Local men play drum and flute while dancing suited with an old traditional costume for the event. At the same time, many Japanese lanterns are used to decorate the streets making Nozawa onsen an even more photogenic place.
The most important festival of the year in Nozawa
Lunar (Chinese) New Year - gong xi fa cai!
With this much snow, who wouldn't have a snowman competition?
Not just for couples!
Spot the mini lanterns on the route to Nagasaka slope
One of Japan busiest holidays
A walking festival
Azalea flower festival
Harvest week for takenoko, bamboo shoot!
Renowned trail race of 14km, 23km and 65km as well as vertical climb race
Food, music and fireworks
Local Taiko band annual concert
Celebration of the turnip harvest
Opening of the ski resort and celebration of the start of winter season
Booze and fireworks, counting down to a new year!
Happy New Year!
Meet Nozawa Onsen's mascot - Naski! A skiing Nozawana (local Japanese pickle)
Thanksgiving celebration on the streets of Oyu-dori