Sat, Jan
15

Nozawa Fire Festival

7:00pm – 10:00pm
Free

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 end of the evening.

If coming by train, the village is a 10 minute taxi ride from Togari Nozawa Onsen Station (JR Iiyama Line) or a 30 minute bus journey (¥600) from Iiyama Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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