Nozawa Onsen, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Within Nozawa Onsen, Kenashi is currently one of the only lodges located on the piste, and yet also offers a short walk to the center of town, not requiring transportation up and down the ski mountain.

Kenashi is a newly renovated luxury ski-in/ski-out lodge located on-piste at the foot of the quiet Karasawa Valley in the resort town of Nozawa Onsen in Japan.

Just wake up, step outside, click in and slide to a chairlift. Likewise, at the end of a ‘hard day’s ski’ on the slopes, slide to a stop right at your front door.

The village center is only a 10–15 minute walk from Kenashi through picturesque streets. Kenashi may be rented as a whole house, single floors or a combination of floors. Each floor has the capacity to be self-contained.

Kenashi is a single house with three floors. Each floor has its own kitchen, bathrooms, living and dining areas.

The whole of Kenashi is available as an option accommodating a total of 18 people over 8 bedrooms. All floors may be inter-connected so as to really provide ease of flow for the guests between levels.

Nozawa Onsen, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
18 people
8 bedrooms in total over 3 floor, each floor can be rented as a private home
Each floor has its own kitchen, bathrooms, living and dining areas
Vast living areas set over multiple floors with plenty of natural light
Modern open-plan kitchen with breakfast bar
Resident manager on standby
WiFi broadband internet access
This home is well-suited for families with children, featuring bedrooms suitable for kids to share
Additional children’s equipment can be hired at an extra cost

the penthouse
The penthouse accommodates 6 people.
It has 3 ensuite bedrooms in total, 2 with king beds, and 1 with 2 single beds.
All bedrooms have amazing views of Myoko Valley and Mt Huichi to the west.
The living room has massive raked cathedral ceilings and a full view up Karasawa Valley so you watch the kids ski down from the comfort of your living room or even the kitchen! The Penthouse is equipped with entertainment system and sound system, as well as a fully modern open kitchen.
There is also a loft tatami room overlooking the western views down the valley for quiet reflection, a relaxing afternoon tea, or even a bit of morning yoga. There is also a washer and dryer available.
the middle floor
The middle floor accommodates 8 people.
It has 3 ensuite bedrooms in total, 2 with king beds, and 1 with 4 single beds.
All the bedrooms have phenomenal views into the Myoko valley. Like the penthouse, the middle floor has views from its living room right up Karasawa Valley so you can watch the kids improve while you take a break and put your feet up.
The living room is equipped with LCD TV and all the comforts of home. There is also a drying room so you can start each morning with dry boots and gloves! There is also a washer and dryer available.
the ground floor
The ground floor accommodates 4 people.
It has 2 ensuite bedrooms in total, 1 with a king bed, and 1 with 2 single beds.
The ground floor is self-contained and includes a fully equipped open plan kitchen and living room with a large LCD TV.
There are expansive views down into the Myoko Valley from the Ground floor but in seasons of extra high snowfall (which is often), huge mountains of powder tend to partially block some of the view…which most people see as a good thing.
The ground floor is shared with Kenashi’s House Manager, who has their own separate self-contained quarters.
There is also a fully functional laundry for the use of all guests.
Sitting almost exactly in the center of the Japanese archipelago, Nagano is full of interesting sightseeing areas. Renowned resorts such as Hakuba, Nozawa Onsen and Karuizawa are all within Nagano’s prefectural borders. Popular among skiers, mountaineers and onsen aficionados, Nagano is a wonderful place to visit for its regal mountains, rich cultural history, fine architecture and cuisine.
Nozawa Onsen is a charming winter ski resort and year-round onsen town, tucked into a picturesque corner of the eastern Japan Alps. Featuring beautiful old streets filled with historical onsen ryokan and bustling local shops, the village has a quintessential Japanese atmosphere and unique sense of tradition.
Nozawa Onsen ranks amongst the best ski resorts in Japan with an excellent course layout and a plethora of runs, offering satisfying skiing and snowboarding experiences for beginners and experts alike.
Hakuba is a village in the Japanese Alps, just outside the city of Nagano, host of the 1998 Winter Olympics. A winter sports hub, Hakuba encompasses mountain resorts with terrain for skiing, snowboarding and hiking.
The Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium, built for the 1998 games, is at the base of the Happo-one resort. Hakuba village offers a lively après-ski scene and hot springs.
For more than 70 years, Hakuba has been providing skiers, boarders and outdoor enthusiasts the ideal conditions for enjoying a superlative winter sports experience. Over 200 different trails, exceptional powder and some of the longest vertical skiing in Japan are just a few of the reasons why Hakuba has earned its reputation as a prime destination for skiers and boarders of all levels.
Different rates for using
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 bedrooms


$400 $380/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.


Driving in Japan
It is not possible to drive in Japan with just your driving licence issued in your home country. Japan only recognises International Driving Permits based on the 1949 Geneva Convention. Before arriving in Japan you must obtain your International Driving Permit from the national Automobile Association in the country which issued your licence. If you are unsure if you hold the correct license, please contact your authority for further information.
Staying with us
  • Travel concierge: We listen to help you plan
  • For big villas and chalets, special rates for smaller groups (reduced occupancy)
  • Limited time deals, exclusive perks
  • The best rates, guaranteed
Planning your holiday, we are with you every step along the way.
If the chalet of your choice is already booked, our team is happy to suggest equivalent alternatives and take care of the details. You can expect your vacation to be personalized to suit your tastes.
You should definitely book your rentals in advance to ensure your ideal rental equipment is available. Peak season is extremely busy and rentals can sell out quickly.
We recommend ski and snowboard packages from GoSnow, Rhythme Snow Sports and Niseko Base Snowsports, both with rental outlet located conveniently approximate to lifts.
We highly recommend booking your lessons before the trip – Lessons book out months in advance for peak season, and even during the quieter periods you should pre-book so that the lesson can fit in smoothly to your holiday schedule.
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