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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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Great snow

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Vicki L
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Broadbeach, Australia
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Broadbeach, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
28 helpful votes 28 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
71 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
28 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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