NOZAWA ONSEN - Where hot meets cold!
The only place in the world where they have public thermal foot baths right on the street next to a 6 foot snowbank!
Nozawa Onsen is something quite special, one of the steeper Japanese resorts the ski terrain is superb. Couple this with a unique Japanese town you can really experience ancient Japan.
Its well worth staying in a Ryokan ( Japanese guest house) and getting the full immersive Japanese experience. Combine the skiing with the hot pools and the food and you have unique cultural experience you will find nowhere else!
Family Friendly: 4/10
Powder Hounds Paradise : 7/10
Ski terrain: 40% Beginner |30% Intermediate |30% Advanced
Vertical Drop: 1,085m
Base Elevation: 565m
Summit Elevation: 1,650m
Skiable area: 734 acres
Longest Run: 10km
Trails: 36 plus off piste
Hot pools / Onsens
Snow shoe tours
Snow monkey tours
Check out the public Onsen baths - but be aware no togs allowed!
Stay in a Ryokan, wear a kimono, eat and drink Japanese and soak up the atmosphere