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Chitose, Shikotsu-ko Hyoto Matsuri (Chitose and Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival)


UpdateFebruary 24, 2018
ReleaseFebruary 24, 2018

Water from Lake Shikotsu is put through sprinklers and becomes different pieces of art in various sizes as it freezes. The high level of transparency of the water makes for a very clear blue color called “Shikotsu-ko Blue” which the various ice figures take on and thereby shine this blue in the sunlight. In the evening, illuminated by colorful strings of lights, a fairy-tale like world is created. Also near the area are good-quality hot springs with varying water characteristics.




[Date] Jan 29th 2016 - Feb 21th 2016

[Venue] Shikotsu-ko Onsen, Chitose City, Hokkaido