In Hokkaido, some festivals such as summer festivals and winter festivals are held depending on seasons.
The most famous summer festival is YOSAKOI Soran Festival held in Sapporo.
In addtion, various bon festivals are held in each cities, towns and villages.
The most famous winter festival is Sapporo Snow Festival.
In addition, some events using snow or ice are held in the each cities, towns and villages, too.
Enjoy events, by all means!
[Drift Ice Cruise in Abashiri] Tourists Can Enjoy Drift Ice Cruise by Aurorago and Aurorago2
There are 2 sightseeing spots that tourists can enjoy the scheduled drift ice cruising in Japan. Abashiri in the northeast of the Hokkaido faces the Sea of Okhotsk, and is one of the sightseeing spots for drift ice cruising. Drift ice drifts to the offing of Abashiri around mid January.Read More
[Drift Ice Cruise in Monbetsu] Tourists Can Enjoy Powerful Breaking Drift Ice by Garinkogo2
There are 2 sightseeing spots that tourists can enjoy the scheduled drift ice cruising in Japan. Monbetsu in the northeast of the Hokkaido faces the Sea of Okhotsk, and is one of the sightseeing spots for drift ice cruising. Drift ice drifts to the offing of Monbetsu around mid January.Read More
[Eniwa Sled Dog Racing] Fluffy Cute Dogs Run Powerfully
Eniwa Sled Dog Racing (恵庭犬ぞり大会) is a winter event in Ecorin village (えこりん村), Eniwa city close to New Chitose Airport and Sapporo city, and has been held since 2011, and is one of 3 major sled dog racings in Hokkaido.Read More
[Jozankei Yukitoro in Sapporo] Ice Candles with Unreal Atmosphere
Jozankei Yukitoro (定山渓雪灯路) is a winter event held in Jozankei Onsen (定山渓温泉), Sapporo city, and has been held since 2011, and about 6,000 tourists come to see the event. Open period is 5 dys from late January to early February, and it opens from 18:00 to 21:00 everyday.Read More
Winter Festivals Are Held All over Hokkaido
Snow often begins to fall around Christmas season, and Hokkaido is covered with the snow until late March that snow begins to melt, the ground turns into the white world in a winter. The snow falls in silence, and the temperature falls, too, and its peak is February, and various winter events that snow, ice and coldness can be enjoyed are held all over Hokkaido around the February.Read More
[Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan in Shikaoi] Ice World Can Be Enjoyed on Frozen Lake
Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan (然別コタン) is a winter event in Shikaoi town located in the north part of Obihiro city, and has been held on Lake Shikaribetsu near the hot spring resort from late January to late March since 1980, and about 40,000 tourists come to enjoy winter cold.Read More
[Tokachigawa Swan Festival Sairinka in Otofuke] Colorful Light and Sound Show Can Be Enjoyed
Otofuke Tokachigawa Swan Festival Sairinka (十勝川白鳥まつり彩凛華) is a winter event in Otofuke town located in the northeastern part of Obihiro city, and has been held since 1992, and was named after more than 1000 swans coming flying to Tokachigawa Onsen (十勝川温泉).Read More
[Abashiri Okhotsk Ryuhyo Festival] Winter Festival Using Ice and Snow
Abashiri Okhotsk Ryuhyo Festival (あばしりオホーツク流氷まつり * The Ryuhyo means "Drift Ice" in Japanese) is a winter event held in Abashiri city located in the northeastern part of Kitami city, and has started since 1966.Read More
[Monbetsu Ryuhyo Festival] Winter Festival Using Ice
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 has started since 1963. The festival is held at the side of Kaiyo-Koryukan (海洋交流館) during 3-4 days in mid February, and about 60,000 tourists come.Read More
[Yosakoi Soran Festival in Sapporo] One of Largest Yosakoi Festivals in Japan That 2 Million Tourists Visit
Yosakoi Soran Festival (YOSAKOIソーラン祭り) in Sapporo is a dance event mixed "Yosakoi Festival (よさこい祭)" in Kochi with a song of the herring fishing "Soran Bushi (ソーラン節 * Folk Tune Interjected as the Refrain of Soran)" familiar to Hokkaido people.Read More
[Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park in Ozora] Marvelous Pink World Can Be Enjoyed during Higashimokoto Moss Pink Festival
Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park (東藻琴芝桜公園) is in Higashimokoto, Ozora town located in the southern part of Abashiri city, and is well-known as one of the largest place famous for moss pink together with Takinoue Shibazakura Park (滝上芝桜公園), and Higashimokoto Moss Pink Feastival (東藻琴芝桜祭) is famous as one of 3 major Okhotsk Spring Festival together with Kamiyubetsu Tulip Festival (かみゆうべつチューリップフェスティバル) and Takinoue Moss Pink Festival (滝上芝桜祭).Read More
[Sounkyo Ice Waterfall Festival in Kamikawa] Ice Sculptures Are Beautiful Like Avant-Garde Art
Sounkyo Ice Waterfall Festival (層雲峡氷瀑まつり) is a snow event held in Sounkyo Onsen, Kamikawa Town located in the eastern part of Asahikawa city, and has been held since 1976. It is held from late January to late March every year, and is well-known as a specialty winter event.Read More
[Nayoro Winter Festival] High Quality Snow Sculpture Can Be Enjoyed in Nayoro Best Quality Snow in Japan Festival
Nayoro Winter Festival (なよろ雪質日本一フェスティバル * The formal name is Nayoro Best Quality Snow in Japan Festival) is a snow event held in Nayoro city located between Asahikawa city and Wakkanai city, and has been held since 1952. Open period is 3 days in mid February, and about 20,000 tourists come to see.Read More
[Asahikawa Winter Festival] Gigantic Snow Sculpture That Used to Be Placed in The Guinness Book of Records Is Highlight
Asahikawa Winter Festival is a snow event held in Asahikawa city, and has been held since 1960. The snow event that about 1 million tourists come to see is one of the 2 major winter festivals in Hokkaido together with Sapporo Snow Festival.Read More
[Sapporo Snow Festival] One of 3 Major Snow Festivals That 2 Million People Visit in World
Sapporo Snow Festival (札幌雪まつり) is a snow event held in Sapporo city, and has been held since 1950, and the biggest snow festival event in Hokkaido.Read More
[Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival in Chitose] Illumination of Ice Art Works Particularly Look Beautiful
Chitose Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival (支笏湖氷濤まつり) is a snow event held around Lake Shikotsu in the south part of Sapporo city, and the venue is Shikotsuko Onsen (支笏湖温泉) in the east part of the lake. The festival has been held from late January to mid February since 1976.Read More
[Ski Jumping] One of Most Famous Winter Sports in Hokkaido
Ski Jumping is one of nordic skiing using skiis without fixing the heel. Ski jumpers compete with a flying distance and a beauty flying posture. Winter Olympic Game and World Cup are also held, the Ski Jumping is one of the most famous winter sports.Read More
[Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park in Yubetsu] Kamiyubetsu Tulip Fair Is Held near Monbetsu
Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park (かみゆうべつチューリップ公園) is in in Kamiyubetsu, Yubetsu town located in the northern part of Kitami city, and is well-known as 2 major places famous for tulips together with Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park (滝野すずらん公園).Read More
[Shibazakura Takinoue Park in Takinoue] One of Japan's Largest Moss Pink Field Is in Full Bloom during Fairy Tale village Takinoue Moss Pink Festival
Shibazakura Takinoue Park (芝ざくら滝上公園) is in Takinoue town located in the northeastern part of Asahikawa city, and is well-known as one of the largest place famous for moss pink together with Higashimokoto Shibazakura Park (東藻琴芝桜公園), and Fairy Tale village Takinoue Moss Pink Festival (童話村たきのうえ芝ざくらまつり) is famous as one of 3 major Okhotsk Spring Festival together with Kamiyubetsu Tulip Festival (かみゆうべつチューリップフェスティバル) and Higashimokoto Moss Pink Feastival (東藻琴芝桜祭).Read More
[Matsumae Cherry Blossom Festival] 250 types of 10,000 Cherry Trees Can Be Enjoyed during 1 Month
Matsumae Park (松前公園) is a park on a small hill in Mastumae town located in the southwestern part of Hakodate city. Mastumae Castle (松前城), Temples, Shrines and Matsumae Clan Mansion (松前藩屋敷) are built at the site, and the center of Matsumae Clan that is famous for the only clan in Hokkaido has been developed as the park.Read More
Drift Ice Spots and Drift Ice Cruising in Hokkaido
In Japan, Drift ice appears only from January to March, and can be enjoyed only along the Sea of Okhotsk and a part of Pacific Ocean. The sea is covered with the drift ice from the shoreline of Monbetsu to Shiretoko Peninsula, and it is amazing view!Read More
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