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A charming, unspoiled village which happens to have a world-class ski resort – plus, EASY ACCESS FROM TOKYO

We are regulars to Nozawa Onsen. This is why we come back every year: 1) THE CHARMING... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MadamNomad
Very nice and small village, good for ski

A ski beginner, went to ski with Kaz from GOSKINAGANO for about 5 whole days and highly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Aladinn123
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Nozawa Onsen is located just one hour’s drive from Nagano City in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture – a charming hot spring village located at the foot of Kenashi-yama Mountain which is home to around 4,000 people. The village is said to date...more
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Toyosato, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are regulars to Nozawa Onsen. This is why we come back every year: 1) THE CHARMING VILLAGE Nozawa Onsen really stands out from all the other ski resorts in Japan in that the village is a year-round tourist destination in its own right, with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank MadamNomad
Nozawa-Onsen-Guide, Public Relations Manager at Nozawa Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the kind and lengthy review Madam Nomad. Looking forward to having you back in Nozawa Onsen. Hope it will not get too busy for you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A ski beginner, went to ski with Kaz from GOSKINAGANO for about 5 whole days and highly recommended. He is good at explaining things, and teach things in an easily understandable way. Now I am more confident with SKI thanks to him. Would love to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Nozawa-Onsen-Guide, Public Relations Manager at Nozawa Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the kind review. Looking forward to having you back in Nozawa Onsen!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love it but don’t want the rest of you to come! Perfect snow - cold, crisp powder- smooth travel in and out and on the snow fields - only complaint, too many tourists already, hard to keep a good secret quiet....

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank suzyQoo
Nozawa-Onsen-Guide, Public Relations Manager at Nozawa Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the kind review. Looking forward to having you back in Nozawa Onsen!

Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Nozawa Onsen is the most gorgeous little ski village, comes to life from 2pm. Skiing is awesome. Great places to eat. Easy to get around by foot. Loving our stay.

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank ToniaM927
Nozawa-Onsen-Guide, Public Relations Manager at Nozawa Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Thanks so much for the kind review. Looking forward to having you back in Nozawa Onsen!

Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

This is a ski town, so designed around tourist with out loosing the charm of a small village. There are plenty of places to eat and lits to do. Please take the time to visit here

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank BrettH1300
Nozawa-Onsen-Guide, Public Relations Manager at Nozawa Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Thanks so much for the kind review. Looking forward to having you back in Nozawa Onsen!

Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

We looked everywhere online but found no info on cross country skiing in nozawa onsen. Came anyway and found that Kanamori sports rents cross country skis, both waxless (scales) and waxed, for 3500yen for the day! Only place we found in nozawa onsen that rented...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Seanmann2
Nozawa-Onsen-Guide, Public Relations Manager at Nozawa Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Thanks so much for the kind review. Looking forward to having you back in Nozawa Onsen!

Reviewed December 29, 2018

If like me you love the traditional Japanese way of things - think Spirited Away then I think you may like it as much as we do here. The charming village is quaint and becoming quite popular with skiers. We came 4 years ago as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank LittleOrangeLuC
Nozawa-Onsen-Guide, Public Relations Manager at Nozawa Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the kind review. Looking forward to having you back in Nozawa Onsen!

Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Tagging along with family and friends for the 3rd trip to Nozawa-Onsen. I’m loving the area. While the kids ski I made soba noodles. The mail street is small enough that you can explore without feeling overwhelmed. There are hidden treasures all over if you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Nozawa-Onsen-Guide, Public Relations Manager at Nozawa Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Thanks so much for the kind review. Looking forward to having you back in Nozawa Onsen!

Reviewed September 30, 2018

If you want real Japanese ski experience, head to Nozawa Onsen. the ski resort is just a short travellator trip from the town.

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank keithhN8977XW
Nozawa-Onsen-Guide, Public Relations Manager at Nozawa Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

The village is very quiet during summertime. No tourist and many restaurants and stores closed during summer. The village itself is quite pretty with traditional house and several public tradiitonal onsen. The only stores open are souvenir stores selling local items, snacks, and food. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ucartech
Nozawa-Onsen-Guide, Public Relations Manager at Nozawa Onsen, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Thanks so much for your review. Looking forward to having you back in Nozawa Onsen!

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Edman A
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Response from TheWorldDigested | Reviewed this property |
All the public baths are free except one.
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CoreyT227
August 2, 2018|
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Response from dejongbeevors |
My friends visited the baths last few years. Both have tattoos and I haven’t heard they had to cover them. They went to the tourist baths where you can wear swimmers, but also the public ones, where you go in without.
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Amanda T
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Response from davidinnoosa | Reviewed this property |
depends on your priorities - there is not a lot to do other than ski onsens and dining - with kids snow monkeys one day but it is very relaxing unlike other ski resorts maybe split with one of the others like niseko or... More
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