There couldn’t be a better place to try a traditional hot spring bath. Rather like us, the Japanese believe in the health-giving properties of mineral-rich mountain water – and thanks to the volcanic landscape, theirs are warm! Believe us, you’ll never appreciate the steamy, healing waters more than you will post-ski. There are around 30 onsens in Nozawa – varying in size, temperature, ambience and water quality. Some, like Oyu, are just for weary feet; others are for bathing; and some are reserved for cooking eggs and vegetables. The etiquette can seem a little bamboozling, but never fear – we’ll fill you in before you go.