January - MarchI have ordered event start date is earlier. There are events across the month. Please see the schedule well
  【Lake Toya】Year-Round
Toyako Onsen Illumination Street
During the holiday season, the streets of Toyako Onsen are illuminated with beautiful lights. Walk through this gorgeous tunnel by the lakeside, brightly illuminated by the light of over 12,000 bulbs.

【Lake Toya】November 1, 2019 - March 1, 2020
Toyako Onsen illumination tunnel
A 70 meter tunnel with a diameter of 9 meters, situated in a crowded plaza right in the center of Lake Toya hot springs. It is lit by 400,000 light bulbs.Interweaving LED decorative illumination creates an unforgettable atmosphere.

【Sapporo】November 22, 2019 - March 15, 2020
Sapporo White Illumination
Embellished the light show on Sapporo center with the fantasy lighting.
 Odori Park:November 22, 2019 - December 25, 2019
 German Christmas Market/ Odori Park NO.2:November 22, 2019 - December 25, 2019
 Sapporo Ekimae Dori:November 22, 2019 - February 11, 2020
 Minami 1-jyo Dori:November 22, 2019 - March 15, 2020
 Sapporo Kita 3 Article Square [Akapura] Venues:November 22, 2019 - March 15, 2020
 Sapporo Station south exit station square hall:November 22, 2019 - March 15, 2020

【Rusutsu】November 23, 2019 - April 4, 2020
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】November 30, 2019-February 29, 2020
Hakodate Illumination
Slope Street, Hakodate Motomachi. Illuminations adorn this slope.

【Sapporo】December 22, 2019-March 31, 2020
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】December 27, 2019-March 5, 2020
North Snowland in Chitose
Enjoy snow project activities such as snow rafting, banana boat, walking skiing, tobogganing and so on.

【Lake Akan】 January 1, 2020-March 31, 2020
Ice Land AKAN
Enjoy WAKASAGI ice fishing, snowmobile and skating.

【Sapporo】January 10, 2020-March 8, 2020
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】January 13, 2020-January 15, 2020
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】January 14, 2020-January 15, 2020
Kanchu Misogi Festival
In addition to the solemnness of Kanchu Misogi Matsuri , various of pleasurable and delicious events are held.

【Asahikawa】January 16, 2020-February 14, 2020
Winter Garden Winter Garden
Around Asahikawa JR Station, you can enjoy skating or snow banana boat. At the skating rink of the station square open space, we have equipment rental, without reservation, you can even try if you show up empty-handed (Just make sure you're protected against the cold).

【Higashikawa】 January 18, 2020-January 19, 2020
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.

【Sounkyo】January 23, 2020-March 15, 2020
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】January 24, 2020-February 16, 2020
Chitose Lake Shikotsu Hyoutou Festival
Dynamic ice world is made by spraying the clear water of lake; it takes two whole months to make.

【Tokachigawa Hot Spring】January 25, 2020-February 23, 2020
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.

【Teshikaga】January 25, 2020-February 23, 2020
Diamond dust in KAWAYU
The illumination festival in the heat

【Shikaoi】January 25, 2020-March 22, 2020
Igloo Village in Lake Shikaribetsu
If you visit here, you can experience Ainu traditional culture, traditional Ainu dancing and rowing the dugout canoe etc.

【Jozankei Hot Spring】January 28, 2020-February 3, 2020
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.

【Shiretoko】January 30, 2020-February 29, 2020
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.

【Sapporo】January 31, 2020-February 11, 2020
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:February 4, 2020-February 11, 2020
 TSUDOME Site:January 31, 2020-February 11, 2020

【Obihiro】January 31, 2020-February 2, 2020
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.

【Esashi】February 1, 2020-February 2, 2020
Winter Esashi 'Bimihyakusai' Hot Pot Festival
Hot pot is perfect in Winter. More than 30 kinds of hot pots assemble in full force. You are able to taste and compare between the steaming hot pots.

【Lake Akan】1 February 2020-3 March 2020
Akan Lake Ice Festival
Every night a small ceremony will be held and a fireworks display will be presented under the clear night sky.

【Noboribetsu Onsen】February 3, 2020-February 4, 2020
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.

【Lake Toya】 February 3, 2020-February 12, 2020
Lake Toya Hot Spring Winter Festival
There will be speed-eating contest of Ice, Mayim Mayim, fireworks etc.

【Asahikawa】February 6, 2020-February 11, 2020
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.

【Kitami】February 7, 2020
Kitami Cold Winter Yakiniku (Grilled Meat) Festival
Up to 1500 people can enjoy the barbecue outdoors even when temperatures drop below freezing point.

【Onuma Park】February 8, 2020-February 9, 2020
Onuma Hakodate Snow and Ice Festival
Enjoy exhibition of snow sculptures and a king size slide made of ice from Lake Ōnuma.

【Hakodate】February 8, 2020-February 10, 2020
Hakodate offshore winter fireworks display
This fireworks display at Hakodate's port runs for successive 3 days in the middle of winter. The vivid colors shine in the clear winter night sky. Best seen from near Hakodate Station, the Bay Area, and Mt. Hakodate.

【Monbetsu】February 8, 2020-February 11, 2020
Monbetsu Drift Ice Festival
Large and small ice statues are arranged, and various events are performed on a main stage made with natural ice.

【Otaru】February 9, 2020-February 16, 2020
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.

【Abashiri】February 8, 2020-February 11, 2020
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.

【Shikabe】February 16, 2020
Shikabe Tarako Matsuri (cod roe festival)
In this event fresh cod roe is sold directly. The event called the cod roe lips (duck lips) world championship is held here.

【Showa-Shinzan】February 22, 2020-February 23, 2020
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.