ABOUT Nozawa Onsen
- Nozawa Onsen (Nagano) is one of the most stunning traditional resorts in Japan. The local-run town feels like true Japan, while having all the western conveniences
- With abundant powder, Nozawa has plenty of terrain for beginners, powder chasers and backcountry riders to explore
- The village has over a dozen free natural hot springs, fantastic restaurants and friendly nightlife
Nozawa Onsen AccommodationNozawa is known for its traditional Japanese accommodation. Check out our favourite options here.
Ski PackagesFully customisable Nozawa packages including accommodation, flights, lift passes, lessons and more.
Group ToursJoin our guided tour through Nozawa which receives an abundant of Japow. The resort boast a ton of awesome tree runs and some amazing backcountry terrain which our guides are happy to show you
day toursIf you have a rest day or need a break from the snow here are some options for a great day out of the resort.
Nozawa Onsen DiningThere are endless dining choices in Nozawa. Doors will be closed but if a light is on and you see a red lantern then step in. Many menus are written in Japanese and English and venues are small and cosy.
How to get to
Nozawa OnsenYou have a few different options for getting to Nozawa Onsen from Tokyo and other cities. Check out which option is best for you.
Nozawa Onsen Trail MapsNozawa Onsen has only one ski area, however it is extensive with over 297 hectares of skiable terrain. Find out exactly what Nozawa Onsen has on offer with our resort guide and trail map.
Nozawa Onsen School
Group ToursLooking to plan an overseas school tour to Nozawa? Let us do the organisation for you with our team of experienced travel specialists.
Featured Nozawa Onsen Articles
Mountainwatch Guide to Myoko – Japan’s Powder Capital and Second Stop on The Golden Snowmads Tour
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First Snow Has Fallen and Resorts are Open!
As the mountains across the Northern Hemisphere are starting to disappear under a blanket of snow, ski enthusiasts around the world are starting to dust off their gear, in preparation for those first powder turns! In Japan, Niseko [...]
2023-2024 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – Grasshopper’s November Update
Niseko and Mt Yotei after this week’s snowfalls cleared. Photo: 360niseko Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper First North America, then Europe, and now Japan is on the map after the first proper snowstorm of the season came through [...]
2023-2024 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – What We Can Expect in an El Nino Year
Drew Jolowicz finding deep powder at Appi Kogen, northern Honshu, in Feb 2020 a season that experienced a moderate to strong El Niño. Photo: Dylan Robinson Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Here we go folks, another Japanese snow [...]
Embrace the Myoko Magic: A Safe, Fun, and Enlightening Backcountry Adventure
Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey through the winter wonderland of Myoko, Japan. Our daily backcountry tours are more than just adventure; they’re about prioritising your safety, ensuring you have a blast, and [...]
Mountainwatch Travel’s Guide to Myoko Kogen
There are so many Japanese resorts to choose from and Myoko Kogen has got to be one of our favourites. Joe Stanco, owner and operator of Joey’s Myoko, has been living in Myoko for a few winters now. As well as owning his rental [...]
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