About Nozawa Onsen, Japan

Dates for your diary: 19 January 2025 - 25 January 2025


Registrations for 2025 now open...Register Here


Link to Draft Conference Programme 


Welcome to Nozawa Onsen, a beautiful destination located in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, a true snow paradise - in fact one of Japan's most superb and expansive winter sports areas!

Nozawa Onsen is equally renowned for it's onsen as well as its powder skiing, and no visit to Nozawa Onsen would be complete without taking a hot spring bath (an onsen). Many ryokan (including our chosen one, "Ryokan Sakaya") and a few minshuku have their own hot spring bathing facilities - lucky us. In addition, anyone can enjoy, free of charge, any of the thirteen public hot spring baths known as sotoyu. They all have a different source with distinct characteristics that provide for a variety of different mineral baths.  

All our lectures for the Medicine with Altitude conference will be held at the Ryokan Sakaya in Nozawa Onsen. This traditional Japanese ryokan is a 3-minute walk from Kenmei-ji Temple and the Nozawa Onsen bus stop. Offering free Wi-Fi access, it houses indoor and outdoor onsen (hot spring) baths.It is also only a 5-minute walk to the amazing Yu Road which is basically a travellator getting to you to the base of the mountain and home again.

Registration Fee - Nozawa Onsen conference 

  • AUD $1,975 delegates - (registration fee includes Welcome Reception, the Conference Dinner, morning CME sessions, apres ski drinks and nibblies, afternoon CME sessions, plus coffee and tea during all CME sessions for the delegate)

Extra tickets for non-registrants: 

  • Welcome Reception
    • A$50 each
    • A$25 each (under 12 yrs)
  • Apres Ski Drinks
    • A$120 (4 nights)
  • Conference Dinner
    • A$100 each
    • A$50 each (under 12 yrs)

To register click on: NozawaOnsen24 Registration Form

Cancellation Policy

Please note, cancellations made up to 90 days prior to the conference will receive a full refund less a $200 administration fee. However, cancellations made less than 90 days prior to the conference will be non-refundable.

Nozawa Onsen Venue & Accommodation 

Travel insurance is highly recommended once deposits are being made. In the event of industrial disruptions, terrorism, unrest and/or natural disasters, Medicine with Altitude will not accept responsibility for any financial and/or other losses incurred by delegates. Nor will Medicine with Altitude accept responsibility for injury or damage to persons and/or property occurring during the conference and/or associated activities. Insurance is the responsibility of the individual delegate.

Conference Secretariat: james@medicinewithaltitude.com.au

...come & join us soon!!!!...


Getting to Nozawa Onsen - take your pick!


  • From Narita or Haneda (Tokyo) Airport take an Express Train to Tokyo or Ueno Station (approx 60-90 min)
  • Catch Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to Iiama Station (approx 100 min)
  • Catch Nozawa Onsen Liner bus or taxi from Iiama Station to Nozawa Onsen Village (approx 30 min)

Bus Service from Narita Tokyo to Nozawa Onsen

Snow Shuttle - Two Services per day Morning and Evening. A bit cheaper than the Chuo Taxi and easier than the train if you are arriving in the evening.

Chuo Taxi from Narita Tokyo to Nozawa Onsen

Probably the fastest and easiest way to Nozawa Onsen from Narita airport is the Chuo taxi - but if you do decide to use this option ... BOOK EARLY as they get booked out pretty quickly.