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.
The reviews are all true - impossible to fault the accomodation or Chris and his team for their incredible service. Can’t rate highly enough, if you are considering some time at Nozawa, this is the place to stay!
Booked this for our first trip to nozawa onsen, family of 5 adults and 2 kids. Cannot say enough about this place- clean and spacious and all you would need amenity wise, design is sleek and modern. Chris was really a superlative host, helped with getting our luggage from the bus depot, and almost like our personal concierge - was able to help us with booking a trip to the snow monkey park, ski lessons (make sure you check with him before booking as he has private lessons that a friend of his can do at great rates), and any restaurant reservations we needed. The place is a bit of a walk from the ski areas, but everything in nozawa onsen is within walking distance so not too much of a problem. The public onsen is literally across the street. The owners also own Winterland (right at the Chuo bus depot where you get dropped off) which has great gyoza and a commendable beer selection. Would definitely book this place again and recommend highly to any friends or family.