overly impressed by the hospitality, the accommodation and helpfulness of Kinta san at Kinta Naeba and the food they cooked for the evening meals was also amazing. Thanks again for everything you did to help us have a relaxing holiday.

From L