Just got back from another trip to Nozawa Onsen in Nagano. Fantastic conditions. I was able to get into the sidecountry properly for the first time this year because the snow conditions were just right.
Day 1: Lots of tracked out powder from the previous day, but I know all the hidden spots and was able to find lots of tree runs with untouched snow, about 30cm of fresh from the previous day.
Day 2: 30cm of fresh fluffy pow overnight then clear blue skies while boarding, epic.
Day 3: Another 30-40cm of fresh pow and good visibility.
Don't mean to rub it in but we are not just having a good year here, its off the scale.
If you or anyone else reading this has the opportunity, I highly recommend a trip out this way. Pretty much every year is very good and if you are lucky you get one like this where its just constant fresh powder.