Visiting Nozawa Onsen
Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Nozawa Onsen.
- Season opens28 Nov 2020
- Season closes18 Apr 2021
- Restaurants | Bars25 | —
- Nearest Airport Tokyo
- Nearest Train Station Iiyama
- Tourist Office Website
- Tourist Office Phone0269-85-3166
Nozawa Onsen Features
The terrain at Nozawa Onsen includes:
- Terrain Parks1
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What's it like at Nozawa Onsen resort?
Nozawa Onsen, in Japan (located in the Nagano prefecture), is a large resort with 25 lifts (23 chair lifts) that offers skiers an incredible 1085 metres (3559 feet) of vertical descent. Nozawa Onsen has 734 acres of terrain over 20 pistes. Nozawa Onsen is evenly suited for both advanced and intermediate skiers and snowboarders but with some terrain for beginners. There are a couple of locations dedicated to cross-country skiing and for snowboarders, there is a terrain park and a half-pipe. The nearest airport is at Tokyo and the nearest train station to Nozawa Onsen is at Togari Nozawa Onsen. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Nozawa Onsen.
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Explore Nozawa Onsen Location Map
Interactive Nozawa Onsen trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.
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What's the snow currently like in Nozawa Onsen?
A summary of the current snow conditions in Nozawa Onsen. View more information on the Nozawa Onsen detailed snow report page.
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Visitor Reviews of Nozawa Onsen
Peter from United States writes:
Nozawa is growing up. While the ratio of Japanese visitors to international visitors in the winter is fairly constant (70:30ish), there's increasingly more of the services that inbound guests want. There are several places to get excellent coffee, breadcentric breakfasts, etc, and the accommodation base in the village is gradually being upgraded.
But this remains a real working mountain village (3,600 residents year-round) that just happens to have an Olympic-quality ski field. It feels much more like a small European resort (think Lech, Gstaad, or its twin, St. Anton), although culturally you're absolutely aware that you're in Japan. There's been a ski resort here for over 100 years so the snow and mountain management is world class.
The village continues to invest and will replace the main gondola over the next two years. After the opening of the new shinkansen a few years ago, it's just over two hours from Tokyo so much more accessible than it used to be. The green season is picking up, with a lot of winter athletes training on the artificial slope, as well as mountain bikers rubbing shoulders with the regular guests looking for cool weather, local food/sake/beer and onsen.
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