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Address: 9328 Toyosato, Shimotakai-gun, Nozawaonsen-mura 389-2502 , Nagano Prefecture
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 bath (during my visits only experienced one quite old Japanese man able to sit in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 found one with an almost milky water and what looked like flecks of moss. They... More 

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Sydney
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 mind more rustic experience, go for it. Maybe I'm just getting old and soft?

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Thank deemacvee
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 same for all of them).

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Thank Irina H
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Everett L
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 in the bath house, which I think was great. I would recommend joining in on... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 back to the lodge and din't notice the snow. It made for an easy onsen... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

One of many Onsen in Nozawa. It is an easy 5min walk down from Tannenhof Pension & maybe a lazy 10minutes return. Most times, we stayed & ate dinner the "BEST" Ramen in town across the road (down 1 level) or across for Italian on the other corner. The 10minutes walk return is always a great idea after a good... More 

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Thank ceowarren
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125 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Make it a point to visit this one as it really have the highest temperature and the smell is really good. It gets a little more crowded especially at night.

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Thank Elmolita
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The largest and most beautiful onsen we have visited, and so very hot! You can add cold water to make it bearable, but the locals might ask you to turn the cold spigot back off. There are often a few people in here, but if you are lucky you may have a few moments alone.

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