Tsunan is a town located in nigata prefecture. Due to its geographical location between the Sea of Japan and the surrounding alps it has one of the highest annual snowfalls in Japan. In this most beautiful winter of the year, meet the winter sports season with skis or snowboards. Tsunan town has been holding a sky lantern festival since 2012, called theTsunan Snow Festival. The night with a grand finale of over 1,000 sky lanterns being released at the same time. When the paper ball inside the lantern is lit, the hot air gradually fills the lantern, and it is released to rise up into the sky. The night sky being filled with a spectacular wave of shining sky lanterns is stunning enough. The night sky illuminated with countless sky lanterns is an enchanting sight that is rarely viewed elsewhere in the Japan.