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Address: 9400-2 Oaza Toyosato, Shimotakai-gun, Nozawaonsen-mura 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture
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Fabulous little town

Arrived in this small town on the local bus from Liyama train station. There'd been a huge dump of snow so the bus journey was interesting and beautiful. Despite the snow it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived in this small town on the local bus from Liyama train station. There'd been a huge dump of snow so the bus journey was interesting and beautiful. Despite the snow it wasn't cold as there was no icy wind. The walk from the bus terminus to our ryokan (Jinnobi, O-yu street) wasn't very far. The streets are very narrow,... More 

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perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Such a gorgeous little town! Worthwhile visiting if you are in Nagano prefecture. We caught the bus from Iiyama station and it's about a 30mins to Nozawa Onsen. Cost about 700yen per person one way. It has such cute little houses and eateries. We walked around the town and went to Nozawa Ski area.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never seen so much powder. After that find your way to an Australia bar under a Thai restaurant where a Scotsman will pour you Japanese whiskey and tell you stories about Costa Rica. Wonderful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you think Hokkaido is too cold and too expensive for a winter holiday, then Nozawaonsen might be your call for winter wonderland in Japan. Transport From mid Dec , they have special bus to bring you from the Narita Airport straight to the area, the cost is not expensive about 10K yen. The trip will be around 5 to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this village. All the residents are super friendly, eager to help. We thoroughly enjoyed all the good, culture and town experience. We will definitely be back for mid season when there is more chance of snow.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So after two epic days of skiing my wife and I needed a day off. I'd read somewhere that all tourist sites in Japan have a stamp that you can collect and having spent the morning exploring some of the Onsen's and Shrine's I noticed that each of them had a wooden pole at the entrance. The pole is about... More 

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Thank Ken S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a true hot spring. As you know there are two types of hot springs on Japan. True and psude.

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Thank saitoh h
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Small and traditional village, scattered with lots of ancient public hotbaths, some are free, some chargeable but housed in lovely architecture, many nice boutiques, and beautiful temples on the top hill with nice view.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Nozawa Onsen is an quaint, charming small town renown for its ski facilities (dated back to 1924) and numerous public hot baths (soto-yu). The ski is suitable for all ages and different capabilities, including beginners (separate reviews here for Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort). We took a crash course from one of the ski centers and our daughter, accompanied by the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

I am not really sure, but I do believe the onsen water made me feel better after getting sick! Got a bad cough and after that relax full and REALLY hot water!!! A must! Go to the public one! True experience!

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