NEW LISTING DEC 2018: A 6-bedroom (2-20 person) private ski-in/out self-catering lodge with kitchen/bar and recreation room at Togari Onsen Resort. Nozawa Onsen Village is just 15 minutes away by car! Located in Nagano’s snow country (world’s deepest snows!) Perfect for families and large or small groups. Both Western and Japanese-style rooms. Great central location for snow sports, snow monkeys, culture, and more. Over ten other resorts are super close. Year-round hiking and activities too!
The lodge is located mid-mountain at Togari Onsen, so you actually ski down to the door and ski down to the lifts! These access courses are maintained by the resort, so your ‘private’ runs are both less than 100 meters from your door. It is truly a snow enthusiast’s paradise. The access runs are not difficult, but true beginners should not use them until they are confident on their feet.
The lodge is at the end of the road and is the highest property at Togari Onsen. It is well spaced from its neighbors and commands wonderful views of the ski resort, snow-covered rice fields, and the forested river gully. Here you can enjoy privacy, peace, and seclusion.
Even though this is one of the snowiest parts of the world, the roads are kept surprisingly clear. Our unique position allows you to ride just a few meters from (on some days right to!) the front door and still be able to drive away. To those interested in renting or leasing a car, which we highly recommend, we can assist you in the process.
With six guest rooms, up to 20 guests can comfortably stay. Two rooms are the traditional Japanese tatami mats with futons, while the others have beds. We are currently redecorating the rooms (to be ready by December) and we will continue to add photos
Our large recreation hall with table tennis, sofas, board games, and even a curtained music space with piano, guitars, amps and drums! It is perfect for hanging out, hosting events, and even music rehearsals.
Kitchen with bar
Get together with friends and family for breakfast or dinner in our well-equipped dining/kitchen which is currently undergoing a major refit to be ready to go for the winter 2018/9 season. Prop up the bar or warm yourself by the wood pellet burning stove.
Men’s and women’s bathing rooms are separate. Each has a large changing room with a vanity sink and hairdryer. There are in total 7 private shower booths and two large baths. We do not runs the baths each day, if you wish to you may fill them yourself. Japanese people traditionally enter the baths naked, but you may use swimsuits if you prefer.
Next to the entrance is the equipment room where you can leave your gear to dry off. There are also ski and board racks in the entrance.
In total, there are 8 toilets.
Toilets are not en-suite.
A washer is available for free.
The lodge has parking for five cars. Please let us know how many parking spots you need at the time of booking. Togari Onsen gets immense snowfall and we have to regularly clear the parking spaces.
Interaction with guests
We would like to be here to welcome you in and clear the snow for you, so please let us know well in advance your exact time of arrival. Due to Japanese law, we need to take photocopies of all international guests' passports. We live just a few minutes away, so are always nearby if you need us.
Other things to note
We may have a member of our staff staying on the property in winter to take care of snow.
License or registration number
Hotels and Inns Business Act | 長野県北信保健所指令30北保 | 第101-4号
No parties or events
No shoes in the lodge
No loud music after 10:30 p.m.
Please follow the trash separation guidelines. Local rules are very strict.
We will leave instructions for the wood-pellet stove. Turn it off when you leave the building or go to bed.
Please do not eat or drink in the guestrooms. Turn off heaters and air-conditioners when you are not in the building. You may leave on the large heaters in the entrance and recreation room.
We allow one medium-sized pet. It must sleep in a pet carrier and must not go into guestrooms. There will be an additional 5000 yen cleaning fee.