Accommodation

Hotel Morinokaze
Hotel Morinokaze
Hotel Morinokaze
Hotel Morinokaze
Hotel Morinokaze
Resort Hotel New Sky
Resort Hotel New Sky

Accommodation

Hokkaido & Honshu Tour
The Tazawako ski resort doesn’t have a village at the base area but there are some lodgings nearby. Tazawako accommodation options range from deluxe hotels with beautiful onsens, to pensions that are so rustic that you might not want to let your dog sleep there! Many of the Tazawako hotels offer half-board which can be useful considering there isn’t a lot of evening dining options in the area.

Tazawako Hotels Near Ski Area

The Tazawako Ski Resort is located in the Mizusawa Onsen area.

Aoni Sanso is a 3 star ryokan that’s only 500 metres from the ski area. Accommodation is in Japanese style rooms and bathroom facilities are shared.

Resort Hotel New Sky is a nice hotel that’s located only 900 metres from the Tazawako ski area. Features include an indoor and outdoor onsen bath (hot spring) for each gender. Room options are either Japanese style with futons on the tatami floor or western style with twin beds. All rooms have a toilet and basin, whilst the bathing facilities are in the onsen.

Hotel Morinokaze is located 6km southwest of the ski area towards the lake. This deluxe Tazawako hotel has lovely hot springs. Rooms have western beds with either a tatami (Japanese) or western seating area, and all rooms have a full bathroom.

Lake Tazawa Hotels

Hotel Green Hills Tazawako is located on the north-eastern shore of the lake, 9km southwest of the ski area. The hotel has western twin rooms and 2 bedroom apartments. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom and some offer views of the lake.

We’ve stayed in the Tazawako Lodge, which is just near the lake. This simple Japanese style lodging was rather paltry. Other than the sleeping rooms (which are heated with stinky kerosene heaters), the rest of the lodge was an ice box, which included the shared bathrooms. The bathrooms ponged and the little shared bath looked equally dirty, and the corridor floors sagged and creaked. Are you getting the idea that we don’t recommend this accommodation?!

Other Tazawa Accommodation

Up the road from the ski area by about 4km is Tazawako Kogen Village (Tazawako Plateau Hot Spring Resort) that has various hotels. Further up the road is the Nyuto Onsen area (about 7km away), which has several ryokans with their own hot springs.

Or it's easy enough to do a day trip to Tazawako from some of the Iwate area accommodation.

Morioka Hotels

Or if you plan to sample various resorts in the area and have your own transport, you could stay in one of the Morioka hotels and enjoy the culture of a Japanese city.

Morioka Hotel Listings
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