Feb/15 - 16 Yokote Kamakura Festival3.7
from 2/15 '20 to 2/16 '20
Yokote City celebrates a snow festival in February with hundreds of igloo-like snow houses (kamakura) built throughout the city. A mound of snow is carved out to create a room, in which candles are lit and a charcoal brazier (hibachi) is set up to grill mochi rice cakes. Passers-by are invited by the children to come inside and drink some sweet rice brew (amazake). The festival has 400 years of history and is dedicated to the gods of water, and pray for abundant water, bountiful harvests and the safety of the community.
Dates : February 15 & 16
*the eve of festival : Feb.14
Venue : Yokote City Hall Road Par, Yokote Park, Hagurocho Bukeyashiki Street, Futabacho Kamakura Street, and more
Access : a 10-min walk from Yokote Station
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Purposenight view,nature,kids,family,sightseeing,let's hang out!
Airport/Sta.JR Yokote Sta. (about 600m) Google Transit