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7148 Shigakogen Biwaike, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun 381-0401 Nagano Prefecture
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Our family of five thoroughly enjoyed the gracious hospitality of this hotel. From Nagano Station, you take a bus run by Nagaden Co. to the bus stop called Shiga Kogen Yama No Eki (about a 90 minute ride, 1700 yen per person). The bus runs 7 times a day (first run is at 0900 and last run is at 1725--from January 4-March 22, there is a 2100 bus). Once we got on the bus, we called Hotel Astoria and they picked us up from the Yama No Eki stop. They graciously let us order dinner even though it was after 7pm--an a la carte menu that was a lot cheaper than food on the slopes. We then made a reservation for both breakfast and dinner for the rest of our stay (excellent food, great price). They shuttle you whenever you would like to go the Hasuike lift and rental area--we rented snowboards and skis through the hotel and it was 2500 yen per person per day. This is a family run hotel and although their English is limited, they have an English menu and we communicated fine. It is in the middle of a wintery forest and after skiing it was great to relax in their onsen and eat their delicious food. There is no restaurant that you could walk to in the winter, but in the summer, the walk to the Yama No Eki stop is about 10-15 minutes and there is a small store and Mexican restaurant there. There is no Family Mart/convenience store in walking distance. We did not need a car because they drove us everywhere when we wanted to go (they have a large shuttle van). If you want a wonderful forest setting and hospitable service, I recommend this hotel. I look forward to returning here whenever we ski at Shiga Kogen (an awesome ski mountain with great snow and not as crowded as Niseko).
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We were so well looked after in this fantastic traditional Japanese hotel. The people who run the place don’t speak the best English and we speak no Japanese, but with the help of google translate we got everything we wanted. They dropped us to the snow and picked us up as requested, and even searched for my husband when he was late. The food was amazing and even our fussy kids enjoyed dinner and breakfast each day. The onsen in the hotel is small but great. It is not a new hotel, but is clean and well maintained, with all the charm of a traditional Japanese place.
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The hotel is owned by a family of 5. It is a homely hotel. Service: The owner is very nice that drive us to and fro to the ski area and the bus interchange. His wife and mum was a great cook! All the meals are prepared by themselves. You can choose the foods either to be in jap or western style. Room: Is quite big for couple and you can choose whether you want to slp on tatami or the normal bed. Both are comfy. Location: Love the hotel as it is peaceful and nice scenery. It was located in the center of the woods. Bath robe are provided if you want to have mini onsen within the hotel. But the onsen is separated by gender. On the side note: if you are hungry in the middle of the night, they do sell cup noodle at the counter. I will definitely go back to there if I'm visiting again. To tourists: Do consider this place if you are visiting this area. Its a great place!
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$99 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanChubuKoshinetsuNagano PrefectureYamanouchi-machi
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