Scout loves

  • Traditional Japanese styling throught
  • Super comfortable deluxe futon mattresses
  • Easy access to nearby onsen and Yu-Road travelator

Scout tips

  • Ideal for large families and private groups with communal spaces for gathering and kitchen facilities on request.
  • No ensuite bathrooms however private bathrooms provided just down the hall


Himecho is a private house in Nozawa Onsen and is the perfect opportunity for those seeking a truly memorable and authentic Japanese style self-contained accommodation. Updated from an century-old machiya-style townhouse in the heart of the village, Himecho features a modern twist to this ancient ryokan and is unique in every way.

Himecho is rented out as a single house to groups and offers five spacious traditional tatami rooms (sleeping up to 12 guests) and typical of bedrooms one can find in old village homes nearby. The futon matresses are specially tailored for a softer and more comfortable rest, and cater specifically to non-Japanese guests experiencing their first Japanese ski trip (comfortable for even the tallest skier!). The guest rooms are warm and welcoming, featuring a comfortable seating area and stylish wooden floors. Scout loves that the recent renovations have maintained the authentic machiya-style interiors throughout, including shoji paper screens which just add to the homely atmosphere.

As Himecho channels an old Japanese guest house, there are no ensuite bathrooms, however, each room has their own separate bathroom with shower down the hall, and a share spacious ofuro bathroom. Some of the best onsens in Nozawa Onsen are located just around the corner including the iconic Oyu, Taki-no-yu, and the popular Asagame-no-yu, so it is easy for guests to don their yukata robes and experience each one. As a guest of Himecho, the private 'kashikiri' onsen at Residence Yasushi is also available.

Ideal for a large private group or multiple families sharing, the villa provides great gathering spaces and living areas to spread out; perfect for those seeking the intimacy of a self-contained house. Guests have access to basic kitchen facilities plus there are a number of great restaurants at your doorstep. A housekeeper is onsite to assist with anything you might need during your stay and there is a concierge at nearby Residence Yasushi. The Yu Road travelator is only a short walk away, access to the Hikage slopes is quick and easy.
Himecho is a wonderfully traditional Japanese house in the heart of the village, perfect for families and group and those seeking a more authentic stay.

Who should stay here

Himecho is perfect for large families and groups up to 12 guests who seek the intimacy of a self-contained house and a step back into history.

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

On Request: Our agents need to confirm availability of this room. Once you submit a request we will endeavour to get back to you by the next business day to confirm availability (some properties may take longer). If prices are listed they are the exact prices for your dates, room selection and room occupancy. Where prices are not listed we will confirm the price when we confirm availability. In either instance, you are not committed to your selection until after we confirm availability and price. Once you agree to that confirmation, you will be sent an invoice and will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking. If your requested room is not available, we will present alternative options.

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