Let me start by saying – if you love the snow, you honestly need to go to Japan. This post is a little behind (about eleven months in all honesty). After publishing my post 48 hours in Tokyo I’ve been wanting to share the little hidden gem that is Nozawa Onsen. Most travelers on the pow hunt will head to Niseko, Hokkaido or Hakuba. Allow me to tell you, this off the beaten ski resort is an all round gem.