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Explore Shikotsu Ice Festival (day tour) provided by Travel Hokkaido

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Explore Shikotsu Ice Festival (day tour)

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Enjoy magical winter Hokkaido at Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival. Every year, Lake Shikotsu creates the most stunning local festival using sprayed water from the lake itself. There is fun for all the family, including ice sculptures, ice buildings and outdoor displays, ice slides, a small ice ring, and a number of stalls and festivities.
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Departure Point
Sapporo Station, 3 Chome-4 Chome Kita 6 Jonishi, Kita Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0806, Japan
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please inform us immediately if you will need infant seats
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Leigh C wrote a review Feb 2020
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Had an awesome time at the ice festival at night. Such a beautiful place and even better with all the lights illuminating the ice. Favourite part was the giant ice wall and slide
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from petaohata, Owner at Explore Shikotsu Ice Festival (day tour)
Responded Feb 14, 2020
Thank you so much for joining our tour :) Hope we can see you again in Hokkaido one day!
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dynamic14 wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore, Singapore9,893 contributions373 helpful votes
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Open daily from 9am - 10pm, the Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival only happens about 3 weeks in Jan/Feb. Hubby had booked the tour even before arriving in Japan and we were looking forward to discover this yearly festival. We met our tour group at the JR station and it took us
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Response from petaohata, Owner at Explore Shikotsu Ice Festival (day tour)
Responded Feb 14, 2020
Thanks so much for booking this tour with us! So happy you could enjoy the experience and hope we can see you again in Hokkaido one day!
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sharonybl wrote a review Feb 2020
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia12 contributions5 helpful votes
this day tour was very well arranged, great communication and helpful advise from the day I booked. Our guide and driver were very friendly and helpful. It is a small group so everyone got to know one another and became friends. So it was great! The ice village experience
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from petaohata, Owner at Explore Shikotsu Ice Festival (day tour)
Responded Feb 3, 2020
Thank you so much for joining the tour - we’re so glad you could enjoy the festival with us! We’re always waiting for you in Hokkaido :)
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Martin.T.M.Rupp wrote a review Feb 2020
Stuttgart, Germany6 contributions
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We took this tour because it is very hard to get to the festival just for one day by public transportation. This tour is by far the best option if you want to experience the most of the festival. The festival itself is a must if you are in the area in winter. The ice sculptures
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Response from petaohata, Owner at Explore Shikotsu Ice Festival (day tour)
Responded Feb 2, 2020
Thank you so much for joining and enjoying Hokkaido’s local community atmosphere :) So happy you could join us!
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suzewearsshoes wrote a review Sep 2019
West Midlands133 contributions68 helpful votes
My husband and I were looking for a way to experience some of Hokkaido’s beautiful scenery and events that weren’t accessible via public transport, but we didn’t have time for the full-day or multi-day tours that are typically offered. Enter Travel Hokkaido! Several of their
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Response from petaohata, Owner at Explore Shikotsu Ice Festival (day tour)
Responded Sep 11, 2019
Thank you so much for the kind words! We loved this night and we really hope to see you guys in Hokkaido again one day!
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Magical place. Worth the travel
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Lake Shikotsu ice festival night tour
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Fresh seafood and lovely place
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Alexiium
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Amazing and fun!
It was really nice and beautiful to see and the tour itself was lots of fun as well! I would definitely recommend g
marked73
marked73
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Amazing and worthwhile visit
A great ice festival to visit if you're in Sapporo for the snow festival. We went there at night when all the ice s
CarolM535
CarolM535
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Beautiful creative artistry
Our night trip to the Lake Shikotsu ice festival was cosy warm and tour fantastic, as was our guide and driver who
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Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival
Tiana was a great guide for the Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival (Night tour) and created a relaxed and friendly atmosphe
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THE people to help you see Hokkaido
Things didn’t start out so great as I was at the meeting spot, but no one was there and I had no wifi to communicat
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ericwY6265JQ
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Family Friendly Trip
Excellent and very flexible offered by Peta and her partner. I highly recommend this to those who want to enjoy and
aaronsteph
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Amazing Tours through Hokkaido
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Lake Toya.. lovely autumn vista
Visited Lake Toya on my drive to Hakodate from Sapporo. The vista was amazing with the fall colours or brown, orang
justinwcooke
justinwcooke
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Amazing Tour With Thoughtful Host!
We had a fantastic day on our personalized tour with Peta. She was thoughtful/helpful, taking us everywhere we want
mekeltan
mekeltan
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Small and intimate tour
There were only 6 of us when I joined so the trip felt more personal and intimate as we were able to have a good ch
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  • Duration: 8h
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