Nozawa Onsen ranks amongst the best ski resorts with a great selection of runs for beginners to advanced. The village has a great sense of tradition and Japanese spirit with beautiful old streets and a bustling village full of history, culture and festivals.
While Nozawa may only be one ski field there is definitely no shortage of choice, being one of the largest ski areas in all of Japan you can expect to find everything a world class ski resort should have, including:
- Challenging steeps (up to 39 degrees)
- Gentle cruising rollers
- Awesome powder runs
- World class terrain park
- complete with a 80m half pipe
- Spectacular scenery
- Memorable experiences
The village is also famous for its public hot-springs, with more than 30 springs located throughout the resort. The mineral water from the hot springs in Nozawa is unrivalled, with over 30 natural springs supplying the ryokans as well as 13 public baths. Of these, Oyu, with it's traditional wooden architecture, represents the best of Nozawa's Onsen's culture. Nozawa Onsen is also known for the Ogama spring where locals go to cook vegetables in the hot onsen water.
|Season||December to April
|Steepest Run||39 Degrees
|Terrain||50km Groomed Slopes
Tokyo to Nozawa Onsen
Approx 4 hours