Himecho is a traditional machiya-style house in the heart of Nozawa Onsen... live in authentic Japanese style!
LATEST NEWS: Himecho House will complete renovations over the 2019 Japanese Summer providing new toilets, showers and ensuite bedrooms for guests coming to stay for the 2019/2020 Ski Season! All the rooms will be Japanese styled to maintain the heritage. New floor plans and images will be available later in the year. Here is the new plan:
1 x bath
1 x toilet
1 x simple kitchen
2 x ensuite bedrooms
3 x non-ensuite bedrooms
2 x toilet
2 x shower
This fabulous house is located at the foot of the Yu Road moving walkway with direct access to the Hikage ski area, and is close to Ogama, the spiritual heart of the village. It is a historic machiya-style townhouse, unique in Nozawa Onsen, and accommodates families or groups of up to 12 adults comfortably.
There are several "soto-yu” or public baths within easy reach of Himecho. Since the Edo period, Nozawaonsen has been famed for the waters of its different onsen “soto-yu”. You will often spot visitors and locals wandering around the village in yukatas, with towels thrown around their necks and toting a basket of toileteries, on their way to enjoying the different waters.
The Yu Road is a short walk away if you are heading up to the Hikage slopes. Ski the same slopes of Japan’s greatest winter athletes; Nozawaonsen is home to over a dozen former Winter Olympians for good reason!
From breakfast to dinner, Nozawa Onsen’s restaurants offer a broad choice of cuisines. You’ll find street vendors selling steamed oyaki buns, breakfast burgers bars, and a cooked western breakfast all within a few minutes walk. Lunch and dinner options abound.
Within Himecho’s premises, you’ll also find a small intimate restaurant run by chef Kazuma Kameda. Chef Kameda conjures up elegant treats with the best of local ingredients. This small intimate restaurant is perfect for a quiet elegant dinner for two or indeed, a group of friends/family seeking a private chef par excellence for a special celebration. Itadakimasu! いただきます! Bon appetit!
Himecho is ideal for a private party of up to 12 adults, or even 14 in total with children included!
Himecho’s five simple, comfortable rooms are typical of bedrooms in a traditional village house.
Bedding Configuration = 2 X Ensuite Bedrooms and 3 X Non-Ensuite Bedrooms
Himecho maintains all of its authentic machiya interiors: shoji paper screens, Japanese-style seating, tatami tiles, onsen style bath... a warm welcoming bed and breakfast in a traditional Japanese home!