Nozawa Onsen BASECAMP is an apartment building of two bedroom self-contained apartments, located in a quiet area in village center between Oyu Onsen and the Nagasaka Gondola, next to the mountain. Comfortable for families and small groups of 4-5, maximum up to 6-7 with extra beds, depending upon the unit layout. Futon bedding, shower in bathroom. There is a common dry room and a large lounge/play room/study in the lower level of the building.
Apartments each have a kitchen in living/dining room flanked by two Japanese style tatami rooms capable of fitting 2 persons each with very comfortable traditional futons (Apartments #102/103/202) or western beds (Apartments #201/101/203) with non-allergenic bedding linens provided. Each apartment has one private shower and toilet in the bathroom, and Deluxe apartments have an additional shower room ensuite of the master bedroom. Each apartment is 50-55 square meters in size and comfortable for families and small groups with or without children. Gear can be stored in the common area dry room of the building or at recommended places of rental near the gondolas. The common area lounge/playroom has a sofa and large internet tv, Japan and international dvd movies, retro video games, board games, a selection of books for all ages, as well as a few desks and a common computer.
We are available to support your stay, provide local knowledge and point you in the right direction to pursue your interests, and and help make any arrangements you might need.
The apartments are located in a very convenient location in the village, snuggled in a pocket next to the mountain on a very quiet sidestreet, you can nearly `ski-in` through the trees from the piste while also only a few steps from the village main street `Oyu Dori` with onsen, shops, bars and eateries.
The bus connecting from Iiyama Shinkansen Station comes just a few minutes walk from the apartments, taxi can also be taken from Iiyama. Taxis and hires are available from the village and buses to neighboring ski areas Myoko Kogen and Hakuba are also available. If you want to rent a car during your stay to have more flexibility, we can help to arrange. Taking the local train line along the Chikuma River back to Nagano or further downstream into Tokamachi in Niigata is also an enjoyable slow-life and picturesque experience.
It is about 5 minute (200 meters) walk to Nagasaka Gondola House. Rentals can be kept at rental shops near the gondola or brought back to the apartment. It is about 5 minutes the other direction (200 meter walk) down the hill to Oyu Onsen and main street (Oyu Dori) shopping. There is a short-cut from the apartments by walking past the village zen temple about 5 minutes (250 meters) to the Yu-Road indoor escalator which carries you to the other gondola, Hikage Bowl Area.
We have a minimum 2-night stay in the low seasons with big discounts for weekly and monthly stay (April/May/Jun, Sept/Oct/Nov). In the summer, nightly rates are high but we also offer big discounts for weekly and monthly stay (July/August). In the winter months, we only allow Monday and Friday check-in or check-out, and prices are based on weekday stays Mon-Fri or weekend stays Fri-Mon or any combination for longer stays. We are glad to provide local support for your holiday in finding and arranging area activities, making reservations for restaurants and experiences, shopping, taxi/shuttle/car rentals, and other requirements that may arise.