Chitose Shikotsu Ice Festival 2023

Beautiful lights and snow sculptures to discover

At Lake Shikotsu, a village of ice sculptures and structures will adorn the shore. Come and enjoy the beauty of the ice as it shines bright blue in the daytime and rainbow in the lights during the evening (16:30 - 20:00). Shikotsu is also surrounded by many onsens, so take the time to visit one after the festival to relax and take in the beautiful Hokkaido winter.

Please note the 2023 event will be smaller than previous years in an effort to protect visitors from COVID-19:

  • Admission may be restricted depending on the degree of congestion.
  • There are no food and drink booths (stands open) or rest areas in the venue.
  • There are no children's attractions such as slides.
  • The event stage will not be held.
  • Fireworks at night will be canceled.

Shikotsu is a wonderful stop on the way home from Niseko. Why not book a few nights in Niseko and take a day trip to Shikotsu! Just contact one of our friendly reservations staff.

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