Nozawa Onsen is not just a ski resort, but a small rural town, in the Japan Alps a few hours north-west of Tokyo. It combines traditional Japanese village life with an abundance of 100% natural, high-quality powder snow that lasts well into early May.

Mt. Kenashi (1,650m) is the focus of the snow action at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, with an altitude differential of 1,085 metres and a total ski slope area of 297 hectares.

The massive variety of slopes and courses, including the exciting Snow Park, guarantees satisfaction to snow lovers of all levels from the advanced to beginners as well as families.

Nozawa Onsen is not just well-known for its snow, but it is one of the oldest hot spring resorts in Japan. There are many public hot spring baths across town, in various hotels and traditional Japanese inns, so you are spoiled for choice when looking for somewhere to unwind after a hard day on the slopes.

Day 1 :

Fly from the UK to Tokyo.

Day 2 :

Arrive at Tokyo Haneda airport.

Take the train to Iiyama via Tokyo Station using the JR East Pass.

On arrival at Iiyama in the Japan Alps, take a bus service to Nozawa Onsen.

5 nights accommodation at the Asahiya ryokan or similar, in a Japanese-style room.

Day 3 :

Skiing or snowboarding in Nozawa Onsen. A 4-day ski pass is included.

Day 4 :

Skiing or snowboarding in Nozawa Onsen.

Day 5 :

Skiing or snowboarding in Nozawa Onsen.

Day 6 :

Skiing or snowboarding in Nozawa Onsen.

Day 7 :

Take the bus from Nozawa Onsen to Iiyama station to board the Bullet train to Tokyo.

Stay 2 nights in Tokyo at the Shiba Park Hotel or similar.

Day 8 :

Full day free in Tokyo.

Why not join one of the many JTB Sunrise tours and excursions with English-speaking guide in and around Tokyo? These are just a few of the range available. Contact us to book before you go.

 Tokyo Discovery Tour
 Mt Fuji Golden Tour
 Tokyo Morning Tour
 Nikko World Heritage 1-day tour
 Mt.Fuji – Hakone 1-day tour
 Hidden Kamakura & Enoshima 1-day tour 2017
 Dynamic Tokyo

Day 9 :

Depart Tokyo Haneda Airport on a flight to the UK, arriving the same day.

Date Price per person sharing twin
01-18 December 2017 £2,043
19 December – 26 December £2,364
04 January – 28 February 2018 £2,119
01 – 31 March £2,043

Total package price per person is a “from” price, and is subject to availability of flights on the specified airline in the required class of travel. Different airlines may be offered, at different package prices, depending on availability on your selected dates of travel.


  • Return flight London-Tokyo-London in Economy class, including taxes and other charges
  • JR East Nagano Pass for travel from Tokyo to Iiyama and v.v.
  • 5 nights accommodation in Asahiya ryokan (Japanese style room), including daily breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation in Tokyo (Shiba Park Hotel or similar) including daily breakfast
  • 4-day pass for all ski lifts in Nozawa Onsen resort.

Not included

  • Bus ticket between Iiyama station and Nozawa onsen (pay on the spot)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals and beverages not shown in the above itinerary
  • Incidental costs such as personal laundry, drinks, snacks
  • Passport and other visa document fees (UK citizens do not need a visa for stays up to 90 days in Japan)