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9328 Toyosato, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture
+81 269-85-3155
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A traditional onsen that is a must visit

This is a traditional onsen that is small and intimate. It's something that every visitor tomJapan... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Lismore, Australia
Nozawa onsen

Amazing façade; very hot and sulphurous waters. 1 of about 13 free Onsen in Nozawa Onsen. Ones... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Lupin W
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“cold water” (3 reviews)
“sulphur smell” (2 reviews)
“bath house” (2 reviews)
9328 Toyosato, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun 389-2502, Nagano Prefecture
+81 269-85-3155
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is a traditional onsen that is small and intimate. It's something that every visitor tomJapan should experience. We have been to several onsens but this one is very old snd an experience in itself, located right at the bottom of the hill to the...More

Thank Pierre3007
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing façade; very hot and sulphurous waters. 1 of about 13 free Onsen in Nozawa Onsen. Ones' near the hill were more intimate and smaller - able to pull The drain plug to add copious amounts of cold water . Love this place - onsen,...More

1  Thank Lupin W
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Yes, this charming old building has free entry to segregated baths. Two large tubs on each side. Be warned, the water is incredibly hot, but there is one "temperate" and one "hot " bath, the former closer to the entrance. Remember that in Japan one...More

Thank epicurusmaximus744
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Recently visited Nozawa Onsen with some friends, and visited this Onsen a few times after a hard days skiing. Beautiful from the outside, fairly basic on the inside. 2 small baths, one hot and one extremely hot. None of our group managed the extremely hot...More

Thank holdaysforever
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The public ongsens in Nozawa are a treat. If you have enough days, try a few. They snake down the central axis of the town in beautiful timber buildings, inside and out. Temperature varies, as does water quality. Can be almost unbearably hot. And I...More

Thank Yackborn
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This onsen is the most famous of the dozen or more dotted around Nozawa. In two visits, I have not made it far beyond the entrance. Frankly, our hotels had nicer onsens with better amenity, not to mention the sulphur smell. However, if you don't...More

Thank deemacvee
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This onsen is right in the middle of Nozawa village, and is used by tourists and locals alike. It's quite small and can be crowded; I recommend any of the other sotoyu, which I always had to myself (I believe the water is exactly the...More

Thank Irina H
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The water is HOT but so therapeutic. It's really crowded from 5-8 pm. Bring your own soap and towel. The onsen is quite small btw, fitting maybe 5 people.

Thank Everett L
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This public bath (payment is a donation in the money box at the front) is a great place to have a soak after a day's skiing. This is a traditional public bathing house. I got a pamphlet from my hotel on behavioural customs and expectations...More

Thank Brigid D
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I walked all the way from Lodge Nagano with only 1-2 layers of clothes on, in the snow, to enjoy this onsen. I'm so glad I didn't miss it- the building inside and out is beautiful. After the soak, I felt warm all the way...More

Thank michelle c
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