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9329 Toyosato, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture 389-2502 , Japan (Nozawa Onsen)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Connecticut, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our first trip to Japan in Feb 2014 and first spent a few days in Tokyo before heading up to Nozawa-onsen for a few days on our snowboards. Ryokan Sakaya made this such an amazing experience. When you first walk in, you'll be greeted by the staff who will insist on taking your bags (including ski bags) and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i have stayed many rokans but seriously sakaya was the BEST! the food was awesome and the service and the rooms all very very good. I'm fussy about good onsens and rotenburos and this place had it to perfection. i will most definately stay there again! probably next jan!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

If you are planning a trip to Nozawa Onsen, this is the place to stay! The staff there are so polite, friendly and helpful. They will go out of their way to assist you with anything. This is a great Ryokan and I highly recommend their Kaiseki, traditional multi course Japanese dinner! The onsen is another must do, if you... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have stayed here twice now. The breakfast and delicious, the rooms very clean and the staff are very helpful. It's in an excellent location close to the "Yu Road". It's also got the best onsen I have ever been in. It truly is an amazing place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

From the moment we arrived, we felt super welcome. The ryokan had displayed the names of the parties arriving for the day, which was a nice touch as we knew that we were in the right place and that they were expecting us. Check-in was smooth and efficient and the ryokan provided us with brochures, maps etc without us asking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We have just had a five night stay at Ryokan Sakaya and were absolutely delighted with our stay. The staff are very helpful and courteous. They organised dinner bookings, transfers, and provided maps, directions etc Our rooms were called Japanese twin rooms which meant low beds and tatami mats. We have stayed in traditional ryokans before on futons but this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We spent 6 days in this wonderful ryokan. My communications with Sakaya started on e-mail well before the trip, and they were kind enough to provide me a quick and exhausting information as well as book us for Snow Monkey tour, which is the closest to reach from Nozawa (not from Hakuba). I think it's probably the biggest and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The staff are very warm and friendly and extremely helpful. The traditional Japanese room we were in was comfortable and fun - a nice break from the norm. We enjoyed sleeping on the tatami floor and everything was very comfortable. The traditional Japanese dinner was fantastic and is highly recommended. The Japanese breakfast is very good but might not suit... More

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Sydney, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Never having stayed at a ryokan before, the experience was a little daunting at first, but soon we relaxed into Sakaya's beautiful surroundings and friendly hospitality. We were in Nozawaonsen for five nights in late December, and the ryokan was fully booked, with a mix of Japanese and non-Japanese guests. The English language skills of the staff ranged from completely... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The Ryokan Sakaya is perhaps my favorite inn from my trip (with Ten Thousand Waves Travel) to onsen towns in Nagano and its environs. Walking in, you are greeted with warmth and the view of the spectacular garden and koi pond. The food here is also delicious, and the staff serve it with professionalism and humor (upon hearing that our... More

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Also Known As:
Ryokan Sakaya Hotel
Ryokan Sakaya Hotel Nozawaonsen-Mura
Ryokan Sakaya Japan/Nagano Prefecture
Address: 9329 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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Ranked #1 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Nozawaonsen-mura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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