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Otherworldly dining in the heart of Japan’s snow country


Savor local delicacies in an epic snowscape of huts and glowing lanterns


A charming destination nestled in the mountains of scenic Nagano prefecture, the city of Iiyama is home to Restaurant Kamakura Village, a unique dining destination that comes alive in the snow, from the end of January to the end of February each year.



Come from the cold into a cozy Japanese-style igloo and warm mind and body over a bowl of noroshi-nabe, a piping hotpot specialty made from Nagano miso and locally grown vegetables. Farm stays are also available nearby, as well as skiing, snowboarding, and sledding for the more outdoorsy types. 

Access: From Tokyo Station, take the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Iiyama Station (about two hours). Restaurant Kamakura Village is a 15-minute taxi ride from the station.



  Restaurant Kamakura Village (Shinshu-Iiyama Tourism Bureau)   


807-2 kodobuki, Iiyama-shi, Nagano-ken


      1 hour 30 minutes or more




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