- Nozawa, Japan
Nestled away amongst the Japanese Alps you will find the resort village of Nozawa.
Referred to as Nozawa Onsen, the village is steeped in culture and tradition and is one of a few Japanese villages that retains its timeless Japanese character.
It is a hotspring and farming village and one of the richest sources of Hot Springs in Japan as there is a great amount of water flowing to the village from the surrounding mountains.
You will feel as if you are one of the locals while you treck up one of the traditional cobelstone paths towards the ski lifts. The traditional temples and Japanese Inns taking in your eyesight along the way.
Once you reach the base gondola (only a short stroll from town) you will be greeted with some of Japan's best snow conditions and respected ski resorts. It is owned and maintained by the local government body who really do take good care of this beautiful resort.
With the combination of a traditional Japanese hot spring village and a modern ski facility, Nozawa Onsen is one of Japans leading resort villages.