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Yunishigawa Onsen Kamakura Snow House Festival

"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.

Don’t miss the light-up of miniature kamakura snow houses in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture

Recognized as a Night View Heritage of Japan, the mesmerizing scenery of the Sawaguchi Riverbed with hundreds of candle-lit miniature kamakura snow houses is a fantastic sight like you have never seen. It is also chosen as one of the “Breathtaking Sights You Need to See Before You Die.”

The must-see sight of Yunishigawa Onsen during the winter

The Kamakura Snow House Festival is a winter tradition of Yunishigawa Onsen held from late January through early March every year. The entire spring resort comes alive in the atmosphere of the snow festival, from the main site of Heike Village, a tourist facility that introduces the romantic history of the Heike clan, to the miniature kamakura of Sawaguchi Riverbed recognized as a Night View Heritage of Japan and the beautiful illumination of the hot spring town.

Experience traditional kamakura snow house at Heike Village

At the main site of Heike Village, large kamakura snow houses are built all around. In addition to looking inside and observing, visitors can also enjoy sleigh rides at the snow play area. At night, candles are lit inside miniature kamakura houses, softly illuminating the entire village. (Charges apply for entrance and sleigh ride.)


Name Yunishigawa Onsen Kamakura Snow House Festival
Web Sites http://nikko-travel.jp/english/attract/yunishigawa_kawamata_okukinu.html
Address 1042 Yunishigawa, Nikko-shi, Tochigi
Access From the Imaichi IC on the Nikko Utsunomiya Road, take National Route 121 or Prefectural Road 249 and drive for approximately 70 minutes
Inquiries TEL: 0288-22-1525 (Nikko City Tourism Association)
Admission Heike Village main venue
1-day pass:
Adults: 510 yen; Elementary and junior high school students: 250 yen
Night ticket (17:00 to 21:00):
Adults: 300 yen; Elementary and junior high school students: 200 yen
Location of the Event Yunishigawa Onsen
Period of the Event Late January to early March every year, 9:00 to 21:00
Please see the website for details.

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