2018 Jan 12 ~ 16 (Weekend) @ Nagano
Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival

Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival

2018 Jan 12 ~ 16 (Weekend) @ Nagano

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This Trip Features:

Nozawa Onsen Dosojin Fire Festival
Four days and Four nights in peak January snow
Huge ski resort with many long courses
Excellent powder & back/sidecountry skiing

Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival
2018 Jan 12 ~ 16 (Weekend) @ Nagano

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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!

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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!!

PREVIOUS TRIP PHOTOS THE PLAN
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

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 ~ late
Dinner in one the local restaurants in town. Party!! DJs, good music, good people - good times!

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 ~ late
Explore the free local onsens, relax in the hotel, have dinner in a local restaurant. Bar hopping. Party.

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 ~ late
Explore the free local onsens, relax in the hotel, have dinner in a local restaurant. Experience the spectacular Nozawa Onsen Dosoijin Fire Festival!

7:30 ~ 8:30
Breakfast at the Hotel

8:30 ~ 16:00
Ski / Snowboard all day OR sightseeing around town / Onsens

16:00 ~ 20:30
Bus back to Shinjuku

PRICE INCLUDES
  • Four 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 & Tuesday Mornings
  • Party Events
  • 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 : 46000 yen
RENTALS
Ski Set (Skis, Poles, Boots) (+2500yen per day)
Skis & Poles Only (+2000yen per day)
Ski Boots Only (+2000yen per day)
Snowboard Set (Board, Boots, Bindings) (+2500yen per day)
Snowboard & Bindings Only (+2000yen per day)
Board Boots Only (+2000yen per day)
Wear Set (Jacket & Pants) (+2500yen per day)
Jacket Only (+2000yen per day)
Pants Only (+2000yen per day)
Snow Goggles (+500yen per day)
Snow Gloves (+500yen per day)
NOTES
  • Free beginner level ski or snowboard lessons (Saturday morning)
  • Discount lift tickets for extra days available direct from hotel during stay
WHAT TO BRING
FEATURES
Nozawa Onsen Dosojin Fire Festival
Four days and Four 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!
TOKYO SNOW CLUB / SKYBO株式会社 - TRAVEL AGENCY LICENCE #2-6529