Posts Tagged with: Nozawaonsen

Food diary in Nozawa Onsen

Posted in - Japan & Travelling Me on January 17th 2015 0 Comments Nozawa-Onsen-village-3

Aside from mountain snow sports and soaking in the natural hot springs, Nozawa Onsen has a wonderful understated food scene that remains for the most part untouched by the western world and strongly connected to local traditions. It’s a welcome change from the ever growing presence of fast food we experienced in Tokyo city.  In the …

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Beginner Skiing at Nozawa Onsen Resort

Posted in - Japan & Travelling Me on December 12th 2014 1 Comments Skate-park

Earlier this year Derek and I spent a week of skiing at a tiny Japanese mountain village called Nozawa Onsen. It feels like a life time ago now but it was a wonderful holiday with aspects of complete unfamiliarity like nude bathing in an onsen and fumbling our way through the country with our limited …

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Coffee Diary Nozawa Onsen, Japan

Posted in - Japan & Travelling Me on October 2nd 2014 2 Comments P1040212

I enjoy my morning espresso and admittedly it is my one daily ritual or rather I could say a mild addiction, take it away and strange things may occur!  On our ski holiday at a traditional Japanese mountain village I found some great places around town and although coffee is a global product a cup of coffee …

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Shirakaba, our Japanese Guest House Stay

Posted in - Japan & Travelling Me on August 3rd 2014 4 Comments IMG_1282

Nozawa Onsen on the edge of  Kenashi mountain (1,964m) remains a traditional Japanese village that is located north of Nagano, a couple hours’ drive from Tokyo city. It is also only 30 kilometres from the ocean and this rather unique position is a hot zone for heavy dumps of snow. We travelled all the way from Australia for the …

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Sushi Master experience at Hamachozushi

Posted in - Featured & Japan & Travelling Me on July 25th 2014 8 Comments chef

The final days of the ski season and the small Japanese mountain village is gaining back some of its normality. In the cold evening we walk up a deserted slope from our ryokan towards a warmly lit door, plastic sushi samples sit in the dusty window illustrating the menu for foreigners. Gradually sliding …

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