Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 2012 Events in Towada

Towada Yukimi (Snow Viewing) Rally
Date: Wed. 8 Feb. 2011
Time: Sign-in: 17:00~; Start: 18:00; Finish (for Prize Draw): 20:00 
Location: (受付・抽選会場)十和田商工会館 (Phone: 0176-24-1111 / Fax: 0176-24-1563)
(Reception/Prize Draw) Towada Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Fee: 2500 yen (in advance); 3000yen (at door)
Description: Your fee gets you one drink (of your choice) at a number of specified bars. Get a stamp for each finished drink and bring the completed stamp card back to the Chamber of Commerce & Industry (by 20:00) to be entered into the prize draw.

Towada Dentou Geinou Matsuri (Traditional Performing Arts Festival) 
(Download: PDF Poster)
Date: Sun. Feb. 12, 2012, 12:00~16:00
Location: Bunka Center
Admission: Free
Description: Performances include Koma Odori (horse dance), Keimai (rooster dance), Nanatsu Dougu (dance with seven implements)

Towada Art Center Events/Workshops:
(For more info, see the website (Japanese):

Graffiti Up the Kotatsu Tabletop
Date: Sat. Feb. 4, 2012
Time: 10:00-15:00
Admission: Free
*NO reservations required!*

大団欒パフォーマンス (Dance Wag)
Large group performance (Dance Wag)
Date: Sun. Feb. 5, 2012
Time: 10:00-15:00
Admission: Free
*NO reservations required!* 

Soap and Small Item Decoupage*
*decoupage: the art of decorating surfaces by applying cutouts (as of paper) and then coating with usually several layers of finish (as lacquer or varnish)- Merriam-Webster
Date(s) & Time(s): Fri. Feb. 10 & 24, 2012, 10:00-15:00
Fee: 石鹸 soap 500yen; 小物 small item 1000yen

(youmou felt no chiisana mascot ) Wool Felt Small Mascot (Making)
Date(s) & Time(s): Fri. Feb. 10 & Sat. Feb. 18, 2012, 9:50 & 13:10 *limit of 10 people/session, reservations required
Fee: 1000yen

Resin Clay Accessory
Date(s) & Time(s): Sat. Feb. 11 & 25, 2012, 10-00-15:00
Fee: 1000yen

Beeswax Candle Making
Date(s) & Time(s): Sat. Feb. 11 & Fri. Feb. 24, 2012, 9:50 & 13:10 *limit of 10 people/session, reservations required
Fee: 1000yen

Japanese Fabric Brooch Decorated with a Button (with Clip)
Date(s) & Time(s): Sun. Feb. 12 & Fri. Feb. 17, 2012, 10:00-15:00
Fee: 500yen

Fair Trade Glass Bead Accessory
Date(s) & Time(s): Sun. Feb. 12, 2012, 10:00-15:00
Fee: from 500yen

Finger Knit(ting) Scrunchie/Accessory
Date(s) & Time(s): Fri. Feb. 17, Sun. Feb. 26, 2012, 10:00-15:00
Fee: 500yen

Japanese Fabric Scrunchie (with Beads)
Date(s) & Time(s): Sat. Feb. 18, 2012, 10:00-15:00
Fee: 500yen

Cardboard Sakiori* Loom
(*sakiori: cloth made from old pieces of fabric and threads woven together)
Date(s) & Time(s): Sun. Feb. 19, 2012, 13:10 *limit of 15 people/session, reservations required
Fee: 500yen

Sweets Deco-Whip (?)
Date(s) & Time(s): Sun. Feb. 19, 2012, 13:10 *limit of 15 people/session, reservations required
Fee: 500yen

Create Your Own Aroma Spray, Yoga Breathing and Self-Massage
Date(s) & Time(s): Sat. Feb. 25 & Sun. Feb. 26, 9:50 & 13:10 *limit of 15 people/session, reservations required
Fee: 800yen

Towadako Fuyu Monogatari 2012

十和田湖冬物語Snow & Light Fantavista
Towadako Fuyu Monogatari (Lake Towada Winter Story)

Date: Fri. 3 Feb.-Sun. 26 Feb. 2012
Location: Lake Towada (Access maps available here:
*scroll down for special shuttle bus info*

Time/Event Schedule: 
 - 体験館 Workshops & Events (e.g. make a wax ball for 500yen): Mon.-Fri.: 15:00-21:00, Sat.-Sun.: 11:00-21:00 *participants limited; reservations recommended
十和田湖畔温泉足湯体験 Foot (Hot) Spa: Mon.-Fri.:17:00-21:00; Sat.-Sun.: 11:00-21:00: 300yen
Eat & Drink:
- *NEW* ゆきあかり横丁 Yuki Akari Yokocho (Alleyway "Restaurants"/food court): Mon.-Fri.: 15:00-21:00; Sat.-Sun.: 11:00-21:00
- ウインターバーWinter Bar: Daily 17:00-21:00: 500yen for a commemorative glass and hot mulled wine (free refills!)
- かまくらBAR Kamakura (Snow Hut) Bar: Daily 17:30-21:00
- 酒かま蔵 Sake Kamakura (Snow Hut): Daily 18:00-21:00: 500yen/cup
お笑いかまくら "Cutie Brothers" Kamakura Comedy Performance: Sat.-Sun.: 20:10~ : 500yen admission fee
- Stage performances: Mon.-Fri.: 17:30, 19:00, 20:30; Sat.-Sun: 19:00~
- Illuminations: Daily 17:00~21:00
- Fireworks: Daily 20:00

For more information, see the website (Japanese):

*Special Shuttle Bus*
(running once daily between the Towada Art Center and Lake Towada)
Cost: 1000 yen (round trip)
Departure: leaving 16:00* Art Museum, arriving 17:30 at Lake
Return: leaving 20:30*, arriving 22:00 at Art Museum
*please get to the bus stop at least 5min before the scheduled departure time

Seats are limited to 40 seats per day on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations must be made at least *one day* in advance of departure.

Ticket reservations can be made by phone/fax from 9:00-17:00: TEL: 0176-23-7765/ FAX: 0176-22-7731
十和田奥入瀬まるごとシャトル予約専用"『冬物語号』予約"とお申し付けください。(Ask for  "'Fuyu Monogatari Gou' yoyaku" to be transferred to the Towada Oirase Marugoto Shuttle reservation line)

See the Towada Kankou (Japanese) site for more info: