Villa Nozawa #1 rated lodge in Nozawa Onsen

snow action team 22.09.2018

Villa Nozawa is one of the most popular Ski Lodges in Nozawa Onsen, rated #1 out of 133 on Trip Advisor.

Villa Nozawa exterior view

Villa Nozawa is Nozawa’s #1 rated lodge

One of the original ski lodges to cater for overseas guests in Nozawa Onsen, since before the boom in the resort’s popularity with western guests, Villa Nozawa has been operating for 10 years to a great reception.
Adding special touches and stylish renovations over the years have kept making it better.
Super knowledgeable and friendly Japanese and international staff can help you with any queries – the owners have been based in Nozawa for over 20 years, and run by far the best Nozawa information website and booking service.

Spacious tatami room at Villa Nozawa

Spacious tatami room at Villa Nozawa

Mid-range price wise, Villa Nozawa offers plenty for the money, with rooms from ¥7,000 JPY per night.

It is spacious and family friendly, offering a perfect blend of Japanese Style with western comforts in Nozawa Onsen. Absolutely magnificent sweeping views across the valley and Nozawa Onsen Resort are another feature.

Most rooms are Japanese Style Tatami rooms with really comfortable futons.

All the rooms are bright, clean and quiet with terrific outlooks on the surrounding mountains and village.

The rooms are spacious making it great for families in particular – the managers have got kids of their own, so it is a very child friendly Villa.

Rooms include:
Double/Twin Tatami Room with Share Bathroom
Double/Twin Tatami Room with Private Bathroom
Triple Tatami Room with Share Bathroom
Single Tatami Room with Share Bathroom

The Communal Lounge is a huge hit – the spacious open living area on the ground floor offers plenty of opportunity to relax, meet new people and chill out over a coffee or beer, especially round the fireplace when it’s dropping another metre or so of snow overnight outside!

Nozawa Onsen has exploded in popularity in recent years – on our worldwide reader survey of favourite destinations 2 years back it was almost level with Hakuba at number 3 after Niseko and Whistler! With limited accommodation in the historic onsen town from Xmas to the end of February fills up fast, so early bookings are highly advisable for the peak winter season.

Locals swear by the great spring skiing and riding too, with March and April delivering some powder days and lots of great corn snow as well, so consider those months as alternatives.

For the lowdown on where to get the best Japow lines at Nozawa Onsen check our feature here.

For bookings go Nozawa Holidays here

Villa Nozawa getting there/more info

Take the Hokuriku shinkansen to Iiyama, only 25 mins bus or taxi ride from Nozawa.
Nozawa Resort
Nozawa Holidays own & operate 6 great properties in Nozawa, including Villa Nozawa, and act as agent for many other accommodations in the village for all budgets, with 24 years experience there.

Villa Nozawa lounge

Villa Nozawa lounge

Nozawa Onsen 6 day forecast from Snow-forecast.com