Night skiing is available until 11.30pm. Fireworks will launch at midnight, with free sake and hot wine at the Nagasaka home slope! Alternatively, you can join the locals at the main shrine, welcoming the new year by praying to the sound of the temple bell. Don’t forget to get your good luck note for the coming year.
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
Happy New Year!
Meet Nozawa Onsen's mascot - Naski! A skiing Nozawana (local Japanese pickle)
Thanksgiving celebration on the streets of Oyu-dori