Tradition and folk craft
In Nozawaonsen-Mura you will discover the full of charm of authenticity. The pickled Nozawana that originated in this village, edible wild plants provided by the bountiful countryside, a variety of local vegetable dishes, Shinshu Soda Onsen Manju, and the local Japanese Sake are all highly recommended.
Hatoguruma and a wide variety of other akebi vine crafts are typical traditional handcraft of the village.
Uenotaira Ski Area - Find the letters; make a word!
All beginners are welcomed to the mountain summit ski area of Uenotaira, home to the best snow quality and views in the world. Come play our game of 'find the letters', and make the complete word to win your share of original Nozawa Onsen Merchandise!
Kitashinshu Exploration Discount
Valid during the '17/'18season.
To all the valued customers of Kitashinshu Area's Ski Resorts:
Nozawa Onsen is proud to offer a ¥500 discount to all customers who can bring a 2 day or longer expired lift pass from Kijimadaira , Sakae Club, Togari Onsen, Madarao Kogen or Ryuo Ski Park.
Big Snow Community: "Kitashinshu Area Ski Resort Stamp Rally"
Receive one stamp from each Kijimadaira , Sakae Club, Togari Onsen, Madarao Kogen, Ryuo Ski Park and Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, during the '17/'18 season, to receive your prize of local produce direct from the Kitashinshu area. For more details check the fliers located at each ski resort.
Make Nozawa Onsen your first choice this season!"
Have you decided where your first ski of the season will be?
Nozawa Onsen is offering a special price on 1 day tickets from Saturday 25th November, expiring Friday 15th December.
Nozawa Onsen Opening 1 Day lift Pass Special
===1 Day Lift Pass===
Adult: ¥4,800 → ¥3,400
Child: ¥2,200 → ¥1,700
Senior: ¥3,700 → ¥2,600
Nozawa Onsen is proud to say; Its snow coverage is entirely, 100% natural!!
*Should snow coverage be insufficient, Nozawa Onsen reserves the right to postpone the event.
The Daily Nozawa Onsen Photo Race
Take your best pic at all three of the days locations, and be one of the first ten people to show them to Ticket Centre staff to receive your prize of original Nozawa Onsen Merchandise!!
From 11:00, Saturday 16th December
Come to the first official opening event at Nozawa Onsen and enjoy your complimentary bowl of piping hot Nabe, washed down with a warming cup of Japanese sake!!
Christmas Plan: Santa Visits Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort!
From 10:00 on both the 23rd ＆ 24th of December
See Santa make an appearance at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort!
Be one of the first 100 people each day to meet the jolly big man, and claim your Christmas Present!
New Years Eve Night Skiing ＆ Fire work display!
31st of December 2017
Come enjoy some New Years Eve Skiing, with Night Skiing extended until 11:30！ Welcome in the New Year sipping on your choice of free Japanese sake or complimentary mulled wine, then sit back and watch the spectacular fire work display, set off right over the ski area!!.
Happy New Years! Free Sake Toast
From 11:00 1st January 2018 – Uenotaira Ski Area, Raise your glasses to welcome the first day of the New Year with a complimentary cup of Japanese Sake!
*Please note limited numbers are available
Come play with Naski!
Hikage Ski Area Kids Park | Every weekend (Saturday ＆ Sunday)
Come play with Naski, Nozawa's very own larger than life character, and see if you can beat him in a sled race or game of paper scissors rock. You might just get the chance to take home some Naski prizes!
NikoNiko Winter Festival – Come let us show you our appreciation for choosing Nozawa Onsen!
Come to the main street to enjoy a performance from the Dousojin Drum troupe, and don't forget to enjoy your free glass of Japanese sake.
Current plans are under way to organize a Paper Scissor Rock competition that could just see you walk away with some luxury prizes!!
Come enjoy some sticky Mochi with Naski!!
12th of January 2018 – In front of the Hikage Information Centre
Be one of the first 100 people to enjoy some sticky Mochi with Nozawa's lovable Naski!!
Cultural Folk Festival 'Dousojin Fire Festival'
15th January (Each Year)
With a gallant display of bravery, this traditional Fire Festival is one of Japan's top 3.
The years largest event, come watch as the flames leap high and fierce!
Date ＆ Time
From 1PM 13th January: The men drag their felled logs from the forest to the ceremony site.
Until Midnight 15th January: The men work hard on constructing the Shrine used in the ceremony
By lunch shrine construction has finished.
19:00 – The ceremonial fire source commences its journey
19:30 – Ceremonial Lanterns are erected
20:00 ~ Fireworks display & Drum troupe performance 20:30: The ceremonial fire source arrives
20:30 ~ Nozawa Village representatives, Ceremonial lantern holders and small children take part in a mock, ceremonial assault on the Shrine
20:50 ~ Adults assault the tower for real in an attempt to burn it down
22:00: Ceremony finishes
Cultural Folk Festival 'Dousajin Fire Festival'
Kids Day - 3rd Sunday every month
Free lift tickets for junior high school kids and below:
Valentines Day: Complimentary Chocolate Fondue!
To all those fine gents who were lucky enough to receive a bunch of Chocolates this Valentine's Day, and those not so fortunate, are all invited Nozawa Onsen Ski resort this 14th of February!
Receive a small gift when you purchase your lift tickets at the Ticket office. Plans are also currently under way to bring to you a free fondue service, right on the slopes!
Winter Holy Light Festival
Winter Holy Light Festival
Date: Saturday 10th March
Festival Location: Nozawa Onsen Snow Resort – Hikage ski Area Festival Times: From 19:30~
Come make the Ski slopes shake, and see the magical display light up the world!
Please enjoy our slopes by night, and entirely different experience to the light of day.
Plans are under way to have our very own Mascot Character 'Naski' appear on stage!
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