Winter Returns to Nozawa Onsen

by Mark on March 2, 2011

Hinamatsuri or dolls festival in Japan tomorrow. It is also known as girls day

New Snow; 15cm

Base at top; 280cm

Winter seems to have returned to Nozawa this morning with snow falling nicely when we looked out the window. A very pretty sight indeed.

Official reports are showing 10cm has settled on the top and it is still falling at a decent rate as this is being written.

Temperatures dropped overnight and it started to snow in the village early this morning. We were all given an early wake up by the fire brigade trying to get people to help with a fire that had occurred down the valley in Iiyama.

Yesterday was low visibility but pretty nice snow up top falling thru most of the afternoon.

The outlook is for snow to continue until Saturday then sunny for the weekend and more snow early next week so happy days in Nozawa.

Here is some footage from the last week shot and edited by one of our guests the talented Richard Sprod. Hope you enjoy it.

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