A snowy wonderland appears each winter in this quiet hot spring town as hundreds of small snow-houses are built. Illuminated on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings for the one month duration of the event, the kamakura are a beautiful sight, and a barbecue inside one can even be arranged.
During the day you can explore the village, try sledding, and relax in the hot springs dotted around the town. The main site is the open-air museum Heike-no-sato.
Other sites include the Mizunosato Snow Park at the Yunishigawa hot spring grounds. Entry in 2020 was ¥1,000 for adults and ¥500 for kids and includes sledding and bathing fees). Check here for more information.