Tokamachi Area Winter Festival Schedule 2016

We've already mentioned our love of winter festivals in Snow Country and have posted the intro video for the Tokamachi festivals in a previous post. It is well worth a watch. The schedule for the festivals is out, so you can check if you are in the area, and mark the dates in your diary if you are.

Tokamachi Area

  • Tokamachi Shinsetsu Marathon - January 2nd
  • Chinkoro Winter Market - January 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th
  • Tokamachi Snow Festival - February 19th, 20th & 21st
  • 豪雪JAM2016 - February 21st
  • Belnatio Spring Festival - February 27th & 28th

Nakasato Area

  • Setsugen Carnival Nakasato - March 12th

Matsudai Area

  • Sports Day on Snow - Early March
  • Echigo Matsudai Winter Battle - March 12th & 13th

Matsunoyama Area

  • Bridegroom Tossing & Smearing Faces with charcoal (a very bizarre festival) - January 15th
  • Matsunoyama Onsen Ski Resort Ski Carnival - March 20th

Kawanishi Area

  • Burning of a traditional shelter - January 14th
  • Echigo Tsumari Snow Fireworks -  Early March
  • Kawanishi Snow Festival - March 5th & 6th