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Iwate: Iwate Yuki Matsuri

Snow Festival. The highlight of this festival is illumination of ice sculptures, snow carvings and many kamakura (huts made of snow). Many more events such as games and demonstrations of snow boarders are scheduled during the festival period. Schedule & Key events: ● daily ...

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Yamagata: Zao Juhyo Light-up

Yamagata: Zao Juhyo Light-up

Festival features the lighting up of Juhyo, known as “Ice Monster,” trees covered with frost. Schedule & Key events: ● Dec. 26-Jan. 3, Jan. 9, Jan. 10, Jan. 16, Jan. 17, Jan. 23-Feb. 28 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Juhyo light up Location: along Zao Ropeway ...

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Sea Clouds in Ozu City

Sea Clouds in Ozu City

Early risers have an opportunity to enjoy a jaw-dropping sea of clouds in Ehime Prefecture’s city of Ozu through March next year. The meteorological marvel, which is best viewed at Ozu’s Unkai Tembo Park, tends to occur most often in November and December. In honor ...

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Shizuoka: Atami Baien Ume Matsuri

Japanese Apricot Festival. There are about 470 Japanese apricot trees of 60 species in the garden and they begin to bloom usually from the middle of January. Various entertainments are scheduled during the festival period. Admission is ¥300. Schedule & Key events: ● daily ...

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Kyoto: Gion Corner Toki Tokubetsu Koen

Winter Special Performance. The demonstration of several kinds of traditional Japanese entertainments and arts is staged. Admission is ¥3,150 (¥2,500 for foreign visitors until Feb. 28). For further information, call 075-561-1119 (in English). Schedule & Key events: ● every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and national ...

Notice: Event and location information is subject to change.