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Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival Collab with Takeakari x Snow x Wish 2023!

  • Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival Collab with Takeakari x Snow x Wish 2023!
  • Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival Collab with Takeakari x Snow x Wish 2023!

Yume Project: Takeakari x Snow x Wish 2023 will be held in conjunction with Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival’s return from its 3-year hiatus!

The collaborative exhibit space entitled Candle Zone x Takeakari will be hosted in the open field in front of Denkoku no Mori.

 

You can also join the takeakari making workshop this Sunday on 5th February and brighten up the festival with your very own handmade takeakari bamboo lights! Lights that were made during the workshop will be used as decorations for the snow lantern festival.

We hope to see you there!

 

Candle Zone x Takeakari

 

Light up Dates and Times:

11th February (Saturday) – 5:30 pm ~ 9:00 pm
12th February (Sunday) – 5:30 pm ~ 8:00 pm

 

Location: Denkoku no Mori Open Field

 

Takeakari Making Workshop

Date: 5th February 2023

Morning session: 10:00 am ~ 12:00 pm
Afternoon session: 2:00 pm ~ 4:00 pm

 

Location: Okitama Culture Center 203 Kenshuushitsu

Participants: 20 per session

Fees: Free

 

Register using this form 

Takeakari Facebook (Japanese)
Takeakari Twitter (Japanese)
 

2023.02.03:米沢市国際交流協会(yira):[観光情報(English)]

Yonezawa - Healing Moment, YONEZAWA MOMENTS Exhibit in Taiwan!

  • Yonezawa - Healing Moment, YONEZAWA MOMENTS Exhibit in Taiwan!

A Japan-Taiwan exchange exhibition showcasing Yonezawa will be held in Taiwan once again this year!


This exhibit will be the 3rd of its kind, held from 7th February to 28th February this year in the Beitou district of Taipei, where Yonezawa has also participated in its Hot Spring Festival in Taipei event for several years. There will also be hands-on activities created in collaboration with various Taiwanese partners to introduce participants to the hidden gems of Yonezawa!

In a world where many countries have adopted a “living with COVID-19” policy, this exhibit will showcase how Yonezawa culture and travel in the Tohoku region and Yonezawa have adapted to this new age.

 

For more information, please access the websites below (Traditional Chinese):

https://www.taiwanwildherbtea.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Taiwanwildherbtea
 

2023.01.31:米沢市国際交流協会(yira):[観光情報(English)]

Correction to Typo in Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival Flyer

Please note that there is a typo in the Snow Lantern Festival’s flyer on the last page - Shuttle Bus and Transport Information(シャトルバス・交通情報).

Under the Yonezawa City Bus (Clockwise Loop)(米沢市循環バス(右回り))section:

Bus fare for a one-way trip from Yonezawa Ekimae to Uesugi-Jinjya Shrine: 200 210 yen

 

There is no change to the fares for using the shuttle bus:

Regular – 200 yen
Elementary school children – 100 yen
Toddlers – Free

 

Visitors are encouraged to use the shuttle bus service to enter the festival grounds.
 

2023.01.31:米沢市国際交流協会(yira):[観光情報(English)]

Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival Shuttle Bus Information

The Uesugi Snow Lantern Festival will be held over the weekend on 11th and 12th February this year!

 

We would like to encourage the use of the free parking lots at Yonezawa City Hall as heavy congestion is expected at the event area then. A shuttle bus service serving city hall and the event grounds will also be available.


Another shuttle service that stops at Yonezawa station and the event grounds will also be available. Please board this bus if you wish to travel on the JR East lines.

Buses depart every 20 minutes.

 

Operating Hours:

10:30 am – 9:30 pm (11th February, Saturday)
10:30 am – 8:30 pm (last bus departing from the festival) (12th February, Sunday)

 

Bus Fares (One-way):

Regular – 200 yen
Elementary school children – 100 yen
Toddlers – Free

 

Additional parking lots will also be available temporarily for the festival at these locations:
-    Yamagata Bank Yonezawa Ekimae branch
-    Yonezawa Shinkin Bank Main branch & Seibu branch
-    Yamagata Daiichi Shinyou Kumiai Yonezawa branch

 

Spaces are limited at these locations. Please use the shuttle bus if possible.

 

We would like to encourage visitors who are driving directly to the festival to refrain from parking your vehicles at the parking lots of nearby shops (convenience stores, supermarkets, etc.).
 

2023.01.30:米沢市国際交流協会(yira):[観光情報(English)]

38th Seibu Snow Festival Fireworks Display!

  • 38th Seibu Snow Festival Fireworks Display!

Fireworks will be launched in commemoration of the 38th Seibu Snow Festival! Feel free to stop by and have a look!

 

Date: 5th February 2023 (Sunday)

Launch Time: Around 5:40 pm

The fireworks are visible in Shiono, Shioimachi, Yonezawa city.

* Please note that parking space and seating will not prepared.

 

Contact: Seibu Community Center

TEL: 0238-22-5758

Operating hours: 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm
 

2023.01.24:米沢市国際交流協会(yira):[観光情報(English)]