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Ryokan
  |   9329 Toyosato, Shimotakai-gun, Nozawaonsen-mura 389-2502 , Nagano Prefecture (Nozawa Onsen)
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived January 15th on the night of the fire festival. Check in was flawless and the staff could not help us enough during our stay. Loved the Japanese style breakfasts. Nozawa-onsen powder was turned on and we skied hard. The Onsens were much appreciated apres ski. The town itself is full of history and RyokanSakaya is centrally located. Rooms were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived mid-December 2014, the day after a whopping 1m drop of fresh powder. Had forwarded our luggage via Ta-Q-Bin from Narita so we could travel unencumbered. JR Narita Express to Tokyo (57m), Nagano Shinkansen to Nagano (1h40m), Shinetsu Main Line to Kamisakai (1h15m) and a 5 minute taxi to Sakaya. Check in was effortless, the staff understand varying levels of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Ryokan Sakaya was the perfect base for a week of skiing in Nozawa in February this year. It has the best location in Nozawa onsen, in the historical heart and just minutes from the u-road that takes you to the ski runs. Great rooms, good rotenburo, very good Japanese style breakfast and top quality keiseki dinner. The staff were incredibly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Loved my time saying here. Very authentic Japanese style accommodation with some of the best food you are ever likely to eat....make sure you have the kaiseki dinner. The onsens are great and in particular enjoyed the private one after a days skiing. We had plans to go and explore the nightlife but never ended up venturing out due to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

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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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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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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Address: 9329 Toyosato, Shimotakai-gun, Nozawaonsen-mura 389-2502 , Nagano Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Shimotakai-gun > Nozawaonsen-mura > Nozawa Onsen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Ryokan Sakaya Hotel Nozawaonsen-Mura
Ryokan Sakaya Japan/Nagano Prefecture

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