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Tazawako Plateau Snow Festival is an annual event held at Tazawako Ski Area. The 3-days event welcomes approximately 20,000 visitors every year. The festival is known for the beautiful fireworks, snow statues, and a demonstration of local traditional snow festivals!
During the day, the Neiga Show, a stage performance by Akita’s popular superhero group, is scheduled as expected, as well as Treasure Hunt in the Snow, a new game that will replace the Kecchizori Contest, a butt-sliding contest, of the previous years!
Unfortunately, we do not have Kecchizori Contest this year, for the committee’s decision to carry it out every two years. But the Treasure Hunt will be full of surprises – We promise you a memorable time for both children and adults.
At night there will be a free sake and amazake (non-alcoholic unfiltered sake). The snow statues will be illuminated and there will be a memorial illumination with about 20,000 candle lanterns made of recycled cans – like this one.
The tentative schedule is announced as follows:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17.
17:00 – 21:00 Recycled Can Candle Lanterns Lighted.18:00 – 21:00 Illumination Ceremony
Sake and Amazake Service
Snow Statue Contest Awarding Ceremony18:00 – 21:00 Food Tents Available
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18.
10:00 – 21:00 Food Tent13:00 – 14:00 Treasure Hunt in the Snow17:00 – 21:00 Roadside candles lighted.17:30 -- Illumination Ceremony, Sake and Amazake Service18:00 – 18:30 Hiburi Kamakura Demonstration18:45 – 19:30 Kamifusen-Age Demonstration20:10 – 20:30 Firework Show
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19.
10:00 – 15:00 Food Tents Available13:00 –14:00 Treasure Hunt in the Snow14:00 –15:00 the Neiga Show
*The schedule may change without a notice due to the weather condition.
MORE INFO: Tazawako Tourist Information Center FOLAKE 0187-43-2111