Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered Japan.
This retreat is organized by Nozawa Holidays which will take place in a magical place steeped in culture and natural beauty. 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. Yoga and meditation classes are shared by an experienced instructor and long term lover of Japanese culture and language.
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.
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.
This Retreat takes place at 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.
Daily healthy and nourishing traditional Buddhist Shojin Ryori style breakfast made with locally grown ingredients.
Please book your flight to arrive at Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) or Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT).
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 is just a 5-minute walk to the retreat or you can let them know what time they can pick you up at the bus stop otherwise can take a shuttle from the airport.
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