Strange hotel, with rooms far from check in desk
Posted Jan 7, 2013
This is a very strange hotel. Address Nagasaka is 6 rooms above an Aussie Ex-pat bar right at slopeside. However, it is owned and run by another hotel, about a quarter mile down the hill. So we showed up to our room, and couldn't find the desk. This happens all the time, apparently, because the owner of the bar gave us a map and directions to where we check in, and he let us leave our bags with him, which was very nice.
The location is a tradeoff. Slopeside was cool, but it was also up the hill from restaurants and from the hotel desk. So laving the room meant walking down and then up the steep hill. Not so fun if you're tired from a day of skiing.
The main hotel branch did have it's own onsen, which was pretty great, but there are a dozen or so onsens in Nozawa Onsen.