Festivals & Events
Tokamachi Snow Festival 十日町雪まつり
Celebrate the snow in Tokamachi
The annual Tokamachi Snow Festival is a winter festival in Niigata Prefecture that attracts many visitors from Japan and abroad. The event features snow sculptures created by local residents scattered throughout the city. At the Festival Plaza, you can enjoy hot local specialties, snow games, and gazing at the snow sculptures.
- Snow sculptures, works of art created by local residents
- The variety of fun events at the Festival Plaza
How to Get There
Tokamachi Snow Festival is easily accessed by public transit.
From Tokyo Station, take the Joetsu Shinkansen to Echigo-Yuzawa Station. Transfer to the Hokuhoku Line to Tokamachi Station.
Heavy snow and snow art
Tokamachi receives heavy snowfall every year, and the Tokamachi Snow Festival was born from concept of enjoying and overcoming the snow by local residents, who understand the harsh beauty of winter. The city is called the "birthplace of the modern snow festival" because it was the first one held by local residents. The city is decorated with snow sculptures created by these residents, creating a unique impression you won't find elsewhere.
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