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    Kawaichiya Ryokan

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

A perennially popular place which prides itself on its relaxed atmosphere and friendly, personalised service. Kawaichiya is instantly homely. Accommodation is in 28 rooms – a mixture of Japanese and Western – all with private toilets and some with private bathrooms.

Behind the traditional-style wooden exterior the place is spotless, the staff are delightful, the breakfasts are typically hearty, and chances are you’ll be alone in the soothing indoor and outdoor onsens on more than one occasion. If you fancy a change of scene, explore the other onsens nearby – not forgetting Kamiterayu Hot Spring just across the road.

The ryokan has a great central location just a five to 10 minute walk from the ski lifts.

  • Onsen
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wireless Internet (Free) (Public Areas only)

Kamiterayu public onsen is just 30 metres away, and Kenmei-ji Temple is 450 metres away. It’s a ten minute walk to the slopes.

Based on two people sharing, indicative prices range from ¥22,000 (£130) per night during low season for a Japanese / Western Room without bathroom and no dinner included. It rises in the peak season to circa ¥32,000 (£185) for a Western / Japanese Room with ensuite facilities and with dinner included.

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  • Onsen
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wireless Internet (Free) (Public Areas only)

Kamiterayu public onsen is just 30 metres away, and Kenmei-ji Temple is 450 metres away. It’s a ten minute walk to the slopes.

Based on two people sharing, indicative prices range from ¥22,000 (£130) per night during low season for a Japanese / Western Room without bathroom and no dinner included. It rises in the peak season to circa ¥32,000 (£185) for a Western / Japanese Room with ensuite facilities and with dinner included.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.