Chitose and Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival
Chitose and Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival


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.

  • Address

    Shikotsuko Onsen, Chitose, Hokkaido

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  • Entry fee


  • Opening Hours

    Held during a different period of time every year.

  • Closed


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  • Best Season

    Jan., Feb.

  • Point

    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.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    44 minutes by bus from JR "Chitose Station." 5-minute walk after getting off at the "Shikotsuko" bus stop.

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