The Unazuki Onsen Winter Festival is a wonderful event to see if you’re looking for something off the beaten path.
Held every January in the quaint village of Unazuki Onsen, the festival features beautiful snow sculptures, a segment where skiers ski down from a hill into the village with torches and visitors can enjoy delicious Japanese nabe. Spectators can also join a torch parade around the village that culminates into a huge bonfire.
The highlight of this festival is the lovely fireworks display that never fails to wow onlookers. If ever you are in Toyama Prefecture during winter, you should see this event.