Yunishigawa Snow Festival

(Yunishigawa Onsen Kamakura Matsuri)


A magical day in the snow nearby Tokyo

Due to Covid-19, the 2022 event has been canceled.



2023: Early February- Late February (TBC)

*Dates and times have not been confirmed by the organizer.



*Dates and times have not been confirmed by the organizer.


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


Heike to Sato: All day pass Adults 510yen, Child 250yen/ Night ticket Adults 300yen, Child 200 yen (5pm – 9pm)

Mizunosato Snow Park: Adults 1,000yen, Child 500 yen (includes the fee for snow sliding and indoor bath) *Opening of snow park has been posponed until enough snow.

*Prices are 2020 season

How to enjoy the Yunishigawa Snow Festival (Igloo Festival)

Picturesque scenery
(Great for Instagram pics!)

Fun for couples

Suitable for children

Fun for the family

Countryside scenery

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

– Local recommendations –

Unique Experience

  • Experience the ‘Samurai’ world in Edo Wonderland


  • Revitalize in a traditional Japanese Hotspring (Onsen)


  • Skiing & Snowboarding
  • Snow Trekking, Airboarding (Winter)

Food / Drinks

  • Try local Yunishigawa Cuisine

Family Fun

  • Edo Wonderland
  • Tobu World Square


  • Learn about the samurai clan that has been living here since 12 Century

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

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.

By Car

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!

Address 1
(Heike to Sato)

1042 Yunishigawa, Nikko, Tochigi Pref. Japan 321-2601
〒321-2601 栃木県日光市湯西川1042

Address 2
(Mizunosato Snow Park)

473-1 Yunishigawa, Nikko, Tochigi Pref. Japan 321-2601
〒321-2601 栃木県日光市湯西川473-1

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Any questions about this event?

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

Tel: +81 0288-22-1525

Email: Contact via Email from this page (External Link)

Web: English Website (External Link)

Web: Japanese Event Website 1 (External Link),  Japanese Event Website 2 (External Link)

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