Nozawa Onsen is a traditional hot spring and ski resort village located in the northern part of Nagano.Nozawa Onsen Ski boasts an altitude of 1085 metres and total ski slope area of 297 hectares. Topped with abundance of high-quality powder snow means you can ski from early November right through to early May. Skiing in Nozawa Onsen started in 1930 and also the first place in Japan to install ski lifts and various major skiing and snowboarding tournaments including the Biathalon competition at the Nagano Olympics.There are so varieties of slopes and courses as well as Snow Park to statisfy all levels of skiers and snowboarders.Nozawa Onsen is also well known amongst Japanese locals for its hot spring (onsen) bath. Majority of accommodation have their own hot spring baths as well as thirteen public hot spring bath, all with different minerals that is also available to use for free of charge.
Kiriya Ryokan is a family-run traditional inn, run by English speaking Ko, the fifth generational owner. She will guide you through a very Japanese experience, the way Japanese locals have been holidaying for centuries. Kiriya Ryokan is conveniently located, less than 5 min walk to the main streets with shops and restaurants, and also only 3 min walk from the moving pathway that takes you to the slopes. Rooms are traditional Japanese style with toilet and no bath as guests are encouraged to take advantage of the hot spring bath in the building as well as one of the 13 hot spring baths in the Nozawa Onsen area. Kiriya Ryokan is also equipped with coin laundry for long stays and also a large drying room and storage facilities for your ski equipments. With this package, one traditional Japanese degustation (Kaiseki) style dinner is included, featuring seasonal and regional specialties, chefs ensuring each dish are enjoyed at specific timing and temperature, all served in your guestroom.