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Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Another excellent trip to Nozawaonsen

Still retaining a lot of the charm of an older Japanese village, the ‘modernisation’ of Nozawaonsen... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Singapore, Singapore
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good trails, not crowded

Ski Resort is a good place to learn skiing. Resort is not crowded and not touristy unlike Niseko... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Keith H
Singapore, Singapore
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Toyosato, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Still retaining a lot of the charm of an older Japanese village, the ‘modernisation’ of Nozawaonsen continues with a new high end accommodation called Residence Yasushi. Awesome rooms and great service made the stay there wonderful. We got some skiing in, and even went to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Ski Resort is a good place to learn skiing. Resort is not crowded and not touristy unlike Niseko or Hakuba

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Keith H
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Nozawa onsen is the perfect ski resort if you're looking for not only great snow but also a quintesential Japanese farmers village. Everything is walking distance and theres so much to choose from in terms of bars and restaurants. Definitely come here for a week...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank Amy J
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience! Awesome long runs. Very good snow! Small lift lines. Great food on the mountain! Well priced ski tickets and large choice of runs. Suitable for families. Shuttle back and forth. Great ski destination!

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank 541hayleyb
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Authentic Japanese town, short queues at lifts and great snow! Plenty of terrain to explore for beginners and advanced skiers!

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank Scott T
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Awesome powder. Infrastructure just fine. Fantastic on mountain food. Extremely polite fellow skiers. Smokers locked up in glassed off rooms. Spotlessly clean. The actual village is a cultural experience in and of itself. The numerous hot springs are amazing and just what one needs after...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Grant P
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Nozawa onsen We, (my 16yo son and me), spent 5 days skiing at nozawa onsen over the Christmas period after spending the previous week skiing at niseko united. As our first time skiing in Japan we really wanted to get a feel for different resorts,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
9  Thank Sandra B
Reviewed May 14, 2018

This was our third trip to Nozawa Onsen and it has become more westernized but in my opinion it still retains the charm of an old traditional village with traditional values. There are now fewer restaurants with low tables without chairs, and there are more...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank RossMarg
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Can't wait to get back there in a year or two for more powder. great piste and off piste. the food on the hill is fantastic

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank Eric M
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Went there end March, still enough snow for trees skiing on the top part of the station (only area allowed). The slopes are mostly intermediate and advanced with the easier pistes to be found on the lower part of the station. Due to end of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank MBFN
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August 4, 2018|
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Response from Eric M | Reviewed this property |
Great time for skiing. Went twice in past years around that time. It's great. They have skiing /sledding activities for kids, and otherwise it's easy to walk around and see the sights. Great city for all ages! I'm coming... More
Melissa K
March 12, 2018|
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Response from daveskiss | Reviewed this property |
Hey Melissa there is plenty of snow though softening during the warmer days. Nozowa Onsen is a unique town above the snow line. In Japan there is nothing quite like it. Yes I would go.
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nozawa onsen ski resort and alternative (5 Replies)
Hi. The weather been very disappointing this ski season. Planning to go during Christmas. Anyone had experience at the period, the ski resort is closed? Is there other nearby ski resort which we can go for a day, considering we cannot cancel our accommodation. Thanks.
December 13, 2015|
Response fromsujejo|
yes we are in nagano now and there's no snow. it was better last week but the rain towards end of the week worsened snow conditions and many resorts did not open on sat as planned. they r hoping for snow by midweek. however japan can have a dump of 1 mtr overnight but yes beginning season is not good snow condition as its always snowing, windy, bad visibility to build up the powder snow.. yesterday we were at snow monkey park and it was so busy since ppl couldnt ski. heard americans...More