Tips For A Snow Holiday In Traditional Nozawa Onsen
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Tips For A Snow Holiday In Traditional Nozawa Onsen

Posted By Stay Nozawa     November 25, 2022    


Nozawa Onsen village is a scenic skiing location in Nagano prefecture. You will not stop raving about this snow heaven, once you get to visit it.


It is a lesser known skiing location than Hakuba but the full blown Japanese cultural encounters and hot springs make Nozawa a worth-visit destination. 


Every year tourists from across the globe choose  Nozawa to spend their winter or summer holidays in JapanWhen there is no snow, you get plenty of other options like local festivals, hiking, mountain biking and of course local cuisines.


However, today’s post is dedicated to a snow holiday. So we are focusing majorly on the months between December to March. Keep on reading if Nozawa is on your radar and you are searching for every bit of information regarding food, accommodation, travel and ski gear.


How to reach Nozawa Onsen?

There are quite a few options to get there however the easiest is to fly to Tokyo and book a snow shuttle bus service to Nozawa.


Keep in mind, the snow shuttle bus service will only be available from 24th December 2022 to 5th March 2022.  So book early as there is a high chance that seats will fill in quickly.


Your other options to reach Nozawa are to take a bullet train from Tokyo, drive your own car or book a private transfer via a tourist agency. 


Your options for Nozawa Onsen accommodation ski-in ski-out

There are plenty of accommodations adjacent to the ski gondola in Nozawa Onsen. If you want to access skiing lifts from your hotel then you can make a reservation at any of the following hotels:

  • Kamoshika Ski Lodge
  • Scheider Hotel
  • Iroha Apartment
  • Heidi Apartment


Which are the best Nozawa Onsen Restaurants?

Tanuki Café and Bar is your best bet if you want to explore some traditional Japanese cuisine during your stay. The key highlights of this place include:

  • Japanese Whiskey
  • Boutique spirits
  • Teppanyaki menu
  • Fresh baked goods

You must not miss Teppanyaki grills during your stay in Nozawa Onsen. Other popular cuisines can be explored at Schneider Restaurant, Nappa 78 Café, and Yakitori cuisine at Atarashiya. Don’t worry if you are not a fan of Japanese cuisine, you will be able to find Italian and Mexican food including your favourite pizza and burger in Nozawa Onsen.


What you must know about Nozawa Onsen Liner Bus?

Liner bus is a cheap and convenient way to get to the town. Reservation is not required to be on the liner bus. Make sure to get a ticket from the ticket machine. You can take Liner from Ilyama to Nozawa and it costs you around Y600.


Skiing adventure in Nozawa

Winters are busy in Japan. If you are planning to visit around the New Year, it is advised to plan ahead and make reservations for everything including accommodation and ski rentals.


Let the experts at Stay Nozawa plan a memorable holiday for you. Their expertise and local knowledge are admired by visitors who need personalized information for a holiday in Nozawa Onsen. Contact the Stay Nozawa team right now if you need help with accommodation, transfers, lift passes, gear rentals, and lessons.