Extending the current Nagano Bullet Train (Shinkansen) and the new Iiyama station will open on March 14th 2015. It takes 20 minutes from the Iiyama station to Nozawa onsen so you can get plenty of time for a ski!

We are happy to offering 15% OFF from March 15th to celebrate this!
Check out our Online Reservation.

Nozawa onsen Kawaichiya ryokan

NAGANO SNOW RESORT PASS is a convenient and money-saving all-you-can-ride pass. With this pass, you can ride all buses and trains on the designated sections of designited lines as many times as you want.


Availability period :

January 1st - March 31th, 2014

Price :


1-DAY PASS 2,500 yen
2-DAY PASS(for two consecutive days) 4,500 yen
3-DAY PASS(any 3 days within 2 weeks) 6,000 yen

Purchase window :

*Kawaichiya ryokan (You can buy 1-DAY and 2-DAY PASS while your stay at Kawaichiya)
*Nozawa Onsen Tourism Association (Near Nakao Bus Stop)
*Nagano City Tourist Information Center (In JR Nagano Station 2nd fl.) (+81-26-226-5626)
*Kita Alps Information Center (Near Hakuba Station)
*Happo Information Center (In Happo Bus Terminal) (+81-261-72-3066)
*Hakuba Goryu Tourist Association (In Kamishiro Station)
*Tourism Commission of Hakuba Village (In Hakuba Village Office) (+81-261-72-7100)
*Tsugaike Kogen Tourist Association (Near Tsugaike Kogen Bus Stop)

Access guide PDF (timetable and map) :

From Nozawa Onsen Village
To Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (Snow Monkey Park)
To Obuse Town
To Zenkoji Temple (Nagano City)

From Nagano City
To Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (Snow Monkey Park) [by Bus]
To Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (Snow Monkey Park) [by Bus & Nagano Dentetsu train]
To Togakushi Jinja Shrine
To Togakushi Ski Area
To Hakuba Village & Otari Village (Ski Areas)

From Hakuba Village
To Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (Snow Monkey Park) [by Bus]
To Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (Snow Monkey Park) [by Bus & Nagano Dentetsu train]
To Zenkoji Temple (Nagano City)
To Togakushi JinJa Shrine (Nagano City)
To Obuse Town

From Otari Village
To Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (Snow Monkey Park) [by Bus]
To Jigokudani Yaen-Koen (Snow Monkey Park)[by Bus & Nagano Dentetsu train]
To Zenkoji Temple (Nagano City)
To Togakushi JinJa Shrine
To Obuse Town

Q and A :

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Nozawa onsen Kawaichiya ryokan

Good choice for visit Nozawa onsen.
Japan Rail Pass!


The railway in Japan is internationally known for its 20 000 km length servicing the whole country, its punctuality and speed. Confidently travel all around the country with your JR Pass for the best price and discover its landscapes from a safe and comfortable mean of transportation. Get your Japan Rail Pass sent to you for free with a detailed map of the railway network and enjoy a comprehensive service on site thanks to JR Pass Assistance.

Japan Rail Pass Website :

Nozawa onsen Kawaichiya ryokan

Join the tour to the Snow Monkey Park!!!

Half a day trip to meet the snow monkeys!!!!

We make a book for you. Please ask us more!



Price : Adult 5,800yen / Child 3,800yen
Tour date : Daily(minimum 2 adluts)
Departure : Nozawa Onsen Kotsu, Inc office
Including : Fare & Monkey Park entrance fee
Benefit : Drink Ticket
Booking : Reception of Kawaichiya Ryokan
/ Nozawa Onsen Tourism Association / Nozawa Onsen Kotsu

TOUR Schedule
12:45 Commence checking in
13:15 Depart from Nozawa-onsen
14:05 Parking lot of the monkey park
Hike up about 25 mins
14:30 - 15:30 Enjoy the Monkey Park
15:55 Depart from the Parking lot
16:45 Arrive at Nozawa-onsen

Nozawa onsen Kawaichiya ryokan

Celebrating a century since opening the Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, the Nozawa Onsen Ski School proudly continues to spread the joy of skiing and snowboarding to those new to the sport, as well as helping old hands develop their techniques. No matter how young or old, new or experienced, they offer a variety of packages to suit your needs. Contact the Nozawa Onsen Ski School to see what we can offer you!



The group ski and snowboard lessons will help you to learn to ski/snowboard or to fine tune your techniques with other guests of similar ability. Group lessons for very first timers are run daily for infants, children and adults for both ski and snowboard. Group lessons for other ability levels may be available depending on instructor availability. For more information, please come to the front desk at the Hikage Ski Center during reception hours.

*Please note that lift passes may be required for these lessons.

Full day course
Schedule : 10:00am - 12:00pm, 13:30pm - 15:30pm
Price : ¥11,000 per person

Morning Course
Schedule : 10:00am - 12:00pm
Price : ¥6,000 per person

Afternoon Course
Schedule : 13:30pm - 15:30pm
Price : ¥6,000 per person

The school is open for enrolments between 8:30am and 9:45am on the day of the lesson. Afternoon sessions are open for enrolment between 12:30pm and 13:15pm.

Colour Ability level
Red (Beginner) : First time on snow
Blue (Novice) : Can control speed by turning on gentle slopes. Have ridden a chairlift.
Green (Intermediate) : Can challenge some steeper terrain
Black (Advanced) : Comfortable around the whole mountain

Please note that these lessons may be full depending on the number of instructors available and the number of pupils enrolled on that day.


The Nozawa Onsen Ski School offers several different options for private lessons.

For those keen to hit the slopes in the morning they have the Early Bird Private from 8:50am. It is an hour of high quality instruction with a maximum of two guests with one instructor and will focus you for a great day of riding.

A similar one hour private is also offered at Lunch Time from 12:30pm if you are looking to brush up on your technique.

Half Day Private lessons usually start at 10:00am or 13:30pm though other times may be available on request. The half day lesson is for two hours and additional hours can usually be arranged.

Full Day Private lessons usually start at 10:00am though other times may be available on request. The full day lesson is for four hours; usually two hours in the morning, a break for lunch and then two hours in the afternoon.

Private Lesson (English)
Full day course : ¥35,000
Morning Course : ¥20,000
Afternoon Course : ¥16,000

Early Bird/Lunch Time/Additional Hour : ¥8,000

Private lessons are priced as per instructor dispatched (not per participant).
(Group lessons are priced per participant)
Park and pipe lesson and resort guiding are also available on request.

If you would like to make a reservation, please contact us at with the following details:

- Reservation name
- Number of persons attending (and their ages)
- Ski, snowboarding or other activity.
- Previous experience (First Time / Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced)
- The days and sessions you would like to reserve.

Nozawa onsen Kawaichiya ryokan

Thank you very much for your inquiry.

We got a lot of bookings in the 2013/2014 winter season already.

The following is our vacancy at this moment.

*Fully Booked*
12th Jan to 15th Jan.

*A few vacant*
27th Dec to 6th Jan.
19th Jan to 22nd Jan.


We all look forward to meeting you!!!

Nozawa onsen Kawaichiya ryokan

We got a tons of snow these days and it becomes very clear day today!



Nozawa onsen Kawaichiya ryokan

9 years in a row! Arigato!

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We had special guests just before.

They keep visiting here every year from Taiwan and this time was the 9th time in a row.

They have known that :

the time my daughter was born.

the time we joined the Dosojin Fire Festival for my son.

the time my son was born.

the time before we got married.

We are now like a family with them :D

When they stay here, we always drink a lot of beer together and have a lot of talk about what has been going on for the past year.

Some members of them always leave ski boots here for the next season.

When they left here, I was moved to tears....

We do not know how to appreciate and do hope to help they have precious memories in Nozawa onsen again.

Thank you very much and we hope to see you next year!


They brought a lot of souvenir for our family and staff.

Nozawa onsen Kawaichiya ryokan

Take a bus from Hakuba to the Nagano station, and transfer to the another bus there.

BUS from Hakuba to Nagano :

BUS from Nagano to Nozawaonsen:

Nozawa onsen Kawaichiya ryokan

Join the tour to the Monkey Park!!!

Half a day trip to meet the snow monkey!!!!

We make a book for you. Please ask us!


More Snow Monkey Park information

Nozawa onsen Kawaichiya ryokan