#GOTOTRAVEL: The Snow Has Started Falling in Nagano – Plan & Book Your Nozawa Onsen Ski/Snowboard Trip for Winter 2020/21!
  • #GOTOTRAVEL: The Snow Has Started Falling in Nagano – Plan & Book Your Nozawa Onsen Ski/Snowboard Trip for Winter 2020/21!


    Once best known for its hot springs and as a place of healing, Nozawa Onsen has in more recent years emerged as one of Nagano’s most popular ski resorts, offering great powder, a good mix of terrain and a lively village at night.


    Our ‘Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort’ page has everything you need to know about the resort including all the stats, operating dates, highlights, ticket info, rental and ski school, facilities for families, accommodation info and how to get there.


    Boasting around 300 hectares of terrain, the resort is particularly well-suited to snowboarders and international visitors, who flock to Nozawa each winter. A such, the resort caters well to English and other foreign language-speakers, including lots of good accommodation and dining options.


    With the new ‘Nagasaka’ Gondola set to open for winter 2020/21 and great deals on offer through ‘Go To Travel’, it’s time to get planning, book and save on your winter getaway to Nozawa Onsen.

    For accommodation listings, see our ‘Nozawa Onsen Area’ hotel page.

    To keep up-to-date with what’s happening in Nagano, make sure to like and follow us on: FACEBOOK / TWITTER / INSTAGRAM.

    ‘Go To Travel’ Campaign

    As our recent blog outlined, foreign residents and Japanese citizens are currently eligible for big savings under the national ‘Go To Travel’ campaign – discounts of 35% to 50% off you travel costs!


    For full details regarding what’s involved and what’s on offer, see our ‘#SNOWMONKEYRESORTSLOCAL: What is Japan’s ‘Go To Travel’ Campaign?’ blog article or head straight to our ‘What is Japan’s ‘Go To Travel’ Campaign’ page.


    For complete overview of current deals available to foreign residents, please refer to our ‘Travel Japan: Offers & Deals’ page.


    We hope this page is helpful in understanding what you’re entitled to and helping you discover more in Nagano and Central Japan.


    Many shinkansen fares including the Hokuriku Shinkansen running from Tokyo to Nagano (and onto Kanazawa) are also heavily discounted – up to 50% of the regular price! Another reason to get planning and book your next trip to Nagano.


    Our ‘Discount Shinkansen Tickets: How to Buy Online’ page includes a step-by-step English guide for buying discounted tickets online, while our ‘JR East Welcome Pass 2020’ page has everything you need to know – including how and where to buy – the newly announced 3-day travel pass for foreign passport-holders!


    This information is provided as part of our ‘Clean Green & Healthy’ campaign, allowing you to plan and book your future travel to Japan with peace of mind.


    Blessed with some of Japan’s most pristine and beautiful natural landscapes, Central Japan is the perfect place to escape the congestion of the city and the worries of daily life, and get back to your true nature – and with winter just round the corner, Nagano offers Japan’s best skiing and snowboarding within easy access of Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka and beyond! We hope to see you here in Nagano this winter!



    When planning and booking your trip to Nozawa Onsen, it’s important that you can do so with confidence that your intended destinations will be both enjoyable and safe.


    As Nagano’s No.1-rated tour and charter operator, we offer a range of services including group tours, private tours and private charters to help you get the most out of your time in the region – and as a participating travel agent with ‘Go To Travel’, we can package your transport, accommodation and more so you save as much as possible!


    We can arrange transport to and from any destination in the region, with a customised itinerary to suit your travel needs, packaged together with accommodation, ski passes or whatever you might need!


    Our drivers and vehicles are fully certified, allowing us to transport you to and from Nozawa Onsen or any other resort in Nagano. Vehicles are fitted with a protective screen – separating the driver from passenger and luggage area – and our drivers wear protective masks, allowing you to move between your destinations in comfort and safety.


    We can arrange both private tours with an English-speaking guide or a private charter, including a private vehicle and driver but without a guide. We’d love to be part of that experience and help you discover even more!

    Why choose us?

    Awarded a 2022 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for our 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour – recognised as one of the Top 10 Experiences in Japan – we have the local knowledge and experience to help you get the most out of your time in Nagano and Central Japan.

    Got a question about visiting Nozawa Onsen this winter? Contact us and let’s get planning together!