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Iiyama & Madarao
  • Nanohana (Rape flower) Festival

    Iiyama holds a Nanoha (rape flower) festival every early spring to celebrate the coming of spring

  • Nanohana Festival

    The sunny flowers can be seen lighting up the mountains for miles

  • Madarao Kogen

    There is no reason not to try this powder paradise!

  • Kamakura restaurants

    Every winter these little snow domes are made to be used as places where you can eat lunch or dinner

  • Location of Iiyama

    Iiyama is placed in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains.

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Iiyama & Madarao

A region of extreme heavy snowfall, Iiyama is home to Togari Onsen, Madarao Kogen and Hokuryu Onsen Family Ski Resorts, all famous for their amazing snow quality. Yearly events include the Iiyama Snow Festival and the Kamakura (traditional Japanese version of an igloo) Festival.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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ACCESS

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TOURS

  • [START FROM NOZAWA/MADARAO] Private Snow Monkey Tour

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ACTIVITY

  • Enjoy the Fruit of Nagano

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  • Fruit-picking Nearby JR Iiyama Station

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HOTELS

  • Iiyama & Madarao Area

    A convenient stop on the Hokuriku Shink…

EVENT

  • Iiyama Nanohana Flower Festival

    Every Year : May 3rd - May 5th

    Enjoy the peace and tranquillity o…

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