Things to do / Traditional festivals

Aomori: Hirosaki-jo Yukidoro Matsuri

Snow Lantern Festival. About 150 snow lanterns and about 300 Mini-Kamakura (miniature huts made of snow) are lit up, which creates fantastic atmosphere in Hirosaki Park during the festival period.

Schedule & Key events:
● daily 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Mini-Kamakura lighting up                                                    ● Feb. 9 from 7 p.m.: Fireworks display

Location: Hirosaki Park, Hirosaki, Aomori

JR Ou Honsen Line to Hirosaki Sta. From there, walk 20-30 min. or take Konan 100 yen bus to Shiyakushomae Bus Stop (15 min.), and then walk 4 min.

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.