Iiyama Snow Festival

2nd Sat and Sun of February
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Iiyama Snow Festival

With this much snow, who wouldn't have a snowman competition?

Our region has one of the highest snow accumulations of anywhere in Japan. The local town, Iiyama, appropriately holds a major Snow Festival every year. Featuring 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.

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