SUP, MTB, Yoga, Hiking and more
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.
Green field SUP tours, camping and more. Green field, owned and operated by a multi-generational local family, runs a professional SUP guiding and hire company. They can get you into SUPing on the calm waters of Hokuryu or Sutakako lakes- both very close to Nozawa- or you can try a more adventurous river tour on the Chikuma river or further afield. Be sure to check out their amazing tree house campsite set in the Cedar forest below the village.
Compass house- run by the Ueno family, very long term locals- operate a sportswear outlet in the main street and offer bike hire and tour services to summer guests. They maintain the quality MTB courses on the mountain from spring to Autumn, with access from the Nagasaka gondola, and can offer a bike delivery service to your accommodation. They also have a great range of road and cross bikes, and electric bikes for easy access to the trails during seasons that the gondola is offline.
Snow crystal Yoga.
Snow crystal yoga is operated by ‘born and bred’ local Hiromi Matsumura.
Snow crystal offers single classes through to longer retreats and accommodation, with classes in either English or Japanese. Hiromi can offer you the genuine Nozawa experience.
Nozawa holidays yoga retreats
Nozawa holidays offer a variety retreat plans, throughout the year with a variety of International and local instructors.
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.
Bouldering and climbing gym @ the dojo
The Dojo is a climbing and bouldering gym and offers something a little different to your regular activities in a small onsen village.
Follow on Instagram for updates: @thedojoclimbing
Website coming soon.