Nozawa Onsen is still very much a traditional working Japanese farming village with shrines, onsens or hot spring houses and traditional style inns dotting the village. Many ski resorts in Japan have become international so very similar to other big resorts around the world.
Nozawa Onsen retains its traditional unique charm. Snow and the mountains are an amazing combination in bringing a family together with a mutual passion. Many families book with Nozawa Holidays year after year, they have fallen in love with Nozawa and the family sport of the downhill slide.
The resort has built an awesome park for the kids in the Hikage Bowl at the base of the mountain. It has jumping castles, slides, tube runs, two magic carpets and a day care center just inside if they get cold or the parents want to hit the slopes themselves.
There are great options for English speaking ski school for kids and adults in Nozawa with either Nozawa Holidays or the Nozawa Ski Resort. Experienced and fun instructors from all over the world.
Nozawa is safe, clean and always an important factor when planning a family holiday, it is one of the cheapest places in the world to ski with some of the best snow. Lift passes, food and even accommodation can be as much as half price compared to skiing in Australia.