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September 04, 2019 Autumn Festivals 2019

September is the time for autumn festivals!

Traditional dances are performed by local districts as offerings to pray for an abundant harvest and the continued well-being of families.

The Daitengu of Narazawa Shrine (photo below) is also featured in the movie 楽園(Rakuen) available in cinemas in Japan from October 18 (Fri)!

Upcoming Major Autumn Festivals:

Sept 14 - 15: Shizuma Shrine Annual Festival (Akitsu)

Sept 21 - 22: Daitengu of Narazawa Shrine (Narazawa)

Sept 22 - 23: Gosoku-daidaikagura (Toyota)

(Please remember to be respectful and do not disturb the ceremonies when visiting as these are important events for local communities.)

▼For more details about the festivals:


July 11, 2019 Regarding Reservation of Snow Hut Restaurant(Kamakura Village) in 2020

Dear visitors,
Thank you for your interest
to Iiyama Kamakura (Snow Hut) Village.

We received a lot of reservations last season
and we appreciate so much.
The contents of Kamakura Village in 2020 are as follows.

Snow Hut Restaurant(Kamakura Village) in 2020
January 24(Fri) ~ March 1(Sun), 2020
【Open hours】
・Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
[1]11:00~12:15 [2]13:00~14:15
[3]17:00~18:00 [4]18:30~19:30(onry hotel plan)

[5]11:00~12:30 [6]13:15~14:45
※[5] Closed on Wednesday
【Reservation start】
 ・Hotel plan October 1(Tue)
 ・Day plan December 3(Tue)
We will update "Kamakura specially site"
in Summer(around August).

Hotel plan: Iiyama Kamakura (Snow Hut) Village
Restaurant(night) + guest house or Hotel in Iiyama.

Day plan:Only Snow Hut Restaurant(lunch or dinner).

We will appreciate your patience until then.

Take a look at the flyer

April 24, 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival in Iiyama Castle Ruins Park

Cherry Blossom Festival in Iiyama Castle Ruins Park

Date: April 11(Sat) ~ 30(tue), 2019

Nowadays, the castle ruins park is one of the best places in the city to see gorgeous cherry blossoms, and hosts Iiyama's annual cherry blossom festival. Visit from late April to early May to see the flowers in full bloom!


March 01, 2019 The 2019 Snow Hut Village Restaurant is now closed

The 2019 Snow Hut Village Restaurant is now closed. 

Thank you everyone for coming and making it such a fantastic year! 
We look forward to seeing you back next winter.

Reservations for the restaurant open each year in december, but you can book your hotels for next winter season now through our website!


January 24, 2019 Regarding Bus schedule for Restaurant Kamakura Village

From iiyama station to Restaurant Kamakura Village or Togari Sky Resort,
please take a local bus.

Bus schedule for Restaurant Kamakura Village

January 24, 2019 【Please Notice】 To the Restaurant Kamakura Village visitors from JR Iiyama Station by bus

【Please Notice】

- To the Restaurant Kamakura Village visitors from JR Iiyama Station by bus:

Following buses are priority to the guests who have booked Restaurant Kamakura Village

- Kamakura Line

①Week-day: Restaurant Kamakura Village(18:50) - JR Iiyama Station (19:10)

②Sat.Sun. and Feb 11: JR Iiyama Station(15:40) - Restaurant Kamakura Village(16:00)

③Sat.Sun. and Feb 11:  Restaurant Kamakura Village(18:15) - JR Iiyama Station(18:35)

If there will be available space, the visitor who have not booked the restaurant

can buy a ticket. (otherwise, please take taxi)

*Other buses is public transportation.

Kamakura Matsuri Jikkoiinkai & Shinshu-Iiyama Tourism Bureau

October 26, 2018 About the end of the season of the Shin-Etsu Trail in 2018

The 2018 Shinetsu Trail 's Thru-hake season will be over on November 12.

Because major passages which can access the Shin-Etsu Trail will close.

Also, even before November 12, access to the trail will be impossible if there is snowfall.

(There is a possibility of snowfall even in early November)

Please note.

About next season, Exact dates vary depending on when the snow melts,

but generally sections 1 and 2 open in mid-May,

sections 3 and 4 open in early June, and sections 5 and 6 open in late June.

▼Shin-Etsu Trail offical site


July 10, 2018 Regarding Restaurant Kamakura Village 2019

In one of the snowiest areas of the world, Iiyama people build Kamakura as a fun way to pass long winter days!

- Restaurant Kamakura Village! -
* Centered around dinner in a kamakura (igloo)
* Featuring Noroshi nabe, a specialty hotpot,
pork, mushrooms, and locally grown vegetables
- Getting to Iiyama -
* Tokyo Station - Iiyama Station / Hokuriku Shinkansen (app.2h)

We needs the following information:

1) Date & Time
2) Your Full Name
3) Your Nationality
4) Number of PAX (including children or not)
5) Accommodation
7) Transportation (Car or Train)
8) How did you know about Restaurant Kamakura Village?

Contact Us/Make a Reservation
(Shinshu-Iiyama Tourism Bureau)

Restaurant Kamakura Village 2019

April 12, 2018 New Promotional Video of Iiyama city!

New Promotional Video has been released!
This beautifully presented video captures the city's rustic charm over four very distinct seasons and also has a great deal of interesting information on the local culture!

▼Short ver. (2:47)

▼Long ver. (7:16)

February 13, 2018 【Notice】To the guests who booked Restaurant Kamakura Village

To the guests who booked Restaurant Kamakura Village

Please come to the Kamakura Village before your booking time.

Your reservation will be automatically canceled if you are late more than 20 minutes
of your meal starting time without any notice.

We highly appreciate your coop in advance.

Shinshu-Iiyama Tourism Bureau

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