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Winter Festival in Aomori, 2020


Winter Rice Paddy Art

Winter festival to enjoy Aomori’s freezing season
Enjoy snow arts such as snow sculptures and winter fireworks that can taste in only this season.
* Events schedules are subject to change without notice due to the weather.

Hachinohe Enburi

Hachinohe Enburi

It is the festival to pray for a rich harvest and to bring spring to Hachinohe region. Enburi is characterized by dances of the dancers called Tayu. They all wear large hats called Eboshi that is designed in the shape of horse’s neck and dance shaking the head. The dances express farm work such as sowing and rice planting. It is designated as a National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.
Dates: February 17th – 20th, 2020
Hachinohe Emburi

Place: Hachinohe City Central Area and others
Address: Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture

JR Hon-Hachinohe Station
10-minute Walk
Hachinohe City Center

Lake Towada Winter Story

Lake Towada Winter Story

It is the winter festival that offers fantasy world starting with a gate of snow and lights. Visitors can enjoy snow sculptures, and illuminations of “the Statute of Otome” at lakeside lighten up with snow lanterns and also tunnel created with blue LED lights. Don’t miss the winter fireworks starting at 8 p.m. every night. Furthermore, there are booths “Yukiakari Yokocho” for local foods and “Kamakura (igloo) Bar” for drinks served in cups made of ice or apple.
Dates: January 24th – February 24th, 2020
Lake Towada Winter Story

Place: Special Event Venue at Towada Lakeside Yasumiya
Address: 486 Yasumiya, Aza-Towadakohan, Oaza-Oirase, Towada City, Aomori Prefecture

JR Hachinohe Station
Tohoku Shinkansen
JR Shichinohe-Towada Station 15:00
Lake Towada Winter Shuttle bus(¥1,000)
Arrive at Towadako 17:10

Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival

Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival

It is one of the big five snow festivals of Michinoku and offers winter scenes of the castle town. Visitors can enjoy snow lanterns made by locals in the park. Approximately 300 miniature igloos called mini-kamakura with candles light up the winter night in the park and bring fantasy winter world. A huge snow sculpture, designed in the shape of the historical architecture in main venue and snow slide are also popular. This year, you don’t want to miss a castle that is temporary moved during renovation. Projection mapping on stonewall is also scheduled.
Dates: February 8th – 11th, 2020
Hirosaki Castle Yuki-Doro Festival (Snow Lantern Festival)

Place: Hirosaki Park
Address: 1 Shimoshirogane-cho, Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture

JR Aomori Station
45-minute ride
JR Hirosaki Station
Konan Bus Dotemachi Loop 100 Yen Bus
Get off at Shiyakusho Mae Stop (Front of City Hall)
5 Minute Walk
Hirosaki Park

Aomori Winter Festival

Aomori Winter Festival

During festivals, kids’ favorite huge slide made of snow appears at the venue and other many snow attractions are scheduled. Furthermore a variety of events can be found not only for kids but also adults, including making bread, horse ride, playing with kites and so on. There are eating booths for local foods to keep you warm.
Dates: February 8th – 9th , 2020
Aomori Winter Festival

Place: Aoiumi Park
Address: 1 Yasukata, Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture

JR Aomori Station
8 Minute Walk
Aoiumi Park

Winter Rice Paddy Art 2020

Winter Rice Paddy Art 2020
“Snow Art” is a magnificent art that is illustrated by stepping and hardening the snowfield with human’s two feet. Please enjoy this year’s artistic drawing on snowfield again in Inakadate Village, Aomori.
Dates: February 7th – 9th, 2020
Open hours: 10:00-21:00 (last admission 20:45)

Admission Fee
Adult : ¥300 (junior high school students and over)
Child : ¥100 (elementary school students)

Place: Michi-no-Eki Inakadate, Yayoi-no-Sato Observatory and around

JR Aomori Station
45-minute ride
Hirosaki Station
Kounan Railway, Kounan Line
Get off at“Tanbo Art Station”
Approx. 2 minutes walk
Yayoi-no-Sato Observatory

(During event, it will temporary stop at “Tanbo Art Station”)

Aomori Winter tale

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