How to get Yokote Kamakura Festival, Akita and Where to Stay
Yokote Kamakura( snow hut) festival takes place in the evening (18:00-21:00) on 15th and 16th February(14-16 Feb, 2015) every year in Yokote city, Akita prefecture.
Akita gets so much snow. In this festival, the local people set up snow huts in which kids welcome you with sweet sake ( non-alcohol called “Amazake” ) and rice cake(called “Mochi”).
On the same day there are numerous tiny snow huts made with candles inside in many places in the city. You will see many mini snow huts lit with candles in the night. Just an amazing sight.
How to get this festival
1 hour 5 mins from Tokyo area, Haneda airport to Akita airport (9 flights a day)
1 hour 25 mins from Nagoya area, Chubu airport to Akita airport (2 flights a day)
1 hour 25 mins from Osaka area, Itami airport to Akita airport (5 flights a day)
55 mins from Hokkaido area, Shinchitose airport to Akita airport (5 flights a day)
From Akita airport
Take Airport liner van, limousine and train or rent a car from the airport
1 hours and 30 mins by Airport liner van (company's website in JP) 5200JPY one way
45mins towards JR Akita station by Limousine bus (company's website in JP) 930JPY one way AND 1 hour by JR train from JR Akita station to Yokote station 1320JPY
1 hour from the Akita airport to Yokote by a car
1 hour by JR Ou line Akita-Yokote
1 hour and 15 mins by Akita Shinkansen ( bullet train) Morioka-Omagari and by JR Ou line Omagari-Yokote
2 hour and by Akita Shinkansen ( bullet train) Sendai-Omagari and by JR Ou line Omagari-Yokote
3 hour and 10 mins by Akita Shinkansen ( bullet train) Tokyo-Omagari and by JR Ou line Omagari-Yokote
Contact: Yokote city office
Tel: +81 182-35-2111 (Open 08:30AM-17:15)
Where to stay
Suggested hotels in Akita city (It is the biggest city nearby Yokote) from the reputation
Contact: +81 18-825-5611
Contact: +81 18-831-2222
Contact: +81 18-832-1111
Suggested hotels in Yokote city
Contact: +81 182-33-0600
Hotel Route-Inn Yokote Inter (convenient if you drive car as the hotel close to the interchange of the high way in Yokote city)
Contact: +81 182-35-8311
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Source: Yokote city office website
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