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Nozawa Onsen

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Address: 9400-2 Oaza Toyosato, Shimotakai-gun, Nozawaonsen-mura 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 80-88174888
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Ski village

Small but with good eateries to satisfy most. Very narrow streets so drive carefully. Limited parking everywhere so walk. Friendly villagers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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205 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small but with good eateries to satisfy most. Very narrow streets so drive carefully. Limited parking everywhere so walk. Friendly villagers.

Thank Weimin
Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

4 families skied here very happily for 10 days . Don;t miss the Fire Festival on the 15th January. Our children ranged from 4-16 and we had some wonderful meals and evening karaoke sessions. Very easy to get around. Authentic Japanese experience. Lots for non skiers to do to.

Thank AdamsTheGap
Mililani, Hawaii
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Wonderfully relaxing!!! There were at least a dozen public bath houses in the village. Some beautifully designed, others not so. The hotel we were staying at (Kawamotoya), had it's own private bath, which was perfect for my wife. It's just a wonderful, relaxing experience any time of day.

Thank Bumpbo
Gold Coast, Australia
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Great ski location that accommodates both skiers and family with children. Has many restaurants, great runs and a snow playground with free kids tubing and tobogganing.

Thank AWOLfamily
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Nozawa Onsen is a gorgeous village. There are hardly any souvenir shops (we only found ONE place which sold postcards and they didn't even have a wide range) - this is a GOOD thing btw. And at the post office, the lady even put the stamps on my postcards for me. Talk about amazing service. For non-skiers, you can enjoy... More 

1 Thank sharonsaw
Innisfail, Australia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was our first trip to Nozawa Onsen. We spent five nights there during Fire Festival Week and it was busy but amazing. Unfortunately we visited at the busiest week of the year and it was hard getting into restaurants for dinners but we managed with takeaways on the nights we couldn't get seated. Nozawa is absolutely gorgeous with many... More 

4 Thank Angela P
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nozawaonsen is perfect for travellers who want the benefits of a well-serviced ski resort, restaurants, bars and activities, but don't want a big resort feel and still want to experience Japanese culture. This charming village hits the mark. The snow was perfect powder, the locals were lovely and helpful, the food choices were varied and brilliant (check out the Okonomiyaki... More 

4 Thank Samantha W
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102 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I can without a doubt say I'm in love with Nozawa Onsen I think about it all the time. We stayed during the fire festival and what an experience that was! Rug up if your going and take advantage of the alcohol everywhere it will keep you warm. Beautiful village. Amazing onsens. I just spent hours wandering the streets.

Thank aymeh
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

it is the most charming hotel i have been to a natural hot spring and heaters under your room table {if your lucky enough } the staff is very friendly and helpful good breakfast and dinner it is very traditional and charming it is an amazing experience will come back!

Thank holiday482
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Beautiful location, such a great little town. The public onsen was an experience for sure, can't wait to go back to visit again

Thank Jodee K

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