Niino Snow Festival

Niino no Yuki Matsuri: A Celebration of Local Folklore in Nagano

Snow festivals are common in Japan in winter. Each region celebrates them in their own way, with most involving snow sculptures. However, a unique snow festival with more of a focus on folklore happens every year during January 14th and 15th, in Niino, a village in the Shimoina district of Nagano prefecture. Let’s have a…