Beautiful day yesterday throughout the region, spoilt by the earthquake in northern Nagano late night.
We felt it here in Nozawa but folk over in the Myoko and Hakuba regions to the west of us felt it much stronger. I very much hope that everyone is ok and damage is minimal.
Back to Nozawa and this morning it's raining and a bit miserable looking. Looks like it's rain up top as well. It's not as warm as it was yesterday as you might expect - when it got into double digits - but currently around 7 degrees as of 10am.
Tomorrow is forecast to be warmer again and more sun due and then Tuesday and Wednesday it's back to rainy conditions. Bit of snow up top? Not a whole lot though so as the forecast is right now next weekend might be difficult.
We shall see, and I'll update you in a few days time.
Nozawa Onsen plans to open for the season on Saturday 29th November.
Nozawa Onsen Now ski lift operation notes:
Nozawa hopes to open next Saturday
Observed snowfall in the last 14 days
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