Chitose and Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival

Chitose and Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival

An ice festival held in Lake Shikotsu hot springs in a national park.

February 23 – January 29, 2021

Chitose and Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival is an ice festival held in Lake Shikotsu hot springs in Shikotsu-Toya National Park, located about 40 minutes away by car from Sapporo city. There are lines of ice sculptures made by spraying water from Lake Shikotsu, which boasts some of the clearest water in Japan, and freezing it. The ice slide, the rink where you can slide around in boots, and the horse rides around the venue are popular with children. From 18:30 on Saturdays and Sundays during the event period, there is the launching of around 300 fireworks, as well as Wadaiko drum performances. The hot springs around the venue also offer baths for day trippers, so after you have warmed your cold body up, enjoy a meal and choosing souvenirs in the hot spring town.

Chitose and Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival

Event date
February 23 - January 29, 2021
Place
Lake Shikotsu hot springs, Chitose city
Website
http://www.1000sai-chitose.or.jp/
Access
40 minutes by car from New Chitose Airport, 60 minutes by car from Sapporo city
Additional details
Telephone 0123-23-8288 (Lake Shikotsu Festival Executive Festival)