2 months ago [in the first week of february] i went to Nikko for a few days.
Whilst there i attended the snow festival [奥日光湯元温泉 雪まつり] in Yumoto [onsen town in Nikko, about 20mins drive from the lake]
FYI Yumoto onsen is about 2 to 3 hrs by train + bus [depends on type of train] from Tokyo
or if you are driving [like us] , it is about 3 hours drive. [esp in the snow]
The roads are very icy and not well lit [sometimes deer rush onto the road too]. If you are not familiar with driving in such conditions, please stay alert or take the bus.
Can you tell what it is?
It took me a long time and i finally realised it was Tokyo Sky Tree with a giant snake [To celebrate 2013 being year of the snake] Somehow i felt this was a bit scary/weird XD
There was a lot more to see but i dont have any more photos to share as
1. it was too cold for me to take photos [my hands were going to fall off]
2. i needed to really concentrate on not falling down [i cant walk in the snow well hahhaaha]
Yumoto onsen is a beautiful onsen town and there is so much to see in Nikko so if u are ever in the area during the festival [around feb each year] , do drop in for a visit!!
Have a good week ahead!