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Things to do / Traditional festivals

Hokkaido: Asahikawa Fuyu Matsuri

Winter Festival. Many snow creations and ice statues are exhibited at Asahibashi-kahan site (on the riversides of Ishikari River), and on Heiwa-dori Street where about 50 ice sculptures are to be judged in competition. Many attractive events and a long sliding way are scheduled during the festival period.

Schedule & Key events:
● daily 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (-8 p.m. on Feb. 11) ● daily from 7 p.m.: Fireworks display

Location: Asahibashi-Kahan, Heiwa-dori Street and others, Asahikawa, Hokkaido


Access:
JR Hakodate Honsen Line to Asahikawa Sta., and then take shuttle bus


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.