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Igloo Festival 

​Yunishigawa Onsen in Nikko

  • Located in Tochigi/Honshu

  • 3.5 hours from Tokyo by bus

Yunishigawa is a well-known hot spring town deep in the mountains in a remote valley. The town is famous for being the place that the samurai Taira fled to after being defeated in battle by Minamoto in the 12th century.


During winter, this riverside village holds a Kamakura (Japanese igloo) festival. The Japanese government has designated the illuminated igloos as one of the most beautiful night views in Japan.

Tour activities

*These activities are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control, including weather and road conditions.

Great View Along the River

By day we will explore this riverside wonderland and its numerous igloos and other snowy creations. After dark, the village and river are beautifully illuminated.


Step back in time at the Heike-no-Sato open-air museum, where you can see traditional thatched roofed houses and learn about the Taira clan’s way of life and quirky rules designed to keep the village from being discovered.

Stars on the snow

A walk along the Sawaguchi river is the best way to enjoy this unique illumination. Locals line the riverbed with hundreds of small Kamakura huts. Take a stroll around the candlelit river or enjoy the view from a bridge that looks over Sawaguchi.

Local Minshuku

Stay in a quaint Minshuku (Japanese style hotel), located a short walk to the Kamakura snow festival. The Minshuku has its own natural hot spring and delicious local dishes and homemade cooking.

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Tour details


Saturday Mar. 02, 8am - Sunday Mar. 03, 4pm

Meeting place

Ikebukuro station, West Exit (池袋駅西口)


22,000 Yen


  - Return bus transportation between Ikebukuro station and Yunishigawa

  - Accommodation

  - Dinner (Saturday)

  - Breakfast (Sunday)

  - Guide

  - Onsen at the hotel

Not Included:
  - Lunch


 - Payment details will be sent when your booking is confirmed.

 - Tour will be held in English.

 - Accommodation is shared and has two rooms. Male and female rooms (contact us if you would like a group or private room at extra cost.)


Return by train 2,990 Yen

(Please note: Bus return to Ikebukuro is included, The train can be faster and the price changes depends on the train you'll take.)

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