This small but cosy ryokan, the traditional Japanese inn, is located only a ten minute walk from town and right next to the gondola, making it an ideal destination for ski enthusiasts visiting the area. This also means you're practically next door to ski rental services, too. The building and many of the facilities are traditionally Japanese, and provide an enjoyable and immersive experience of Japanese culture for guests.
The restaurant serves a traditional Japanese menu from breakfast through to dinner, but be sure to make a dinner reservation. If you forget, no need to worry as some of the area's best restaurants are only a short walk away, giving you plenty of options. There is also and in-house bar, which is small and cosy, great for unwinding with a small group of friends.
The rooms are again traditionally Japanese, featuring tatami flooring and bedding, yet are very spacious by Japanese standards. There is plenty of room for families and groups of friends alike, and each room features a television and a dining space. The ryokan offers shared bathroom facilities on each floor for guests as well as a large, tranquil indoor onsen.
The ryokan is, as you'd expect, incredibly welcoming and the staff are extremely helpful. One of the benefits of visiting a traditional Japanese ryokan is the fantastic hospitality that comes along with it, and Kawahiro is no exception to this rule. The owners and managers will readily interact with you, and many of the staff members speak good English. By default, this also means that the hotel is incredibly well kept and the staff take pride in making your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
Standard Japanese Room
Great for budget travellers, these traditional Japanese style rooms offer comfort and spaciousness. The room features tatami flooring throughout, and naturally tatami bedding as well as a traditional dining space. The room isn't equipped with an ensu...
Standard Japanese RoomGreat for budget travellers, these traditional Japanese style rooms offer comfort and spaciousness. The room features tatami flooring throughout, and naturally tatami bedding as well as a traditional dining space. The room isn't equipped with an ensuite bathroom but communal bathrooms are provided for guests to use. There is a television and, in some rooms, Wi-Fi access. The spaciousness of the rooms means they can easily accommodate larger groups without feeling cramped or stuffy, and plenty of natural light during the day makes for a great airy and inviting atmosphere.
- Dining Space
- Storage Space
A great place to relax on the slopes, grab a refreshing beer and home made snack.
Phone: 0120 64 0112
Situated near the gondola, be sure to try juicy and tender Katsu the pork cutlet curry at Country Papa the very popular venue for a good winter lunch on slope
Phone: 0269 85 2646
The Craft Room
Perfect located for a snack or beer whilst skiing, stop by The Craft Room at Nagasaka base.
Good value creative Japanese fusion meals such as karaage, ramen, gratin, steak and more.
Phone: 0269 85 4000
Onsen & Spa
For the ultimate post-ski relaxation, take a long soak in the mineral rich onsen waters of Nozawa Onsen. Kawahiro provides free indoor onsen for guests, and these are separated into male and female bathrooms. Soothe sore muscles and relax stiff joints in the healing water, naturally heated and mineralised meters below the surface of the earth.
Info & Policy
|Check-in & Out Info|
|Check-in Time||3:00 PM||Early Check-In||On Request|
|Check-out Time||10:00 AM||Late Check-Out||On Request|
|General Property Info|
|WiFi in Rooms||All Rooms||Non - Smoking Rooms||All Rooms|
|Wifi in Property||All Areas||Washing Machine||Charge Applies|
|TV with English Programs||Not Available||Laundry Dryer||Not Available|
|Non - Smoking Property||All Areas||Parking Spaces||16|
|Property Shuttle Services|
|Local Station/Bus Stop Pick Up||Not Available|
|Local Station/Bus Stop Drop Off||Not Available|
|To Local Restaurants & Shops||Not Available|
|Closest Slope||Ski-in-ski-out||Hikage Slope|
|Closest Ski Shuttle Bus Stop||600m||Chuo Bus Terminal|
|Closest Bus or Train Station||600ｍ||Chuo Bus Terminal|