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.
When I read Tweets, Nayoro Winter Festival seems to be popular.
11th International Snow Sculpting Competition Japan Cup in NAYORO City (Hokkaido,Japan) http://moi.st/ffbd9— Yuko (@yun_art) 2011年2月9日
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.
Nayoro Winter Festival Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||A parking is not provided * There are parking lots in the downtown|
|Regular closing day||From late February to early February|
|Home page||Home page of Snow festival is here
Home page of International Snow Sculpting Competition is here
|Mapcode||272 655 318*30|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Nayoro.
|Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar(なよろ温泉サンピラー)|
|Nayoro Sun Pillar Youth Hostel(なよろサンピラーユースホステル)|
|Guest House Nisshin(ゲストハウス日進)|
|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)|
|Hotel Kaiko Shinkan R-40(ホテル海晃 新館 R-40)|
|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)|
|Business Hotel Sunflower(ビジネスホテル サンフラワー)|
A page of Nayoro is here