This Snow Hut Village in Japan Turns Into a Captivating Dining Destination During the Winter
Piping hot meals and a stunning backdrop!
Restaurant Kamakura Village
807-2 Kotobuki, Iiyama City, Nagano Prefecture
How to get there: It’s approximately a 15-minute cab ride from JY Iiyama Station.
From January 25 to February 28, 2019, the Kamakura Village of Iiyama City in Nagano is transformed into a dining destination known as the Restaurant Kamakura Village. At this village, you can take a seat inside any of the 20 kamakura (snow huts) lined up at the snow-covered field and enjoy delicious hotpot and onigiri.
After you’ve had your fill, you can also admire the magical winter scenery outside. Just a few steps along the pathway of the village, you’ll find the bright red torii gate of Kamakura Shrine, where Shinto objects of worship, a straw festoon, and an offertory box are located.
The night scene is just spectacular!
The local hotpot served inside the kamakuras is the perfect way to warm your tummies.
The restaurant village serves their customers for lunch and dinner, offering dishes like Noroshi Hotpot and delicious onigiri made with Iiyama-produced rice. On top of this, the village also offers an accommodation package for its visitors.
It’s a great opportunity to bond with your family or friends!
Lunch is worth ¥3,200 for adults and ¥1,900 for kids, while dinner costs ¥3,700 for adults and ¥2,300 for kids. You can make prior reservations for their snow huts at their official website.
Meanwhile, you can also catch the Kamakura Festival, which will be held on February 9 and 10.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Walkerplus™, and Tokyo Walker™ (13 January 2019)