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A small family-run inn in Nozawa-onsen with shared toilets/bath, tatami rooms and in-room wifi. Great location midway between the main street shops and eateries (200m downhill) and the Nagasaka gondola (200m uphill).
Reasonably-priced traditional Japanese inn with awesome wifi! Perfect location for those who plan to visit the various ski resorts in the area during their stay, as most of the ski shuttles depart from Happo Information Center just 150m away. Happo Village scores low on the charm factor though, I much prefer Niseko Hirafu or Nozawa-onsen.
Trip reports and budgeting info for my snowboarding trip to Nagano, covering the well-known Hakuba and increasingly popular Nozawa-onsen.
Failed attempt to go to Madarao so we go look for the famed snow monkeys at Jigokudani monkey park instead.
I want to like Nozawa Onsen. I really do. The tree-lined runs are so pretty, and they allow off-piste riding. But omg the FLATS. ARE. EVERYWHERE. Boarders beware!
Left the gang and journeyed by myself to Nozawa-onsen today to meet up with my panda! Public onsens in Nozawa-onsen were really an eye-opener for me (and I thought I was an onsen expert).