Where to Eat in Nozawaonsen-mura: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 23, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

Nozawaonsen is a village located in Shimotakai District in northeast Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the village had an estimated population of 3,480 and a population density of 60 persons per km².
Things to do in Nozawaonsen-mura

1. Wakagiri

9556 Toyosato, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +81 269-85-2040
Excellent
39%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 148 reviews

Wakagiri

Reviewed By TamiTam - Colorado Springs, Colorado

We ate here for lunch, when the crowds are on the mountain. We had an EXCELLENT meal of sushu, edamame, udon and sake. The server was helpful and funny and spoke english. For evening meals, everyplace in the little town needs a reservation, so our lunch time visit was well planned. each evening, there was a line waiting to eat.

2. The Craft Room

7821-3 Toyosato, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi Cafe, Pub, Brew Pub, Bar Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$110 +81 90-6193-6466
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 124 reviews

The Craft Room

The Craft Room is Nozawa Onsen's top apres bar and cafe in and the first to offer premium coffee and craft beer. The ski in / ski out location near the Nagasaka Gondola makes it the perfect place to take a break from a day on the slopes and enjoy premium coffee and Nozawa's best selection of craft beer. Sit at the keyaki bar and look out at snow falling on the ski slopes before heading out for another run.

Reviewed By Expat-traveller-HK - Hong Kong

This is a good hole-in-the-wall, mid morning coffee or après ski beer spot. Does excellent coffees and hot chocolate, good cold beer and average food and wine. It's rather hipster, and was in dire need of a good clean and better ventilation - the fried food smell! - when I was there, but hard to find a better spot in Nozawa for a beer with fiends post-skiing.

3. Soba-dokoro Daimon

9509 Toyosato Nozawaonsen-mura, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +81 269-85-2033
Excellent
45%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

Soba-dokoro Daimon

Reviewed By JEHSAH - Sydney, Australia

A short wait. A limited number of tables. Service was quick efficient and friendly. Food was delicious, well presented and tasty. Our best noodles and soup. Ordered extra tempura- veggies. Most accomodating. Clean and despite the limited number of tables it did not feel crowded.

4. Toyo Ramen

9347 Toyosato Nozawaonsen-mura | Tokiwaya Ryokan B1, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Japanese, Asian, Soups Dinner, Lunch +81 269-85-3363
Excellent
49%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Toyo Ramen

Reviewed By 410Shredhead - Nozawaonsen-mura, Japan

Been here twice, hard to find in the basement of a building on the main strip. Warm welcoming atmosphere great food, Chasu Ramen and gyoza are good, fried squid is the best I've had anywhere in the world.

5. Hamachozushi

9519 Toyosato Nozawaonsen-mura, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Sushi, Asian Dinner, Lunch +81 269-85-2591
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Hamachozushi

Reviewed By vvn l - Brisbane, Australia

we came on christmas night and were lucky this place was still quiet at 6pm. the sushi was delicious and fresh - the staff don't speak much english but are friendly nevertheless.

6. Neo Bar

6925-1 Toyosato, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Bar, Grill, Healthy, Pizza, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Drinks, Lunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$133 +81 269-67-0109
Excellent
68%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Neo Bar

Right at the bottom of the slopes,easy to get to,NEOBAR is a chillax spot for a crepe or beer after a days skiing or boarding. The top floor feels like your are in someones living room then a traditional restaurant with couches instead of the typical table and dining chair set-up. That is where the main eating area is. We have a local beer,many alcohol selection. Also in the daytime you can see the ski jump area of the mountain. Good snow! Good music! Good vibes only!

Reviewed By dweg03 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

We had our best night out in town here. Very relaxed and a lot more space than the other restaurants. Great drinks and food. We couldn’t get the hot pot as it was booked out for the next 5 days but the al a carte meals were great. We all enjoyed our meals. We all ordered the gratins - highly recommend and the Nozawa pizza. Hot sake very good. All local ingredients.
Came again the next day for crepes. Close enough to ski field to return after an afternoon break,

7. Nappa Cafe

9301-2 Toyosato, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol Cafe Drinks, Lunch, Brunch +81 80-1250-7878
Excellent
77%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Nappa Cafe

Reviewed By Sammynicholls - Christchurch, New Zealand

Really enjoyed this quaint little cafe. I loved looking at the little figurines everywhere, definitely one of the owners is obsessed with cats! Coffee was great and they offered soy milk which was a welcome bonus for us. Didn't enjoy the cheesecake as much though, a bit dry for me. Definitely recommend stopping by, great area at the top of the hill here too with a spectacular view.

8. Haus St. Anton Jam Factory & Cafe

9515 Toyosato | 1f, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol Cafe Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch +81 269-85-2065
Excellent
56%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 120 reviews

Haus St. Anton Jam Factory & Cafe

Reviewed By Angela C - Auckland, New Zealand

The coffee is Allpress and tastes just like home. (And so it should as it came from NZ
originally I think). The baristas are all excellent and fortunately they also do their thing up at the base where Haus St Anton have a small cafe/rental shop.
You can get your early morning coffee down in the Main Street and have another as you head for the gondola -perfect!
Love the way they recycle the coffee cups too.

9. Ikemitsu Shokudo

9756-1 Toyosato, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture Seating, Waitstaff Japanese, Asian, Soups Lunch, Dinner +81 269-85-2161
Excellent
55%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Ikemitsu Shokudo

Reviewed By traveldoc76 - Sydney, Australia

Rare place here that you can get a free in without a booking.
Ver my warm and traditional food. Friendly staff.
Service very slow at peak times (6-8) but great food and reasonably priced. Two mains and a miso and a drink coming in at under $30. For a town packed to the rafters with Aussie tourists that's a good price.

10. Izakaya Sakai

7923-2 Toyosato Oyu, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Asian Dinner +81 269-85-2177
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 36 reviews

Izakaya Sakai

Reviewed By thewees - Singapore

Good izakaya food with friendly owners. They have a private room that takes about 12-16 pax. Conveniently located slightly up from the village, it’s food is good and prices reasonable. We particularly enjoy their yakitori offerings.

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