Kamakura Snow Hut Festival ""Setsubidosai"" are being held every weekend between Jan.27 and Feb.26 at Sembuchi Park in Muikamachi, Uononuma, Niigata prefecture.
There are five ""kamakuras"", dome shaped huts built exclusively with snow. Inside each hut, a hibachi is set up, making the interior surprisingly warm.
Specialty of Uononuma mushroom soup, sweet wine and mochi rice cakes are on sale on location, eating them inside kamakura makes the occasion even more special. You can put on the traditional snow hat, snow boots made of straw, or kanjiki footware and take commemorative photos.
In the evening candles are lit, the festival ground is gently lit up and a magical atmosphere is created. The sound of Omijo drums, a local traditional entertainment, pierce through the crisp air. It is truly a winter wonderland of its own kind.
Kamakura Snow Hut Festival, ""Setsubidosai"" will promise you a very special experience!
We recommend you to book a lodging in Muikamachi onsen, a beautiful spa town dressed all white in snow. There are 14 ryokans and family inns to choose from.
Contact and reservation:
Muikamachi Tourism Association: Telephone 025-770-1173 Fax 025-770-1183