Just an hour’s drive from Nagano, Nozawa Onsen is renowned for it’s hot springs and traditional Japanese feel. The small resort offers a variety of terrain including great off piste options and gets reliable snowfall during peak season. Immerse yourself in culture and stay in one of the many ryokan for an authentic experience. The riding options aren’t the only highlight in Nozawa with the town having more than 30 natural hot springs that supply the ryokans as well as the 13 public baths. It’s a great way to soothe the aches and pains afer a long day riding. Access to Nozawa Onsen is relatively easy, with access from Tokyo via the bullet train to Nagano and then a direct bus to Nozawa Onsen.