Ice Sculptures Are Beautiful Like Avant-Garde Art -Sounkyo Ice Waterfall Festival in Kamikawa-
February 16th, 2015
Sounkyo Ice Waterfall Festival is a snow event held in Sounkyo Onsen, Kamikawa Town located in the eastern part of Asahikawa city. It was held for the first time in 1976, and it is held from late January to late March every year. In Ishikari River riverbank of 10,000 m2, about 30 large and small ice sculptures are produced. The height of large ice sculpture is about 15 m. These seemed to reflect an image of an ice castle and the ice dragon tiger tower in Taiwan in 2015. These are produced to blow out water of the Ishikari River below the freezing point. There are resting places, a stall, a restroom, North Ice Pub in the site. Because the venue is very cold, a warm outfit is necessary. Admission and a parking lot are free, but they raise cooperation.
When I read Tweets, Sounkyo Ice Waterfall Festival seems to be popular.
The ice sculptures are illuminated by colorful lights, and those look very beautiful in the evening. Fireworks are set off every day during the period. I really wanted to take a picture in the night, but I was not able to photograph it. But, Makan Angin reporting about travel in Indonesia provided his photos and I can show you about the state. Thanks, George!
Sounkyo Ice Waterfall Festival Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge * Cooperation is JPY 300|
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (200 cars)|
|Regular closing day||From late March to late January|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||623 234 014*13|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Sounkyo Onsen.
|Sounkaku Grand Hotel(層雲閣グランドホテル)|
|Sounkyo Kanko Hotel(層雲峡観光ホテル)|
|Hotel Northern Lodge(ホテルノーザンロッジ)|
|Sounkyo Youth Hostel(層雲峡ユースホステル)|
|Mount View Hotel(マウントビューホテル)|
|Resort Pension Yama-no-Ue(リゾートペンション 山の上)|
A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here
Daisetsuzan National Park