Nozawa Onsen Accommodation, Nagano, The Alps Japan

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

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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!

We woke up to snowfall again! (10cm overnight)

Nozawa Snow Report Wednesday 21st of February 2018

The road to the Gondola covered with snow this morning.

It’s always a good sign when the road to the Gondola is covered with snow in the morning. It seems we are on a snowfall, sunshine, snowfall, sunshine, snowfall, sunshine repeat patten of weather at the moment as we have sunshine predicted for tomorrow and then snow again the following day.

The longer range forecast at this stage has sunshine at the beginning of next week, then what looks to be a heavy snow dump in the second half of the week. Lets hope that prediction holds as it would be a great start to March.

Have a great day up there, stay safe and we’ll see you on the mountain!

Wednesday 21st of February

Temp at Top: -8

Weather: Snowy

Base at top:  360cm

Base at Uenotara station: 290cm

New snow since close: 10cm


6cm overnight… More to come tonight!

We woke up to snow today and the snow should continue throughout the day and tomorrow with the heaviest fall at night.  We’ll see the sun on Thursday at this stage and more snow coming over the weekend.

We’re looking at a good end to February and fingers crossed conditions continue for March.

Get out there, stay safe and have fun.

Temp at Top: -7

Weather: Snowy

Base at top:  365cm

Base at Uenotara station: 295cm

New snow since close: 6cm


Close to 1m in 2 days!  Bring it on!

We’re halfway through Feb and if this weather continues, March is going to be something special.  More snow is on it’s way this week with Tuesday night receiving the heaviest snowfall.

Get up on the mountain, get amongst the fun in Nozawa Onsen and the amazing powder!

Temp at Top: -10

Weather: Sunny

Base at top:  370cm

Base at Uenotara station: 290cm

New snow since close: 20cm


Stealth powder day here again in Nozawa (70cm in 24 hours)

Nozawa Snow Report Sunday 18th of February 2018

70cm in 24 hours

We’ve had a heap of snow fall over the last 24 hours and it’s still continuing today!  Shovelling will be happening around town and there will be fun to be had on the mountain.  A lot of snow fall means you need to be a little more vigilant up there, stay safe and ride with a friend.  If your gear is feeling a little slow – why not rent out some powder gear whilst you get your gear freshly waxed?  Perfect time as there is powder everywhere!

Have a great day up there, stay safe and we’ll see you on the mountain!

Temp at Top: -11

Weather: Cloudy

Base at top:  365cm

Base at Uenotara station: 265cm

New snow since close: 46cm


Snow for the weekend

What a way to start the weekend.  Good morning everyone.  The snow is on it’s way today.  Looking to set in further this afternoon and this evening with temperatures dropping through the day.  Might get some sun on Monday for those after some sunshine.  Next week looks to be a snowy one with snow everyday.

Yesterday was a gorgeous day up on the mountain, the sun was out and with the fresh snow lots of fun was found over the whole day.

Have a great weekend everyone, stay safe and we’ll see you up there.

Temp at Top: -6

Weather: Cloudy

Base at top:  320cm

Base at Uenotara station: 265cm

New snow since close: 0cm