Nozawa View Hotel Shimataya

The View is aptly named: many of its rooms have stunning views of Mount Kenashi above the village, and the Chikuma Valley below. This spacious, airy property offers very comfortable western and Japanese accommodation, a short stroll from the moving walkway and hence the slopes. It’s a stone’s throw from several of Nozawa Onsen’s many great restaurants, 50 metres from the nearest “soto-yu”, or traditional public bath, and less than a minute’s walk to the starting station of the local bus service.

The hotel is at the far end of the village and about 0.5km from the Shin-yu double chair lift which takes you to the base of the Hikage Gondola (ski school, info, cafes etc). This lift is free and you buy your lift ticket at the top if you plan to ski.