Asahikawa Winter Festival

World's best ice sculptures

Early - Mid
Venue: Asahibashi When: Early - Mid Feb 2021
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The Asahikawa Winter Festival is a large scale winter festival in Hokkaido, occurring around the same time as Sapporo’s Snow Festival. It has one of the biggest snow sculptures, as well as one made especially as a stage for music and performances.

The giant sculpture varies each year, with different themes. Moreover, there are several other smaller snow sculptures such as snow slides, snowmobile rides, horse drawn sleigh rides and an ice bar. The festival officially begins and ends with fireworks. There are two sites, the giant snow sculpture located at the riverside Asahi-bashi. The second site is along the Heiwa Dori pedestrian streets, with around 50 ice sculptures displayed for competition. At night, the ice sculptures are illuminated by lights, looking even more spectacular.

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Preethu 3 years ago
Thanks for the info.