Why Ski Nozawa Onsen?
- Onsen hot spring resort - visitors go onsen-hopping in the evening
- Traditional Japanese atmosphere and Japanese style accommodation
- Unique local souvenirs/snacks such as dumplings, vegetables, and eggs cooked in onsen water
- Two easily accessible base areas
- Holds the spectacular annual fire festival on 15th January
About Nozawa Onsen
Nozawa Onsen is one of the classic ski resorts in Japan, which has expanded over a 70 year period into one of the largest ski areas in the country servicing more than 50 kilometers of trails. Nozawa ranks amongst one of the best ski resorts in Japan with an excellent course layout and great selection of runs offering great skiing and snowboarding experiences for beginners right through to the most advanced. From the top of Nozawa Onsen’s breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding national parks and the Japan Alps are to be had.
The village has a great sense of tradition and feeling of Japanese spirit with beautiful old streets and a bustling village full of history, culture and festivals. The village is also famous for its public hot-springs, with more than 30 springs located throughout the resort. On January 15th of every year, one of the most famous fire festivals in Japan is held in Nozawa Onsen which is truly an amazing spectacle.
Nozawa Onsen offers winter sports enthusiats fantastic skiing and boarding opportunities. This combined with the warm traditional expereicnes of staying in an authentic Japanese ryokan inn and onsen-hopping in the evenings is the perfect harmonie between winter ski holiday and cultural vacation.