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Chitose and Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival
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Various objects in different sizes made by blowing and freezing water from the Lake Shikotsu shine in a Shikotsu blue color during the day, and are illuminated in various colors by night, luring visitors into a world of wonders. Ice slides and the objet d’art version of the famous Koke no Domon, the moss cave are particularly popular. The main ice sculptures are product of the laborious work by a team of about 10 production staff working for long hours to create them.
Shikotsuko Onsen, Chitose, Hokkaido
Held during a different period of time every year.
During the time of the festival, many and varied stage events are scheduled to take place, along with fireworks displays that beautifully decorate the winter night sky, and ice wave weddings.
44 minutes by bus from JR "Chitose Station." 5-minute walk after getting off at the "Shikotsuko" bus stop.
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