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Overview of Shirakaba


2.0 star property
Ryokan with restaurant, near House of Oborozukiyo

9.0/10 Superb

13 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Ski facilities
9521 Toyosato, Shimotakai-gun, Nozawaonsen, Nagano, 389-2502

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About this area

Getting around

  • Iiyama Station - 12 min drive
  • Myokokogen Station - 46 min drive


  • Kaze No Le - 2 min walk
  • Genki Burger - 2 min walk
  • TRATTORIA BIVACCO - 2 min walk
  • Tanuki - 2 min walk
  • Toyo Ramen - 2 min walk

About this property


Shirakaba offers a great location, putting you within a short 10-minute walk of Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Free bike rentals and a terrace are other highlights.


English, German, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Skiing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Free bike hire
  • Ski equipment hire
  • Ski storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English
  • German
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Electronic bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Public bath/onsen services include an indoor public bath and a yukata (Japanese robe). These services feature separate men's and women's areas. The ryokan bathing area is open from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.


<p>The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare requires all international visitors to submit their passport number and nationality when registering at any lodging facility (inns, hotels, motels etc). Additionally, lodging proprietors are required to photocopy passports for all registering guests and keep the photocopy on file. </p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Shirakaba Inn Nozawaonsen
Shirakaba Nozawaonsen
Shirakaba Ryokan
Shirakaba Nozawaonsen
Shirakaba Ryokan Nozawaonsen

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Shirakaba?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Shirakaba?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Shirakaba?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Shirakaba?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Shirakaba and nearby?
Have fun with on-site winter activities such as skiing.
Are there restaurants at or near Shirakaba?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Fortissimo (3-min walk), nappa cafe 78 (5-min walk) and Akari Bakery (9-min walk).
What's the area around Shirakaba like?
Shirakaba is a short 6-minute walk from Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort and 3 minutes' walk from House of Oborozukiyo.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Just an amazing Nozawa retreat
OVERALL: stay there! Highly recommend Stayed there in summer 2021 INTERIOR: beautiful, modern Japanese, simple, calming, relaxing - nice modern Japanese style bedroom and sitting room with beautiful furnishings and great tea; bathrooms spacious and very modern CLEANLINESS: perfect, all spotless LOCATION: right in the middle of the village FOOD: went to their restaurant for dinner, everything was delicious - modern JP-international, with fantastic bread ‘Sam’s bread’ from a local baker
Markus, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Spacious, clean and well-equipped room. Excellent restaurant and food. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Very nice ryokan overall. Pity it doesn’t have its own onsen.
YK, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The apartment was comfortable and spotlessly clean. Waka the girl who works there at breakfast was exceptionally kind and accommodating with one person's allergies and some late arrivals. She was brilliant!! It's not cheap but seems everything in Nozawa quite pricey.
Elle, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

部屋もおしゃれでとてもきれいでした。 食事も美味しかったです。 リピートします!
TAKAFUMI, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

tomonobu, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

3-night trip
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