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

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

【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.

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

【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.

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

【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.

【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
Discover the new northern continent!
Abashiri is warm
Enjoy winter with open participation outdoor events! You can ride snowmobiles on frozen Lake Abashiri. Some events are held on the ice stage at night.

【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.

【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.

【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.

【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.

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

【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.