Ogama Cooking Onsen Nozawa
A different take on the Sunday roast
Ogama cooking onsen in Nozawa is a truly atmospheric place. With the steam rising out of the boiling hot pools and the local villagers keeping busy cooking up mountain vegetables, eggs and all sorts of other vegetables. The scene looks amazing in mid winter covered by deep snow but just as beautiful at this time of year. It has been the place of a few marriage proposals over the years.
Onsens in Nozawa Onsen
There are 5 pools for cooking at Ogama and all a little different depending on what the locals are trying to cook. At the moment there is a lot of Nozawana the famous local vegetable been boiled and then it is usually pickled and enjoyed by everyone that visits over the Winter months.
The onsen water is close to boiling point at about 97 degrees celsius so please don’t try and bathe in this one. There are plenty of great bathing Onsens nearby some of which the water originates from here at Ogama. Here is a great guide to all the Onsens in Nozawa and how to use them How to Onsen Japan