31 December 2007

Ski at 野沢温泉 (Nozawa-onsen, Japan) on 29-30 December 2007

Source and photos: http://horizons.free.fr/seikatsu/eng/memories/2007-12-29_jp-nozawaonsen.htm

Clear mountains at 野沢温泉 (Nozawa-onsen)
I first travelled to 野沢温泉 (Nozawa-onsen, Japan) on 29-30 December 2007 with thirteen friends from スペドラ (Spedora) to ski and relax in hot springs. Our night bus left 東京 (Tokyo) around midnight under the rain and arrived in early morning under a cloudy sky. We had to wait a few hours before skiing but then enjoyed great snow on the ground and in the air; snowfalls were a pleasure. The following day was sunny, which allowed the skilled ones to speed down the most exciting tracks. Before leaving, we tried different free old style 温泉 (hot springs); the one I chose was a bit cramped and very hot, but its great atmosphere sent me back in time.


Anonymous said...

Nozawa is one of my most favorite ski sites. Oh, you soaked yourself into onsen there. Wasn't it hooooot?

DUVAL Sébastien said...

The 温泉 (hot spring) contained an almost burning pool and a warm one, separated by a wooden plaque. I stayed five minutes in the hottest, showered with fresh water, then tranquilly relaxed in the second pool.

Different experiences are possible in 野沢温泉 (Nozawa-onsen) because several other public baths exist, with varying contents, temperatures and smells (noticeable from outside).