Nozawa Onsen has been gaining in popularity for some time now. It’s a small ski resort but there are some excellent backcountry and side-country areas close by. You’ll get to enjoy vertical drops of up to 1085 meters and hundreds of acres of terrain in the resort. The town itself is also beautiful to explore as it maintains the traditional hot spring village vibe.
In the winter the temperature can drop to around -7°C but averages sit at around -2°C. The summers are warm and there is considerable rainfall year round.
Fly to Tokyo then take the bus or take the bullet train from Tokyo to Iiyama station then take a bus for the last stretch.
January, February and March
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