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6 Days Summer Meditation and Yoga Holiday at Nozawa Onsen, Japan

Kaiya Nozawa Lodge, Nozawa Onsen, Yamanochi-machi Shimotakai-gun, Nagano, Japan

Yoga Holiday in the Magical Japan

Organized by Nozawa Holidays, this retreat will take place in a magical place steeped in culture and natural beauty. Yoga and meditation classes are shared by an experienced instructor and long term lover of Japanese culture and language. This retreat is perfect for you if you want to immerse yourself in yoga and meditation while relaxing in the natural hot springs, fresh local produce, and peaceful environment of a traditional farming village.

Meet the instructors

Bobby, Laura, Keoni, & 1 More…
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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation classes
  • Use of village run hot springs to relax
  • Mountain biking, hiking, SUP paddling, and tours to nearby villages
  • Large kitchen available for lunch and / or dinner preparation
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Yoga styles

5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Japanese
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  • Fireplace
  • Internet access

You will be staying at the beautiful Villa Nozawa Nozawa Onsen. The whole villa provides the feeling of space with large bedrooms and lounge areas and magnificent views. Most of the rooms at Nozawa Holidays are Japanese-style tatami rooms with really comfortable futons. This done to ensure you get the full Japanese experience. All the rooms are bright, clean and quiet with terrific outlooks on the surrounding mountains and village. The rooms are spacious making it great for families in particular, the managers have got kids of their own, so it is a very child-friendly Villa.


  • 07:00 Ohayo Hatha yoga and meditation
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Free time, soak in a hot spring bath, rest, and / or explore
  • 15:30 Arigatou Hatha yoga and meditation
  • 18:00 Dinner, wander the village by night, hot spring bath, and rest




Keoni San

Luke and Mariko

Retreat location

This retreat takes place at the beautiful Nozawa Onsen, Japan. Nestled in the Japan Alps, at the base of Mount Kenashi designated as sacred by the Yamabushi (mountain monks) for a thousand years, Nozawa is a magical place steeped in culture and natural beauty.

Nozawa Onsen is a very traditional town with amazing hot springs, temples, friendly locals, and peaceful atmosphere. The perfect destination to immerse yourself in yoga and meditation while relaxing in the natural hot springs, enjoying fresh local produce and peaceful environment of a traditional mountain farming village.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Daily healthy and nourishing traditional Buddhist Shojin Ryori style breakfast made with locally grown ingredients will be served for you.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Plenty of opportunities to go on long hikes, yoga and meditation outdoors at the local temples (weather permitting) and adventures to nearby villages and hot spring baths.

  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Massage and spa
  • Kayak paddling
  • National parks and famous monkey park
  • Visit nearby villages and cultural activities
  • Explore Nozawa and soak in the 13 free hotsprings
  • Japanese cooking and Ikebana flower arranging classes

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 2 SUP boards
  • 2 passes to local spa complex with outdoor swimming pool
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Free use of 2 mountain bikes
  • Use of village run hot springs to relax

What's not included

  • Dinner
  • Entry into paid hot springs (usually 500 yen entry per person)
  • Lunch

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) or Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT).

Arrival by train

From Tokyo, the best way is bullet train just 1 hour and 40 minutes to Iiyama Station, then 20 minutes on the Nozawa Onsen Liner to Nozawa Onsen. Get off at Shinden Bus stop and it is just a 5-minute walk to the retreat. You can also let Nozawa Holidays know what time they can pick you up at the bus stop, otherwise, you can take a shuttle from the airport.

Arrival by taxi

You can also take the Chuo Taxi from Tokyo airports.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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6 days / 5 nights
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Friday August 21, 2020
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