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Nozawa Onsen, Nozawaonsen-mura

(4.7/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Considered the birthplace of skiing in the country, Nozawa Onsen opened in 1924 and still manages to keep up with the times, fitted with modern high-speed lifts, two gondolas, and long, fast runs. With slopes and environments for all abilities and disciplines, the park offers lessons, laid-back beginner runs, intense 39-degree speed slopes, half pipes, and moguls. Pathfinders looking for fresh powder can expect 10 m (32.8 ft) of snowfall here a season, with new deliveries never far away. After all that, soothe your aching muscles in the natural onsen at the base of the mountain. Make Nozawa Onsen part of your personalized Nozawaonsen-mura itinerary using our Nozawaonsen-mura family vacation planner.
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  • We did a ski trip to Nozawa mid-February. It is very easy walking around the town, and you can get a map that lists the local onsens and shrines etc. Once you get your bearings it's quite simple. You ...  more »
  • And less air springs is not hard like your own? It is in a good ski area adjacent but not spa town. Ambled in co springs and typical "Oyu" chocolate was and just into oyaki and poached egg eating out while other spring is different from the hot springs. I wonder what luxury. No bath but it is actually snowing shadows actor. Contrast to the warmth of the snow cold and hot springs. Baths go early in the morning and not yet well made mixing really troublesome, not open by day and being careful hot water circulation is required. Because it serves delicious dishes with elaborate ryokan where guests find it fun.
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  • Nozawa Onsen is UNIQUE among major Japanese ski areas in that it has the qualities of a European ski village: a compact, culturally authentic, atmospheric central hub. Other major ski areas in Japan t...  more »