Iiyama Snow Hut Village is located just outside of Iiyama city in the northern most part of Nagano prefecture,
where there is abundant snowfall in the winter.
The village is open for around one month, from the end of January to the end of February, and is made up of over 15 to 20 huts created from snow.
At night the huts are illuminated by lanterns, creating a beautiful fairytale-like atmosphere that is perfect for family, friends, and lovers alike.
Noroshi Nabe is a hot pot made with a Nagano Miso base and filled to the brim with Bok Choy and other tasty locally grown vegetables. It also contains Iiyama's specialty 'Miyuki Pork' and popular local mushrooms such as honshimeji, enoki, and king trumpet. The name Noroshi Nabe originates from the Sengoku Period (1467-1603AD) when Daimyo Uesugi Kenshin established signal fires (Noroshi) on nearby Mt Kuroiwa.