Shiga, Nozawa Onsen, Madarao, Iizuna

Snow falls in abundance here, earning the area a reputation for high quality snow. This area is also home to the Jigokudani Snow Wild Monkey Park, famous for its snow monkeys. At Nozawa Onsen hot springs, where hot springs are simply an aspect of daily life, a unique sight can be seen in winter: locals washing Nozawana mustard leaf in hot spring water in the streets.