Sounkyou Onsen Hyoubaku Festival (Ice Waterfall Festival)層雲峡温泉氷瀑まつり
A major event and winter tradition in the Sounkyou area considered one of Hokkaido's greatest winter festivals. Huge ice structures made utilizing the extremely cold weather near the Kari River, performances, and numerous ice sculptures big and small create a magical atmosphere. Every year large numbers of tourists come to enjoy the festival's many events, such as taiko drum and traditional Ainu folk performances; mochi-maki (throwing mochi rice balls into a crowd), stands and stalls, an ice bar, ice slides, ice climbing, and ice waterfall weddings.
Hokkaido Kamikawagunkamikawachou Sounkyou No hot spring [map]
- 2019/1/25-3/17 13:00-22:00
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Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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Hokkaido Main Areas
Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.