AkitaYokote Snow Festival, Yokote Castle

Overview

The Yokote Kamakura Festival has a history of about 450 years, and is held every year in February. The festival features over 1,000 igloo-like snow houses, called "kamakura", built at various locations across the city. These are built in all sizes, from the size of a basketball to the size of a truck.

Yokote Castle is located in the center of the city and overlooks it (and is now a park). At night, the wintery castle is light up, creating a fantastic beauty along with the night view of the castle.

Yokote Snow Festival, Yokote Castle, Akita

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