Jan/30 - Mar/14, 2021 Sounkyo Ice Waterfall Festival3.7
from 1/30 '21 to 3/14 '21
Sounkyo Ice Waterfall Festival is one of the major ice festivals in Hokkaido, held in Sounkyo Onsen, Kamikawa Town.
The average temperature in winter in Sounkyo is below freezing, and especially it falls from 10 to 20 degrees below zero on January & February. Ice Waterfall is formed from the freezing of liquid water seeping on rock.
There are lot of ice sculptures, snow igloos, ice objects, and the huge ice tunnel, and these are illuminated at night. One of the highlights of the festival is the fireworks display. The fireworks are launched from behind the ice sculptures, creating gorgeous fire flowers in the night sky.
Also, various fun events are held, such as Rice Cake Throwing, Lottery, Taiko Drum Performance, and Ice Waterfall Wedding.
Dates : Jan/30 - Mar/14, 2021
Hours : 17：00～21：30
Admission : 500 yen
Venue : Sounkyo Onsen, Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido
Access : 30 minutes by Dohoku Bus bound for Sounkyo from JR Kamikawa Station to the last stop.
Dates : Feb/5, 6,7
Hours : 20:30 ~
Next events just have been hold on 2020,not this year.
Hours : 14：00～21：30
Fee : 500 yen (15mins)
Dates : only Sat & Sun
Hours : 10：00～15：00
Fee : 3,500 yen
[North Ice Pub]
opened only Sat & Sun
[Extreme Cold Certificate]
Get a certificate at a photo booth! Ladies have the option of renting optional dresses to transform into an ice princess.
There is a holy ice sphere in the shrine. If you can attach a coin to the sphere, it brings you good luck.
*Please check the official website for the latest information. We can't answer any question about the article.
PurposeFestivals,night view,nature,Japanese resort,winter in Japan,hot springs,shrine/temple,sightseeing,let's hang out!,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Kamikawa sta. (about 20km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
4.010 months ago
It was amazing lights festival.
If you have a chance to visit, I recommend you to go there.
The entrance fee is 500 yen including Amazawa free ticket in 2020.
5.010 months ago
We are so lucky that can see firework show in here, fantastic!!
5.0a year ago
It's extremely cold there. The day we visited was only -7°C but it could be as cold as -20°C, so we're very lucky already. It's worth visiting cos the ice sculptures were great. Also, you can rent a tire to play the ice sliding board. When you get tired, you can visit the indoor kiosk for some hot drink and food. It was a wonderful and memorable activity that we have ever experienced.
4.0a year ago
The matsuri was fun! Ice sculptures were pretty, fireworks was amazing too. There is, however a donation fee/entrance fee of 300 yen (as of now). 😊
5.02 years ago
A fantastic ice land of buildings made of icicles and carved ice that must have taken weeks to frame up with scaffolding and wood and cover with ice! Stairs of ice that aren't slippery and everything all lit up in amazing colors. And if you get cold, there are hot drinks sold in the ice bar! Definitely worth a visit!