a VirtualTourist member from Pune
Can anyone provide information on Nikko Ice festival? we would like to make it in a day from Nishinasuno. I mean Does the festival actually enjoyed in night? what are the activities.
One more festival starts in Early Feb. in Nikko please provide info on that as well.
Thanks in advance.
Hello. I don't know Ice Festival will be held or not.
But you can see some photos about these events.
(both sites are written in Japanese....)
 Nikko Yumoto Onsen Snow Festival
Fridays and Saturdays in February from 5:30pm
80 minute bus drive from Nikko station (both JR and Tobu)
 Candle Event
10, 11, 12 February from 5:00 to 9:00pm
5 minute taxi drive from Nikko station
Contact: Nikko Tourist Information Center
TEL: +81-288-54-2496 FAX: +81-288-54-2495
You can take a JR train for Utsunomiya, and change the train.
well, I got my answer this year.
1. NIKKO ICE FESTIVAL (Nikko City) END OF JAN.- BEGINNING OF FEB.
Incredible ice carvings are on display during this fantastic festival. These carvings are illuminated at night.
*Not visited the Nikko festival
2. Glowing Ice Lantern and Snow Dome
Festival-27th January to 28February Place --Kuriyama-mura, Tochigi
*Visited this one was worth it. The drive route was more beautiful than the place.
Thanks [VT member 90e06].
Sorry for late reply.