Fukumitsu, Nanto Snow Illumination Festival

Date:Early February
Address/Road stop Fukumitsu

The Nanto Fukumitsu Snow Illumination Festival is an event where roughly 50 massive paper balloons are loosed to float up to the heavens with Kuwa Mountain serving as a background. As they float up into the air, they release red banners, making a marvelous sight that is a must see. Additionally, people can eat hot pot, enjoy a mochi making competition, write messages on the paper balloons, participate in a picture contest, and enjoy a number of other fun activities during this lively festival.