Each year during the winter months, Hokkaido's Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival brings a dose of colorful magic to this corner of Japan with numerous illuminated ice sculptures. The event also typically includes other fun events like ice skating, ice slides, fireworks, and food booths, but these have been canceled for this year on account of the novel coronavirus. Hopefully in future years, we'll see those additional activities re-added to the event lineup.
The event runs from 10 am until 8 pm daily, but the illumination starts from 4.30 pm. Admission is priced at 300 yen.