The hotel of the village Sumiyoshiya Nozawa-onsen, Nagano

Nothing is more healing and satisfying when at a hot spring spa ryokan than, of course, relaxing in the bath. Guests may use the water at the onsen to their heart’s content, since at Sumiyoshiya the water gushes up from underground right there on the compound. No digging or drilling. The wellspring naturally bubbles up, the way hot springs were meant to. Simply soaking in a bath of this water makes your visit well worthwhile.

The Tori-mawashi dishes, prepared with ingredients indigenous to the Shinano area, also draw guests from afar. Another attraction is the in-house gallery of works by the popular illustrator/animator , Tagawa Suiho.

●Capacity: 14 guest rooms
8713, Toyosato, Nozawa-onsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano, Japan 389-2502
Tel. 81-269-85-2005 Fax. 81-269-85-2501
●Accommodation Rates: 18,000yen-26,400yen per guest
(includes dinner, breakfast, and consumer/service taxes)
CEO: Kono Chieko