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Powder bliss in Nagano ; NOZAWA ONSEN

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> Deep powder resort with a vast slope area > Grand samurai-era bathhouses and inns > Traditional hot spring healing destination Nozawa Onsen has depth as a snow holiday destination in more ways than one. The first things that come to mind for skiers and snowboarders are its avera… Read More

Steep and deep days in Yamagata

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A scenic 'hot spring kingdom' filled with natural and cultural highlights   Yamagata Prefecture is one of Japan’s heaviest snowfall areas, making it a naturally blessed snow holiday destination just 2.5 hours north of Tokyo by bullet train. Some 160,000 hectares of the prefecture is na… Read More

TWO DAYS IN HOT SPRING HEAVEN, HAKONE

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With spectacular views of Mount Fuji and abundant natural hot springs, Hakone is a rewarding short trip close to Tokyo     Hakone has long been a favourite getaway spot for Tokyoites. An historic hot spring town located some 80 kilometres away from the city in Kanagawa Prefect… Read More

SHIBU ONSEN

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The neighbouring town to the snow monkey park, full of charm and tradition SHIBU Onsen is a quaint hot spring town in Nagano Prefecture that opens up behind a curtain of steam, revealing traditions and architecture of years passed, still standing tall and proud. The town's original spring-head w… Read More

Powder bliss in Nagano-Niigata ; OMACHI

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Enjoy the finer things in a hot spring town on Hakuba’s doorstep   Just 40 minutes from Hakuba, Omachi is local to the ski resorts of Kashimayari Sports Village and Jiigatake. Its hot spring area of Omachi Onsenkyō is set in deep forest, and skiers and snowboarders overnight here from … Read More

Snowed under in Hokkaido ; ASHIBETSU

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Nature up a notch, in the heart of Hokkaido   LOCAL farmland around Furano is famous for its prime produce, and one of these farming districts is the city of Ashibetsu. With 89% of its land area composed of lush forests, it is filled with the fresh atmosphere of alpine countryside, enc… Read More

NISEKO-CHO AND KONBU ONSEN

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Hot spring heaven around the corner from Niseko @JNTO NISEKO still has a few secrets up its sleeve, and one of these is Niseko-chō, or the Niseko town district. Set within the forests and rivers of the lush Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Kaigan Quasi-National Park, it is naturally abundant, and a po… Read More

TOGURA-KAMIYAMADA ONSEN

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Welcoming hot spring town with retro charm Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen carved itself a place on Japan's hot spring destination map just over 120 years ago in 1893. Times were tough, and to revive the local economy, the head of the town implemented a plan to dig for hot springs. Since the waters began… Read More

YUDANAKA ONSEN

Nagano Hot Springs G'Day Japan!

History flows through the hot springs of Yudanaka Onsen From the moment you step off the train at Yudanaka Station, you are already fully immersed in the hot spring town of Yudanaka Onsen. Even the station has its own hot spring facilities for day-trippers, and just outside, one of the town's … Read More

Charming winter journeys in Yamagata

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Mogami Yamagata’s scenic Mogami region, named for the 224 kilometre-long river which flows through it, is more than three-quarters covered in mountainous forest. Much of the forest is ancient, some of the trees millennium-old giants measuring three metres or more around the base of their trunks. … Read More

ECHIGO-YUZAWA

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Romantic hot spring town on the doorstep of the snow country Echigo-Yuzawa inspired the Nobel Prize-winning novel 'Snow Country', and has created a dream-like legacy of romance in the white winters of the north-eastern Japanese countryside. Snow Country was born from the pen of Yasunari Kawabat… Read More

Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort

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www.nozawaski.com/winter/en/index.php  |  Toyosato 7653, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun  |  2+81-269-85-3166  |  Days 8:40-17:20, Nights 16:30-20:00  |  Travelling times to Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort Tokyo: 2 hrs 25 min (train), Osaka: 4 hrs 30 min (train)   QUALITY AND QUANTITY Nozaw… Read More

NOZAWA ONSEN

Nagano Hot Springs G'Day Japan!

Pioneering powder resort with historic hot springs Nozawa Onsen has depth as a snow holiday destination in more ways than one. The first things that come to mind for skiers and snowboarders are its average 12-metre snowfall every year, and snow pack exceeding five metres in the highest sectio… Read More

SHIBU ONSEN

Nagano Basics G'Day Japan!

The neighbouring town to the snow monkey park, full of charm and tradition Shibu Onsen is a quaint hot spring town in Nagano Prefecture that opens up behind a curtain of steam, revealing traditions and architecture of years passed, still standing tall and proud. The town's original spring-h… Read More

TOGURA-KAMIYAMADA ONSEN

Nagano Discover G'Day Japan!

Welcoming hot spring town with retro charm Togura-Kamiyamada Onsen carved itself a place on Japan's hot spring destination map just over 120 years ago in 1893. Times were tough, and to revive the local economy, the head of the town implemented a plan to dig for hot springs. Since the waters beg… Read More

OMACHI

Nagano Hot Springs G'Day Japan!

Enjoy the finer things in a hot spring town on Hakuba’s doorstep Traditional hot spring inns with revitalising baths; glassy lakes reflecting the jagged lines of snow-capped mountains. These are the classic hallmarks of a secluded Japanese alpine retreat, and Omachi has them in abundance. T… Read More

NISEKO-CHO AND KONBU ONSEN

Hokkaido Hot Springs G'Day Japan!

Hot spring heaven around the corner from Niseko Niseko still has a few secrets up its sleeve, and one of these is Niseko-cho, or the Niseko town district. Covered by forests and rivers, it is an abundant farming area known for melons, asparagus and tomatoes; eateries in town serve farm prod… Read More

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