During Spring Summer and Autumn, besides onsen, there are many other great activities to keep you busy during your time in Nozawa onsen, provided by local family businesses. Be sure to check them out.
Some of the most popular are listed below but please see the Nozawa Onsen tourist information centre for more interesting things to do.
Walking / hiking tours
Local lady Takako Iida runs Nozawa onsen Tours and knows Nozawa like the back of her hand. She can guide you through the local back streets while explaining the history of Nozawa or can take you into the surrounding mountains to the meet some of the local plant and animal life, and see the best natural sites Nozawa has to offer. Nozawa onsen tours operates all year round from snow shoe tours in winter through to mountaineering in summer.