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NOZAWA & IIYAMA
  • Nozawa Fire Festival

    In the midst of winter Nozawa comes to life with the exuberance, antics, and heat of its famous Fire Festival

  • Deep powder days and party at night

    Nozawa is home to a popular ski resort known for its powder snow, great terrain, and lively village nightlife

  • Nanohana Flower Festival

    Every May welcomes the blooming of fields of yellow 'nanohana' flowers and Iiyama's beloved flower festival

  • 'Kamakura' - domes in the snow

    Winter brings deep snowfall and locals relish the chance to construct traditional 'kamakura' or snow domes for the community to use for dining and drinking

  • The tranquility of rural Japan

    Situated in a valley surrounded by mountains, Iiyama is a rural town which reflects the heart and soul of Japan

NOZAWA & IIYAMA

The hot springs of Nozawa Onsen were discovered in the 8th century and since that time have been known for their healing properties. Like the Japanese for centuries before them, international visitors now head to Nozawa to soak their bodies (and souls) in the ancient springs. The village is home to 13 'soto-yu' (free public baths), which visitors are encouraged to enjoy like a local. Winter brings the village to life as powder snow buries the village and mountains and turns Nozawa into one of the most popular ski resorts in all of Nagano.

A short distance in the valley below Nozawa Onsen, Iiyama is historic town serviced by JR Nagano Station and the Hokuriku Shinkansen (Bullet Train) line. Iiyama's historic past underlies its contemporary character as a hub within an agricultural landscape, and as such, plays host to festivals including the Nanohano Flower Festival (every May), which celebrate the innate connection between people and nature that defines the region.

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TOURS

  • 【CUSTOMIZED SNOW MONKEY PRIVATE TOUR】

    If you have a clear-cut idea of what you w…
  • 【START FROM NOZAWA】SNOW MONKEY PRIVATE TOUR

    Highlights: Private tour with private veh…

HOTELS

  • NOZAWA GRAND HOTEL

    Nozawa Grand Hotel is situated close to…
  • NOZAWA ONSEN AREA

    Nozawa is one of the big three ski reso…
  • IIYAMA AREA

    Iiyama is located in the far north of N…

ACTIVITY

  • NOZAWA ONSEN SKI RESORT

    Nozawa Onsen is one of Japan’s oldes…

EVENT

  • FIRE FESTIVAL IN NOZAWA ONSEN

    January 15th

    Each year on the 15th of January t…
  • IIYAMA NANOHANA FLOWER FESTIVAL

    Every Year : May 3rd - May 5th

    Enjoy the peace and tranquillity o…

BLOG

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