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Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival

February 20th, 2016

Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival (もんべつ流氷まつり) is a winter event held in Monbetsu city located in the eastern part of Asahikawa city and started in 1963. The festival is held at the side of Kaiyo-Koryukan (海洋交流館) during 3-4 days in mid February.

Kaiyo-Koryukan
Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival
Garinkogo Ship II Is in Service
Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival

About 30 ice sculptures and ice slides of various sizes are made every year. Monbetsu is famous for drift ice, and sculptures seem to be uesd ice not snow. There are 3-4 ice slides, and children and adults can enjoy those. A main ice sculpture is Old Hakodate Public Hall (旧函館区公会堂) when I visited here. The ice sculptures seem to be lluminated in the evening. Those will look beautiful.

Main Ice Sculpture like Old Public Hall of Hakodate
Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival
Okhotsk Tower Can Be Seen
Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival
Look of Event Site
Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival
Ice Sculptures
Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival
Ice Sculpture with 3 Metros in Height
Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival
Ice Paint of Monta (Costumed Mascot Character of Monbetsu)
Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival
Nekobus like Ice Slide
Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival
Fur Seal like Ice Slide
Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival
Doraemon Ice slide
Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival
Large Ice slide
Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival
View from Large Ice slide
Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival

Except enjoying the ice sculptures, events such as a contest that people have to put up with throwing an ice column (氷柱ガマン抱きつき大会) are held, too, and many stall stores open and seafood of Monbetsu can be eaten, too.

Human Curling ?
Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival

Atmosphere of Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (100 cars)
Business hour 10:00-22:00
Regular closing day From late February to early February
Telephone number +81-158-24-3900
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 801 585 677*17

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Monbetsu.

Monbetsu Prince Hotel(紋別プリンスホテル)
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Monbetsu Central Hotel(紋別セントラルホテル)
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Hotel Okhotsk Palace(ホテルオホーツクパレス)
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Minshuku Sakura House Annex(民宿さくらハウス別館)
HP
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Jalan
Minshuku Sakura House Main Building(民宿さくらハウス本館)
HP
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Kibarashikan(気晴館)
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Jalan
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