In February 2015, I went to the Iiyama Snow Festival with four friends in Iiyama City, Nagano. For those who want to embrace the winter magic, but simply cannot afford the pricey trip up to Hokkaido for the Sapporo Snow Festival, I recommend this as a cheaper, closer, low-key alternative!
Here are some personal highlights from the Iiyama Snow Festival in 2015:
Fireworks in the snow
I had never seen fireworks go off while snow was falling at the same time, so it was a wonderful new experience! The Disney soundtrack playing in …
It’s that time of year again—one of GAJET’s biggest events—the Canyons Adventure and Mixer! Get to know your neighbors from Gunma, Ibaraki, Nagano, Saitama, and Tochigi while catching the last rays of summer during an action-(or leisure) packed weekend at Gunma’s own Canyons Alpine Lodge in Minakami.
GAJET would like to thank you for an amazing year!
We are proud to have planned so many exciting events this year! Alongside our ever-popular events such as the Welcome/Farewell Beer Gardens, Block 3 Canyons Mixer, Halloween Party, Thanksgiving, and Ski/Snowboard Trip, we continued last year’s new events: Gunma Games and Art Share Night. お疲れ様でした!
The cornerstone of the GAJET year is the annual charity fundraiser, I Can Japan. With this event having the largest Japanese community attendance, we tailored it to our audience making it entirely bilingual, with both MCs speaking …
GAJET is proud to announce and invite you to its annual fundraiser, “I Can Japan,” which will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 5:00 p.m to 8:30 pm.
Each year, GAJET hosts a fundraiser for the Gunma community to raise money to help a Japanese charity. The event features a pot-luck dinner, silent auction, raffle, and more, with all proceeds going to Save the Children Japan. This charity is now in its fifth year of running a recovery program for children in the Tohoku area devastated by the March 11 disaster (there was …