Yunishigawa Onsen's Kamakura Festival Features the Unique Northern Japan Winter Tradition: Kamakura or Snow Huts
Just 3 hours north of Tokyo, in Yunishigawa Onsen, visit the best Kamakura snow illuminations chosen by the Nihon Yakei Isan organization
By: Tobu Railway Group, LTD
The celebratory event also includes exciting activities, such as a Kamakura- making experience and delicious local food, followed by an overnight stay at one of the traditional onsen ryokan inns.
Tochigi Prefecture is home to the some of the most renowned onsen or "natural hot spring bath" towns in Japan. These include Kinugawa, Nasu, and Nikko Yumoto. With this star studded list, Yunishigawa Onsen may not be top of mind, but in addition to the festival, it offers a very authentic onsen experience, ideal for those who want to avoid the tourist scene. Staying here offers the chance to meet the local residents. Plus, the picturesque town is surrounded by mountains with the Yunishigawa river running through the valley. The area is replete with comfortable Japanese-style ryokan (Japanese inn) accommodations. The region is a bit isolated, with a Heike no Ochudo legend (https://tinyurl.com/
1) Sawaguchi riverbed mini-kamakura venue
Lighting hours: 17:30 - 21:00
During this period, the lights will be lit only on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. Please note that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays will not be lit.
2) Heike no Sato
Opening hours: 9:00 - 21:00
One-day ticket: Adults \510, Children \250 (elementary and junior high school students)
Night ticket: Adults \300, Children \200 (elementary and junior high school students)
If you have purchased a night ticket (available from 5:00 p.m.) and plan to visit again the following day, please purchase a day ticket.
3) Yunishigawa Mizu no Sato Snow Park
Period: January 30 (Sun.) - February 27 (Sun.), 2022
Opening hours: 10:00 - 15:00 (last admission 14:00)
Closed on Wednesdays
Admission: Adults \1,000, Children \500
Includes sledding fee and bathing fee at Sui no Sato Tourist Center
Take Tobu Limited Express from Asakusa station to Kinugawa Onsen station (1hr 50min).
Tobu Railway's Discount Pass available.
Check timetable of the local bus from Kinugawa Onsen station to Yunishigawa Onsen station.
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