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Kawaichiya Ryokan

Ryokan
  |   8923-1 Toyosato, Shimotakai-gun, Nozawaonsen-mura 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture (Nozawa Onsen)
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jindabyne, Australia
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155 reviews 155 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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Address: 8923-1 Toyosato, Shimotakai-gun, Nozawaonsen-mura 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Shimotakai-gun > Nozawaonsen-mura > Nozawa Onsen
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Number of rooms: 23
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