Sounkyo Ice Waterfall Festival is one of the major ice festivals in Hokkaido, held in Sounkyo Onsen, Kamikawa Town - a particularly popular resort town for tourists in search of some of Hokkaido’s best hot springs. The Ice Waterfall Festival is an incredible winter sightseeing experience while visiting Hokkaido. The average temperature in winter in Sounkyo is below freezing, and in January and February it can fall as low as 10 to 20 degrees below zero. For this reason, it is no surprise that an Ice Waterfall is formed from the freezing of liquid water seeping on rock. At the ice waterfall festival you will find a lot of ice sculptures; snow igloos; ice objects; and a rather large and impressive ice tunnel - all of which are illuminated at night. There is also an epic fireworks display to be admired at the festival. The fireworks are launched from behind the ice sculptures, creating gorgeous fire flowers in the night sky.
The island of Hokkaido is located in the most Northern part of Japan, near Russia. This island has grown increasingly popular in recent years, with tourists flocking to the region to experience its rich food and culture. The Winter months are a particularly popular time to visit as the island’s snowy landscapes and winter wonderland appearance are an attraction in themselves, but Hokkaido also boasts plenty of events characteristic of Winter, such as the Sapporo Snow Festival which is not to be missed.
Club Med has compiled a list of the best things to do in Hokkaido in Winter.
For any booking inquiries, contact Club Med directly. We will be able to advise and assist you with your winter holiday to Hokkaido, Japan - making your holiday experience stress-free from the get-go, as well as securing you the best holiday-package to fit your needs and budget.