The date and events schedule have changed due to the lack of snowfall.
Tokamachi is a town covered in snow for almost half the year. Rather than complain about living in so much snow, the Tokamachi Snow Festival was born from the idea of “let’s befriend the snow and enjoy our time in it.” The 71st Tokamachi Snow Festival’s big attraction is the “Main Area” held on the Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Comtenporary Art KINARE and Michinoeki Crossten area. There’s so much to do!
If you don’t know where to start, go to the Main Area.
A Big Hit Every Year – the Community Hiroba
Things to do here include the lively food
and the Snowy Tea Ceremony, stage events and
so much more! This year also includes the first
collaboration with the Echigo-Tsumari Art Festival.
Place:The parking lot of the KINARE
The “Snow Sculptures” created by local
residents of Tokamachi are the pinnacle of
the Tokamachi Snow Festival. These huge
works of art, which are created in this town known for its kimonos and high artistry, will leave a lasting impression on any viewer.
The artworks are all over the different
Tokamachi regions, and each artwork was
designed and made by the residents of each region.
The Snow Sculptures will be held as planned.However, the amount of snow sculptures and their contents are subject to change dependent on snowfall.
■ Image is from previous year
In the mountain and urban settlements
alike, plazas known as “Festival Hiroba”
have been established. Let’s eat! Let’s play! It’s super fun!! Come here for warm
hospitality unique to Snow Country
Tokamachi, and have fun playing in
The Festival Hiroba plazas will be held as planned. However, the amount of participating groups and offerings are subject to change dependent on snowfall.
|Date||February 15th-16th, 2020
(Saturday 9am-9:00pm; Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm)
|Place||All throughout the Tokamachi region.|