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Overview of Kawamotoya

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Down duvet, in-room safe, free WiFi
Down duvet, in-room safe, free WiFi
Free toiletries, electronic bidet


3 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Parking Available
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKenmei-ji Temple6 min walk
    Popular LocationHouse of Oborozukiyo6 min walk
    Popular LocationNozawa Onsen Snow Resort11 min walk

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  • Standard Room (Japanese)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 Single Futon
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  • Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 10
    • 4 Single Futons
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  • Deluxe Room (Japanese)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 8
    • 1 Single Futon
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About this area


Located in Nozawaonsen, Kawamotoya is in a rural area and in the mountains. Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort and Togari Onsen Ski Resort are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing and downhill skiing, and don't miss out on the snowshoeing and snow tubing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kenmei-ji Temple - 6 min walk
  • House of Oborozukiyo - 6 min walk
  • Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort - 11 min walk
  • Japan Ski Museum - 15 min walk
  • Lake Hokuryuko - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Iiyama Station - 23 min drive


  • @kai — 1 min walk
  • Kawaichiya Ryokan - 3 min walk
  • Wanryu Ramen - 3 min walk
  • Hamachozushi - 4 min walk
  • Kaze No Le - 4 min walk
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About this property


3-star hotel near Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, self parking and concierge services. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, multilingual staff and a front desk safe are on-site. All 23 rooms offer free WiFi, down duvets and LCD TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find safes and free toiletries.
Kawamotoya offers 23 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and free toiletries. Beds feature down comforters. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (JPY 2000 per night)

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee
  • 1 restaurant

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese


  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Down comforter


  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries


  • Digital channels
  • LCD TV


  • Safe



Check-in from 3 PM - 6 PM


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: JPY 2000 per night
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels, etc. ); additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file

Property is also known as

Kawamotoya Hotel
Kawamotoya Hotel Nozawaonsen
Kawamotoya Nozawaonsen
Kawamotoya Japan/Nagano Prefecture
Kawamotoya Hotel
Kawamotoya Nozawaonsen
Kawamotoya Hotel Nozawaonsen

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Kawamotoya and receive a full refund?
Yes, Kawamotoya offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Kawamotoya cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Kawamotoya pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Kawamotoya?
Self-parking is available for JPY 2000 per night.
What time is check-in at Kawamotoya?
Check-in is from 3 PM - 6 PM.
What time is check-out at Kawamotoya?
Checkout is at 10 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Where is Kawamotoya located?
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kenmei-ji Temple and Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort. House of Oborozukiyo and Japan Ski Museum are also within 15 minutes.
Very good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 21 reviews
5 - Excellent 38%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 21 reviews
4 - Good 48%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 21 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 21 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 21 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

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Friendly basic ryokan/hotel in Nozawaonsen
Relaxing stay in this modern style Ryokan. Breakfast had a selection of basic asian/western choices staff were friendly and welcoming taking time to chat with guests. The room was spacious with a great view of the sunset.

4/5 Good

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3/5 Okay

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Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
Nice rooms
Generally this hotel was good. Rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. Rooms have a toilet (no shower) share shower in onsen. It is a good uphill walk 15 min to travelator then up to ski fields. Breakfast could have been better. More variety over 1 week. Same buffe breakfast each day. I think it was good value but would stay somewhere different next time.

5/5 Excellent

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Nice onsen, great room
Our room was large and comfortable in the Japanese style. Plenty of space for three. The onsen in the hotel was a first for us and we were hooked immediately. It's a great way to end the day and prepare for a night in town.

4/5 Good

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Great interior. Exterior picture does no justice!
Expected a 3 star, but got a 4+ star experience! The room was a little larger than expected, and can possibly accommodate 4 easily. WiFi was good, and the staff tried hard to provide much advice as possible. Despite the numerous onsens that dot Nozawa Onsen, the hotel had its own onsen that was very pleasant, and a good introduction to the onsen culture of Japan. Best of all was their restaurant which served an excellent Japanese and western fusion meal.

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