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Niigata, 13 Dec.

Tokamachi Snow Festival

Tokamachi Snow Festival ©Niigata Professional Photographers Society/©JNTO

Many people hide from the cold, but not the residents of Tokamachi. In 1950 they decided to “make snow our friend” by creating the Tokamachi Yuki Matsuri (Snow Festival). Since then every year the festival has become more elaborate, with fantastic snow sculptures that are true works of art. There is also a Snow Carnival, live entertainment, a Kimono Queen contest, and fireworks on the final day. Bundle up and enjoy!

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Tokyo (Narita) to Tokamachi Snow Festival, Niigata

  1. Narita Airport

    9h

    From 4,700 yen

  2. Niigata Station

    50 min

    5000 yen

  3. Echigoyuzawa Station

    30 min

    700 yen

  4. Tokamachi Station

    • Walk

    25 min

  5. Tokamachi Snow Festival

All listed travel times and costs are approximate.