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Nozawa Onsen

A delightful Japanese resort, Nozawa originated as a hot spring village for resting travellers with the first Onsen (bath house) constructed in the 16th century. Today, the Onsens are still managed by the local people and very much part of the culture- a perfect remedy to any aching muscles after hitting the slopes. Skiing in Nozawa came a little later and was (surprisingly) introduced by the Austrians in the early 1900’s. Reach the top of the slopes and you can observe the Northern Japan Alps and on a really clear day you may even spot the sea. There is varied terrain, long runs and a great section of tree lined off piste skiing plus a reputation for the heaviest snow fall in the Nagano district. Our accommodation varies from western to Japanese (with communal onsen) to allow you to decide how deep into Japanese culture you wish to explore!

We like to keep things simple, your lift pass is included in the price!

For customers travelling from Hakuba, an excursion to see the snow monkeys at Jigokudani and lunch at the igloo park is included.

While our Japan holidays typically depart on a Saturday, the itinerary and duration is completely down to your needs! Give our reservations team a call to speak to our Japan specialists, on 01483 676 800.

Ready to explore Japan? Check out our Japan Ski Holidays page to pick an itinerary!

Added value

Lift Pass included in your holiday

Tailor make your Japan Holiday

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Ski and Snowboard Information

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Area 44 km
  • Resort Altitude565m
  • Ski Alt. From565m
  • Ski Alt. To1650m
  • Longest Run10 km
  • Lifts Lifts 21 , Chairlifts 18 , Gondolas 2 , Magic Carpets 1
  • Lift Ski LockersYes
  • Night Skiing IncludedNo
  • Off-piste OptionsYes
  • Snowpark Info

    Yes


  • from£1833pp
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A whirlwind visit to Japan, spend your first night in Tokyo, head to Nozawa Onsen for 3 nights and spend your final night in Tokyo.

  • from£2223pp
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With a little more time to explore Japan, spend your first night in Tokyo, head to Nozawa Onsen for 5 nights and spend your final night in Tokyo.

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See all the highlights of Japan by combining city with ski- spend your first two nights in Tokyo, head to Nozawa Onsen and spend your final two nights in Kyoto.

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A whirlwind visit to Japan, spend your first night in Tokyo, head to Nozawa Onsen for 3 nights and spend your final night in Tokyo. With an upgrade to the Keio Plaza hotel in Tokyo.

  • from£2393pp
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With a little more time to explore Japan, spend your first night in Tokyo, head to Nozawa Onsen for 5 nights and spend your final night in Tokyo. With an upgrade to the Keio Plaza hotel in Tokyo.

Kyoto_intro_M19 (1).jpg

See all the highlights of Japan by combining city with ski- spend your first two nights in Tokyo, head to Nozawa Onsen and spend your final two nights in Kyoto. With an upgrade to the Keio Plaza hotel in Tokyo.

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A whirlwind visit to Japan, spend your first night in Tokyo, head to Nozawa Onsen for 3 nights and spend your final night in Tokyo. Staying in the Nozawa View Hotel Shimataya in Nozawa Onsen.

  • from£1743pp
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With a little more time to explore Japan, spend your first night in Tokyo, head to Nozawa Onsen for 5 nights and spend your final night in Tokyo. Staying in the Nozawa View Hotel Shimataya in Nozawa Onsen.

Kyoto_intro_M19 (1).jpg

See all the highlights of Japan by combining city with ski- spend your first two nights in Tokyo, head to Nozawa Onsen and spend your final two nights in Kyoto. Staying in the Nozawa View Hotel Shimataya in Nozawa Onsen.

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A whirlwind visit to Japan, spend your first night in Tokyo, head to Nozawa Onsen for 3 nights and spend your final night in Tokyo. With an upgrade to the Keio Plaza hotel in Tokyo.

  • from£1953pp
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With a little more time to explore Japan, spend your first night in Tokyo, head to Nozawa Onsen for 5 nights and spend your final night in Tokyo. With an upgrade to the Keio Plaza hotel in Tokyo.

Kyoto_intro_M19 (1).jpg

See all the highlights of Japan by combining city with ski- spend your first two nights in Tokyo, head to Nozawa Onsen and spend your final two nights in Kyoto. With an upgrade to the Keio Plaza hotel in Tokyo.

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Nestled in the northern part of Nozawa, the Grand Hotel offers a comfortable retreat after a great day exploring the tree lined runs of Nozawa. Enjoy the outdoor onsen, with views out to the slopes.

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As stated in the name, Nozawa View Hotel really gives you a beautiful view of Nozawa village. The hotel provides a warm and welcoming Japanese service. 

Things To Do

  • Dosojin Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival - 15/01/2020. One of Japan's top three fire festivals, taking place in January each year, the festival is a time to pray for a successful harvest, health and good fortune during the next year. Tourists are able to spectate but involvement in the ceremony is limited to local villagers only.
  • Zip-Skyride
  • Snowshoeing
  • Onsen Spa
  • Japan Ski Museum
  • Jigokudani Monkey Park

Ski Extras

Winter 2019/20 Pre-bookable Ski Hire & Tuition

Lift passes are already included in the price of your holiday to Japan!

Equipment Hire (3 days)

Equipment Days Description Standard Superior
Adult 13+ 3 / 5 Skis £64 / £104 £91 / £148
Skis, boots & poles £82 / £133 -
Snowboard £64 / £104 £91 / £148
Snowboard & boots £82 / £133 -
Child 6-12 3 / 5 Skis £43 / £70 -
Skis, boots & poles £60 / £96 -
Snowboard £43 / £70 -
Snowboard & boots £60 / £96 -

Tuition is available on request. Please contact us on 01483 676 800 for further information.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of printing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Useful Information

Resort Code: JPNO

Languages spoken: Japanese

Time difference: GMT +8

Currency:

Travel and Transportation

  • Transfer info –Tokyo 3 1/2hrs. Option to upgrade to Bullet Train 2 3/4hrs.
  • Inghams guests travelling to Japan will receive a Meet & Greet service at Tokyo airport. The local English speaking Guide will ensure you reach your transfer and will be contactable 24/7 via phone throughout your stay.

    You will meet your Guide again on your return to Tokyo or Kyoto when they see you off onto your transfer back to the airport.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Good to know

  • Traditional resort
  • Plenty of public onsens to choose from
  • Visit the snow park!
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