Late Feb 2017
We had a fantastic time. The hosts at Nakajimaya were really nice, and the breakfast was a great combination of authentic Japanese food with excellent flavor. We also really like Nozawa: the hot springs are a necessary cultural experience for anyone wanting to understand these rural mountain towns, and the resort has the best off piste skiing that we're done in Japan. Overall, great. We'll totally come back in a couple years!
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 !
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
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.