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Nozawa Onsen Kiriya Ryokan

8714-2 Toyosato, Shimotakai-gun, Nozawaonsen-mura 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This village is fabulous for anyone interested in an onsen experience. The keiseki dinner was exceptional and Ko, an English speaking concierge receptionist, was delightful and an enormous aid. The room was immaculate and the service and staff were outstanding. As one strolls around this mountain village the sound of cascading water is everywhere, and the tranquility is quite a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Owned and run for 5 generations by the same family, Kiriya Ryokan is one of those places you'll remember when you're too old to travel. It’ll give you a warm memory that makes you smile and think “Yup, that was special”. It has that intangible something - a blend of warmth, professionalism, personality and...belonging. Well, for my husband and I,... More 

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ko_katagiri, オーナー at Nozawa Onsen Kiriya Ryokan, responded to this review

Dear SydneyPo, Thank you for your kind review. We have been very busy here in Nozawa-Onsen with the Golden Week holiday, which is the largest holiday in Japan. We were so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your second stay at our ryokan. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and we were so very pleased to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We absolutely loved our stay here. It is a very traditional ryokan that is family owned and run. If you have not experienced a ryokan before then this is a fabulous place to go. The staff were incredibly lovely and consistently went out of their way to help us organise our stay. We went at a very quiet time as... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Coming to Japan as a family my husband wanted a ryokan/onsen experience and my boys wanted to go skiing - this provided the perfect combination. This family run ryokan is incredibly friendly and welcoming and Ko (the owner) is very helpful with all information needed for skiing. We ate in and had delicious food for all meals. Our rooms had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Fantastic place to stay and highlight of our trip. I can't ad much more to the other glowing reviews. Magic Transportation Update From March 15, 2015 the Horuriku Shinkansen service now continues on from Tokyo beyond Nagano. It now stops at Iiyama before heading on to Kanazawa. This means you can be at your Ryoken in around 2.5 hours from... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

2 minutes walk to snow walk way. Right near heaps of restaurants and main street in nozawaonsen. This is our second time staying here. Beautiful rooms in traditional japanese style. Ko and get family are a wonderful host and hotel has awesome breakfast and onsen. They also have dry room for snow gear and offer free use of laundry and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

What a delightful time we have had in Nazawa Onsen. We are on a skiing holiday and Im travelling with 5 friends. All acommodation was booked in Australia and we are so impressed with this Ryokan. We have deluxe Japanese rooms with tatmi floor and Futon beds. One of our party injured herself, did her ACL skiing in Sapporo, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Absolutely awesome! Defiantly would stay again. The room was very large with comfy beds. The onsen was lovely warm and clean. Breakfast each morning was excellent a great feed before a jam packed day. We had dinner there twice both times leaving full and satisfied!! The host is amazing and nothing is too hard or big. Spoke excellent English. Organised... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

For my sons 21st birthday we decided to go skiing in Japan with a few friends in Feb 2015. From the time we arrived, Ko (the owner) went out of her way to make us feel at home. She organized everything for us (ski hire, lift passes, restaurants, massages and a shave at the local barber shop) as this was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We (me, my wife and two friends) stayed at Kiriya Ryoken for a week during February 2015. Nozawa Onsen is a great place (a lot of older style buildings, with heaps of really good restaurants, plus the skiing). What made it special was Kiriya Ryoken and our host Ko. The rooms are traditional Japanese with futon beds which are rolled... More 

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