Japan, Nozawa Onsen

Japan, Nozawa Onsen

Things to do - general

Nozawa Onsen is one of the best classic ski resorts in Japan, with over 50 kilometres of trails to choose from. With an abundance of snow, Nozawa Onsen has wide open runs for beginners as well as steeper more challenging pitches. Experience breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding national parks and the Japan Alps. The bustling village has a great sense of tradition and Japanese spirit with beautiful old streets. Nozawa Onsen offers a great cultural experience and is also famous for having over 30 public hot springs or ‘soto-yu’.

Nozawa Onsen is also famous for the annual Dosojin Fire Festival which is held on the 15th January Every Year to pray for a plentiful harvest, good health and fortune.The village also played a significant role in the history of skiing in Japan.

The wonderful hospitality of the local villagers makes for a truly memorable ski holiday with a difference!

Country Japan
Visa requirementsVisa free on Australian passport
Languages spokenJapanese and a little english
Currency usedJPY
Ski Area Size734 ha
Highest Point1624
Vertical Drop1068
Longest Run10km
Lifts25
SeasonDecember to Late March
Terrain40% - Beginner
30% - Intermediate
30% - Advanced
Nearest AirportTokyo airports
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Nightlife info

Nozawa Onsen restaurants offer fabulous cuisine. Dining in Nozawa Onsen and exploring the various bars and restaurants is a highlight of the holiday experience. Steeped in tradition Nozawa Onsen is desperately trying to hold onto its traditional heritage, and the threat of obnoxious westerners can be a challenge. If you fit in with the culture and try to learn at least a little Japanese language and be polite.

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Culture and history info

Renowned for it's onsen since the Edo period, the village also played a significant role in the history of skiing in Japan. The village is located at the foot of Kenashi-yama (literally Mt No-hair), alt 1650 meters, in beautiful natural surroundings - lush green in spring and summer, colored leaves in autumn and of course spectacular snow covered surroundings in winter. Nozawa Onsen strives to maintain a traditional atmosphere. Out of the winter season the village is quiet, but as the snow arrives so do skiers and snowboarders and the energy levels suddenly increase as people come to enjoy the mountain.

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Activities

Thousands of tourists head to Nozawa Onsen in winter and don’t go there to ski or snowboard. This provides a bit of an indication of the extent of off-slope activities in Nozawa Onsen.


Just wandering around the charming cobblestone streets of Nozawa Onsen is an interesting activity in itself. Check out the architecture of the ryokans and browse through the various souvenir shops.

Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.

Ski Programs

Nozawa Onsen lesson tickets are generally packaged together with accommodation. Prices are available on request however subject to currency fluctuations.

Transfers

Bus or train transfers prices on request
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Hot Deals

Nozawa Onsen lift tickets are generally packaged together with accommodation. Prices are available on request however subject to currency fluctuations.

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