With hundreds of years of history, welcome to Nozawa Onsen

Winter Season/
Green Season

With hundreds of years of history, welcome to Nozawa Onsen

Winter Season/
Green Season

Home to a traditional community of skiing and culture

Nozawa Onsen is a working mountain community of 3,400 residents, a home to both farmers and international athletes, and deeply committed to maintaining its lifestyle and traditions, both out of respect for its ancestors and to provide a sustainable path to the future. While Nozawa Onsen has been a much-loved domestic retreat for more than 200 years, over the last decade it has rapidly gained a reputation as an international vacation retreat destination. In a typical year, about half the village’s guests visit in the winter and about half in the green season. More than a quarter of the village's guests are from overseas.

Winter Season

Explore
Nozawa Onsen
all-year-round

With our green season becoming increasingly popular, there is plenty to do in the summer months at Nozawa Onsen. From trail running to the lake fire festival on the first Saturday of August, you’ll experience a fun and remarkable summer with us, with all of your favourite skiing activities still available on our slopes.

Green Season
Stay in Nozawa Onsen

Find the best accommodation for you

Address Nozawa
Apart-Hotel
1-6 people
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Address Nagasaka
Flat
1-4 people
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Corner House
Flat
1-2 people
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Kalik House
House
10 people
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Kawazen
Villa
12 people
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View Hotel Shimataya
Hotel
1-6 people
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Paradise Chalet
House
8 people
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Himecho@Yasushi
Villa
12 people
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Residence Yasushi
Hotel
1-5 people
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Tomitaya Guest House
Hotel
1-4 people
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Kawamotoya
Apart-Hotel
1-8 people
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Vaisala
House
1-4 people
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James House
House
12 people
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Explore Nozawa Onsen all-year-round

The mountain offers snow sports - skiing, boarding, snowshoeing - in the winter, and in the green season, hiking, mountain biking, camping, and nature experiences (oh, and there's a dry slope, so "snow" sports, too!) Year-round the village welcomes you with dozens of little restaurants, bars, and cafes; neighbourhood festivals as well as the famous Dosoujin 'Fire' festival; stunning views in all directions; and an ideal base from which to explore this vibrant region.

Experience one of Japan's most famous onsen destinations

As its name suggests, Nozawa Onsen is a true onsen village. With natural restorative hot springs, Nozawa Onsen anchored its local life, and attracted guests from far and wide. To local residents, onsen means much more than just a bathing place, but an area of relaxation, serenity and nature. Oh, and a place to catch up on the neighbourhood gossip. And guests can challenge themselves in an 'onsen-meguri' - the bathing equivalent of a pub crawl - trying as many of the 14 local hot spring baths as they can.

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Activities in Nozawa Onsen

The fun doesn’t have to stop after winter season.

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Skiing in Nozawa Onsen

Explore the vibrant town

Traditional hot springs

Bars & Restaurants

Local produce galore means wonderful food whether Japanese, international, or something in between

Onsen

Soak, soak, soak
in our onsen

Seasonal Events

Time your stay to share in seasonal activities

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Insider's look into Nozawa Onsen

Let us share with you our top tips and guides into Nozawa Onsen

Our Recommendations: #2 Lunch

Our recommendations #2: Lunch Arrived early before check-in time? Leave your bags at the reception with the team and head out for lunch!

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The Story of Akebi Vine handicrafts

Learn more about the woven dove baskets you see around town

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Sotoyu and the Twelve Heavenly Generals

Learn more about Sotoyu, public onsens.

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Onsen 101

Tips on how to take a soak in an onsen

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The Story of the Onsens

Learn more about the origin of our onsens.

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Our Recommendations: #1 Breakfast

Beginning the first of 'Our Recommendations' series with the most important meal of the day!

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Autumn in Nozawa Onsen

Why you should visit Nozawa Onsen now!

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Good news!

It's been an anxious finger-biting few months but we're looking forward to welcoming you to Nozawa Onsen!

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Villa of the Daimyo

Part of History September.

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A village with many Olympic atheletes

Today, there are 14 Olympians hailing from Nozawa Onsen!

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It's time for a service upgrade!

PSA: it's been a decade and we thought changes are due.

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Nozawana - the village pickle

Part of History August. Let's learn more about Nozawana - the village's pickle!

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Festivals of Nozawa Onsen #2: Yuzawa Shrine's Lantern Festival

Let's learn more about Nozawa Onsen's lesser-known Lantern Festival!

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Festivals of Nozawa Onsen #1: Dosoujin Fire Festival

Let's learn more about one of Japan's top cultural festivals - Dosoujin Fire Festival!

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Sister village with St. Anton

Part of History August. Did you know that Nozawa Onsen is affiliated with a renowned Austrian ski resort village?

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A ski resort supported by all villagers

Part of History August. Let's learn about how the villagers of Nozawa Onsen came together to support the Ski Resort.

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History of Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort

Part of History August. Let's learn about the history of Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort together!

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Top jogging routes in Nozawa Onsen

Here are some of our favourites.

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Top 10 useful places

You never knew you needed them till you did!

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Bringing a bicycle to Nozawa Onsen

Some tips on bringing your own bicycle to Nozawa Onsen by train

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Summer in Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen's fun in the summer too!

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Who is Nozawa Hospitality?

Our very first post has got to be an introduction about who we are and what we do!

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