About us

Nozawa-Onsen ski resort is ranked as one of Japan’s top ski resorts in size, history and snowfall. 100% natural high quality snow—often very dry powder—makes skiing possible well into May. With its variety of slopes and courses, Nozawa-Onsen Ski Resort is suitable for everyone from advanced to beginners and families, both skiers and snowboarders.

Nozawa-Onsen is also a popular hot-spring health resort thanks to efforts in environmental improvement and other areas. There are thirteen atmospheric public bathhouses called "Soto-yu", and visitors can sample several of them on a relaxing Onsen pilgrimage.

Nozawa-Onsen is home town of 15 Olympians including 1 gold medalist at 1992 Albertville, Mr. Kono Takanori. Olympic medals and equipment used by athletes are displayed at The Ski Museum close to Hikage slope.

This website is run by Nozawa Onsen Tourism Association the official tourism association of our village. We originally started within village office in 1967 and currently have about 300 members throughout our village and cover most of the hotels, guest houses and retail shops. We have Japanese travel agency license and work together with hotel association, ski area operating company, government office as well as various other organizations to promote tourism at Nozawa Onsen.

From this website, you can send us request for accommodation booking. Our booking professional will check the availability and reply to you with details within the next few days. If your preferred hotel and/or dates are fully booked, we will draw on our local knowledge to find you another, tailored option that is closest to your request.