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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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Activities: Skiing

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our favorite japan ski resort

nozawa is as close as you get to a small intimate ski resort with some cute little restauarants and apres ski bars. the main drwaing card are the public 24/7 open onsen, free of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

nozawa is as close as you get to a small intimate ski resort with some cute little restauarants and apres ski bars. the main drwaing card are the public 24/7 open onsen, free of charge!

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Sydney
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

love this place. the village was fantastic, people amazing and the skiing was wonderful. we stayed at Kamoshika Lodge, had dinner at St Anton's, Wakagiri, Banri & Sakai - all were fabulous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Nice village. Helpful locals. Easy to get to by Shinkansen from Tokyo to Iiyama and then 20 minute bus. It's quiet at nights but plenty of dinner options and a few bars. Onsen everywhere. Traditional Ryoken (Try Kiriya Ryoken) make this town a delight all year round.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We went for the incredible skiing and fell in love with this beautiful mountain village. Nozawa Onsen is an 800 year-old village with so much charm and history. There are 13 public onsens (natural hot mineral spring bath houses) and some upmarket private onsens with showers in the village to soak your weary bones after an excellent day skiing. The... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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208 reviews 208 reviews
64 attraction reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We booked our ski package through Orion Tour. After departing Shinjuku around 11pm, we arrived at Chuo (Central) Terminal around 7am. Our hotel, Miyanowaki, was a few minutes from Nagasaka station. While my friends were out skiing, I thoroughly enjoyed exploring this area. With the winding streets, it seemed like there was a new discovery around each corner. I picked... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you want more than skiing, you will love Nozawa Onsen. There are plenty of Aussies but not enough to spoil this amazingly quaint Japanese ski village. The public onsen experience is a must do, but do show respect and understand the etiquette. There are plenty of really good restaurants, but most only seat 10-15 people at a time. The... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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210 reviews 210 reviews
25 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

The onsens in Nozawa Onsen are numerous..maybe 13 and very hot! Some of them are 50 degrees plus. There is definite etiquette involved in using one, eg not wearing shoes and washing diligently before trying to immerse yourself in very hot water. The locals will give you some tips and put in cool water when necessary. Alternatively if you are... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Fabulous skiing but difficult to get to the ski areas if you are not staying close to the slopes. We are staying at Villa Nosawa where the staff are very friendly and breakfast delicious . Many great local restaurants near by.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is my second trip to Nozawa, both trips were the middle of Feb and both times it has snowed and snowed. In a 9 day trip we had 6 days of fresh powder, it also snowed all day on a couple of occasions. Everyone will not love this, some hope for blue sky days, not me. Loads of snow... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The onsen is a unique Japanese experience and to ensure it is pleasant and relaxing there is an etiquette to be observed. 1. you should stip and store your clothes and shoes in a basket as you enter the onsen. 2. you must fully wash before entering the water, this means washing with every bit of you with soap and... More 

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