Nozawa retains a timeless Japanese charm with decorative shops and ryokan inns lining its narrow streets. Hot spring water was discovered here 1,300 years ago and gushes through the town from over thirty sources.
Thirteen soto-yu public baths can be freely enjoyed by all.
After a day on its slopes, soothe your body in the waters and soak up the atmosphere of this traditional onsen town
DOSOJIN FIRE FESTIVAL
One of Japan's largest fire festivals, this spectacular event is held every year on January 15. After night falls, 42 year old locals chant and sing atop a wooden shrine guarded by 25 year olds below. A ferocious battle then ensues as wave upon wave of villagers attack with burning torches.
Don't miss this must-see event!
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Ski & Snowboard Rental Shop
Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort. Hikage Slope
Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort. Hikage Slope (under Mos Burger)
Ski & Snowboard School