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This is the best onsen, has a hot and hotter wooden tub, right in town so easy access in your robe... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Caroline L
Perth, Australia
via mobile
Out of the frying pan.....

Wow, it was HOT! We have enjoyed onsen's and hot baths in Japan at hotels in the Hakuba region for... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Simon H
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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9328 Toyosato, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture
+81 269-85-3155
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This is the best onsen, has a hot and hotter wooden tub, right in town so easy access in your robe! Also the foot onsen opposite is a good spot with a beer at then end of the day!

Thank Caroline L
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Wow, it was HOT! We have enjoyed onsen's and hot baths in Japan at hotels in the Hakuba region for a number of years. First time to Nozawaonsen, so we had to try the 'free' local onsets. We were prepared for the vagaries of water...More

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Depends on what you want. This is the oldest onsen (built in the Edo period I was told) I have ever been. The onsen is seriously hot. There is only cold water tap and you supposed to mix the cold water and onsen water to...More

Thank Victor L
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Tried to go in the hotter bath first. Bad mistake, one of the most painful experiences I've had. Then a kind local told us we should go in the "cooler" one lol. Looks nice outside but very basic washing/tap facilities and hard to acclimatise with...More

1  Thank MatthewK2970
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

I was a little hesitant about trying the public Onsen at Nozawa as so many people seemed to suggest the heat was unbearable or the smell too strong. Not so - I loved it and the local women were very welcoming. I felt very relaxed...More

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

There are many public onsen bath around town in Nozawa onsen. We didn't have an idea what requires to be prepared to try that experience. I went into this one at around 2pm. There were boxes to keep your clothing. The water is very hot...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is a traditional onsen that is small and intimate. It's something that every visitor tomJapan should experience. We have been to several onsens but this one is very old snd an experience in itself, located right at the bottom of the hill to the...More

1  Thank Pierre3007
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing façade; very hot and sulphurous waters. 1 of about 13 free Onsen in Nozawa Onsen. Ones' near the hill were more intimate and smaller - able to pull The drain plug to add copious amounts of cold water . Love this place - onsen,...More

1  Thank Lupin W
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Yes, this charming old building has free entry to segregated baths. Two large tubs on each side. Be warned, the water is incredibly hot, but there is one "temperate" and one "hot " bath, the former closer to the entrance. Remember that in Japan one...More

Thank Albert R
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Recently visited Nozawa Onsen with some friends, and visited this Onsen a few times after a hard days skiing. Beautiful from the outside, fairly basic on the inside. 2 small baths, one hot and one extremely hot. None of our group managed the extremely hot...More

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