SUP, MTB, Yoga, Hiking and more

Summer activities

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.

Mountain Biking.

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 & Wellness

Hello, I am a “born and bred” Nozawa local Hiromi Matsumura. I organize and run a wide variety of activities and the genuine experiences in Nozawa including sporting, cultural, and historical. My personal specialty is Yoga and Wellness. I would be happy to assist you to plan your time during your stay and help you focus on relaxing, healing, and healthy eating in tune with the beautiful nature of my village. I can assist with any of the following all-year-round : Yoga & Retreats (group and private) with accommodation, Local cooking experiences, Archaeology, Forest Therapy and Mindful walking.  I also do E-bicycle tours in the warm weather and Snowshoe tours during winter . These can be scheduled and tailored to fit your schedule as you like in either English or Japanese.  After a wonderful day of doing whatever it is you enjoy, you can end your day by unwinding in one of the many natural hot spring onsen located throughout the village.

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.