Nozawa Onsen Accommodation, Nagano, The Alps Japan

Updated January 4, 2013:  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 Invitations

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!

Blue skies and magic views in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on April 16, 2014

Looking across at Mt Myoko from the west side for a change

Looking across at Mt Myoko from the west side for a change

Base up top: 280 cm

Temp Top; 3 Degrees

Base at Uenotaira 190 cm

New Snow since close: 0 cm

Weather; Sunny

More glorious sunshine on the menu again today in Nozawa. Has been some beautiful days and fun spring conditions.

Still 280cm base and top to bottom skiing along the home trail so can still enjoy a 10km run home!

Perfect for the families here enjoying the warmer days and fun conditions. The park rats also have been enjoying the park to themselves.

If you are feeling adventurous then there are some amazing hikes around Nozawa and neighbouring mountains to be explored.

More sunny days and light winds ahead so slap on the sunscreen and get out there…

 

 

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The Ski Tour is more about the climb than the ride. But can imagine the drop on that peak in the back...

The Ski Tour is more about the climb than the ride. But can imagine the drop on that peak in the back…

Base up top: 300 cm

Temp Top; 3 Degrees

Base at Uenotaira 210cm

New Snow since close: 0 cm

Weather; Sunny

Have had a couple of nice days in Nozawa with plenty of sunshine and fun conditions. As we do most years we went for a ski tour for a few days. This time to Mt Hiuchi just behind Mt Myoko. We look at this mountain range most days from Nozawa but now after climbing it we will look at it in a different way.

Was an amazing tour and will post a few shots. The weather was perfect, still lots of snow and the scenery second to none.

In  Nozawa temps are set to drop a but today and we may see some light snow fall up high. Then lots more glorious sunshine for the rest of the week. Have to love spring…

The Nozawa Holidays gang enjoying the views from the hut before taking off

The Nozawa Holidays gang enjoying the views from the hut before taking off

 

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No April Fools in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on April 5, 2014

April 5th Villa Nozawa Dump

After a few warm days we have been blessed with a cold blanket of goodness in NozawaBase up top: 310 cm

 

Base up top 310cm

Temp Top; -8 Degrees

Base at Uenotaira 210cm

Base at bottom; 110 cm

New Snow since close: 30 cm

Weather; Snowing!

Just like that and boom we have a “ Magic Foot “ on April the 5th! The official figures have not dropped as yet but with about 20cm in town I figure there should be a bit more up top.

One of the guests asked me last night if their kids were going to see snow fall in the Village before they leave today. Sure enough it started lightly just before we went to bed last night and then this morning we have a solid blanket covering the whole town.

Being the weekend there should be a few more lifts open too and not much motion around town so don’t think there will be a lot of competition for tracks.

It should snow a bit over the weekend with low temps then back to sunshine on Monday.

Anyway get out of bed and get up there and enjoy.

 

 

 

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Ski Lessons in Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on April 4, 2014

Spring is a great time for Kids to fall in love with skiing. Kai and friends cruising on Uenotaira

Spring is a great time for Kids to fall in love with skiing. Kai and friends cruising on Uenotaira

Base up top: 290 cm

Temp Top; 2 Degrees

Base at Uenotaira 210cm

Base at bottom; 110 cm

New Snow since close: 0 cm

Weather; Overcast

 

Bit of a bleak morning in Nozawa with light rain falling in the Village. The forecast is promising snow for the top but the cameras are not showing any yet. Temps are set to drop rapidly this afternoon so hopefully some snow for the upper slopes.

Yesterday was a warm spring day probably not the best for the powder hounds but for the kids the sunshine and slower snow was perfect for learning and turning! Here is a link to lessons in Nozawa  http://www.nozawaholidays.com/lesson-registration/

Lots of photos of Cherry blossoms filtering thru from Tokyo and Osaka and “Hanami” is in full swing in the lower lying towns now. Another reason to visit Japan at this time of year.

 

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Beautiful Spring Skiing in Nozawa

by Mark on April 2, 2014

Aptil 1st 2014 is this the last dump of the season?

Aptil 1st 2014 is this the last dump of the season?

Base up top: 305 cm

Temp Top; 2 Degrees

Base at Uenotaira 225cm

Base at bottom; 120 cm

New Snow since close: 0 cm

Weather; Sun Shiny Day no wind

Perfect clear blue skies in Nozawa this morning after what was a fairly chilly night.

We had a BBQ yesterday afternoon and it was a bit cool hanging on to a beer! Today may have been a better day as the mercury looks like will hit about 15 degrees in the village today.

Mornings seem to be the best conditions at the moment but I don’t mind the slush in the afternoons either. That last little dump made for a nice few days up top and the views were spectacular

The forecast is unfortunately for some rain tomorrow night and into Thursday with temps dropping Friday and a chance of snow up top then some sunshine into next week. Anyway time to don the T Shirt and embrace your inner Spring…

 

 

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