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Nozawa Onsen

Address: Toyosato, Shimotakai-gun, Nozawaonsen-mura, Nagano Prefecture
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Type: Resort Communities, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Onsen Resorts, Outdoor Activities, Spas & Wellness, Traveler Resources, Nature & Parks
Activities: Skiing
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Type: Resort Communities, Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Onsen Resorts, Outdoor Activities, Spas & Wellness, Traveler Resources, Nature & Parks
Activities: Skiing

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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival. Ages between 25 and 42 are considered the most dangerous for men here. The 42 year olds are on top of a large wooden platform being protected against evil spirits by the 25s at the front on the ground. The rest of the village pretend to be the evil spirits and try to burn down the... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The town has character.Its not full of party minded young westerners.New years eve on the snow and the fireworks in the snow was incredible.I cant imagine a better winter wonderland.

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We travelled to Nozawa Onsen for the first time in Janaury 2015 as a family of 4. It is a beautiful traditional Japenese village that is suited to families. I would recommend this ski village for first time Japanese visitors, families and beginner/ intermediate skiers/boarders.

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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our time here at Nozawa Onsen. It is a rustic little town with cobblestoned streets.Picture postcard images.....but as such has not remained a secret and is becoming over run with Australian tourists. We chose Nozawa Onsen over Niseko expecting it to be pretty much tourist free. I suppose with social media and even the internet alone ,places... More 

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Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I think 5 days here is the perfect amount of time to enjoy the great skiing on offer and explore this little town with great little restaurants! I'm not really a fan of the onsens, gave one a go and that was enough for me. But the rest of the town was cool.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A little village with a ski resort. The TRUE Japanese experience. Worth every penny and time spent toe get there. Take first a JR bullet train, then 2 local trains, than a bus to get there, the scenic view on the way makes the trip very interesting and enjoyable. Not a lot of people speak english on the way so... More 

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Far Eastern District, Russia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

You take first a bullet train, then local train, than bus to get there, but it's not exhausting . We decided to order 2 weeks JR pass as we traveled much. The accommodation is expensive, we paid $80 per person. It was a cheap hostel. The snow is so deep on the mountains, but taken care of in the foothills... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
66 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Stayed with friends for a skiing holiday, I don't know what we enjoyed more, the skiing or the onsens. I was told there is 13 free public onsens. We managed five or six. It is a great way to relax after a day skiing or shopping. Please read up on onsen etiquette as the locals get a bit upset if... More 

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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is a great little village with a nice ski area on offer. Probably a little dated in some ways and many buildings in town could do with some sprucing up, but if there's snow around this superficial detractor is hidden anyway. Recommend for a week if you're into some reasonable skiing and some cultural onsen experience. Better to stay... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I've skied quite a few places in Japan, including worked in a ski school here for 5 years. So, here are my thoughts on Nozawa Onsen. I will try to be objective. I was curious so I came here, But I was kind of disappointed i didn't go somewhere else in the end. Don't get me wrong, this place is... More 

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