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389-2502 Nagano, Nozawa Onsen, Toyosato 9329 , Japan – Great location - show map
Located in the Shimotakai District, Ryokan Sakaya is a 3-minute walk from Kenmei-ji Temple and the Nozawa Onsen bus stop. Offering free Wi-Fi access, it houses indoor and outdoor onsen (hot spring) baths.
Sakaya is a 2-minute walk from Nozawa Onsen Sotoyu (public hot spring bath) and a 20-minute drive from Nozawa Onsen Station.
The Japanese-style rooms feature the yukata (Japanese bathrobe) and a private bathroom with a bathtub and hairdryer. A flat-screen TV and a personal safe, are included, along with a fridge and green tea making facilities.
Guests can relax in the sauna, go for a massage, or reserve the onsen (hot spring) bath for private use at no charge. The property sells ski passes and offers ski storage. Other facilities include a gift shop and coin-operated laundry machines. On-site parking is free.
Japanese breakfast and dinner are served at Chabo Chanmero dining room. Drinks vending machines are available.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What's a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature bathhouses, multicourse dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travelers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation surrounded by therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the big differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is just a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just a place to sleep. In Japan, many travelers journey long distances to relax in a hot spring bath and feast on a traditional multicourse dinner – staying in a ryokan is an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw floors and futon beds (no Western beds and carpeting). You should also remove your shoes at the entrance of the room, or before you enter it. Modern ryokans might serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while more traditional ryokans tend to serve in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms have a private bathroom, and others might just have a shared bathroom.
- What's a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodying beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multicourse Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures, colors, and flavors of featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Most commonly served at special restaurants and ryokans, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-size appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish, like sushi), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot-pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What's a yukata?
- A yukata is a casual summer kimono or robe, typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans provide guests with yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it's common to see guests strolling through the neighborhood in their yukatas. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for sleeping and relaxing in.
- How should I wear a yukata?
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a robe. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then, take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is level at your ankles. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What's a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally "hot spring") is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- What's standard bathing etiquette?
- At a bathhouse—onsen or not—guests are expected to remove all clothing in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you should not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among Japan's youth, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you might still be refused admission to bathhouses and swimming pools. Small tattoos can be covered up using waterproof bandaids, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
This is our guests' favorite part of Nozawa Onsen, according to independent reviews.
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- What time are the communal baths available?Public bath is available from 13:00 to 10:30 on next morning. You may use it all night, however the light will be dim down after 22:30.Answered on May 4, 2021
- Do you cater for any allergy or food preferences?We will be able to offer meals with allergies and food preferences. Please inform us at your reservation.Answered on May 4, 2021
- Hello! Is there any chance you have a cancellation Jan 14 - 16th for two adults? Really hoping to stay with you! Thank you :) WilliamThank you for your deep interest in us. Please kindly email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.Answered on December 21, 2021
- What time do I have to arrive for dinner?Dinner course starts on either 18:00 or 18:30. Please check in by 18:00 for the latest to serve you better for your arrival night dinner.Answered on May 4, 2021
Open for: Breakfast, Dinner
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From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
Crib and extra bed policies
Extra bed by request
Extra bed by request
|¥11,000 per child, per night|
Extra bed by request
|¥16,650 per person, per night|
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.
All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Ryokan Sakaya accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Pets are not allowed.
FAQs about Ryokan Sakaya
From the nearest airport, you can get to Ryokan Sakaya by:
- Train 25min
Ryokan Sakaya is 0.7 miles from the center of Nozawa Onsen.
Check-in at Ryokan Sakaya is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.
Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Ryokan Sakaya on this page.
The prices at Ryokan Sakaya may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Yes, Ryokan Sakaya is popular with guests booking family stays.
Ryokan Sakaya has 1 restaurant:
Room options at Ryokan Sakaya include:
Ryokan Sakaya offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Hot tub/Jacuzzi
- Tennis court
- Water park
- Bike tours
- Foot bath
- Hot spring bath
- Public Bath
- Tour or class about local culture
- Full-body massage
- Bar crawls
- Spa facilities
- Open-air bath
- Neck massage
- Temporary art galleries
- Massage chair
- Happy hour
- Back massage
- Walking tours
- Foot massage
- Cooking class