Okura Yuki Monogatari

Come and meet Okura-kun, an iconic winter symbol in Okura Village!

Check out the 28th Okura Yuki Monogatari, a winter tradition in Okura Village and Yamagata Prefecture's last snow festival of the year. 

Witness the "Fuyu Hanabi Uchiage" (Winter Fireworks Launch), the "Hijiori Genso Yuki Kairo" (Fantasy Snow Corridor), and the "Giant Snowman Okura-kun".

Okura Village, known for having one of the heaviest snowfalls in the prefecture, is home to the world's largest snowman, Okura-kun, who appears every winter.

The concept of Okura-kun was born of the local's desire to make the most of the incredible amount of snowfall. It takes two weeks to build the giant snowman, who towers over the village at a spectacular height of 29.43 meters, equivalent to an 8 to 9 story building. Okura-kun was listed in the Guinness Book of Records in 1995 as the world's largest snowman.

Okura-kun can be seen in front of Hijiori Ideyu Kan, the venue for the Okura Yuki Monogatari every March, making him an iconic winter symbol in Okura Village.


General Information

Address
山形県大蔵村肘折温泉
Directions
55 minutes by city bus from Shinjo Station on Yamagata Shinkansen Line
40 minutes by car from Funagata IC on Tohoku Expressway
Car Park
Hijiori Ideyu Kan parking area
Website
Hijiori Onsen HP
Website
Okura Village
Website
Okura Village Tourism Association
Date
March 16, 2024 (Saturday) 18:00-20:00
Contact
Okura Village Tourism Association
Telephone Number
023-334-6106
Fax Number
023-334-6107

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