冬の北海道のお祭りおすすめ7選

冬の北海道のお祭りおすすめ7選

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SNOW! SNOW!! SNOW!!!

Winter Festival start from January! Sapporo Snow Festival is the most popular festivals in Hokkaido. However many unique and fascinating snow festivals are also held in Hokkaido during this period!

1. Sapporo Snow Festival

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The most famous snow festival in Japan. More than 2 million people come to see this festival every year from all over the world.

  • Place 1: Sapporo, Odori Park (Snow Statues)
  • Place 2: Sapporo, Susukino Park (Ice Statues)
  • Place 3: Sapporo, Tsudome (Snow Park)
  • Period: From 5-Feb till 11-Feb at Odori Park and Susukino
  • Period: From 5-Feb till 18-Feb at Tsudome
  • HP: www.snowfes.com
2. Jozankei Onsen Yukitouji

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More than 2000 candles create fantastic atmosphere at Jozankei Shrine. Jozankei is town of hot spring which is not far from Sapporo city centre.

  • Place: Sapporo, Jozankei
  • Period: From 8-Feb till 12-Feb
  • HP: jozankei.jp
3. Otaru Yukiakarinomichi

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Otaru city is covered with candles and small monuments. Each area has different concept and you will be impressed a lot, just walking there. Candle balls made from fishing equipment are floating in the Otaru Canal. More than 100,000 private candles are decorated all over the city.

4. Shikotsuko Hyoutou Festival

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Ice statues reflected from lights and turn to colourful monuments. Ice slider and gate of moss are very popular statues. Also, you can see fireworks and taiko (Japanese Drum) performance on special days.

5. Sounkyou Onsen Hyoubaku Festival

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More than 30 ice statues are built at 10,000 m² area of vast land in Sounkyo. Ice tunnel reaches 100 m long and its ceiling and walls are covered with lighted up icicles.

  • Place: Kamikawachou Sounkyo
  • Period: From 23-Jan till 27-Mar
  • HP: sounkyo.net
6. Asahikawa Winter Festival

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Main statue is super huge, which include 10m high terrace and 100m long snow slide. Laser light and music performance with heroes of TV entertain visitors who have small children.

7. Shiretoko Fantasia

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Colourful laser light show express auroras that had been seen in Shiretoko. This event has been held for 30 years and 2016 is final year.

  • Place: Shiretoko Sharityou
  • Period: From 5-Feb till 12-Mar
  • HP: shiretoko.asia
Photo Sources

Cover: Jozankei Tourist Association

#1: Sapporo City

#2: Jozankei Tourist Association

#3: Otaru Yukiakarinomichi

#4: Chitose City

#5: Sounkyou Tourist Association

#6: Asahikawa Tourist Association

#7: Shiretoko Shari-cho Tourist Association

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