Nozawa Onsen is not just a winter destination, it is also a great place to visit after the snow melts.
There is plenty to do including mountain biking, many walking trails, camping and much more.
The gondola also operates in summer from July 6 to August 25 making it easy to take a bike up and ride back down the trails or just simply enjoy the great views from up on the mountain. Hiring a bike is easy with many local hire shops.
A trip in to Nozawa would not be complete without enjoying an onsen. All 13 free onsens operate year round.