Tokiwaya Ryokan

Tokiwaya Ryokan is an impressive Japanese Onsen Hotel on Oyudori (Nozawa’s main street) right in the heart of Nozawa Onsen Village.  Staying in the centre of the village means you can easily discover Nozawa on foot with many of our favourite bars and restaurants just a short stroll away. For accessing the slopes, it is a 250m walk to the Yu Road Moving Walkway which takes you up to the Hikage Ski Area, or a 10 minute walk to the Nagasaka Gondola.

Accommodation at Tokiwaya Ryokan includes a variety of Japanese rooms featuring lovely traditional architecture, tatami matting, rice paper screens, futon bedding and complimentary yukata robes for guests. The hotel now has some western style rooms suitable for families and couples looking for a comfortable yet authentic Japanese hotel experience.  All rooms have their own ensuite bathrooms and amenities.

And last but not least we highly recommend coming down off the slopes for a massage and ‘hot spring’ onsen at the end of the day.  Tokiwaya’s spacious indoor onsens are naturally heated and mineralised, perfect for relaxation and soothing any aching muscles. The onsens are open day and night, and only close for a short time in the morning for cleaning. As in most onsens, the baths are separated for men and women.

For a charming Japanese onsen hotel with friendly English speaking staff, we love the warm and friendly atmosphere at Tokiwaya.  Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and experience a traditional ryokan with a 370 year old history!

Accommodation Details

Standard Japanese Room

  • Up to 4 guests
  • Room Size: 32 or 38 sqm
  • Beds: Futon Bedding

Open plan, airy and naturally bright, these rooms are ideal for groups of friends or family. The room features tatami flooring throughout, and naturally tatami bedding also, as well as a traditional dining space and some extra lounge chairs situated by the window. All rooms are equipped with an ensuite bathroom, which comes with complimentary bathroom amenities, as well as a television and heating and cooling facilities.

Deluxe Japanese Room

  • Up to 4 guests
  • Room Size: 50sqm
  • Beds: Futon Bedding

Spacious and airy with plenty of natural light, these deluxe sized rooms offer traditional Japanese design tranquillity with the comfort of western facilities. All flooring and bedding is traditional tatami design, and the room also features a central dining space too. There is, however, some extra lounge chairs for relaxing in, as well as a television and heating facilities. The spaciousness of these rooms makes them ideal for slightly larger groups, such as families, and for those looking for an extended stay. There is also an ensuite bathroom with all amenities included.

Wa-Yo Room (Japanese/Western style)

  • Up to 4 guests
  • Room Size: 45 sqm
  • Beds: 2 Single Beds + futon

Wa-Yo literally means Japanese and Western, these rooms provide the best of both worlds with a carpeted area lying two single beds, beside a tatami mat area which can sleep up to two more guests on futons, and double as a lounging space with sitting table. The rooms also have an ensuite bathroom and all bathroom amenities are provided, plus yukata gowns to wear when you go to take a soak in the hotel onsen or surrounding onsen facilities.



Restaurant “Tokiwatei” “Chikuma”

Hotel guests can enjoy breakfast and dinner at Tokiwaya’s inhouse Japanese restaurant. Traditional Kaiseki dinners are a real highlight and private dining rooms can be booked in advance for an intimate and cosy setting.

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