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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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Quiet little ski town

Had a great time in Nozawa Onsen. Will be back as soon as I can get enough leave. Make sure you try the Onsen's.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mike E
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great time in Nozawa Onsen. Will be back as soon as I can get enough leave. Make sure you try the Onsen's.

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Helsinki, Finland
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Without neon lights as Niseko, just authentic Japanese village. Very good restaurants and food and realistic prices. Every thing is very close and village have many free Onsens (hot springs). New bullet train from Tokyo to Iiyama is very fast and good. From Iiyma take a taxi or local bus. For handicap may be too hilly.

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Thank Macharza
Beijing, China
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Large crowds visit during the winter to take advantage of the great skiing available. Not like your regular ski village, the town is full of character and located in a beautiful spot. Even without the skiing, it would be a great place to visit. Reasonably easy to get to. Just get the Shinkansen to Iiyama and then the bus to... More 

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Glen Iris, Australia
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104 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With the abundant naturally heated onsens [baths] in both public and private settings along with the very pretty surrounds, this is my favourite ski village in Japan. It's becoming more westernized but there are plenty of traditional areas and hotels to get the real Japanese experience, and you can go skiing at the same time. Don't miss the local apples... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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119 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

about 10min to the NW corner up from the bus terminal. This is the onsen source supplying to the onsen hotels/ryokans. As it is close to boiling point, the area is ringfenced.

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Thank DLi_hk
Wollongong, Australia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family of 3. Authentic Japanese village experience. Better accommodation (in winter) not cheap but worth it for a few days. For skiing, the closer to Yu road the better. Onsen culture is a must try for non Japanese as is a walk through the village sampling the street food on a snowy evening/night. For skiing, don't expect any terrain much... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just amazing, magical! Great to learn, was carving by the end through Forrest runs. Great culture. Get in quick though can see Australians taking over pretty soon

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Thank GeorgiaJuliette
Singapore
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't find much information on the Fire Festival other than write ups about the crazy Fire action so putting this information up here. Got this pamphlet on the history & reasons behind the Fire Festival from Nozawa Onsen. Logging of Sacred Trees Preparation of the festival starts in mid-September of the previous year, when firewood is collected and placed in... More 

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Singapore
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121 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to get to from Tokyo by Shinkansen - excellent shuttle bus from Iiyama Station to the bus terminus at Nozawa Onsen. The main shopping street in the village offers many places to pop in - steamed buns in the corner street, shop overflowing with big red juicy apples, liquor store with giant bottles of local brewed sake, little stalls... More 

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Sydney
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138 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Well the title really says it all. For that "genuine" Japanese skiing experience you will find Nozawa Onsen is the place. Great snow, Japanese village life, really good food and drink and far from expensive.

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