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What You Should not Miss in the City of Nikko

Participate in the Events Featuring Snow.

Yunishigawa-onsen KAMAKURA Snow House Festival

Yunishigawa, Kawamata and Okukinu Onsen

In this fantastic event, about 800 miniature kamakuras (snow huts) are illuminated from inside with candles. You could enjoy BBQ in the standerd size kamakura. *BBQ: Reservation required.

  • Term
    January 27 (Sat) - March 4 (Sun), 2018 *Miniature kamakuras (snow huts): No light-up on the Wednesday and Thursdays.
  • Time
    9:00 - 21:00 (lighting time: 17:00 - 21:00)
  • Price
    Main Venue in Heike-no-sato: 300 yen for a night ticket
  • Place
  • Contact
    Nikko City Tourism Association
    +81-288-22-1525

YUKI-AKARI Snow Festival in Oku Nikko Yumoto-Onsen

Oku-Nikko

About 500 miniature kamakuras (snow huts) are illuminated from inside. In addition, fireworks are set off by the Lake Yunoko (Current plan).

  • Term
    February 9 ((Fri) - 15 (Thu), 2018
  • Time
    17:00 - 21:00
  • Price
    No fee required for viewing
  • Place
  • Contact
    Nikko City Tourism Association
    +81-288-22-1525

Chuzenji Onsen Kamakura (Snow Hut) Festival

Oku-Nikko

The event is held in around the Chuzenji Onsen Resort. Visitors can enjoy various snow plays such as kamakura (snow huts) building and a giant sliding board of snow.

Let’s Go and See Great Scenery Created by Snow and Ice.

Shinkyo Bridge Coverd with Snow

Nikko

In winter, the World-Heritage Shinkyo Bridge is covered with snow. The contrast between the white color of snow and the vermilion color of the bridge creates inexpressible beautiful scenery.

  • Term
    mid-January - mid-February
  • Time
    9:00 - 16:00 (From April to September, 8:00 - 17:00, from October to mid-November, 8:00 - 16:00)
    Light up: after sunset - 21:00
  • Price
    No fee required for viewing
    Fee for crossing the bridge: Adults: 300 yen, High school students: 200 yen, Junior-high and elderly school students: 100 yen
  • Place
  • Contact

Frozen Surface of the Yunoko Lake

Oku-Nikko

The Lake Yunoko, which is surrounded by mountains on three sides, has a mysterious atmosphere. In winter, you can see waterfowls resting on the frozen lake surface. * The north shore of the lake does not freeze, because hot spring pours in.

  • Term
    late January - early February
  • Place
  • Contact
    Nikko City Tourism Association
    +81-288-22-1525

Sprayed Ice by the Lake Chuzenji

Oku-Nikko

Lake Chuzenji’s waters blown by strong winds are sprayed and frozen on the surrounding stones and trees, and create the ice art that offers fantastic atmosphere.

  • Term
    late January - early February
  • Place
  • Contact
    Nikko City Tourism Association
    +81-288-22-1525

View Snow Scenery from the Akechidaira Observation Platform

Oku-Nikko

From the observation platform carried by the Akechidaira Ropeway, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Lake Chuzenji, Mt. Nantaisan and Kegon Falls, all of which are covered with snow.

  • Term
    mid-January - mid-February
  • Time
    Akechidaira Ropeway: Open all year 9:00 - 16:00
  • Price
    Adults: 730 yen, Children: 370 yen
  • Place
  • Contact
    +81-288-55-0331

Feel and Touch Snow in Ski and Skate Resorts.

Hunter Mountain Shiobara

Located at a place about 60 minutes from the Kinugawa Onsen Resort by buses, Hunter Mountain Shiobara is known as one of the largest winter resort in the Tokyo Metropolitan area. Its Kids Park where parents and kids can enjoy snow playing together attracts many visitors.

  • Term
    November 23 (Thu), 2017 - April 15 (Sun), 2018
  • Time
    Weekdays: 8:30 - 16:30 (Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 8:00 - ) *By the end of January or after April 1, the slope is closed at 16:00. *During predefined period, the slope is open in nighttime.
  • Price
    Lift ticket (one day): Adults: 4,700 yen, Children: 3,700 yen
  • Place
  • Contact
    +81-287-32-4580

Edelweiss Ski Resort

Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen

On this ski slope located on the northeast side of the Nikko National Park, you can enjoy snowboarding on the whole slope.

  • Term
    December 23 (Sat), 2017 - April 1 (Sun), 2018 *Current plan
  • Time
    Weekdays: 8:30 - 16:10
    Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 8:00 - 16:20 (On and after January 3, the slope is operated on the same time schedule with weekdays. )
  • Price
    Lift ticket (one day): Adults: 3,500 yen, Children: 1,800 yen (weekdays), Adults: 4,300 yen, Children: 2,200 yen (holidays)
  • Place
  • Contact
    +81-288-78-0786

Nikko Yumoto-Onsen Ski Slope

Oku-Nikko

The ski course located on the central part on the Nikko National Park is designed with the gentle slope that is ideal for beginners.

  • Term
    December 22 (Fri), 2017 - March 31 (Sat), 2018 *Current plan
  • Time
    Weekdays and Saturdays: 9:00 - 16:00 (Sundays and Holidays: 8:30 - )
  • Price
    Lift ticket (one day): Adults: 3,500 yen, Children: 2,500 yen
  • Place
  • Contact

Nikko Kirifuri Skate Center

Nikko

Watch the games of H.C. TOCHIGI Nikko Icebucks, one and the only professional ice hockey team in Japan ! Besides watching games, you can enjoy ice skaiting in the Arena.

  • Term
    Ice Hockey Game Watching: September to March (Adults: From 2,100 yen)
    Indoor Rink: July to April 10:00 - 15:30 (Adults: 1,310 yen, Children: 650 yen)
    Outdoor Rink: November to December 10:00 - 16:00 (Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 9:30 - 16:30) (Adults: 1,540 yen, Children: 820 yen)
  • Place
  • Contact
    +81-288-54-2401

Participate in Guided Tours and Enjoy Winter Sports.

Guided Tour to Unryu Valley

Nikko

Tour for intermediate or advanced level travelers to explore the Unryu Valley along with an accompaniment of a travel guide. You should not miss the natural beauty of the ice scenery created on the valley: an ice wall with 100m width and ice pillars with 10m height are just magnificent and breathtaking. This tour to the superb scenery is available only for a limited period.

Snowshoes & Airboard Experience at Onuma-Enchi (for Beginners)

Why don’t you trek around the Onuma Lake area covered with snow? Experiencing airboard and having lunch by setting up a snow table on the Konuma Lake is simply wonderful.

  • Term
    mid-January - early March
  • Time
    8:40 - 16:30
  • Price
    Adults: 7,700 yen, Children: 6,200 yen (Exclusive of Insurance Fee 500 yen)
  • Place
  • Contact
    +81-288-77-2030

Okukinu Snow Trekking & Secret Onsen Tour

Yunishigawa, Kawamata and Oku-Kinu Onsen

Various types of courses are available, from a snow playing course for children to an advanced trekkers’ course to experience the marvels of nature of Nikko. The tour offers pleasure even to those who have not been to a snow mountain.

Snowshoeing on Kirifurikogen Highlands

Nikko

Experience snow playing in the world of silvery white with beginner-friendly snowshoeing.
* One-day tour including airboarding experience is available.
* A courtesy car is available from the Tobu Nikko station (reservation required).

  • Term
    mid-January - mid-March
  • Time
    9:45 - 12:20, 13:15 - 16:00
  • Price
    5,000yen for over 15 years-old, 4,000yen for over 6 years-old
    * The fee includes a guide service fee, insurance fee, showshoes, ski poles and consumption tax.
    * Goods rented separately (in limited quantity and reservation required): snow boots :500 yen, a set of snow wear (top and bottom): 1,000 yen, gloves: 300 yen, goggles: 300 yen
  • Place
  • Contact
    +81-288-53-3379

Oku-Nikko Snowshoeing Guide

Oku-Nikko

Oku-Nikko, which is located in the central area of the Nikko National Park, provides high-quality powder snow that is rare in the Kanto region. In the beautiful scenery decorated by abundant snow, you can enjoy snowshoeing, while observing creatures and nature in the area.

  • Term
    early January - late March
  • Time
    2 hrs. half - 6 hrs. *Depending on the course and tour organizer.
  • Price
    From 5,500yen
  • Place
  • Contact
    +81-288-70-1181 (+81-90-6497-9888 at night)

Heal Your Body amd Soul by Bathing While Enjoying a Snow Scene!

Onsen

Nikko
Kinugawa - Kawaji Onsen
Oku-Nikko
Yunishigawa, Kawamata and Oku-Kinu Onsen

The city of Nikko offers a wide variety of spring quality such as alkaline simple hot spring that is kind to the skin, as well as sulfur spring that has turbidity white color and characteristic smell. Bathing while enjoying a snow scene in the open air bath in a ryokan or hotel is something precious that you can experience only in winter. After snow playing, heal your body and soul by soaking yourself in the hot spring bath.

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