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Kawaichiya Ryokan

8923-1 Toyosato, Shimotakai-gun, Nozawaonsen-mura 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015
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Yokohama, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This was our 2nd trip to NozawaOnsen and the 3rd accomodation we have stayed in at Nozawaonsen. We spent 3 nights at this Ryokan and there is a lot to recommend it provided you have the right room and you are OK with not having a bathroom and only using the ryokan Onsen for bathing/showering purposes. I struggled in reviewing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We decided on 4 nights at the Kawaichiya Ryokan after extensive research online and via reviews here in TA. The deciding factors for us were the value for money stay which included breakfast as well as the photos of the onsen in the property itself. We were definitely not disappointed in both aspects. Our family of 2 adults and 2... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is my second stay at this popular Ryokan. Even tho it's slighly off the Main Street, ( only 6 mins) and further from the ski area, it's what's being offered that makes this ryokan hugely popular with locals and tourists. They have their very own Onsen, which is essential after a days skiing. Breakfast is very traditional being Kaiseki... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I stayed in Kawaichiya Ryokan for my snowboarding trip to Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, and I really love this place. It was just renovated recently and has a well designed lobby and restaurant space which dinner and breakfast are served. Dinner was insanely amazing. A room is very traditional Japanese tatami style and very cozy little quiet place. There is... More 

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Jindabyne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

This ryokan is great. With a large party including kids of various ages we all enjoyed the onsens and breakfasts. Room 311 is accessed from the lobby via a lift, so no long corridor access for this room, it also has a lovely sunroom. Not that many westerners at this inn (yet). It's a bit of a walk to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

2 adults and 2 teenagers 13 and 16 years. Stayed in Japanese style room which seemed like ends of the earth- up quite a few stairs but it was a nice walk along the way- lovely traditional ryokan- walk past the carp in the pond and the onsen- there was always something you'd see that you hadn't sent the day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a western room with a bed and an ensuite which was very comfortable and clean. The included breakfast was traditional Japanese, which was a nice change from the usual toast and cereal, however i would have loved to have had a coffee (which isn't to hard to find in the village - Craft and St Anton''s aren't... More 

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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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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