Nozawaonsen – Farewell (until next time!)

As we sadly depart Nozawaonsen and head back home to Tokyo, we will leave you with a shot from the ski area’s Hikage Gondola.


This particular gondola transports skiers, snowboards, snowshoers, and the occasional snowdog (yes, we saw several of them) from the base of the slopes up 2,274m (7,461 feet), which is about 3/4 the way up the mountain.

From a kinda-related / interesting historical fact / edutainment standpoint, Nozawaonsen hosted the biathlon competition in the 1998 Nagano Olympics and is known for their pickled vegetables.

One thought on “Nozawaonsen – Farewell (until next time!)

  1. Kristin

    Sounds like you had a fantastic trip! You will definitely want to return…How cool that they had snow dogs ­čÖé


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