Otaru Snow Story 2014 – 2015

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Otaru Snow Story 2014 – 2015 is a long winter event in Otaru City. There are many fascinating illuminations in Otaru Canal, Canal Plaza, JR Otaru station and other streets. The first event was held last year and Otaru City presented a lot of attractions for visitors. Otaru has been so famous for its glass products since the olden days that there are many display with glass items on the streets and a canal. Otaru is the old city like Hakodate. There are many old building at the Meiji, Taisho and the early Showa era, which is giving Otaru a nostalgic feel. After sunset, Otaru Canal will be lightened with blue bulbs and this is the special event only in December. It is 40 minutes easy access from Sapporo. Why don’t you come to see?

Otaru Snow Story: Nov, 15 2014 – Jan, 18 2015

Blue Canal

Otaru canal is lightened up with blue illumination for 25 days. The main theme of this year is ‘Sky and Sea’. Eternal blue in Otaru Canal makes you feel fantastic.

  • Dec, 1 – Dec, 25 2014
  • From sunset to 22:30
  • Lightening Ceremony: Dec, 1 16:00
  • Symphony with sounds and lights: Dec, 20 18:00 – 20:00 Fireworks and a gospel consert

Glass Art Gallery

  • at JR Otaru Station
  • Nov, 15 2014 – Jan, 18 2015

Wine Glass Tower

  • Canal Plaza(運河プラザ)
  • Nov, 15 2014 – Jan, 18 2015

Glass Float Tree

  • Canal Plaza(運河プラザ)
  • Nov, 15 2014 – Jan, 18 2015 16:00 – 24:00

Otaru Machi Go-han

  • Restaurants in Otaru
  • Nov, 15 2014 – Jan, 18 2015

Otaru Zakka Marche

There are a lot of items and goods about snow and winter. Glass products and music boxes are there. More, items and works by goods-artists living in local.

  • Unga Plaza No.3
  • Nov, 29 – Dec, 23 10:00 – 19:00

Mt.Tenguyama Snow Screen: Collaboration for Night view and movies

  • at the top of Mt.Tenguyama Ski Area
  • Dec, 19 2014 – Jan, 18 2015

Mt.Tenguyama Snow Slope

  • Mt.Tenguyama Ski Area
  • Dec, 24 2014 – March 22 2015 11:00-16:00
  • sled: 300 yen, tube: 500 yen per 1 hour

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