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

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

lodge-nagano-streetPrintable Information Kit for Nozawa Onsen

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 Snow Report Thursday 18th January 2018

by Mark on January 18, 2018

The big chill is coming

Nozawa Snow Report Thursday 18th January 2018

The big chill is coming

Wax those boards and ready the shovels as we have some heavy snowfall predicted for early next week.  The temperatures will continually drop until they plummet on Tuesday.  With this temperature drop we should see light snow fall to bring us into the weekend.

The best conditions will be up at Yamabiko on top of the mountain.

Have a great day everyone, stay safe and we’ll see you on the mountain.

Temp at Top: -1℃

Weather: Snowy

Base at top: 240 cm

Base at Uenotara station: 185 cm

New snow since close: 0 cm

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Snow falling on top of the mountain

Yesterday we woke up with a layer of fog around which later cleared to a sunny day.  Best conditions will be found up on the top runs today where it’s forecast for snow.  We should expect some light snow over the next few days and Monday night will hopefully start the week off right with some heavy snowfall.

Have a great day everyone, stay safe and we’ll see you on the mountain.

Temp at Top: 0℃

Weather: Snow

Base at top: 255 cm

Base at Uenotara station: 200 cm

New snow since close: 0 cm

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Nozawa Snow Report Tuesday 16th January 2018

by Mark on January 16, 2018

Wonderful festival last night

Sunny conditions on the mountain yesterday which led in to a wonderful Dosojin festival last night.  We have 20 cm expected tomorrow to fall throughout the day and evening followed by some light snow to finish the week.

Nozawa Onsen held the Dosojin or Fire festival last night which drew a massive crowd and was spectacular to witness.

Enjoy these blue bird days and join in as we snow-dance our way through the week.

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

 

Temp at Top: -3℃

Weather: Cloudy

Base at top: 265 cm

Base at Uenotara station: 210 cm

New snow since close: 2 cm

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Nozawa Snow Report Monday 15th January 2018

by Mark on January 15, 2018

Absolutely knee deep in powder

What a magic day we had yesterday here in Nozawa Onsen, with that 46cm of fresh powder, absolutely knee deep in the morning and it kept snowing until around midday. All over the mountain people where plowing through the snow and lots of shovelling in the village. Last night the building of the Shrine continued into the night ready for tonight main event. We woke up to a spectacular clear blue bird sky today, with an amazing pink and purple sunrise.   We should see snow begin to fall again on Tuesday evening and then continue into Wednesday.

Fire festival is happening tonight, check out the specific post for all the time info.

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

Temp at Top: -5℃

Weather: Sunny

Base at top: 275 cm

Base at Uenotara station: 220 cm

New snow since close: 0 cm

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Fire Festival Ceremonial Log Race

by Mark on January 14, 2018

Watch the towns men on their journey down the mountain through town.

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