The Iwate Snow Festival is one of the largest in the Tohoku region.
Covering an area of seven venues and being held for 10 days, the festival offers a wide variety of activities for visitors.
As the event is held in a spacious farm area and picturesque ski slopes, just south of Mount Iwate in the center of the province, it is no surprise that this festival has a wide variety of attractions available.
There are, of course, the classics of snow festivals, including sculptures – which are lit at night – and fireworks display, as well as live performances.
Those with more energy to cope with the cold can sled or play on the giant snow slide.
52nd Iwate Snow Festival (い わ て 雪 ま つ り Iwate Yuki Matsuri)
Date of execution: February 2 to 11, 2019
Hours: 9am to 6pm (may vary by venue)
Site for information: iwateyukimatsuri (touch to open, in Japanese)
To open the flyer with information in English, click this link: 2019_yukimatsuri_en