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.
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Access and Parking
By Train:25 min by Nozawa Onsen Liner bus from Iiyama Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen)