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Kawaichiya Ryokan

8923-1 Toyosato, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture 389-2502, Japan (Nozawa Onsen)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

It's located in the up town, very close to the lift to ski resort. I'd say you better stay in the up town where most of the facilities for vacationers are located. We had breakfast and dinner package, and we love that, because we didn't want to go out to eat after a whole day skiing. We took the recommended... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Well appointed ryokan in a good location on the Dosojin Festival site part of town. Hearty Japanese style breakfast with consideration for dietary requirements. Onsen was large and clean, rarely busy. Close to several free public onsen. Unique building which shows its expansion over time. Staff were helpful and friendly, gave valuable advice and detailed introduction to town upon check... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

To come back to a lodge and have a hot natural spring bath after skiing was enough for me, brilliant! That said, the traditional Japanese room settings were spacious and comfortable, the Japanese breakfasts were absolutely yummy (and so healthy), the lodge (ryokan) was spotlessly clean and the staff would bend over backwards to do anything for you. Kawaichiya is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Can not fault this place. We had two western style rooms with their own bathrooms. The decor was a bit dated, but spotless and with everything you need. The onsen was nothing short of perfect. I used it every afternoon after being on the slopes, and each time I was the only one in there. The staff were so hospitable,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

It was a wonderful experience in Nozawaonsen town. The town map seems confusing at first but after you get the sense of the scale, it wasn't difficult to locate the public onsens, foot spas, or ramen shop underground. Kawaichiya was about 8 minutes walk up slope from the chair-lift and walkway but we picked this in exchange for private toilet,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We spent 4 nights at Kawaichiya in December 2013, 2 nights in a western room and 2 nights in a japanese room... by far the japanese room is better... see pictures attached... NozawaOnsen is a tiny town but the map they provide does not really help to find your way around.... upon arrival to the bus station, just walk straight... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stayed in Kawaichiya in Jan 2009, and again in January 2013. We were not disappointed. Kesanari Kono is a great host, and the Ryoken is great value. We are a family with teen-age kids. Last time we had a family room with en-suite, this time two rooms with private toilet. The onsen is so good that a private bathroom... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed here in February on our maiden trip to Japan and also our maiden skiing holiday. Kawaichiya was perfect - in a town where little English is spoken, the owner was extremely helpful in giving us directions and lots of helpful advice. Staff very hospitable. The room was very basic - just two (slightly lumpy) beds... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We travelled as a family with our two sons to Nozawa Onsen for a week of skiing. This was our first time skiing in Japan and we had decided to stay in a traditional Ryokan. This was a good decision since we had a very nice stay at Kawaichiya with all family members enjoying the week very much. We stayed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for five nights to ski and visit the hot springs. Our main concern before the trip was that it would be cold in the room. It wasn't, at all. We chose to have only breakfast at the hotel, and eat dinner out on the town. Our kids ended up not liking the breakfast so much (they're 2&4),... More

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Address: 8923-1 Toyosato, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture 389-2502, Japan
Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Shimotakai-gun > Nozawaonsen-mura > Nozawa Onsen
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Nozawa Onsen Kawaichiya is a Japanese style ryokan located in Nozawa Onsen. Please enjoy with our excellent hot springs and local dishes. All rooms are Free Wifi, Non Smoking. ... more   less 
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