2017 Event Information

January - MarchI have ordered event start date is earlier. There are events across the month. Please see the schedule well
  【Lake Toya】2016/11/1 - 2017/3/31
Illumination street in Toyako Onsen
Event of the illumination in Toyako Onsen

【Sapporo】2016/11/18 - 2017/3/14
Sapporo White Illumination
Embellished the light show on Sapporo center with the fantasy lighting.
 Odori:2016/11/18 - 2016/12/25
 Ekimae-Dori:2016/11/18 - 2017/2/12
 Minami 1-Jo Dori:2016/11/18 - 2017/3/14

【Rusutsu】2016/11/26 - 2017/4/8
Romantic Illuminations, Rusutsu,
Stardust Avenue
Rusutsu Resort is bathed in the illumination of approximately 250,000 lights. Various art objects of light including animals stretch across a street for approximately 300 meters.

【Hakodate】2016/12/1 - 2017/2/28
Hakodate Illumination
Slope Street, Hakodate Motomachi. Illuminations adorn this slope.

【Sapporo】2016/12/23 - 2017/3/31
Takino Snow World
In Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park, you can enjoy winter activities like the leading Hokkaido cross-country ski courses, a 200 meter in length slope for tube sled, family slope for skiing and snowboarding and more.

【Chitose】2016/12/29 - 2017/3/5
North Snowland in Chitose
Enjoy snow project activities such as snow rafting, banana boat, walking skiing, tobogganing and so on.

【Sapporo】2017/1/6 - 3/5
Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill
Snow Park
The Snow park where you can enjoy playing with snow in a very large snowy field. Popular activities are prepared that the whole family can enjoy including the tube slide, cross-country skiing, mini-snowman making and more.

【Kikonai】2017/1/13 - 1/15
Kanchu Misogi Matsuri
The traditional Shinto ritual of Kikonai where we pray for a good catch and a good harvest.
4 young pupils clutching 4 Goshintai (objects of worship) dive into the extremely cold Tsugaru Strait, purifying the Goshintai.

【Kikonai】2017/1/13 - 1/15
Kanchu Misogi Festival 2017
In addition to the solemnness of Kanchu Misogi Matsuri , various of pleasurable and delicious events are held.

【Higashikawa】 2017/1/21 - 1/22
Higashikawa Ice Festival
Snow statue and ice sculpture contest will be held. Fireworks burst in the sky over ice and snow sculpture on the first day of the festival.

【Tokachigawa Hot Spring】2017/1/21-2/26
Otofuke Tokachigawa Swan Festival Sairinka
Sairinka is a fantastic, unique winter event featuring light objects of all sizes and colors. The frozen yet firm snow-covered ground, the night sky filled with twinkling stars and countless lights with colors and warmth combine to take visitors to a whole new world of fantasy.

【Sounkyo】2017/1/25 - 3/20
Sounkyo Hot Springs Ice Fall Festival
There will be an exhibition of illuminated ice sculptures, ice waterfalls and a river. Enjoy the abstract atmosphere in Sounkyo hot spring area.

【Chitose】2017/1/27 - 2/19
Chitose Lake Shikotsu Hyoutou Festival
Dynamic ice world is made by spraying the clear water of lake; it takes two whole months to make.

【Lake Abashiri】2017/1/28 - 3/5
Attaka (warm) Abashiri Drift Ice View Slider
There's lot's of winter fun to be had such as pony drawn sled, ice slide, and tubing bobsled while viewing the amazing scenery from the Okhotsk Ryuhyo Museum and the Mount Tento Observatory.

【Shikaoi】2017/1/28 - 3/20
Igloo Village in Lake Shikaribetsu
If you visit here, you can experience Ainu traditional culture, traditional Ainu dancing and rowing the dugout canoe etc.

【Shiretoko】2017/1/30 - 2/30
Shiretoko Drift Ice Festival
The festival takes place in two locations, the Shiretoko National Campground's green stage and the Oronkoiwa Rock Special Gathering Place's blue stage.
It's a new event that let's you fully experience Shiretoko at night with ice art domes of various sizes, a bonfire and illuminated drift ice.

【Jozankei Hot Spring】2017/2/1 - 2/5
Jozankei Hot Spring (Snow Candle Way)
The Snow Candle Way which illuminates the winter Jozankei hot spring district. In the severe cold, the warm light emanates from the countless Snow candles, and a fantastic scene is created.

【Sapporo】2017/2/1~2/12
Sapporo Snow Festival
One of Japan's largest winter events. About two million people come to Sapporo to see a large number of splendid snow and ice sculptures lining Odori Park, the grounds at Community Dome Tsudome, and along the main street in Susukino.
 Odori Site:2017/2/6 - 2/12
 TSUDOME Site:2017/2/1 - 2/12

【Lake Akan】2017/2/1 - 3/12
Akan Lake Ice Festival
Every night a small ceremony will be held and a fireworks display will be presented under the clear night sky.

【Lake Akan】 2017/2/1 - 2017/3/21
Ice Land AKAN
Enjoy WAKASAGI ice fishing, snowmobile and skating.

【Teshikaga】2017/2/2 - 2/22
Diamond dust in KAWAYU
The illumination festival in the heat

【Noboribetsu Onsen】2017/2/3 - 2/4
Noboribetsu Onsen Hot Spring Festival
A festival serves as a way to pray for a never ending supply of many kinds of great spring quality in Noboribetsu's Onsens.The red demon and the blue demon exorcise the evil spirits from the hotels, inns, and stores.

【Obihiro】2017/2/3 - 2/5
Obihiro Ice Festival
The festival of beautiful snow statues and ice sculptures decorates the true winter of Obihiro. There's a large ice and snow slide, and rotary sled that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

【Otaru】2017/2/3 - 2/12
Otaru Snow Light Path
In the evening old houses along a street lit up by candles and creat a fantastic atmosphere. Main venue : Otaru Canal and Temiya Line.

【Onuma Park】2017/2/4 - 2/5
Onuma Hakodate Snow and Ice Festival
Enjoy exhibition of snow sculptures and a king size slide made of ice from Lake Ōnuma.

【Esashi】2017/2/4 - 2/5
Winter Esashi Bimihyakusai Pot Festival
There are approximately 30 varieties of pot soups to experience including sanpei-jiru soup with salmon or cod. Additionally, there's minced Atka mackerel soup, whale soup, Esashi's smooth lumpsucker soup, and shrimp soup.

【Lake Toya】 2017/2/5 - 2/13
Lake Toya Hot Spring Winter Festival
There will be speed-eating contest of Ice, Mayim Mayim, fireworks etc.

【Asahikawa】2017/2/7 - 2/12
Asahikawa Winter Festival
Other than large snow statues boasting one of the world's largest scale size, there are attractions that both adults and children can enjoy including the ice slide measuring 100 meters in length. In addition, night fireworks, and shows of light and sound are the highlights, too.

【Abashiri】2017/2/10 - 2/12
Abashiri Okhotsk Drift Ice Festival
You can see impressive large snow sculptures and delicately sculpted ice statues. In the evening the surroundings become even more fantastic when the ice sculptures are illuminated with 7 colors, thus taking on a different look compared to during the day.

【Monbetsu】2017/2/10 - 2/12
Monbetsu Drift Ice Festival
Large and small ice statues are arranged, and various events are performed on a main stage made with natural ice.

【Showa-Shinzan】2017/2/25 - 2/26
Showa-Shinzan International Yukigassen
150 top teams will gather again this year at Showa-Shinzan,The birth place of Sport Yukigassen,To compete for the title of Yukigassen World Champions.