Tokamachi Area Winter Festival Schedule 2016

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
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