Latest from the Nagano ambassadors Blog
Accommodations Search
Trip Planning
Download 100+ Nagano Activities

Top » Onsens » Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen

Northern Nagano Area
Nozawa Onsen
Nozawa Onsen
Nozawa Onsen
Nozawa Onsen
Nozawa Onsen


Nozawa Onsen is a quaint mountain village north of Nagano City with an onsen that according to legend dates back to the 8th Century. The village center is a collection of ryokans, minshuku and souvenir shops congregated on the slope at the base of the Nozawa ski resort. The hot spring mineral water in Nozawa is unrivaled, with over 30 natural springs supplying the ryokans and also 13 public baths. Of these, Oyu, with its traditional wooden architecture, represents the best of Nagano’s onsen culture. Also distinctive of Nozawa Onsen is the “Ogama” spring where locals go to cook vegetables in the hot onsen water.


Nozawa Onsen Village  [Map]


Nozawa Onsen Tourism Association
Tel: 0269-85-3155 / Fax: 0269-85-3883


By Car: 20 km / 25 min from Toyota-Iiyama IC

By Train: 20 min bus ride from Togari Nozawa Onsen Station (JR Iiyama Line)
75 min bus ride from Nagano Station (JR Nagano Shinkansen)

Search for related entries (using Google)