Exploring the Hirosaki Castle Yuki-Doro Festival

When most people are thinking of visiting the Hirosaki Castle, they think of cherry blossoms and springtime. However, while the cherry blossoms are certainly a major attraction, the castle is also home to the Yuki-Doro Festival that attracts visitors during the winter. Yuki-Doro Festival translates to Snow Lantern Festival, and it features lanterns built from snow by locals, as well as Japanese food vendors and snow-covered pines.

The Yuki-Doro Festival at Hirosaki Castle takes place across five days each February and is one of the five major snow festivals in the northern Tohoku region. This part of Japan experiences harsh winters and heavy snow, and people travel from across the country to take in the winter scenery. The festival is free to attend and is easy to access from the JR Hirosaki Station.

House of Genji might not be able to offer snow, but we do offer tasty Japanese food and fun Teppanyaki dining in San Jose for your entire family to enjoy. You can learn more about our menu and cocktail lounge by calling (408) 453-8120.

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