Wining and Dining in Nozawa Onsen
Lots of Options
Nozawa Onsen has a growing number of bars and restaurants and there is something for all tastes and budgets.
And what’s more, almost all are within walking distance.
Many of the restaurants do not fall 100% into one category, but we’ve done the best we can.
Below are just some of our favorite restaurants in Nozawa by Cuisine. For location, check out the map at the bottom of the page
Nozawa Onsen has a wide range of Bars, mostly centrally located. Many restaurants also operate as full bars and do not require you to order food, many bars also have food service, so there is a bit of a gray zone between bars and restaurants.
Most bars close around midnight, but check with the management.
Some bars are mellow, chill out spots, while others are party central. Do a bit of research before heading out.
Winterland Taproom, Libushi, Lotus Root
There are several place in Nozawa Onsen to get a good cup of coffee.
Even the ski resort has a couple of places serving decent beans.
The Craft Room, St Anton, Carte
A few years ago, the only way to get Japanese food in Nozawa Onsen was to stay in a ryokan and have dinner there. In recent years, with the growth in international market, more and more Japanese style places have opened, and now you have a wide range of options from Izakaiya Pubs, to Sushi and Yakiniku.
For a real treat is to try is try some and order a meal at one of the several high end ryokan in Nozawa Onsen. These Kaiseki meals with blow you away.
Wakagiri, Daimon, Hamacho Zushi
There are also a growing number Western Cuisine places in Nozawa Onsen, from Hamburger joints to French Cuisine.
Bookings are essential in busy season as supply still has not kept up with demand.