In Japan you can relax your body in a milky onsen after a full day on the powder snow…

A great onsen resort-  where you will see very few other westerners-  is Manza Onsen in Gunma Prefecture.

Manza boasts Japan’s highest altitude developed onsen complex, at around 1800m, with a Prince Hotel offering ski in/ski out access to small but beautiful slopes, and an incredible selection of different indoor and outdoor onsen to choose from.

Manza is easily combined with time in the Nagano/Niigata areas, with a bus service from Karurizawa shinkansen station, and it’s an idyllic romantic getaway spot for couples.

It’s also possible to ski tour over from Shiga Kogen to Manza with a guide.

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