There are two main places in Asahikawa Winter Festival. Asahibashi bridge venue is for snow statue and sliders and Heiwadori Shopping Park called ‘Kaimono Koen(買い物公園)’ for International Ice Contest. Ice contest will start 6th February and finish their works until 8th February. You may enjoy watching and making its process. Free shuttle buses will be operated from the station to the festival venue including Asahiyama Zoo every 30 minutes. You can enjoy seeing many sculptures alongside Heiwadori Shopping Park by about 30 minutes walking from JR Asahikawa station. After that, you can walk to the venue of Winter Festival, Asahibashi Bridge venue by 15 or 20 minutes walk. Take a taxi if you are more than 2 or 3 people. It costs about 600 – 700 yen from JR Asahikawa station. There are beautiful illumination sites in these areas called Friendly Lights, Nanakamado Lights, Welcome Lights, 7 Jo Ryokudo Lights and Asashibashi Bridge Lights.
6 – 11 February 2015
- International Ice Sculpture Contest(氷彫刻世界大会) in Heiwadori Shopping Park called ‘Kaimono Koen(買い物公園)’.
- free shuttle buses in the area every 30 minutes.
- taxi: about 600 – 700 yen from JR Asahikawa Station to Asahibashi Bridge venue.
see Googlemaps below.
Snow Statues in Asahibashi Bridge Venue
The Main Statue: Ultramans from Light World for Every one. This is the collaborated snow statue with popular TV show ‘Ultraman Giga’ characters, a new Ultraman hero Ultraman Giga stream and Ultraman Victory. The height of statue is going to be 17 meters and 35 meters width. This is the biggest snow statue of all other snow festival in the world. Also there will be settled two huge 100 meters slider from this statue. This is a big fun for kids. There are more events such as projection mappings and lights show in the night and a Hero Character Show of Ultraman, and Fireworks will be held on the first day, 6th Feb and the last day, 11th Feb. Balcony Snow Statue: Snow map designed by Hikari Sato The theme of statue is ‘World’. It depicts the snow world by many animals of Asahiyama zoo.
Official leafflet download
- Asahiyama Zoo: Take a free shuttle or bus to Asahiyama zoo from Asahikawa station.