Iiyama Snow Festival
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.
|Location||Iiyama City Map|
|Date(s)||2nd Saturday and Sunday of February|
|Location||(The main festival site is in Municipal Johoku Field , with additional locations spread throughout the city), Iiyama City|
Access and Parking
By Train:5 min via shuttle bus from Iiyama Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen)