Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival

This winter festival is one of the four most important festivals that is held in Hirosaki in Aoyama Prefecture. The origin of this festival goes back to 1977. The snow lanterns are made by hand by the inhabitants of the city in order to make the long and harsh winter of their northern region more enjoyable. During the festival, 200 snow lanterns and snow statues of all sizes are placed in the park. The visitors are invited to enter a mysterious world composed of a great number of mini igloos lit up from the inside, snow statues, and the illuminated Hirosaki Castle. Inside the Shinomaru, the fourth wall and main venue of the festival, participants will be able to enjoy various events, including large snow statues built against historic structures and a giant slide.

1, Shimoshirogane-cho, Hirosaki-shi, Aomori Prefecture



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