Iiyama Snow Festival

Northern Nagano Area いいやま雪まつり


Iiyama City, located in the snow belt on the northern edge of Nagano Prefecture, has one of the highest snow accumulations of anywhere in Japan. Appropriately, the city holds a major Snow Festival every year. Featuring a myriad of snow sculptures at the festival’s downtown site, there is also a fire festival as well as a unique ‘omikoshi’ parade shrine procession, one of the only ones in the country to take place in the snow.


Organizing Committee (c/o Iiyama Chamber of Commerce)
Tel: 0269-62-0156 / Fax: 0269-62-0151
E-mail: info@isnowfes.org


2nd Saturday and Sunday of February

Location / Access

(The main festival site is in Municipal Johoku Field , with additional locations spread throughout the city), Iiyama City

By Train:
5 min via shuttle bus from Iiyama Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen)
By Car:
15 min from Toyota-Iiyama IC

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