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Down duvet, in-room safe, free WiFi
Down duvet, in-room safe, free WiFi
Down duvet, in-room safe, free WiFi
Down duvet, in-room safe, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.2/5 Very Good
21 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

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


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
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  • Deluxe Room (Japanese)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 8
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  • Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 10
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About this area


Located in Nozawaonsen, Kawamotoya is in a rural location. 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.

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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 - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Iiyama Station - 21 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • @kai – Serves breakfast and dinner.

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.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: 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

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Down comforter


  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries


  • Digital channels
  • LCD TV


  • Safe



Check-in between 3 PM and 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 at the property

JCB InternationalMastercardAmerican ExpressVisa

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.
    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

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 this hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self-parking is available for JPY 2000 per night.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 6 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Where is this property 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.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Kawamotoya

Very Good
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

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.

Pros: Spacious room with a great view

Cons: Google link (gps) location instead of map. Directions assume you are coming from Tokyo which I wasnt. Improve information on check in times

Location: Skiing was available as well as chance to enjoy local onsen's

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


  • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
  • Disliked: 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

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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

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.

Pros: In-house onsen. Excellent restaurant with good breakfast spread, and excellent fusion dinner. Clean rooms. Attentive service.

Cons: Exterior of the hotel looks a little run down. Does not do the interior of the hotel any justice!

Location: Located on the lower side of Nozawa Onsen but within 3 minutes of the center of town. A slightly longer hike to the ski-slopes.