|Miyuki[ Sharing Kyoto Staff ]|
Beautiful trio of white snow, bright lanterns and traditional Kayabuki roof
Before lighting up
I went to around 5 pm. Sunset was not yet, but there are a lot of people. Parking is full by cars or tour buses coming from Kyoto. I suggest coming earlier. The view before lighting up is also beautiful. I could feel nostalgic atmosphere.
Close to thatched
This winter is a little bit warm, usually thatched roofs and fields in front are covered with more snow. People who are living in the thatched village are engaged in agriculture. Vegetables or rice are grown up in these fields.
A folk museum is located in the middle of a village. Farm or living tools are displayed, and you can feel the atmosphere of old life. Admission fee is 300 yen and closing time is 4pm. Mondays are regular holidays.
Lighting is start
Gradually, it was getting dark, and lighting was starting in around 5:30pm, bit by bit.
Atmosphere is extremely different from before sunset. It looks like a temple which is floating in a snowed road. It is pretty fantastic!
Hand made snow lanterns
Hand made snow lanterns are making a line. Visitors could make their own snow lanterns as they like, and it is lighted up from inside and lined on the side of the road. Each personality of people who made the lanterns has been expressed wonderfully.
Hand made snow lanterns
Handmade lanterns are making a bright road, it looks like a virgin road.
Woody food wagon
Food stalls are offering foods or drinks which are made with ingredients from Miyama. These moments also will become a part of your unforgettable memories.
The village is small, but there are a lot of parts that we must check and take a photo. It has a variety of faces, so you cannot help taking pictures.
Please visit the thatched village at Miyama. Fireworks will held on February 6th , it is the last day of the snow lanterns festival.
My grandmother is living in Miyama. That’s why, I went to the thatched village many times, but, it was the first time for me to visit the snow lanterns festival. I was really surprised that atmosphere had changed completely compared with usual one. In addition to that, I could enjoy specialty products from Miyama at the food stalls, like a kusa mochi, black bean mochi, and sake from Miyama brewing. You will be enjoy various characteristics of Miyama.