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October 24, 2019 【Traffic】Expected resumption of direct operation on the Hokuriku Shinkansen (between Tokyo and Kanazawa)

- Regarding Shinkansen Operation:

Operations of the Hokuriku shinkansen in some sections (between Nagano and Joestu-myoko) have been suspended due to the influence of typhoon No.19, but since we know when restoration work and security checks will be completed, the direct operation of Hokuriku shinkansen (between Tokyo and Kanazawa) will be restarted on October 25.

please check JR east website:

October 17, 2019 【Traffic】About the Hokuriku Shinkansen operation plan after October 15

- Regarding Shinkansen Operation:

Due to the effects of Typhoon No. 19, as of today(Oct.17),
please check JR east website:
(No Hakutaka Operation)

There may be changes to the operation plan in the future.

October 15, 2019 【Attention】Shin-etsu Trail Impact of Typhoon (2019-10-14)

[Traffic road conditions]

Due to landslides and road collapses, many of the trailheads are not accessible.

[Trail conditions]

The area around the Sekida Mountains is rain forecast until 10/15, so we can not checking the trail to prevent secondary disasters.

Trail conditions can be reported after 10/16.

Considering the situation of the roads for the trail, it seems that the trail is also damaged.

If you plan to hike the trail in the near future, please cancel the mountain trip.

October 01, 2019 【Reservation Start】Restaurant Kamakura Village / with Accommodation Plan

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

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