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Kisoji Ice Candle Festival 2020 Hyosetsu-no-hi-matsuri  -



"Kisoji Ice Candle Festival (Hyosetsu-no-hi-matsuri)"  is a fantastic winter event that has been held in all Kisoji area
since 2008.
Thousands of beautiful hand-made ice candles are lit
along the streets in old post towns on the Nakasendo road and at the foot of Mt. Ontake.
In 2020, it will be held from the end of January to the middle of Feburury.
The event dates vary with locations, please check the schedule below.

See the winners' photos of the Ice candle festival Photo Contest   

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Date Venue Time
Sat. Jan 25Okuwa-mura:  Around Okuwa-mura Chamber of Commerce and Industry5:30pm -
Yabuhara-juku, Kiso-mura:  Entire area of Yabuhara-juku6:00pm -
Kurokawa, Kiso-machi:  Around Furusato Taikenkan Kisofukushima6:00pm -
Sat. Feb 1
Otaki-mura:  Around Otaki Tourist Information Center6:00pm -
Miyanokoshi-juku, Hiyoshi, Kiso-machi:  Around Honjin in miyanokoshi-juku 4:00pm -
Sun. Feb 2Niekawa-juku, Shiojiri-shi:  Entire area of Niekawa-juku6:00pm -
Mon. Feb 3Narai-juku, Shiojiri-shi:  Entire area of Narai-juku      6:30pm -
Fri. Feb 7
Sat. Feb 8
Fukushima-juku, Kiso-machi:
In front of Kisofukushima station~Around old Nakasendo
6:00pm -
Sat. Feb 8Kaida kogen, Kiso-machi:  Around Nishinoshimokurio-nodo11:00am - 3:00pm
5:00pm -
Tsumago-juku, Nagiso-machi:  Entire area of Tsumago-juku5:30pm -
Maome-juku, Nakatsugawa-shi:
Entire area of Magome-juku、Around Toson Memorial Museum
5:30pm -
Tue. Feb 11Agematsu-machi:  Around Agematsu-machi Hinoki-no-sato-sogo-culture center5:30pm -