snow and ice festivals in Japan

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Sapporo Beer Museum

When in Sapporo…

Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival

Snow huts and water gods.

otaru, hokkaido

Otaru Snow Light Path Festival

Japan’s most romantic snow festival.

Lake Shikotsu Winter

Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival

It's time for an... Ice wedding at this annual winter wonderland in the heart of a national park.

Spring fairy sculpture at 45th Asahikawa Winter Festival

Asahikawa Winter Festival

Marvel at the largest snow sculpture in Japan.

Iwate Snow Fest

Iwate Snow Festival

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

Lake Saiko

In and around this lake, you can see Mount Fuji, visit a thatched-roof village, explore three lava caves, and hike the Jukai Nature Trail.

Hirosaki Castle

Five ways to view cherry blossoms at northern Japan’s favorite sakura-viewing park.

Sapporo Snow Festival

Join the most popular winter festival in Japan in February.

Lake Shikotsu at Shikotsu Toya National Park in Hokkaido, Japan.

Shikotsu-Toya National Park

Located not far from Sapporo and New Chitose Airport, this natural haven is the most easily accessible national park in Hokkaido.