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    the onsen in Tokiwaya - famous throughout Japan

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.

Ancient and storied Tokiwaya Ryokan has been in business for four centuries. A traditional Japanese feel dominates, with rooms sleeping up to four people on roll out tatami mats and futons. Rooms do however have modern comforts such as satellite TVs and fridges. The restaurant is renowned as one of the best in Nozawa and has little private dining areas for you and yours. You could also do it the Japanese way and dine in the privacy of your room if you wish.

In addition to its character and its fabulous choice of onsens (four in total, with certified drinking water), said to be the largest in Nozawa Onsen.​ This ryokan also has an excellent location: the front door tips you out on the main street in the village, just two minutes from the travelator. There’s no bar inside, but with such a central location this won’t be a problem.

  • Onsen
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet (Free) (Public Areas only)
  • Front Desk

The hotel is located right in the middle of the village, just two minute walk from the Yu Road travelator (that goes up to the slopes) and about an eight minute walk to the Nagasaka Gondola.

Based on two people sharing, indicative prices range from ¥27,000 (£155) per night during low season for a ‘Economy’ or ‘Compact’ Room without dinner. This rises to circa ¥47,000 (£275) for a Deluxe Japanese Room, with dinner included, during the busy New Year period. However, we would be lucky to find availaibility over this period - Tokiwaya is justly popular with the Japanese.

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  • Onsen
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet (Free) (Public Areas only)
  • Front Desk

The hotel is located right in the middle of the village, just two minute walk from the Yu Road travelator (that goes up to the slopes) and about an eight minute walk to the Nagasaka Gondola.

Based on two people sharing, indicative prices range from ¥27,000 (£155) per night during low season for a ‘Economy’ or ‘Compact’ Room without dinner. This rises to circa ¥47,000 (£275) for a Deluxe Japanese Room, with dinner included, during the busy New Year period. However, we would be lucky to find availaibility over this period - Tokiwaya is justly popular with the Japanese.

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.