Nozawa Onsen Accommodation, Nagano, The Alps Japan

Updated November 10, 2014:  Nestled in the Japan Alps is a magical place steeped in culture and with some terrific skiing and boarding. Nagano was home to the Winter Olympics in 1998.

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Nozawa Holidays - Ski Japan

Nozawa Holidays – Ski Japan

Get in touch if keen to get knee deep in powder or neck deep in a Hot Spring soon…


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Nozawa Onsen is a very traditional town with beautiful hot springs, friendly locals, and awesome snow. Our Lodge gives you amazing value and we have a range of accommodation to suit any budget.

  • The Lodge is only 100m to the slopes and short stroll to town
  • Relaxed and comfortable atmosphere
  • In the centre of Japan’s main Island Honshu easy access from anywhere
  • You can fly direct to Tokyo or Nagoya and there is a shuttle bus direct to the Lodge
  • English and Japanese Speaking Staff to help with all your needs
  • Unique and beautiful place with breathtaking nature and culture
  • Nozawa Village is also famous for its hot springs, there are many nearby
  • Lots of terrain, with Gondolas, high speed quads, and long runs – very few lift lines
  • And of course, there’s plenty to do in Nozawa Onsen
  • Find out more about Nozawa Onsen
“Thanks Mark – we were first invited to Nozawa years ago and have been enjoyed the skiing, the village and your hospitality ever since.  Thanks for helping us enjoy it so much,” Lyndell, Paper Divas

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The new printable PDF 9 page Nozawa Onsen Information Kit (including how to get to Nozawa Onsen).

Check our our NEW Restaurant & Bar Guide! (PDF)

Nozawa Onsen received a terrific write up in an Australian travel newspaper section.

Top 5 Reasons To Ski In Japan

Check out this great article from the Sydney Morning Herald on the Top Five Reasons to Ski In Japan.

We proudly own and operate 4 fantastic accommodation properties in Nozawa Onsen!

Over the next few weeks we’ll be updating so if you’re looking to ski Japan then you won’t find a better deal!

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 23 March 2017

by Mark on March 23, 2017

Willy getting some spray shots whilst on our photo shoot

A fresh start to the day….

Base at top: 405 cm
Temp at Top: -5 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira station: 310 cm
New snow since close: 5 cm
Weather: Cloudy with patches of clear sky

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 23 March 2017

A fresh start to the day this morning with low temperatures keeping yesterdays snow in great condition. The mountain has reported a fresh 5cm has fallen throughout the evening topping up our already incredible 405cm base.

With a slight dusting of snow, there could be some fresh tracks to be had first thing this morning for all them early birds. But we can expect the mountain to still be quiet with not so many tourists, giving us more opportunity to find new tracks throughout the afternoon.

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 23 March 2017

Temperature will stay steady during the day and dropping down again as the evening rolls in. We are expecting another snowfall tonight with freezing levels dropping back down to town levels. 

Could be another white morning wake up call tomorrow as winter isn’t over yet for Nozawa Onsen.

It could be a cold next few days with snow in the forecast again for Sunday evening.

Be sure to check out our page each day for all latest reports..


Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 22 March 2017

by Mark on March 22, 2017

Wazza shredding it up in the fresh spring powderWazza shredding it up in the fresh spring powder….  Photo by @LWTravel

The Powder has arrived!!!!

Base at top: 400 cm
Temp at Top: -6 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira station: 305 cm
New snow since close: 15 cm
Weather: Snowing with low visibility

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 22 March 2017

Pow Pow Pow!!! 

Waking up full of excitement this morning after yesterdays rain. Always nice to look out the window in the morning with everything covered in snow. The Mountain has measured a fresh 15cm of new snow up top early this morning.Temperatures have dropped well below zero last night and still sitting about -6 up top of the mountain today with the snow just dumping down.

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 22 March 2017

Freezing level is between 600 to 800 meters with not much sign of the snow stopping. Should be a good day for all those powder-hounds out there in search of fresh tracks. Be careful though as this fresh snow might be sitting on top of some cruddy areas after Mondays really warm day and yesterdays rainy day.

We have snow in the forecast for all of today right through until Friday afternoon so its looking like a good couple of powder days. Could be a great chance to head on down to Nozawa Central Rental shop to try out their Powder range before the sun comes back…

Have fun and stay safe…….


Spring Skiing Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on March 22, 2017

Spring Skiing Nozawa Onsen Almost like a surfing move taking to the air and sending it on the Nozawa bowl yesterday.

Spring Skiing Nozawa Onsen

As was mentioned in yesterdays Snow Report it looks like Winter is not finished with us yet and more snow to come but eventually Spring will sweep in and we can expect some more glorious days like yesterday in Nozawa

Here are a few shots from yesterday and will set the scene for spring skiing style in Nozawa. Photo Credit Jarra Jospeh- McGrath

It is still not too late for this season by any means. We have over 380cm base and more on the way

April is awesome especially for families over the Easter break for some Spring Skiing Nozawa Onsen

Easter often falls towards the end of March, and early April – the perfect time to bring the family up to Nozawa for a ski. This year depending where you live it covers the first few weeks of April

Spring Skiing Nozawa Onsen

Advantages of an April Ski Holiday in Nozawa

  • Still lots of snow!
  • Warmer days for the kids
  • No lift lines
  • Easy to get into your favorite restaurants
  • Discounted Accommodation & Lift Passes
  • Enjoy the Cherry Blossoms
  • Travel to other parts of Japan in nice conditions
Spring Skiing Nozawa Onsen

Yesterday was a pearler in Nozawa Onsen with clear skies and warm temps it is a kids paradise. Big and small!

Easter Family Package anytime in April Spring Skiing Nozawa Onsen 

Total 7 Nights 

7 Nights Stay based on Family Room with Share Bathroom at Villa Nozawa

Healthy Breakfast Included Daily

6 Days Lift Passes

Use of all the Village Hot springs

All just 61,400 yen per person Adults ( Approx. $AUD 739 at current rates)

Kids 15 and under just 29,800 Yen or $359 at current rates

Just click here to book and mention Easter Deal

Hope to see you on the slopes…

Spring Skiing Nozawa Onsen

The Park is also a fun place to be in Nozawa in Spring. Hang time on the half pipe. Photo Jarra Joseph-McGrath


Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 21 March 2017

by Mark on March 21, 2017

Snow report 21/3

Nothing better than starting the morning with a dip in the local bath… Photo by @LWTravel

Bit of a wet morning…

Base at top: 385 cm
Temp at Top: 0 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira station: 280 cm
New snow since close: 5 cm
Weather: Wet with low visibility

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 21 March 2017

What a big difference from yesterday’s weather! 

Waking up this morning to a slight drizzle in town with local reports from up the mountain of it snowing slightly. Seems we are stuck in the clouds today with very mild temperatures and 0 degrees at top of Yamabiko.

Although it is not over yet, this time last year the official snow depth was around 130cm at top of mountain with this year nearly at a whopping 4 meters base.

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 21 March 2017

We will be waiting patiently this morning for the temperature to drop and the snow forecast to increase as the afternoon goes by. Tonight we are expected a heavy snow fall our way continuing throughout the next couple of days with minus temperatures.

Seems to be like another morning Onsen day, getting our ski legs ready for the powder….

The long weekend is officially over and the crowds have disappeared. Whatever the weather will bring, it will feel like we have the mountain to ourselves…..


Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 20 March 2017

by Mark on March 20, 2017

Waz enjoying freshies

Some Spring freshies… Photo credit – @LWTravel

The calm after the Storm!

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 20 March 2017

Base at top: 390 cm
Temp at Top: -5 Degrees
Base at Uenotaira station: 290 cm
New snow since close: 5 cm
Weather: Sunny!!

Good morning for today and just as promised the sun is out in full shine! Although a slight haze is floating around we can expect it to lift away this afternoon. Im sure a fair few people was worrying about last nights Thunder and Lightning Storm with what today would bring? 

Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 20 March 2017

We have confirmation from the resort that a new 5cm of freshies has landed up top but please take it easy through the trees as there was strong winds last night and most likely wind blown areas. 

The groomed runs are looking in excellent conditions this morning, great for early morning carve sessions. As the sun will be shining all day, the snow condition will start to feel more slushy later throughout the day. 

Current temperature up top is sitting at -5 with the best of the snow conditions. 

Hope to see everyone up the mountain today enjoying the beautiful Spring weather!!

As for tomorrow, it looks like the clouds will be rolling in with new Snow in the forecast. With the wind direction taking a change and temperatures dropping we can look forward to seeing some new snow drop almost at village level by tomorrow evening.