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.
Drag lifts 0, Chairlifts 18, Cablecars 0
Things to do in resort
- 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.
- Onsen Spa
- Japan Ski Museum
- Jigokudani Monkey Park
Location in resort
- Longitude: 138.4450
- Latitude: 36.9256
For more information on travel and transport visit our Nozawa Onsen page