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40-3 Nojiri, Shinano-machi, Kamiminochi-gun 389-1303 Nagano Prefecture
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#4 of 16 hotels in Shinano-machi
Nojiri Lake Resort is right on the edge of Lake Nojiri in northern Nagano Prefecture, a hop and a skip and a jump from seven ski resorts, five mountains for hiking, a mammoth waterhole (mammoth waterhole for mammoths), and fresh locally grown produce. Rest, fun, and a diverse culture have attracted people from all over the world to Nojiri Lake Resort. We look forward to meeting you. VALUE From ¥4,400 • Medium-size room with futon bedding. • Sleeps up to 4. COMFORT From ¥8,000 • Medium-size room with two western style single beds (additional futons available for greater numbers of guests). • Sleeps up to 4 (only two beds; rest must use futon). PREMIUM From ¥9,000 • Large-size room with futon bedding. • Sleeps up to 5. Breakfast (optional, ¥800)
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Self-serve laundry
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English, Japanese


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Grade: 53 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Sophie wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions
I was very warmly welcomed by Ted and Stephen when I stopped off on my walk round the lake. They made coffee especially and let me have a much needed rest, as well as providing great company and local information. I imagine they would make your stay as comfortable as possible and go out of their way to help. Thanks guys! Sophie
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
MimiFromLA wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California15 contributions10 helpful votes
If you ever wished you had a fully bilingual friend with a large house in Japan and who is also familiar with the local community, that's what you will find here with Stephen and Ted. The photos speak for themselves. The entire home is warm and breakfast selection is plentiful. You'll be well rested and well fed for a full day of activities. Getting around independently is a challenge though. You're either walking 1 to 2 kilometers to the nearest 7-11 or you're dependent on your hosts to drop you off and pick you up, which they are happy to do. Restaurant choices for dinner by the slopes are limited so you should plan ahead each night. These guys set the standard on what every BnB should like. It would be really cool if their kitchen turned into an izakaya every night with sake, chicken skewers, ramen, gyoza, etc. Wonderful stay! Thanks!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sam P wrote a review Oct 2019
22 contributions2 helpful votes
Ted and Steve pay very close attention to guests. Very accommodating. Fantastic views at every room. At 8:30 pm October 23rd 2019 Steve drove us 20 minutes drive to the Onsen named Golden Hot Water or Ojon no yu and joined in for a very nice soak in a very peaceful setting. The walk is only 7 minutes and paved but steep climb and very worth it. Fantastic and unique adventure. Fantastic breakfast. Next this morning will be a short kayak trip to the island and shrine that we viewed from our rooms. Sam and Ben Plonski AKA Koi hunters For Laguna Koi Ponds in Laguna Beach California.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
jjunnn wrote a review Sep 2019
Tokyo, Japan484 contributions55 helpful votes
The owner, Ted, is extremely friendly and is very passionate about ensuring that you have a wonderful stay with them. His staff are very helpful as well. They offer both western bed and tatami room with futons. We booked a tatami room with futons and it is very spacious for two people. Parking is available on site. Breakfast is buffet style and you can decide on check-in day itself whether you would like to include breakfast during your stay. They are very kind to check with you the time you would be joining breakfast just to make sure they are consistently providing hot food on the table for all guests coming down for breakfast at different timings. This resort is not just a place to stay the night, it is also a great place to stay for outdoor enthusiasts, or for people who just love to experience what Japan's nature has to offer. Many activities are offered by them at a very reasonable price. The paddle boats, for example, are only a few hundred yens to rent if you would like to explore the lake. Whereas, this often cost much more at other places! For night owls, Ted actually offers night time activities as well. They have an activity where they can bring you to have an onsen experience under the stars in the mountains. Ted also has other new projects that he is working on to provide guests with the opportunity to appreciate the wonderful nature Japan has to offer in the coming months. Overall, I think it is a perfect place to come stay with big groups of friends or family.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Karin A wrote a review Aug 2019
Toranomon, Japan1 contribution
Nojiri Lake Resort is a nice hotel in a beautiful location. What really sets it apart, though, are the hosts. Ted and Stephen are full of local knowledge and great tips about things to do, and they are super helpful in facilitating activities. The atmosphere at the hotel is casual, fun, and friendly, and the accommodations are comfortable. Definitely add the breakfast — at 800 yen, it is a great deal. When we were there, they had fresh local produce and breads baked in-house.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Sleep Quality
$82 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
JapanChubuKoshinetsuNagano PrefectureKamiminochi-gunShinano-machi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nojiri Lake Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Nojiri Lake Resort?
Nearby attractions include Lake Nojiri Naumann Elephant Museum (0.4 miles) and Biwa Island (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nojiri Lake Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Nojiri Lake Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Nojiri Lake Resort?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Nojiri Lake Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nojiri Lake Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Funagoya, Lumber Jack, and Pizza House Kapitan.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nojiri Lake Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Nojiri Lake Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nojiri Lake Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Nojiri Lake Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hokkokukaido Sekikawa Checkpoint Michino Rekishikan Museum (1.6 miles), Issa Kobayashi Residence Place (2.2 miles), and The Site of Kyu Kuninomiyake Bessochi (4.8 miles).