Discover Nozawa Onsen

Experience the allure of Nozawa Onsen, a picturesque village nestled at the foot of Kenashi Mountain. Renowned for its hot springs and ski slopes, this quaint area offers a wealth of activities and attractions to explore. Stroll through the charming streets, sample the local cuisine, and uncover the rich history and culture of this enchanting Japanese village.

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities


Getting around in Nozawa Onsen

The easiest way around Nozawa Onsen is on foot, since the major sights and attractions are within walking distance from each other. 

Getting to Nozawa Onsen

How long to stay in Nozawa Onsen

We recommend staying here between one and two days.

Hotels in Nozawa Onsen

Seasonal information

Winter sports:

Ski resorts in Japan typically run from January until April. Though this can differ from year to year, depending on the amount of snow.

  • Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort: click here for the most up-to-date information.

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Day trips from Nozawa Onsen

The Hakuba Valley is a renowned ski destination, offering an array of trails with varying difficulties to suit skiers of all levels. Choose from several resort areas, including Tsugaike Ski ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 59.17

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Travel back in time at Ikaho Onsen, one of Japan's most renowned hot spring towns. The charming streets, lined with local souvenir shops and traditional inns, create an authentic atmosphere. ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 63.40

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Escape to Karuizawa, a tranquil mountain resort where you can immerse yourself in nature. Wander through the nearby forest and discover the enchanting Kumoba Pond and the cascading Shiraito Falls. ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 65.13

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Witness the majesty of Ueda Castle, a striking landmark that dominates the cityscape of Ueda. With its rich history and captivating architecture, the castle is a must-see attraction for any ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 68.81

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