Facilities

Restaurants

Restaurants

On- mountain restaurant and café guide

Nozawa Onsen ski resort has a wide range of good value eateries right across the mountain, from the Yamabiko quad lift near the summit to the Karasawa ski area in the bottom valley; There is no need to pack a lunch or come down into the village itself to eat.
The list below is a quick introduction to the restaurants you can find in the Nozawa Onsen ski area.

Area Map:

Yambiko Area

Resthouse Yamabiko

Located inside the old Nagasaka gondola top station at the top of the Uenotaira ski area, upstairs.

Our recommendationBeef steak with Nozawa-na rice- Cooked on the grill as you order!
Rest House Yamabiko is the largest restaurant on the mountain. Located perfectly- close to the summit courses and the Uenotaira beginner slopes it is a great meeting point for families, with plenty of space. It is currently being redesgned for the 20/21 ski season so expect some changes!
Menu includesRamen, soba, Udon, Pizza, pasta, Steaks, Curries, other rice dishes, snacks, desserts and alcohol.
Phone number0269-85-3523
Seating290 seats
SmokingAll seats are non-smoking
Credit card○ (VISA, Master, NICOS, UFJ, DC, etc.)
Suica travel cards etc.
Free Wi-Fi
English support
Advance reservation×
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Kitchen Servus

Located on the ground floor of the old Nagasaka gondola top station. Currently Being re-designed so expect some changes.

Our recommendation
Menu includesBread, snacks, Light meals and desserts.
Phone number0269-85-3523
Seating 48 seats
SmokingAll seats are non-smoking
Credit card○ (VISA, Master, NICOS, UFJ, DC, etc.) Suica travel cards etc.
Free Wi-Fi
English support
Advance reservation×
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Uenotaira and Paradise areas

Uenotaira lodge

Located at the bottom of the Uenotaira course in between the half pipe and the Hikage gondola top station.

Our recommendationCutlet curry-Freshly fried cutlet with homemade curry is a large, good value meal.
There are spacious and comfortable booth type seating. On sunny days there is outdoor seating- a good spot to watch the half pipe action.
Menu includesJapanese curries, Gyudon, Ramnen, Spaghetti, desserts, and drinks.
Phone number0269-85-2603
Seating120 seats
SmokingAll seats are non-smoking
Credit card×
Free Wi-Fi
English support×
Advance reservation×
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Lodge Hakugin

Located on the far right side of Paradise course, half way down.

Our recommendationRamen-Add your favourite topping to your choice of hearty Ramen noodle soups.
There is outside seating on sunny days, and excellent views from the top floor over-looking the valley below. Tatami areas are a great place to relax.
Menu includesRamens, curries, pasta, wide range of snacks, fried chicken, desserts and drinks, Good red and white wine.
Phone number0269-85-2617
Seating30 seats
SmokingAll seats are non-smoking
Credit card○ Please ask about usable cards.
Free Wi-Fi
English support
Advance reservation
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Panorama House Buna

Located half way down Paradise course on the right side, next to Hakugin.

Our recommendationOur home made forest-mushroom curry.
Local handmade oyaki dumplings are also popular. 
A  great variety of deserts!  The views from the main sitting area are some of the best on the mountain.
Menu includesCurries, Pasta, Udon dishes, Gyudon, cheese, a wide range of desserts and drinks, good red and white wine.
Phone number0269-85-3894
Seating100 seats
SmokingNo smoking
Credit card×
Free Wi-Fi
English support
Advance reservation×
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Tarogoya

Located almost at the bottom of Paradise course, just after the Challenge pair lift off-load station.

Our recommendationDaimyo Katsudon- A freshly fried cutlet and simmered eggs on a large bowl of rice. 
Plenty of seating including a tatami room where you can take off your boots and give your feet a rest over lunch.
Menu includesA mix of Japanese and Chinese food, desserts, alcohol.
Phone number0269-85-2245
Seating100 seats
SmokingNon-smoking seats available
Credit card×
Free Wi-Fi×
English support
Advance reservation
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Uenotaira-sanso

Located in the same complex as Taragoya, at the bottom of the Paradise course.

Our recommendationKatsudon- A cutlet with fresh fried egg on top served with rice.
Excellent views. The orange building on the Paradise slope. You can’t miss it!
Menu includesA mix of Japanese, Western and Chinese food, desserts, and alcohol.
Phone number0269-85-2248
Seating200 seats
SmokingNo smoking
Credit card×
Free Wi-Fi×
English support
Advance reservation
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Utopia & Isemiya area

Utopia cafeteria

Located at the bottom of the Challenge pair lift, and Utopia A course.

Our recommendationCutlet miso ramen- A hearty noodle soup with a crumbed pork cutlet on top of the rich miso ramen.
Good value menu with large portions. Conveniently located at the bottom of challenge course.
All rice is grown by the family.
Menu includesA mix of  Japanese, Western and Chinese food, Chicken burgers, desserts and alcohol.
Phone number0269-85-3055
Seating150 seats
SmokingAll seats are non-smoking
Credit card×
Free Wi-Fi×
English support×
Advance reservation
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

The Schneider Hotel

Located at the junction of the Kandahar course and the forest trail.

Our recommendationHome-made pizzas.
Come for the full lunch menu in the Restaurant or relax in front of the open fire place in the lounge bar for Apres snacks and drinks. Schneider has one of the only espresso machines up on the mountain.
Menu includesWestern Food, Espresso and Alcohol.
Phone number0269-85-2583
Seating40 seats
SmokingNo smoking
Credit card
Free Wi-Fi
English support
Advance reservation
Accepts promotional meal vouchers×

Kashmir House

Located on the slopes just in front of the Utopia Pair Lift platform, at the bottom of the Forest trail.

Our recommendationMiso katsu set meal- A freshly fried pork cutlet with a miso sauce, served with side dishes including soup.
Kashmir House is great place to drop in for a break after finishing the forest trail. On the weekends the Utopia pair lift operates right in front of the door.
Menu includesA mix of  Japanese and Western food.
Phone number0269-85-3179
Seating45 seats
SmokingNo smoking
Credit card×
Free Wi-Fi×
English support×
Advance reservation×
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Lodge Denbey

Located next to Kashmir house on the bottom of the Forest trail and in front of the Utopia pair lift station.

Our recommendationMiyuki pork cutlet large set meal- The most popular menu among staff and guests!
Miyuki pork is specially farmed in the Kita-shinshu area for a rich, sweet flavor. The aroma is amazing!
Menu includesJapanese and Western food, desserts and alcohol.
Phone number0269-85-3838
Seating100 seats
SmokingNo smoking
Credit card
Free Wi-Fi×
English support
Advance reservation
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Mitsui Shokudo

Located right under the Hikage gondola lift line, at the very end of the Forest trail home run.

Our recommendationSuper spicy Nozawa-na Tantan-men- A Ramen with a chilli miso broth, pickled nozawa-na and ground pork.
There is a tatami area to sit and relax over a long lunch. Nabe hot pots are also available if pre-ordered.
Menu includesRamen, Nabe, Rice dishes, drinks and more.
Phone number0269-85-2997
Seating120 seats
SmokingNon-smoking seats available
Credit card×
Free Wi-Fi×
English support×
Advance reservation×
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Hikage ski area

Green House Martomi

Located immediately next to the Hikage quad lift entrance.

Our recommendationMushroom bowl- Sautéed locally-harvested ‘nameko’ mushrooms served over rice.
Great views from the second floor over-looking the main Hikage ski area and kids park. Green house is a good place to take a break between runs.
Menu includesA mix of Japanese, Western and Chinese food, desserts and alcohol.
Phone number0269-85-2838
Seating80 seats
SmokingNo smoking
Credit card×
Free Wi-Fi×
English support
Advance reservation
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

One Day

‘One Day’ shares a common entrance with the St Anton ski hire shop in the centre of the Hikage restaurant complex at the Hikage ski area. Directly opposite the kid’s park.

Our recommendationHot roast beef sandwich- A hearty sandwich with roast beef, plenty of cheese and served with French fries.
‘One day’ is a great spot to sit and relax on the terrace overlooking the kids park. There is also an espresso machine if you need a good coffee.
Menu includesWestern style baguette sandwiches, desserts, alcohol.
Phone number0269-85-2275
Seating80 seats
SmokingAll seats are non-smoking
Credit card
Free Wi-Fi
English support
Advance reservation
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

SUN Yamaki

Located in the middle of the Hikage food complex. Opposite the kid’s park.

Our recommendationVegan curry with coconut milk.
We have vegetarian and Vegan options and will do our best to accommodate those with special dietary requirements.
Menu includesMix of Japanese and Western food, including vegetarian and vegan options, desserts and alcohol.
Phone number0269-85-2800
Seating180 seats
SmokingNon-smoking seats available
Credit card×
Free Wi-Fi×
English support×
Advance reservation×
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Cafe & Rest Olive

Located near the middle of the Hikage food complex. Opposite the kid’s park.

Our recommendationGreen curry
Thai style green curry with rice is perfect to warm up on a cold day in the mountains. The Blueberry soft serve ice-cream is also a favourite!
Menu includesCurries, Taco rice, fried chicken, desserts and alcohol.
Phone number0269-85-3732
Seating50 seats
SmokingSome smoking seats available
Credit card×
Free Wi-Fi×
English support
Advance reservation×
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Restaurant Kazumi

The first restaurant in the row of the Hikage food complex, closet to the ski centre and ticket office.

Our recommendationKatsudon- Crumbed pork cutlet served over rice- A good value large meal.
We have a tatami area where you can remove your boots and relax.  We also have a ski storage area where you can rent a space to leave your ski gear overnight.
Menu includesA mix of Japanese and Western food, desserts and alcohol.
Phone number0269-85-2453
Seating160 seats
SmokingAll seats are non-smoking
Credit card
Free Wi-Fi
English support×
Advance reservation×
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Kubota shokudo

A little hard to find! Located at the rear of the Hikage ski center. You pass it on the way from Nagasaka area to the Kids park on the free snow-mobile shuttle. So keep an eye out!

Our recommendationNabeyaki udon- A hearty mountain favourite. Thick white udon noodles cooked in a stone nabe pot. One of the best meals on the mountain.
Kubota shokudo is an old style mountain eatery with a nostalgic Showa-era décor
Menu includesNabeyaki udon, rice dishes and alcohol.
Seating40 seats
SmokingNo smoking
Credit card×
Free Wi-Fi×
English support×
Advance reservation×
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Nagaska area

Mountain hotel and restaurant Otaki

Located just below the Nagasaka triple lift on the edge of the resort and close to the main Nagasaka gondola.

Our recommendationOmelette rice- Our version of a Japanese favourite; a collaboration of Nozawa-na and cheese in an omelette with Otaki’s special demiglace sauce, on a bed of rice.
Otaki is popular with repeat guests who love the many home-made dishes, and the fireplace is a great spot to warm you up after a cold morning on the slopes.
Otaki is a “slow food” venue; Everything is made as it is ordered, so take your time and please enjoy!
Menu includesWestern and Chinese options, dessert and alcohol.
Phone number0269-85-4000
Seating80 seats
SmokingNo smoking
Credit card×
Free Wi-Fi
English support
Advance reservation×
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Restaurant Kawahiro

 Located directly in front of the main Nagasaka gondola station.

Our recommendationTendon- A hearty bowl of tempura battered local vegetables and prawn served over a bowl of rice.
Kawahiro has a traditional Japanese style décor with tatami areas and a Japanese irori fireplace- a beautiful spot to relax. 
Menu includesA selection of traditional home-made Japanese food.
>Phone number0269-85-2458
Seating70 seats
SmokingAll seats are non-smoking
Credit card×
Free Wi-Fi
English support
Advance reservation
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

CAFĒ STEP

Located above “Nozawa sports thanks” rental shop, in front of the Nagasaka Gondola station.

Our recommendationHot toasted sandwiches.
We have a selection of light and easy snacks and meals. Home-made blueberry hot wine is another favourite.
The open terrace is a great spot for a beer on a sunny afternoon.
Menu includesLight snacks, desserts and Alcohol.
Phone number0269-85-3117
Seating20 seats
SmokingAll seats are non-smoking
Credit card×
Free Wi-Fi×
English support×
Advance reservation×
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Mt Dock Cafe

Located next to Step cafe, in front of the Nagasaka gondola station.

Our recommendationHot toasted pulled-pork focaccia
Mt dock is a great place to grab your morning coffee, or drop in for a wine at the end of the day. Good espresso, fresh baked muffins and brownies,  and hot toasted sandwiches are available. Fresh sushi rolls at 10am everyday.
Menu includesBaked good, toasted sandwiches, hot wine, espresso, sushi.
Phone number080-6936-6026
Seating16 seats
SmokingAll seats are non-smoking
Credit card
Free Wi-Fi
English support
Advance reservation
Accepts promotional meal vouchers×

Restaurant Country Papa

Located next to Mt dock café and in front of the Nagasaka gondola station.

Our recommendationChicken ginger steak- A grilled chicken thigh fillet served with a special ginger sauce with rice and salad.
Country Papa has a ‘Route 66’ American-style diner décor and feel, complete with booth seats.
Menu includesVarious chicken steaks, Pasta, other western style dishes desserts and alcohol.
Phone number0269-85-2646
Seating60 seats
SmokingNo smoking
Credit card×
Free Wi-Fi
English support
Advance reservation×
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Rest House Gentaro

Located next to Country Papa in front of the Nagasaka gondola station.

Our recommendationCutlet curry- Freshly crumbed pork cutlet on curry and rice; Great value!
There are many handmade menu options- drop in to find your favourite. Gentarou is perfectly located in front of the main gondola and is a cosy hide-away where you can enjoy a slow lunch.
Menu includesA mix of Japanese, Western and Chinese dishes, desserts and more.
Phone number0269-85-2256
Seating70 seats
SmokingThis is a smoking restaurant
Credit card×
Free Wi-Fi
English support
Advance reservation
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Mutsumi Jouer

Located next to Country Papa in front of the Nagasaka gondola station.

Our recommendationBoiled pork Nankotsu- A house specialty of slowly simmered pork cartilage in a home-made broth. 
Mustumi is also home of the cheapest draft beer on the mountain- 450yen! Drop into to sample the interesting selection of home-made dishes and some Japanese classics.
Menu includesJapanese, Western, and Chinese options, snacks and Alcohol.
Phone number0269-85-2827
Seating40 seats
SmokingNo smoking
Credit card×
Free Wi-Fi×
English support×
Advance reservation×
Accepts promotional meal vouchers

Neo Bar and cafe

Located just below the ski jumps on the home trail from Nagasaka to the Karasawa area.

Our recommendation
Sweet and savoury crepes
Neo bar is a great hangout at the bottom of the resort that opens for apres from 2 pm. It has a small bar area on the ground floor and a large open lounge up stairs. A good spot for a late lunch, or drop in on your way home for apres and stay for dinner.

Chantel in Nozawa Onsen Sparena

Located below the ski jumps at the very end of skyline course. (Entrance to restaurant and onsens down the left side of the building).

Our recommendationBacon and Mushroom Pizza. Hand-made as you order.
Have an ice cold Asahi or a sparkling sake to go with it! Chantel is located inside the Sparena complex. It has a wide menu selection, always plenty of space and has the added bonus of an onsen downstairs. Show your lift ticket for a discount on onsen entry.
Menu includesHome-made pizza, Pasta, Tempura udon and soba, Crispy chicken wings, desserts, alcohol and more.
Phone number0269-85-4567
Seating100 seats
SmokingNo smoking
Credit card○ (VISA, Master, NICOS, UFJ, DC, etc.) Suica travel cards.
Free Wi-Fi
English support
Advance reservation
Accepts promotional meal vouchers