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16th Miyama Kayabuki no Sato Snow Lantern Festival

Exploring the hills of Kyoto Prefecture is an experience in itself, but it doesn't get any better than when Kayabuki no Sato in Miyama, a snowy folk village in the city of Nantan, lights up hundreds of ornamental lanterns among its traditional thatched-roof houses.

The area will be beautifully illuminated every evening from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1, helping you to truly forget the bustle of city life.

Adding to the excitement will be a fireworks display along with a performance of nihon-buyō (Japanese dance), both of which are expected to take place on the first and final days of the event. (Yuki Yamauchi)