The Nozawa Fire Festival is one of the three greatest fire festivals in Japan and a must-see event which takes place at Baba-no-hara, Nozawa Onsen Village on the 15th of January every year. The event begins at 7pm with lanterns lit at 7.30pm, fireworks from 8pm, more fires at 8.30pm and so on until the ened of the evening…
If coming by train, the village is a 20 minute bus ride from Togari Nozawa Onsen Station (JR Iiyama Line) or a 75 minutes journey by express bus from Nagano Station (JR Nagano Shinkansen). The bus fare from Nagano to Nozawa (Grand Hotel) is approximately 1,500yen.
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