Yunishigawa Kamakura Festival: Illuminated snow

Yunishigawa Onsen Kamakura Festival

Yunishigawa Onsen is a hotspring town in Tochigi prefecture,well known as a History culture,an inheritance of a night view. Yunishigawa Kamakura Festival is held from late January to early March every year. At the main site “Heike-no-sato” ,you can enjoy barbecue meals in the snow house during the daytime(reservation required) and illuminations in the nighttime.

Yunishigawa Onsen can be reached in an hour by direct buses from Kinugawa onsen.

As you can see,these rows of small candlelit huts line up along the river are lit by the light of candles provided an amazing scenery.

<Yunishigawa Onsen Kamakura Festival >

  • Business hours: Main site: Heike-no-sato (09:00-21:00) Mini-Kamakura site at the banks of the Sawaguchi River(17:30-21:00) *The dates and the time may change due to temperature and weather.
  • Address: 1042 Yunishigawa, Nikko-city, Tochigi
  • Access
  1. Take the Nikko Kotsu Dial Bus from Yunishigawa Onsen station  to the last stop “Yunishigawa Onsen”and walk about 10 minutes
  2. Take a bus from Kinugawa onsen station(鬼怒川温泉駅) to Yunishigawa onsen ” Honke Bankyu 本家伴久  and then take a walk around 10 mins to Kamakura Snow House.

<Kawaji Onsen Ranryo > 11 Kawaji, Kawaji Onsen, Nikko-shi, Tochigi 321-2611

This accommodation is the Japanese traditional hotel which opened for more than 290 years.

Kawaji Onsen Ranryo is the only hotel which operate their bus to a venue of Yunishigawa Kamakura Festival.
*”Gensen kakenagashi” is drawing a hot water comes directly from the hot spring source.

Open-air bath(image)  You can enjoy the hot spring with seasonal color change.

 Japanese style room(image)  You can enjoy and relax at the hotel.

Dishes(image)  The hotel provides dishes using the rich ingredients of Kawaji, Tochigi.

Hotel information


Address: 11 Kawaji, Kawaji Onsen, Nikko-shi, Tochigi 321-2611
Access:  Takes around 1min by walk from Kawaji-yumoto Station(there is free pick-up. Advance reservations required.)

・How to access to the SPOT from the hotel
 takes around 30min by a bus
(They operate the only inn’s bus in an area. Dep.19:30 from hotel⇒Arr. 20:00 to venue⇒Dep. around 20:45 from venue⇒Arr. 21:15 to hotel)


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