Ryokan Sakaya

Ryokan Sakaya is a traditional and premium Nozawa hotel offering an authentic immersion into Japan’s culture; beautiful Japanese gardens, exclusive hot springs onsens; and exceptional service from the hotel’s English speaking staff.

Centrally located in Nozawa Onsen Village, Ryokan Sakaya is a short steep walk up to the main Nagasaka Gondola, or just 250 metres to the Yu Road moving walkway up to the Hikage Ski Area. We recommend storing your ski gear up at the Hikage base, just ask the helpful hotel staff for assistance.

Sakaya’s accommodation includes a varied choice of Japanese style rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, and some with western beds instead of futons (although you need to book well in advance for these).

The hotel’s hot spring onsen is one of the best in the Nozawa and being a naturally heated, naturally mineralised and unfiltered source of relaxation, it’s not hard to see why. It’s exclusive for hotel guests and never seems to get crowded.

Sakaya’s inhouse Japanese restaurant is a treat not to be missed. We can make restaurant bookings for you in advance if you are travelling during peak ski season.  In addition Ryokan Sakaya also has laundry facilities, ski drying rooms and a gift store for your added convenience.

Accommodation Details

Deluxe Japanese Room

  • Up to 5 guests
  • Room Size: 45-54sqm
  • Beds: futon Bedding

Spacious, airy and comfortable, these rooms are perfect for families or groups looking to experience Japanese accommodation in luxury. The room can sleep up to five people on traditional tatami bedding, and during the day the space can function as an open plan room while at night it can be compartmentalised into makeshift bedrooms. There’s plenty of storage space included, as well as a bar fridge and lounge areas.

Standard Japanese Room

  • Up to 4 guests
  • Room Size: 35-40sqm
  • Beds: futon bedding

Sleeping four people, this room features tatami bedding alongside some traditional dining spaces and an airy, open and bright sunroom with beautiful views.  There is a small amount of storage space as well as a bar fridge and television so you can feel right at home and, of course, an ensuite bathroom featuring plenty of complimentary amenities.

Japanese Compact Room

  • Up to 2 guests
  • Room Size: 28-32sqm
  • Beds: futon bedding

Traditional Japanese living without the frills of the larger rooms, featuring an ensuite bathroom, bar fridge and television as well as a traditional dining area, they’re equipped with all of the same facilities as the larger rooms. Of course, the décor is just as lovely and you’ll feel right at home.

Twin Room

  • Up to 2 guests
  • Room Size: 28-32sqm
  • Beds: Single Western-style beds

Featuring twin single bedding these gorgeous rooms are ideal for close friends or couples. They feature a small amount of storage space as well as a bar fridge and an ensuite bathroom. Of course, the bathroom amenities are included as is some basic entertainment and a small seating area. There are large windows providing lovely views and plenty of natural light.

Japanese/Western Compact Room

  • Up to 2 guests
  • Room Size: 28-32sqm
  • Beds: Single Western-style beds

This cosy room features twin single western-style bedding as well as a separated tatami area with a traditional dining space. Ideal for someone looking for a cosy and comfortable room, it includes a bar fridge, television and an ensuite bathroom.


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