Hi, I\’m staying in Nagano for a day (today..) and just found about the Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival being held today. I really want to go but I\’m worried about getting back Nagano on the same night. I figure if I get a taxi to take me to the TojiriNowakoOnsen station on the JR line before the last train leaves, I should be ok. How easy is it to get a taxi at Nozawa Onsen at around 9 – 9:30 pm? Should I even bother going? Thanks
Dave-san, Thanks for your inquiry. Nozawa Onsen\’s Fire Festival is held every year on January 15th. To really appreciate the festival, I really suggest staying until the end and either staying in Nozawa or arranging a shuttle in advance. It is an unforgettable event — I hope you can go some year.