Feb/13 - 14, 2021 Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival

Sightseeing information about Feb/13 - 14, 2021 Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival in Japan.

Feb/13 - 14, 2021 Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival3.9

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 from 2/13 '21 to 2/14 '21


There is no various food stalls and stage events held on this year 2021.
Each year on the second Saturday and Sunday of February, the snow festival takes place at Uesugi Shrine and Matsugasaki Park at the ruins of Yonezawa Castle in Yonezawa City, Yamagata Prefecture.
Along the approach to Uesugi Shrine, approximately 300 illuminated stone lanterns and more than 1000 paper-covered lanterns are displayed. Countless candlelight add a mystical touch to the atmosphere and invite the visitors to a world of fairy tales.

Not only viewing snow lanterns, you can enjoy various food stalls and stage events as well! There are 45 food stalls serving local dishes such as Yonezawa Ramen, hotpot, Yonezawa beef skewers, and Tamakonnyaku and foods from other areas that are related to Yonezawa city.
Also in Nishijo Tenman Park, there are carved bamboo poles with candles inside. The light from the pole of bamboo pole makes a mysterious and fantastic atmosphere.

Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival
Venue : Uesugi Shrine and Matsugasaki Park (1-4-13 Marunouchi, Yonezawa City, Yamagata)
Dates : February 13, 14,2021
Hours : 11:00 - 21:00
Admission : Free
Access : take a shuttle bus from Yonezawa Station

PurposeGourmet,night view,family,winter in Japan,shrine/temple,sightseeing,an eating tour
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5.03 months ago

Although it is called a lantern festival, you can enjoy a lot of various illuminations. The food is also delicious.

1.0a month ago

It's expensive, cold, and there is no rest area.

With children
An event of self-satisfaction that is not kind at all.

I don't recommend it.

5.0a month ago

We also have illuminations in winter!

4.02 years ago

I visited Yonezawa the day before the Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival. Everyone, including high school students, was busy at the final preparation. Unfortunately, I went back to Tokyo without watching the festival performance, but I could imagine a fantastic image.
Next time I would like to visit Yonezawa by all means according to the festival.

5.02 years ago

It seems that it is difficult to make snow lanterns as the amount of snowfall decreases year by year. Is it the influence of global warming?
Many are made from Uesugi Shrine up to the Dynasty of the nationalities, and there are hundreds of small lanterns before the Dynasty of the country. Thousands? What? That lantern? (This is lighting candle in the cup) is out and it is beautiful ♪
In the snow lantern there are also nameplates of creators (companies, schools, organizations, etc.), and I enjoy it while seeing it as well ♪
Ice sculptures are also lined up in the forest of the Dynasty's Du, and you can see amazing techniques!
The snow lantern basket after the lighting ceremony in the evening is awesome and must-see ♪ ♪
There are also some lanterns and some small lights on the road along the way to head here, Yonezawa Uniform seems to shine beautifully ♪
Even if you see the candle's fire it will be healed ◎