SNOW LANTERN FESTIVAL + HOT SPRINGS TOUR IN YAMAGATA 2017
SNOW LANTERN FESTIVAL
On this tour, you will join together with local Japanese people and other guests in making hundreds of snow lanterns, lighting the candles, and enjoying the show!
The Snow Lantern Festival should be a wonderful chance to make new friends!
You will stay at Kishiro, a traditional Japanese hot springs inn located in Semi Hot Springs, Yamagata Prefecture. You will love soaking in the various hot baths and enjoy traditional local foods for both dinner and breakfast.
Semi Hot Springs is located in a deep mountain gorge created by the beautiful Oguni River. Your showshoe tour, which follows the river, starts as soon as you have crossed this bridge, the Yoshitsune Bridge, named after a famous Japanese historical character.
This is Yoshitsune’s sidekick Benkei. It is said that Benkei discovered Semi Hot Springs in the 12th century while searching for hot water to bathe Yoshitsune’s new-born son.
After your showshoe tour, you can enjoy a free hot springs footbath here, just across the street from your inn.