Resort Reviews - tagged 'Nozawa Onsen'

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Nozawa Onsen
野沢温泉
Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano
Submitted by Runamuck on 14th April 2016
Amazing Japan Alps cultural & après experience
The town of Nozawa Onsen could not be faulted in any way or form. The accessibility from Tokyo is easy especially by the Hokuriku Shinkansen (Bullet train) from Tokyo after the Narita Express train from the airport. So you disembark just after Nagano at the nearby Japan Alps township of Iiyama and then either a bus or taxi to Nozawa Onsen.

On arrival you can see this is going to be a special experience. I arrived on the Tuesday prior to
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Nozawa Onsen
野沢温泉
Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano
Submitted by snowdude on 4th March 2016
Had a good time at Nozawa Onsen
Yesterday my brother and I went to Nozawa ski jo, it was the first time for both of us and somewhere I had wanted to go for sometime.

The weather was good, and although it did snow lightly from time to time, it also remained fine and quite sunny for long periods too, and with no wind felt very warm even at the very top it was not cold.

Compared to my area it was warm, I am used to much colder
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Nozawa Onsen
野沢温泉
Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano
Submitted by freshy on 7th September 2015
Plenty of freshies in Nozawa
This was my third trip to Nozawa-Onsen in the last three years, and by far the best. Staying at the Maruji lodge was a fantastic experience along with how great the village atmosphere feels.

Snow conditions were great with 2 days of constant snow, followed by 2 clear blue sky days then finished off with another 3 days of snow, the powder skis were a necessity for when venturing off-piste and was the most fun I have had ever.

Will
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Nozawa Onsen
野沢温泉
Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano
Submitted by malenymike on 16th February 2015
Powder, Onsens and Culture
Nozawa Onsen is the perfect mix On and off Piste vacationing. With masses of trails and places to duck off, there is fresh snow for everyone. Yamabiko rewards the adventurous with beautiful natural gullies where you can ski and board for over a kilometer in natural half pipes. A mix of groomed, ungroomed and off piste makes it a destination for everyone seeking that perfect snow. The lack of crowds mid week make it feel like you
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Nozawa Onsen
野沢温泉
Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano
Submitted by keywe on 30th January 2015
A fun resort with a unique town
Had planned to visit Nozawa mainly because of the off slope options for my beginning to ski partner. That worked out quite well. The town is unique (in my experience anyway). Interesting to wander around but it won't take you long! Everything is quite close together but can sometimes be hard to find until you get your bearings. The onsens are also a pretty cool experience and once you get past the slight embrassesment of
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Nozawa Onsen
野沢温泉
Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano
Submitted by Deggler on 17th January 2015
A great place
I really enjoyed Nozawa Onsen.

Snow conditions when we were there last season were varied. I remember reading it wasn't a classic season. We managed to get one of the good snowfalls, but also a spell of dry and icy conditions. So it was varied. With the powder though the upper mountain was superb.

We enjoyed the village too and the traditional feel of the place. With more foreigners there every year, I hope it doesn't change
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Nozawa Onsen
野沢温泉
Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano
Submitted by severance26 on 16th January 2015
January Three-Day Weekend. Never Disappoints
Saturday was decent powder. Sunday was maybe 10 centimeters. Monday was a full reset, ridiculous dump.

Nozawa. You probably don't need me to tell you, it's awesome. We paid less than 30,000 yen for a bus to Nozawa, two nights, breakfast and dinner, and two tickets. We paid another 3700 for a half-day on Monday.

Stayed up at Yamabiko Saturday until we tracked it out. Met a cool dude who showed me a good place to jump out behind Skyline. Ridiculous powder
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Nozawa Onsen
野沢温泉
Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano
Submitted by meekanik on 19th March 2014
Nozawa ticks all the boxes
We visited Nozawa Onsen for the third time and loved it just as much as the first.

Great skiing for an intermediate like me as well as some challenging runs for the more advanced.

Although the snow this season was not as good as our 2 previous visits it was still amazing compared to anything we have experienced in Australia or New Zealand.

The added bonus with Nozawa is that the village is wonderful, the people welcoming and the
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Nozawa Onsen
野沢温泉
Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano
Submitted by Jerro on 12th February 2014
Great place, not so good snow this year
I like Nozawa, both the skijo and the village.
It's a great place and I have heard that it gets great snow.
But this season it seems be missing out on that and being very average.
None of that full-on for a week kind of snowfall that previous seasons have delivered.

It was almost spring like when I went, early February.
I won't go on about the snow. It just wasn't good.

I like the mountain though especially the top area
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Nozawa Onsen
野沢温泉
Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano
Submitted by 634-maru on 18th January 2014
Possibly over-rated
I have been to Nozawa Onsen a number of times and it seems to be talked about almost always in positive ways. While it's certainly a decent place and offers a lot of terrain, I can't help but come back each time thinking somehow... disappointed. Perhaps it's the level of expectation. I don't know, can't quite put my finger on it.

This season the snow hasn't been all that in Nozawa. Not yet anyway (writing this on
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Nozawa Onsen
野沢温泉
Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano
Submitted by Yayeri on 16th February 2011
Nozawa Onsen review by Yayeri
Having worked for four winter seasons in Austria as a ski teacher I usually associate wintersports with screaming kids, crowded slopes, bad apres-ski music, schnitzels & gluhwein. Not to mention the very grumpy piste patrol threatening to take away your lift pass when you once again ignore the verboten signs in search for perfect powder.

Arriving in Nozawa Onsen on Monday the 31th of January I found almost empty slopes, free hot onsen (Japanese baths) to soak in after a
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Nozawa Onsen
野沢温泉
Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano
Submitted by andrewl on 11th February 2011
Nozawa Onsen review by kevin
A great place to visit, The skiing is excellent.Nozawa Onsen provides an authentic JAPANESE experience rather than just somewhere to ski.

One issue and this is fairly typical of a number of Japanese ski areas is that the lift layout doesnt flow as well as it should and you often have to walk up hill to the next lift as you are ascending the mountain
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