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

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.