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What’s going on in Niigata?

Below are some upcoming AJET events!


Tsunan Snow Lantern Festival

March 9 at New Greenpia Tsunan Resort

Every year in Tsunan, a festival is held where during the day, you can listen to music, eat at festival food stands, visit an igloo shrine, and watch a demon light a pile of hay on fire with a torch! At night people light up hundreds of lanterns and make them fly, creating an amazing view of the sky. This year the festival will be held on March 9 at the New Greenpia Tsunan Resort. Find more info about the event in English here, and the official website (in Japanese) here.


Hanami at Takada Castle Park and Hakusan Park

(3/30 at Takada & 4/6 at Hakusan)

Hanami is coming up soon, so be sure to make plans for March 30 at Takada Castle Park or April 6 at Hakusan Park and view the cherry blossoms together with other JETs! Hakusan park and Takada Castle are 2 of some of the most popular places to view the cherry blossoms in Niigata Prefecture, so you don’t wanna miss out on this!





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