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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (husband and I) stayed here for one week on our first visit to Japan. We chose a Japanese style room and after the tiny hotel room in Tokyo, it seemed huge. There was plenty of room for all of our luggage and ski gear and for relaxing. Our room had one table with two regular chairs as well as...

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

We stayed at Kawamotoya over Christmas, New Year 2016 and had a great stay. We were lucky enough to have a room on the 2nd floor that had been completely redecorated for the 2016/17 ski season. Room was western and had very good appliances and amenities, and had a fresh new look. We enjoyed the buffet breakfast each morning, that...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Location is down the hill a little but wasn't problem with Travelator taking you up to lifts. Breakfast included was standard western/ japanese buffet but pretty good. Rooms Ryoken style with Tatami mats. Whole family in one room but worked well. Staff were excellent and went out of way to help. I would stay there again.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Nice Hotel with great staff. Food was delicious. It is a bit of a walk from the town centre especially in deep snow. Would be nice if the offered a shuttle to the walkway that takes you to the ski area base as it is quite a distance from the hotel.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

This is my second review for Kawamotoya. We had a great experience when we stayed three years ago and thought we'll come back again. This time round, the rooms are still the same - spacious and comfortable, there's still a relatively good onsen and yukatas (robes) are still provided. However a few things stood out as different - the daily...

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Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my partner and 13 other friends for an 8 day ski trip. Staff- are very friendly and helpful. Although... There was one Aussie waitress who had a terrible cough and lo and behold 10 out of the 15 of us developed a terrible cough. Location- probably as far down the hill from the slopes as you...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights to ski in hikage and have to say love the ryokan, the town and it's friendly staff. Breakfast was good with many choices and all staff speak proper English. Originally was afraid it's far from the ski base but not at all with also many restaurants nearby. Will come back here again next time for...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed January 15, 2016

Great place to stay if you plan to ski or snowboard in Nozawa onsen! 旅館からリフトまでちょっと遠いけどいい旅館です! the ryokan is a little far from the lifts but it is nit a big deal. Wouldn't mind staying there again if I visit Nozawa in the future.

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S'pore
Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

My family of 5 booked 2 rooms for 4nights as we wanted to ski in NazawaOnsen. We had a corner room and a regular room. 401 was a larger corner unit with lovely views of the valley and the ranges. Good size rooms and clean. The staff were lovely and friendly. Cheerful Aussies' , Canadian, English and Japanese team serving...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed July 21, 2015

My partner and I stayed at Kawamotoya for 6 nights in December 2014 for a ski trip. We were looking for Ryokan-style accommodation that was comfortable and affordable, and traditional but still with some Western amenities. We definitely made the right choice! The staff at Kawamotoya were incredibly friendly and helpful, the room was spacious, and the onsen was sublime...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kawamotoya is a traditional ryokan located in Nozawa Onsen. A total of 13 public hot-spring bath houses, known as "Sotoyu", are a common asset of the local villagers who welcome visitors to share them. One of them, "Kumanotearai no yu", is just next to Kawamotoya and is famous for its effects on the beauty of women's skin.This ryokan has 23 guests rooms; 8 guestrooms have their own private bathroom and all have a private toilet.From the top floors on the East side of the Kawamotoya guests have a beautiful view of the Mt Kenashi and its winter ski slopes, while on the West side of the Kawamotoya guests will enjoy the panorama of the mountain range across the Chikuma valley.The restaurant TAMON is a unique concept within a ryokan, Popular with hotel guests and outside visitors alike, It offers avant-garde variations on classical culinary techniques, using the best local ingredients available. Our chef Yasunaga personally selects fresh mountain herbs, village rice and vegetables, local fish and meat, wild deer and boar, bakes home-made bread, and makes your experience of Nozawa Onsen complete. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kawamotoya

Address: 8955 Terayu, Toyosato, Shimotakai-gun, Nozawaonsen-mura 389-2502 , Nagano Prefecture
Location: Japan > Chubu > Nagano Prefecture > Shimotakai-gun > Nozawaonsen-mura
Price Range: $104 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kawamotoya 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Request the redecorated rooms for the the best of the best!!”
 of 5 bubbles R1792XAmiked, Feb 13, 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms would offer great views of the surrounding mountains. we were onlevel 5 and the views were spectacular”
 of 5 bubbles GuyB427, Jun 22, 2016 | Read review
“We requested a high floor and were treated to a beautiful view of the snow-capped mountains. Well worth it!”
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“High floor with private bath/toilet”
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