The Yamagata Snow Festival

    The Yamagata Snow Festival

Sagae City

The Yamagata Snow Festival is an annual event in Sagae City in Yamagata Prefecture featuring a small display of snow sculptures, performances, foodstalls, and a firework show against the frozen fields of Sagae.  

This festival takes place during the first weekend of February at the Mogamifurusato Park next to the Mogami River.  

Quick Info:


Held annually on the first weekend of February. 

Various parking lots are available, including the largest one below. 

1 久保, Kubo Sagae, Sagae-shi, Yamagata-ken 991-0041


Entry to the festival and performances are free.

There are a wide variety of vendors for games and food with varied prices.  

Note that the firework festival takes place on only one day of this festival.  In 2018, this was held on Saturday.  

The Yamagata Snow Festival

One of the many street vendors 

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