Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival

Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival

2017 Jan 13 ~ 16 (Fri~Mon) @ Nagano

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This Trip Features:

* Nozawa Onsen Dosojin Fire Festival
* Three days and three nights in peak January snow
* Huge ski resort with many long courses
* Excellent powder & back/sidecountry skiing
* Resort is great for all levels
* 13 free hot springs to explore!
* Free ski and snowboard lessons
* Quality hotel only 2min walk to the lifts!
* Party events and more!

Experience the incredible Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival! Huge ski resort with some of the best pow around. Free hot springs all around town. Peak snow conditions, apres ski party, free lessons and more!

The Dosojin Fire Festival is an annual event held in the traditional snow village of Nozawa Onsen on Jan 15th every year. The evening begins with several parades and ceremonies as everybody gathers in the village square. The local firemen wander around dishing out free nihonshuu (sake) to anybody who wants it ensuring that the audience and participants are well primed. Eventually all the 42 year olds in the village climb up onto of a huge wooden structure that is contructed days earlier. Then things begin to get a little crazy. The remaining villagers attempt to burn the structure down, along with the 42 year olds while the 25 year olds in the village gather at the base to protect their elders. With all the alcohol and fire flying around its quite amazing that more people are not injured!! The 42 year olds are finally let down off the wooden structure and its then completely burnt in a huge firey spectacle that is not to be missed.

Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort is truly a snow paradise - a huge resort, with a great variety of courses offering something for everyone. From long, wide open runs that are great for beginners and intermediates to steep powder runs that will leave the more experienced skiiers/boarders grinning ear to ear. The super long runs of Nozawa Onsen also mean that you spend alot more time cruising down the slopes than sitting on the lifts. The back & side country tree runs at Nozawa Onsen are second to none. There are natural halfpipes, gullies and tons of well spaces powder tree runs to explore. Nozawa Onsen itself is a really interesting Japanese snow village with many beautiful traditional buildings throughout the town. Nozawa also features 13 free onsens scattered throughout the village and many of the buildings that house these hot springs are hundreds of years old! The free onsens are well worth a visit after a day on the slopes. There are also fun party events planned for each night of the trip. Its going to be a fun weekend of powder and partying up in Nozawa - cant wait!!



2017 Jan 13 (Friday)

19:30 ~ 23:30 Meet in Shinjuku. All aboard the TSC Bus! Watch movies, chat with old and new friends, and get excited! Stop to stretch and grab snacks along the way. Arrive in Nozawa Onsen and check into the hotel. Have a late night onsen and/or sleep

2017 Jan 14 (Saturday)

7:30 ~ 8:30 Breakfast at the Hotel 8:30 ~ 17:00 Head onto the slopes! Get out there early and Ski / Snowboard all day. 17:00 ~ 18:30 Soak in one of the free onsens (or hotel onsen). Relax with a cold drink 18:30 ~ 20:00 Dinner in the hotel restaurant 20:00 ~ late Party!! DJs, good music, good people - good times!

2017 Jan 15 (Sunday)

7:30 ~ 8:30 Breakfast at the Hotel 8:30 ~ 17:00 Head onto the slopes! Get out there early and Ski / Snowboard all day OR sightseeing around town. 17:00 ~ 19:30 Explore the free local onsens, relax in the hotel, have dinner in a local restaurant. 19:30 ~ Experience the incredible Nozawa Onsen Dosoijin Fire Festival!

2017 Jan 16 (Monday)

7:30 ~ 8:30 Breakfast at the Hotel 8:30 ~ 16:00 Skiing / Snowboarding OR sightseeing at Nozawa Onsen followed by a soak in the onsen. 16:00 ~ 21:00 Return bus back to Shinjuku. Stop for snacks/dinner along the way.


Three Nights Accommodation - only 2min walk from the ski lifts. Ski back to the door! Round Trip Private Bus: Tokyo ~ Nozawa Onsen ~ Tokyo Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival Breakfast on Saturday, Sunday & Monday Mornings Dinner on Saturday night One Lift Pass for use at Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort. Party Event Free beginner ski or snowboard lessons on Saturday morning with qualified English speaking ski instructors Insurance Trip leaders for guidance for the whole trip
Total Cost : 44000 yen


Rental Skis, Poles, Boots Set (+2500yen per day)
Rental Snowboard, Bindings, Boots Set (+2500yen per day)
Rental Snow Jacket and Pants Set (+2500yen per day)
Rental Snow Goggles (+500yen per day)
Rental Snow Gloves (+500yen per day)


Free beginner level ski or snowboard lessons (Saturday morning) Discount lift tickets for extra days available direct from hotel during stay
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