Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival

Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival

16 Feb 2020
GPS: 42.771622692895534, 141.4042543115017

When: January to February.

Phone: 0123-23-8288 (Lake Shikotsu Festival Executive Festival)

URL: (Japanese)

2022: January 29th – February 23rd
2021: January 29th to February 23rd
2020: January 24th to February 16th

42.771622692895534, 141.4042543115017
42.771622692895534, 141.4042543115017

GPS: 42.771622692895534, 141.4042543115017

Lake Shikotsu Evening Light-up Ice Festival

Experience a unique ice festival, strolling through the magical ice formations. Explore a sparkling ice cave and eat local treats while you’re there too. Horse rides around the ice town are popular with children. From 6:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays during the event period, they launch about 300 fireworks, as well as have Wadaiko drum performances.

Area: Lake Shikotsu hot springs, Chitose city

40 minutes by car from New Chitose Airport
60 minutes by car from Sapporo city

How To Get There


Shikotsu-ko Dori, Shikotsukoonsen, Chitose-shi, Hokkaidō 066-0281


Chuo Buses run directly between New Chitose Airport and Lake Shikotsu approximately every three hours. The journey takes around an hour and costs ¥1,030.


The festival at Lake Shikotsu is about a 40-minute drive from New Chitose Airport (the main airport for Hokkaido), or around an hour to an hour and 10 minutes from Sapporo.





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Activities, Activity, Around Chitose Airport, Around Lake Shikotsu, Chitose, English Post, Events, Hokkaido, Ice Sculptures, Ishikari Subprefecture, Lake, Lakes, Winter

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