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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.

This comfortable, mid-range hotel offers good value and makes a convenient base, just five minutes’ walk from the Yu Road travelator (which takes you to Hikage lift) and just up from the village centre where you’ll find restaurants, bars, shops, and more onsens than you could possibly wish to visit.

Some may consider this more a ryokan than a conventional hotel - the 20 or so rooms are mainly Japanese, with a few Western options; some have en suites and private onsens. The communal onsen has indoor and outdoor facilities and different time slots for men and women.

We recommend going Japanese at breakfast, as it’s far superior to the Western option; and the hotel serves a tasty kaiseki dinner if you book in advance.

  • Front Desk
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Onsen
  • Ski Lockers
  • WiFi (free)
  • Television

It’s just a five minutes walk to the Yu Road, which is an enclosed moving platform that will carry you directly to the gondola access. All told, the Nozawa Onsen Hotel is close to the centre of the village, but not actually part of the centre. They will come and pick you up from the bus terminal stop when you arrive, which is just over half a kilometre away.

Based on two people sharing, indicative prices range from ¥28,000 (£160) per night during low season for a Twin Room without dinner, rising to circa ¥33,000 (£190) with dinner included.

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  • Front Desk
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Onsen
  • Ski Lockers
  • WiFi (free)
  • Television

It’s just a five minutes walk to the Yu Road, which is an enclosed moving platform that will carry you directly to the gondola access. All told, the Nozawa Onsen Hotel is close to the centre of the village, but not actually part of the centre. They will come and pick you up from the bus terminal stop when you arrive, which is just over half a kilometre away.

Based on two people sharing, indicative prices range from ¥28,000 (£160) per night during low season for a Twin Room without dinner, rising to circa ¥33,000 (£190) 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.