2 friends and myself went on a ski holiday to Nozawa-Onsen in January (peak season). We found accomodation at Aitoku and were extremely happy with our stay.
We were welcomed late in the evening (missed the train from Tokyo) by the owner (who is known as "Nice Guy"). He happily showed us round and to our room which was a tatami style room for 4 people. The furnishings were basic but were exactly what was expected from this style of room. The bathrooms are always clean and the breakfasts are great!
Nice Guy and his family are always cheerful and, although speaking very little English, will always stop for a chat.
Nice Guy was an olympic ski-jump coach and the memorabilia and trophys in the dining room are spectacular!
Recommend sharing a meal with the hosts (amazing food!)
Also recommend Banri (BBQ style restaurant in town). Need to book for most places during peak season as they fill up fast.
The onsens are also fantastic. Definitely a must after a day on the slopes :-)
Free WiFi also available from your room
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