ABOUT Nozawa Onsen
Located in the Nagano prefecture, Nozawa Onsen is one of the most stunning traditional Japanese resorts in the country. This local-run town still feels like true Japan while having western conveniences. The village has over a dozen free natural hot springs which are the perfect way to end a day on the mountain. Nozawa receives the abundant powder Japan is famous for, with plenty of terrain for beginners, powder chasers and backcountry riders to explore. Nozawa Onsen also has fantastic restaurants and a fun and friendly nightlife with a mix of bars, clubs and classic karaoke dens.
Nozawa Onsen AccommodationNozawa is known for its traditional Japanese accommodation. Check out our favourite options here.
Ski PackagesFully customisable Nozawa packages including accommodation, flights, lift passes, lessons and more.
Nozawa Onsen DiningThere are endless dining choices in Nozawa. Doors will be closed but if a light is on and you see a red lantern then step in. Many menus are written in Japanese and English and venues are small and cosy.
How to get to
Nozawa OnsenYou have a few different options for getting to Nozawa Onsen from Tokyo and other cities. Check out which option is best for you.
Nozawa Onsen Trail MapsNozawa Onsen has only one ski area, however it is extensive with over 297 hectares of skiable terrain.
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