Although it’s a small village, Nozawa Onsen is surprisingly functional and an easy place to live, with a lot of services you might only expect in a larger town. And its small scale means you can walk everywhere! For locations, opening times, etc, of all these services, just ask us.
Need a close shave, a new look, or just a tidy up? There are several barbers and beauty salons dotted around the village.
Washino, the local butcher’s shop, is a great source of good quality meats. Order a day or two in advance if you have a specific requirement.
There are two very well-equipped clinics.
Note that in Iiyama, 20 minutes away by car, there is a comprehensive hospital.
There is a Yamazaki convenience store 30m from O-yu, for snacks, toiletries etc.
Although many of our properties have guest laundries (and if you’re staying in one that doesn’t but you need to wash a load… ask us!), there is a coin-operated dry cleaners for more major, or delicate clothes.
The village has a public gym located in the Olympic park in the green season and the multipurpose hall in the winter. It’s set up for professional or club-level athletes.
Alternatively, book your accommodation at Kawamotoya and enjoy the village's only modern hotel gym!
There is a stationery shop, a hardware store, t-shirt maker, seamstress,… you’d be surprised!
There are two supermarkets in town, one (Uoyasu) on the main O-Yu street and one (Rainbow) slightly away from the centre. Both are good for all the basics you might need.
There are two pharmacies in the centre of the village with a wide selection of generic medications, and who can also fill a prescription from a Japanese doctor. They will make an effort to understand English!
The post office not only handles your letters and parcels but it has an ATM that will accept a wide range of international ATM, bank, and credit cards. It also sells postcards and small souvenirs.
Driving in Japan is super-easy (but you do need an international driving licence) and this region is rewards a self-drive exploration. You can rent a car in the village, and there are a couple of larger rental shops in Iiyama. Nissan rental is conveniently located right outside Iiyama station!