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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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196 reviews 196 reviews
59 attraction reviews
298 helpful votes 298 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
25 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Yes there are plenty of Aussies but no where near as many as in Niseko and Hakuba. There are plenty of locals skiing and the food is fabulous. The town is quaint and the onsens an experience as are the hot springs please stay the same Nozawa!

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Sydney
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206 reviews 206 reviews
71 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A lovely traditional town with narrow snow covered streets,old buildings and interesting shops. A number of cafes (only a few with espresso) bars and restaurants.Food is wonderful and the locals extremely obliging and respectful.Get lost in the myriad of winding streets and discover some unexpected surprises.

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Jindabyne, Australia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
29 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Give the rundown and overrated onsens a miss, they are full of bogans. For example we tried quite a few of them and had westerners wearing towels and underwear in the water, using mobile phones whilst sitting in the water and full body tattoos (all of which are non traditional behaviour, do some research before you go to see what... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Well if you are looking for probably the best snow on the planet Nozawa doesn't disappoint. The skiing was amazing, 5 days of riding and fresh snow every day. Mountain was fun, some good runs. Follow the locals and you can find some great off piste riding. The ski school also offers a guided backcountry trip that was incredible but... More 

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