A number of colorful hot-air balloons float on a field of pure white snow,a wintertime tradition.
This kind of scenery was first seen in Ojiya more than 40 years ago, when a few balloonists flew their balloons in search of flight in the snowfield.
It has now developed into a major event called the “Ojiya Balloon Revolt,” which attracts large numbers of people from all over Japan.
The “Ojiya Balloon Revolt,” in which colorful hot-air balloons float on a field of pure white snow, is a poetic tradition that brings spring to Ojiya.
The event, which also serves as Japan’s leading hot air balloon competition, the Japan Sea Cup Cross Country Championship, is held over two days in late February.
The Pajiba Balloon Putsch was first held in 1977.
The number of participating organizations has increased over the years, and now approximately 40 balloons participate.
On the first night, there will be a “Globaloon Festival” where fireworks will be launched over the balloon.
Fireworks will be launched over the snow.
- Japan Sea Cup Cross Country Championship
- snow field event
- Hot Air Balloon Test Ride
- Ojiya Shrinkage Snowdrift
- display of fireworks
|Location||Nishi Chu Venue|
|best time to see||February 19 & 20|
|address (e.g. of house)||Ojiya City, Niigata Prefecture||organizing||Ojiya Balloon Putsch Executive Committee||joint sponsorship|