Yunishigawa Snow Festival
(Yunishigawa Onsen Kamakura Matsuri)


A magical day in the snow nearby Tokyo

The organizers have confirmed that this event is GOING ahead.
We're sure this is happening, but 2023 dates and times are not confirmed.


2024 :  26th Jan (Fri) to 25th Feb (Sun)
(Fri, Sat, Sun evenings only)

*Dates and times checked with tourist office 22nd Nov 2023.


Yunishigawa Evening (Night)  Light up
Place : Sawaguchi Riverbed (Fri, Sat, Sun only)
Cost: Free


Heike no Sato Light up

Place: Heike no Sato
Cost: All day pass (9am-9pm) Adults 510yen, Child 250yen

9:00-21:00 (Light up from 17:00)

Yunishigawa Mizunosato Snowpark
*Snow park for kids
Place: Beside Michin no Eki Yunishigawa (Closed on Wed)
Cost: Adults 1,200yen, Child 600 yen (includes the fee for snow sliding and indoor bath)

*All dates & activities are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.

*Dates and times last checked 18th Dec 2023.

How to enjoy the Yunishigawa Snow Festival (Igloo Festival)

Picturesque scenery

Fun for couples

Suitable for children

Fun for kids and family

Snow / Winter wonderland

Countryside scenery

Traveling solo

Enjoy for 1 whole day!

Don’t miss the ❄️Snow Igloo Light Festival❄️ in February!

At Heike no Sato, experience a magical feeling where hundreds of small Kamakura (Japanese Snow Igloo) lights❄️ surround you in a mysterious atmosphere😮.

During the day, why not learn about the thousand-year-long history of Heike family at Heike no Sato before exploring the big igloos and go sliding in the snow😁!

If you like snow, why not also have fun by going down a big snow slide at Yunishigawa Mizunosato. There are seven igloo sites including one location where you can even order a cozy BBQ🍖 inside the igloo (reservation required)!

Important Note: Some sites may not be open every day so please check before you travel.

What to do nearby the Yunishigawa Snow Festival

How to get to the Yunishigawa Snow Festival (Igloo Festival)

From Tokyo


1042 Yunishigawa, Nikko, Tochigi Pref. Japan 321-2601

〒321-2601 栃木県日光市湯西川1042

From Tokyo


473-1 Yunishigawa, Nikko, Tochigi Pref. Japan 321-2601

〒321-2601 栃木県日光市湯西川473-1

By Train

From Yunishigawaonsen Station (Yagan Tetsudo/Kinugawa Line)

Take the bus towards Yunishigawaonsen. After 20 mins ride, get off at the last bus stop and walk 10 mins.
Use the Japan Transit Planner to find trains.

By Car

From Nikko-Utsunomiya Road Imaichi IC

70 mins drive from Nikko-Utsunomiya Road Imaichi IC (via route 121 and route 249)
*Please make sure to install snow tires or bring snow chains!

Contact Details (Event Organizer)

Any questions about this?

For information about this event please contact the Tourist Office directly.

Tel: +81 0288-22-1525


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