This will be the 14th Yukitouro in Miyama Village, with stunning scenes of snow-covered thatched roofs lit with hundreds of lanterns. There will be 500 snow lanterns, 100 bamboo lanterns, 150 flower lanterns and 200 LED lanterns, all lit at once to bathe the quiet town in a beautiful winter glow. From 3pm each day you can try your hand at making snow lanterns with the local residents before the illumination begins from 5pm and continues until 8pm. There will be traditional Japanese music performances at Chiihachiman Shrine from 5pm – 5.30pm and 7pm – 7.30pm. This will include taiko drumming, shamisen recitals and Japanese dance performances. Haruno school will perform their traditional dance at the shrine on the 28th, 29th, 3rd and 4th between 6pm and 6.30pm. You can enjoy local street food and festival stalls from 2-8pm on Saturdays and from 5-8pm on the other days.
Take the JR line from Kyoto to Sonobe or Hiyoshi Station and then catch the Nantan city bus to Kita-village (takes about 1 hour). There are no late return busses though, so please check schedules here or make alternative plans using private transport. There are also Shuttle-bus tours available from Kyoto Station here