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Nozawaonsen, Nagano

Nozawaonsen
野沢温泉村
Village
Location of Nozawaonsen in Nagano Prefecture
Location of Nozawaonsen in Nagano Prefecture
Nozawaonsen is located in Japan
Nozawaonsen
Location in Japan
Coordinates:
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Kōshin'etsu
Prefecture Nagano Prefecture
District Shimotakai
Area
 • Total 57.95 km2 (22.37 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 4,437
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Village of Nozawaonsen

Nozawa Onsen (野沢温泉村 Nozawa-Onsen-mura) is a village located in Shimotakai District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

The village is located just one hour’s drive from Nagano City in the northern part of Nagano - a charming hot spring village located at the foot of Kenashi-yama Mountain which is home to around 5000 people. Nozawa Onsen is said to date back to 8th century but has been renowned for its onsen hot springs since the Edo period.[1] Legend is that the first hot spring in Nozawa Onsen was discovered by a bear and it was later shown to a hunter by an injured bear.[2]

As of 2003, the village has an estimated population of 4,437 and a density of 76.57 persons per km². The total area is 57.95 km². In recent times it has also gained a great reputation for its skiing. In the 1998 Nagano Olympics, Nozawa Onsen hosted the biathlon. The village hosts a popular fire festival(dosojin matsuri - 道祖神祭り) every January.[3][4]

Contents

  • Famous people from Nozawa Onsen 1
  • Famous foods from Nozawa Onsen 2
  • Climate 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Famous people from Nozawa Onsen

Famous foods from Nozawa Onsen

Climate

Climate data for Nozawa Onsen(1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.9
(35.4)
2.6
(36.7)
6.6
(43.9)
14.6
(58.3)
20.7
(69.3)
23.9
(75)
27.5
(81.5)
29.4
(84.9)
24.1
(75.4)
17.7
(63.9)
11.4
(52.5)
5.0
(41)
15.45
(59.82)
Average low °C (°F) −4.5
(23.9)
−4.6
(23.7)
−1.7
(28.9)
3.7
(38.7)
9.3
(48.7)
14.4
(57.9)
18.5
(65.3)
19.7
(67.5)
15.4
(59.7)
8.7
(47.7)
2.7
(36.9)
−1.9
(28.6)
6.64
(43.96)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 288.4
(11.354)
207.9
(8.185)
132.4
(5.213)
74.7
(2.941)
94.0
(3.701)
132.7
(5.224)
175.8
(6.921)
132.7
(5.224)
159.5
(6.28)
131.9
(5.193)
129.4
(5.094)
222.1
(8.744)
1,881.5
(74.074)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 406
(159.8)
317
(124.8)
185
(72.8)
35
(13.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.4)
22
(8.7)
237
(93.3)
1,203
(473.6)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 72.5 90.0 126.3 173.3 194.0 152.0 162.3 191.7 124.5 124.2 98.5 80.0 1,589.3
Source: Meteorological Agency

References

  1. ^ The Nozawa Onsen Guide
  2. ^ Nozawa Onsen Hot Springs Guide - Japan-Onsen
  3. ^ Nozawa Onsen Dosojin Matsuri
  4. ^ Hohmann, Skye, "Enjoy a hot night out at Nozawa Onsen", Japan Times, 1 January 2012, p. 14.]

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Nozawaonsen official website (Japanese)
  • The Nozawa Onsen Guide


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