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  • Atami Baien Ume Festival
    Atami Baien Ume Festival
    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Baienchou 8-11
    A grand event held each year at the Atami Baien garden in line with the ume (Japanese apricot/Chinese plum) blooming season from January to March. During this time, 472 ume trees spanning some 59 varieties come into gorgeous bloom, including early-blooming varieties, late-blooming varieties, and trees over 100 years old. Meanwhile, a variety of entertainments are provided, such as concerts and performances of traditional arts by Atami geisha and rakugo comic storytellers. There are also stalls and stands selling food and souvenirs, and samples of amazake sweet sake are handed out. The garden bustles with flower-viewing visitors during the festival.
    Date : 
    2019/01/01 ~ 2019/03/10
    Average attendance : 
    About195,000people
    Street stall : 
    Available
  • Sounkyou Onsen Hyoubaku Festival (Ice Waterfall Festival)
    Sounkyou Onsen Hyoubaku Festival (Ice Waterfall Festival)
    Hokkaido Kamikawagunkamikawachou Sounkyou No hot spring
    A major event and winter tradition in the Sounkyou area considered one of Hokkaido's greatest winter festivals. Huge ice structures made utilizing the extremely cold weather near the Kari River, performances, and numerous ice sculptures big and small create a magical atmosphere. Every year large numbers of tourists come to enjoy the festival's many events, such as taiko drum and traditional Ainu folk performances; mochi-maki (throwing mochi rice balls into a crowd), stands and stalls, an ice bar, ice slides, ice climbing, and ice waterfall weddings.
    Date : 
    2019/01/25 ~ 2019/03/17
    Average attendance : 
    120,000people
    Street stall : 
    Available
  • Sapporo Snow Festival
    Sapporo Snow Festival
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Odorinishi 1-chome
    The Sapporo Snow Festival is considered one of the three greatest snow festivals in the world. In addition to the primary festival venue at Odori Park, festival events are also held in the Susukino area and at the Tsudome (the community dome), which are decorated with close to 200 snow sculptures ranging from the small to the very large. The white snow sculptures glitter under Hokkaido's blue skies, creating an impressive sight. At night, the sculptures are lit up, creating a different, more magical atmosphere for festival-goers to enjoy. Over two million people come from around the world to attend the festival, making it one of the biggest events held in all of Japan.
    Date : 
    2019/01/31 ~ 2019/02/11
    Average attendance : 
    2,543,000people
    Street stall : 
    Available