Nozawa Onsen, located in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, is a historical onsen town better known for its onsens with more than 13 public hot spring baths that can be used free of charge. Nozawa Onsen has real character and despite becoming a mecca for keen skiers and apres-skiers, it has retained its traditional Japanese charm.
4.5hrs from Narita Airport
1,650m above sea level
11m annual snow fall
Terrain: ○ 40%,
□ 30%, ◇ 30%
Park & Pipe
December – April
Top 4 reasons to choose Nozawa Onsen
- Historical Onsen Resort
- Charming traditional Japanese village
- Variety of slopes and courses
- Cultural experiences
Nozawa Onsen Accommodation
Nozawa offers mostly Hotels, Pensions and Japanese Ryokans. Most Nozawa accommodation is within close walking or shuttle bus distance to the lifts and other areas of the village and town.
Getting to Nozawa Onsen
Lift Passes / Night Skiing
Nozawa Onsen lift pass provides access to all lifts, gondolas and ropeways in the Nozawa Onsen Resort. Night skiing available until 8.00pm (Dec-March).
There is some limited in-bounds off-piste skiing in Nozawa Onsen to enjoy. The resort also leaves many of the advanced courses un-groomed providing plenty of powder and fun!
Snow Sports School
English speaking group and private lessons are available for beginners to intermediate/ progressing riders. Private lessons are recommended for advanced boarders/skiers.
There are several rental shops in Nozawa offering a good range of equipment for beginners and intermediate. For the more advanced riders it is suggested bringing your own equipment as the equipment is standard/ limited.
Dining & Nightlife
The dining in Nozawa is a real highlight with an extensive choice and style of restaurants, bars and izakayas. In the village you can find local and international dishes for all cravings. For those who do want to get out for a few drinks on the town, Nozawa has you covered with some funky bars, fun Japanese izakayas, karaoke rooms and even some dancing!