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Address: 9400-2 Toyosato, Shimotakai-gun, Nozawaonsen-mura 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture
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Easy to get around, plenty to see and do

We did a ski trip to Nozawa mid-February. It is very easy walking around the town, and you can get a map that lists the local onsens and shrines etc. Once you get your bearings... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a ski trip to Nozawa mid-February. It is very easy walking around the town, and you can get a map that lists the local onsens and shrines etc. Once you get your bearings it's quite simple. You can base yourself off the traffic lights in the middle of town near the bus stop and work out from there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nozawa Onsen is UNIQUE among major Japanese ski areas in that it has the qualities of a European ski village: a compact, culturally authentic, atmospheric central hub. Other major ski areas in Japan tend to be sprawls which involve riding a ski bus; or lack an atmospheric center; or are over-built by big-name global hotels. The village: While the ski... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returning to Nozawa Onsen for another week of skiing. The weather was a bit mixed this time around. Snowing and cold the first day, then a bit warmer wich meant icy on the lower runs but pleasant further up on the hills. On the last day a bit of rain over lunch and wet snow, but still some fun runs.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One of the places you can come across on a rest day from the slopes. Interesting place where the locals go to cook their veges using hot Onsen water. Tourist are not allowed inside the area but no big deal though as you can see from the outside what they do. Put it on your place to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

The trees covered in snow and the scenery from the top of the mountain are worth more than a visit! The hot springs are small, basic, but I almost always got to enjoy the whole bath by myself, which was great. I also accidentally discovered the area where the locals use the hot waters to cook (Ogama, I think it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy the on-mountain atmospher ski village, Nozawa Onsen is the place for you. Unlike some of the ski areas in Japan, no shuttle buses are require and the town / village has a wonderful atmospher. Great venue for families / couples ir individual travellers.

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Orange, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Totally amazing place- the setting the people the onsen the snow the food the atmosphere the surroundings the streetscapes the FOOD ! The ski resort the drive to the village the hospitality the cobbled streets the total serenity the awesome forests of birch and cedar- could move here in a heartbeat just lovely-oh and if you enjoy a very hot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We visited NozawaOnsen as a place to get a more traditional Japanese experience on our way to our ski trip in Hakuba. We were not disappointed. We spend two days here over New Years and had a spectacular time. We stayed in a traditional Ryokan, and loved wondering the little town, enjoyed the New Years festivities and skied one day.... More 

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St Helier, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Arrived in this small town on the local bus from Liyama train station. There'd been a huge dump of snow so the bus journey was interesting and beautiful. Despite the snow it wasn't cold as there was no icy wind. The walk from the bus terminus to our ryokan (Jinnobi, O-yu street) wasn't very far. The streets are very narrow,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Such a gorgeous little town! Worthwhile visiting if you are in Nagano prefecture. We caught the bus from Iiyama station and it's about a 30mins to Nozawa Onsen. Cost about 700yen per person one way. It has such cute little houses and eateries. We walked around the town and went to Nozawa Ski area.

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