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Food and nightlife

One of the highlights of Nozawa Onsen is the amazing dining experiences on offer at the Japanese eateries in the village. Top of the range cuisine can be found in the upmarket ryokans, especially the Onsen Ryokan Jon Nobi near the Oyu Onsen. There are cheaper meals in numerous izakaya around the town, with great Japanese food. A couple of Italian and Austrian restaurants are also available. Find the sole bakery in town for cheap bites, or grab an onsen egg cooked in the hot springs from the shops.

The nightlife at Nozawa is decent, compared to other Japanese resorts. There are a number of bars in the village where you can dance or listen to karaoke. The apr├Ęs bar at the Nagasaka gondola serves great appetizers and drinks after a day on the slopes. Catch the annual Dosojin Matsuri Festival, with its spectacular fireworks and fire battle on the 15th of January.

Nozawa Onsen is a jewel on the Nagano ski circuit, with various events off the slopes to keep the whole family entertained.