Oze Iwakura Resort Hotel is a ski in ski out hotel located in White World Oze Iwakura.
The hotel has a nice lounge area and a gourmet restaurant, which serves delisious food cooked with local produce. The Onsen will loosen up your body after a long day skiing / boarding!
There are three room types.
- Japanese room with toilet & washbasin, shared bathroom (2 - 4 guests)
Western room with en-suite (2 guests)
Combination room with en-suite (2 - 8 guests)
Rates from 15,270 yen including breakfast & dinner
weekdays 14,450 yen per person per night
Saturdays & publish holidays 17,750 yen per person per night
weekdays 13,350 yen per person per night
Saturdays & publish holidays 16,650 yen per person per night
Oze Iwakura, I love this place and if I was on a short time line would just go here. It is a bit off the beaten track getting there, but once there you don’t want to leave. The hotel is not modern and a bit dates, but the staff are awesome, and they really look after you.
Really loved your service and help making this a great holiday.
Early Feb 2019
Early February 2019
Oze Iwakura was an amazing resort and has to rate as one of the best we have been.
The hotel was amazing with fabulous meals and very comfortable accommodation. Located right at the base of the ski slope it was very convenient. The staff were so accommodating and even organised for us to attend a local festival one night which was an sensational experience where we were able to join in the festivities and sample some of the local food and drink.
The mountain was fantastic and you definitely need quite a few days to explore all areas. The eateries on the mountain were exceptional. Weekends get very busy but during the week there will are no crowds.
Late Jan 2019
Many thanks Hisae for organising a smooth and memorable stay at Oze. Also for organising my surprise birthday cake as well as ensuring ahead of our trip, that one of our group, a coeliac, was able to be catered for.
We had a really enjoyable week at Oze Iwakura especially given the amazing snow conditions.Our western twin room was spacious and comfortable and we really enjoyed the onsen after skiing. Above all though, was the staff's great service that is really worth mentioning. They were all extremely friendly and helpful. A special mention to Mami Hoshino who organised a special fun trip for a small group to the local fire festival. As well, she helped us deal with a serious dietary issue by ensuring that even lunch was carefully catered for. Also thank you to Toshiba Yoshihiro who seemed to be everywhere. He not only recognised us on the slopes and advised us on the best runs, but organised our takkyubin and wrote a detailed travel plan and timetable to our next destination, that was to the say the least, a bit tricky.
Whilst there were plenty of restaurants and cafes for lunch options, evening meals at the hotel became very repetitive. We were unable to explore outside dining options, but feel the need to mention this to other long stayers.
Overall, a great stay.
- closest chairlift - No.3 Quad lift - right in front of the hotel
- closest train station - JR Jomo Kogen station
From Tokyo, the best way would be cath the Joetsu Shinkansen to JR Jomo Kogen station (75 mins). There is shuttle bus from Jomo Kogen Station to White World Oze (70 mins) run twice a day.
There is also the Snow Express bus from Shinjuku Bus Terminal to Katashina-village bus terminal. There is free shuttle from the bus terminal to White World Oze Iwakura.
Oze Iwakura hasn’t been discovered by overseas skiers or snowboarders yet so there is a higher chance that you can just have the powder days all to yourselves.
As the resort is located inland and away from the coast, the snow is very dry!
Oze Iwakura is located in the Gunma region. By train, it is about 65 minutes from Tokyo to Jomo-Kogen by Shinkansen (bullet train) then there is a shuttle bus from Joao-Kogen to Oze Iwakura twice a day. The bus takes about 2 hours. The other option is a highway express bus from Tokyo station to Katashina-mura village. This is run only once a day in the morning and takes about 3 hours 30 minutes. The public transport is pretty limited but we will help you with the timetables and directions to ensure your transit is simple and enjoyable.