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Yamagata Snow Festival

A winter celebration in snowy Tohoku

By Mandy Bartok    - 2 min read
Venue: Mogamigawa Furusato Sogo Park When: Feb 1st - Feb 3rd 2020 ,  4:30pm - 8:00pm

Come enjoy a winter wonderland in Tohoku this season, just outside the city of Yamagata. The Yamagata Snow Festival takes place over the first weekend in February, with various events occurring over the three days. A brief rundown of the schedule is below:

Date: February 1st (Friday)
Time: 16:30 - 20:00

During the opening night, a Snow Stage will host a variety of entertainment while a "Shining River" of illuminated lights brightens up the winter evening.

Date: February 2nd (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 - 20:00

Saturday has events that run most of the day, with a particular highlight being the Snowland play area, open until 16:30, where you can go snow tubing among other activities. The Shining River will again be alight this evening after dusk, while the skies will be brightened by fireworks beginning at 19:00.

Date: February 3rd (Sunday)
Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Sunday festival goers can also enjoy a full day of play at Snowland and entertainment at the Snow Stage. For those that want to linger, the Shining River will stay lit until 21:00.

More details about the planned events can be found at the festival website, or via this guide.

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Mandy Bartok

Mandy Bartok @mandy.bartok

Japan resident for 9 years, with time spent in Okinawa, Kumamoto and Tokyo. 

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