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Last updated: April 23, 2021
Magical candles in the snow
The snowy streets of Oigami Onsen are magical on winter nights when they are lit up by hundreds of candles.
The candles are placed in small depressions in the snow, and glow and flicker like fireflies. Take a stroll around the area before warming up with a relaxing hot spring soak.
The event takes place on Saturdays and the days before public holidays during January and February each year.
The festival may be canceled if the snowfall isn't sufficient.
In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), this event has been canceled for 2021.
607-1 Oigami, Tonemachi, Numata
About 20 minutes by car from Numata IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway
No bus to Oigami Onsen in winter
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