Yudanaka Shibu Onsen Resort, Nagano
Other than visiting the ski area, I took a walk around the Hakuba village. There are a number of resorts scattered around the area, either commercial or residential. You can admire the different types of houses in this village.
Nagano Prefecture has the second largest number of spas in Japan, and there are many hot spring resorts here - Yudanaka-Shibu Onsen, Hakuba Onsen, Omachi Onsen, Shirahone Onsen etc.
We went to the Yudanaka-Shibu Onsen Resort and stayed in a ryokan (with its own bath). This town has 9 different hot springs, and the 1300-year-old Shibu Onsen has 9 public bathing houses. The spring water is reputed to cure a variety of ailments.