Hot Spring Festival Preparations Underway!

In Hokkaido, preparations are underway for the Sapporo Snow Festival as the cold weather continues.

And here in Noboribetsu, plans for a “hot” event are also underway to heat things up during winter. The Noboribetsu Onsen Yu Festival, sponsored by the Noboribetsu International Tourism and Convention Association.

The festival is to show our gratitude for the Yu or hot water that makes Noboribetsu Onsen such a wonderful place. The abundant, high quality water is truly fantastic, and by showing our gratitude, we also extend our wish that the water continue to flow to keep us all healthy and happy.

At the festival, as in the photo above, men gather outside in the extreme cold and gather buckets of hot water across from Dai-ichi Takimotokan. The Hot Water Battle then takes place!

Details of the event will be updated on the website of the Noboribetsu International Tourism and Convention Association.

We look forward to sharing this great event with you!


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En.The 48th Annual Noboribetsu Onsen Hot Spring Festival


Noboribetsu Onsen Yu Festival
Sunday, February 3, 2019 – Monday, February 4, 2019
Organizer: Noboribetsu International Tourism and Convention Association
For more information, please call 0143-84-3311