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Sake Tasting @ Nozawa Onsen

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Sake Tasting @ Nozawa Onsen

Nozawa Onsen is located in the Nagano Prefecture in the Chubu region of Japan. Only two hours and a short bus ride from Tokyo will find you in a traditional village with great skiing. For the past two years we have made the trek with friends from Queensland for 10 days of skiing, eating and culture not to mention a great many laughs.

Last year was a cooking lesson, this year Sake Tasting. We found a great little bottle shop which sells lots of Japanese spirits, wines & sake and offers sake tasting.

Heading out on a snowy night for Sake tasting!

Heading out on a snowy night for Sake tasting!

Great shop decor, some of the packaging and bottles are just beautiful.

Great shop decor, some of the packaging and bottles are just beautiful.

Not sure of the significance of being able to buy eggs at a bottle shop, just another Japanese thing to wonder about.

Not sure of the significance of being able to buy eggs at a bottle shop, just another Japanese thing to wonder about.

I think you need more than Google translater to work out what this is..

I think you need more than Google translater to work out what this is..

Something fermented, no one was keen to try due to the hospital sign..

Something fermented, no one was keen to try due to the hospital sign..

Ready for the Sake!

Ready for the Sake!

Three tastings and a choice between - Medium dry, Medium and Dry. I think you needed a more educated palate than ours to really appreciate the differences.

Three tastings and a choice between - Medium dry, Medium and Dry. I think you needed a more educated palate than ours to really appreciate the differences.

Dried apple to cleanse the palate

Dried apple to cleanse the palate

Oh, you can always buy beer. Nothing wrong with a crisp Asahi beer, we did have a few over the trip

Oh, you can always buy beer. Nothing wrong with a crisp Asahi beer, we did have a few over the trip