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Nozawa Onsen

Posted on 13 May 2009 by supergaijin

Nozawa Onsen is an incredibly picturesque mountain and villiage. Nozawa Onsen town is at the base of the mountain and is blanketed in snow for the duration of the winter season. The township itself is slightly hilly, being at the very foot of the mountain, and absolutely oozes character.

There are 13 free Onsens smattered around the township where you can take a dip if you take your own towel and soaps. In addition to this there is one larger Onsen complex near the ski field and a couple more within a quick drive.

The streets are quaintly winding and the steam from steamed bun vendors selling their delicious wares on the streetsides only adds to the atmosphere. At night time there are a variety of good restaurants and even a couple of pokey little bars to enjoy.

The mountain is of medium size with plenty of variety to suit most skiers and boarders. This mountain is also known for its off piste boarding. For boarders the skyline run can be a lot of fun and provides fantastic view of the valley below and surrounding mountains on a clear day.

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  1. richie Says:

    Hi, thanks for the comment. Yep, I’m working on putting up a lot more Top10s – please check back again soon!

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