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High Quality Snow Sculpture Can Be Enjoyed -Nayoro Winter Festival-

February 14th, 2015

Nayoro Winter Festival (なよろ雪質日本一フェスティバル) is a snow event held in Nayoro city located between Asahikawa city and Wakkanai city and was held in 1952 for the first time. It is held only for 3 days in mid February. There are a large snow sculpture of Jibanyan (ジバニャン * Yo-Kai Watch) with snow slide and small snow sculptures made by Nayoro citizen in the site when I visited here in 2015. Nayoro has a base for Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, Self-Defense Forces have been in charge of the production, administration and management of the large snow sculpture since the old days. I had a member of Self-Defense Forces play in old days, but that do not still change. Children looked like their's having fun playing.

Entrance
Nayoro Winter Festival
Look of Venue
Nayoro Winter Festival
Look of Venue
Nayoro Winter Festival
Look of Venue
Nayoro Winter Festival
Look of Venue
Nayoro Winter Festival
Snow Sculptures Are Made by Citizen
Nayoro Winter Festival
Children Go up Stairs
Nayoro Winter Festival
Snow Slide
Nayoro Winter Festival
It is Difficult to Maintain Posture
Nayoro Winter Festival
Tube
Nayoro Winter Festival

International Snow Sculpting Competition (国際雪像彫刻大会) that the people from 6 countries participate in is held, too. All works are molding such as an art, and adults can enjoy snow sculptures, too. Including the snow sculpture made by Nayoro citizen, the qualities of the snow sculptures are high probably because it is good quality snow. In addition, Winter Marche (ウィンターマルシェ) that local gourmets of various places in Hokkaido can be eaten is held, too. There is no parking lot in the site. But there are parking lots in the downtown.

International Snow Sculpting Competition
Nayoro Winter Festival
View from Top of Snow Sculpture
Nayoro Winter Festival
High Quality Snow Sculpture
Nayoro Winter Festival
International Snow Sculpting Competition
Nayoro Winter Festival
International Snow Sculpting Competition
Nayoro Winter Festival
International Snow Sculpting Competition
Nayoro Winter Festival
Team Canada
Nayoro Winter Festival
Team Sapporo
Nayoro Winter Festival
Team Spain
Nayoro Winter Festival
Team Otaru
Nayoro Winter Festival
God Is In Details
Nayoro Winter Festival
Ground Golf
Nayoro Winter Festival
Children and Snow Sculpture
Nayoro Winter Festival
Winter Marche
Nayoro Winter Festival

Nayoro Winter Festival Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Nayoro Winter Festival

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot A parking is not provided * There are parking lots in the downtown
Business hours 10:00-18:00
Regular closing day From late February to early February
Telephone number +81-1654-9-6711
Home page Home page of Snow festival is here
Home page of International Snow Sculpting Competition is here
Mapcode 272 655 318*30

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Nayoro.

Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar(なよろ温泉サンピラー)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Nayoro Sun Pillar Youth Hostel(なよろサンピラーユースホステル)
Booking
Guest House Nisshin(ゲストハウス日進)
Jalan
Hotel Kaiko Annex Nayoro(ホテルカイコーアネックス名寄)
Grand Hotel Fujika(グランドホテル藤花)
Booking
B&B Hotel Bird Inn(B&B ホテル バードイン)
Hotel Kaiko Honkan(ホテル海晃 本館)
Booking
Business Hotel Sunflower(ビジネスホテル サンフラワー)
HP
Booking
Booking.com

A page of Nayoro is here

Nayoro

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