Nozawa Onsen Snow Report 20th February 2019
Today is a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to the weather. There’s plenty of weather around but it’s not quite cool enough to turn into snow at this point. The good news is that there appears to be some snow on the way. We may even see a bit overnight. Further ahead, there’ll be a bit of sunshine before Friday evening rolls around. Current forecasts suggest that it will snow steadily overnight and all day on Saturday. Sunday should be all about sunshine and blue skies. If you’re thinking it might not be the best of conditions right now, fear not. There’s more of the good stuff to come.
What’s the official word from the top of the mountain?
Temp at the top; 3C
New snow since close; 0cm
Base at the top; 285 cm
You might be wondering what to do on the odd occasion the weather isn’t great in Nozawa. There are a few options. It’s a good excuse to relax in an onsen but also the perfect reason to eat and drink to your stomach’s content. You can check out our bar and restaurant guide for places to do exactly that, or perhaps grab a beer and oyaki and watch the afternoon slowly go by at the foot spa directly across from Oyu.
You could also head to Nagano, our nearby capital city. Just jump on the Nozawa Onsen Liner to Iiyama and then the shinkansen from there. You’ll be there in less than 1 hour. If you’re looking to exert some energy you had reserved for the mountain, you could head to Round One which is amazing indoor fun for big kids and small. Or visit Zenkō-ji temple, of course.
Perhaps the number one thing to do is head to Iiyama to Kappa Sushi. For the uninitiated, it’s a sushi train restaurant where a Shinkansen will bring you your order. What’s not to love?!