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John Blagys

Snow Machine Hakuba

The First of Its Kind

John Blagys   - 2 min read
Venue : Happo Village When : Sep 8th - Sep 11th 2021, 12:00am - 12:00am

Snow Machine is coming to Japan! Being the first ever major winter music festival being held in a Japanese ski-field, it will be held from March 1 to March 4 in the Hakuba Valley. Snow Machine, a sister festival of the popular Australian "Wine Machine" is organized by Australia based Falcona and

Snow Machine Lineup

Snow Machine will feature huge Australian names such as Peking Duk, Hermitude, MC lilly, the Jungle Giants, Client Liasion and more! Popular Japanese artists performing at Snow Machine include Kenji Takimi, DJ Kentaro, and Shinichi Osawa.

Festival Venues

The festival will have multiple stages throughout the Hakuba Valley, including stages on resort, a main stage in the Happo-One Village, and late night stages at venues throughout the three main villages, Happo, Echoland, and Wadano.

How to Buy Tickets

Festival tickets are currently being sold at and include accommodation and lift passes to three of the best resorts in the Valley. Guest can customize their packages choosing various types of accommodation, additional services such as lessons and ski hire, and can even book flights through the festival organizers.

A Look at Last Season: Music in Hakuba

Last year, hosted Tom Tilley and Hugo Gruzman, Hot Dub Time Machine, and Hayden James for three separate shows throughout the winter season. The artists all performed multiple performances at various venues giving fans several intimate snow filled dance parties.

Building on the success of last year, the ski town of Hakuba will open it's doors to some of the most popular Australian and Japanese artists over a 4 day period. The festival is sure to be a huge draw for snow lovers in Japan and around the world.

About Hakuba

The Hakuba Valley sits 250km west of Tokyo in the heart of the Japanese Alps. It's the most popular ski area in Honshu and hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. The Valley consists of 10 resorts accessible with the same lift pass.

Getting there

Take the Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Nagano Station. From there, take a 1 hour bus to Happo Bus Terminal. The total journey is about 3.5 hours.

John Blagys

John Blagys @john.blagys

I'm an American expat and have lived in Japan for over 4 years. I love Japanese baseball, cycle touring, and living in the mountains.