Things to do / Traditional festivals

Hokkaido: Abashiri-Okhotsk Ryuhyo Matsuri

Drift Ice Festival featuring thousands of ice floe covering over the sea, and about 40 snow sculptures and ice carvings on exhibition. Many events such as a popular song-show, games and performances are scheduled during the festival period.

Schedule & Key events:
● Feb. 9 & 10 sunset-8 p.m. Snow sculptures and ice carvings lighting up

Location: Abashiri Port, Abashiri, Hokkaido

JR Sekihoku Honsen Line to Abashiri Sta. From there, take bus to "Michi-no-eki Ryuhyo Kaido Abashiri Saihyo-sen Noriba" Bus Stop (10 min.), and then walk 10 min.

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.