Kumanote Bear Den
Amazing in-village location across from a famous natural hot spring, conveniently located to all the village offers, and walking distance to the lifts in Nozawa Onsen.
Great place at a great location. Right outside a public onsen, close to all the restaurants and yet, quiet and peaceful. Thought that the photos of the lodge didn’t do it justice, when we walked through the doors, we were in awe of the place. Clean and cosy!
The real value of the place however is the host himself. Very helpful with settling us into the place as well as introducing us to all the local joints and attractions during and prior to the trip.
Chris’ place was excellent on all fronts. From first booking nearly 10 months earlier, Chris was on touch and always available to help with all practical matters of our arrival as well as restaurant bookings and ski hire. He also helped organize an instructor last minute which was amazing. We would recommend this place unhesitatingly. Chris and family were excellent hosts who not only have a lovely place in an excellent location but also helped with bookings and all aspects of our stay. A great space for anyone with young children. The beds were so warm and welcoming at the end of a long day skiing. The Apple TV and games as well as the coffee machine for the mornings a great touch. A gem of a place.
There is everything you need at Chris’s place. Easy to get to the chairlifts and ski rental stores on foot. Walking distance to main bus stop as well as village shops. Full kitchen facilities enabled us to cook meals in every night. Very comfortable lounge with a large TV to enjoy movies we rented via the Apple TV in the evening. Hot springs bath just across the street was very convenient. Facilities in the apartment were modern and like new. A perfect apartment for a family group of 6 or more people.