Onuma Hakodate Snow & Ice Festival

Snow and Ice festivals are popular in Hokkaido, Japan. In Hakodate, the annual Snow and Ice Festival is held at Onuma Quasi National Park, around 20 minutes away from Hakodate Station by JR. Onuma Quasi National Park is a nice sub-urban park that offers beautiful scenery year round. There’s a weekend winter festival held every year for families. There are snow sliders, go-karts, snow mobile, as well as mobile food stalls by the park entrance.

The event was held on 4th and 5th of February, 2017. If you are interested in checking in out, plan a trip early next time. It’s fun for families with small children.

Address of Onuma Quasi-National Park: 85-15 Onuma-cho, Nanae-cho, Kameda-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
Transportation: Take JR to Onuma Koen Station, then walk 5 minutes.

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Onuma Quasi National Park is only 5 minutes away from Onuma Koen JR Station. Go straight and take a left turn of the first or second block will take you to the park entrance.
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Onuma Quasi-National Park is the southern most park where you may see some beautiful migrating white swans from Siberia. Sebatto (observatory of white swan) is 15 minutes on foot from the Onuma Koen JR station.
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The weekend winter festival features many snow sliders for children.
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Snow tubing for older kids and adults.
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Go-karting on the frozen lake. It’s pretty slow, great fun for families with small children.
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Snow sculpture of Minions and other cartoon characters.
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This is not a tourist hot spot yet. Most of the kids are Japanese who look really cute in colorful winter outfits.
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Shark! A photo spot.
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You may try snow mobile or sled on the frozen lake with a backdrop of the magnificent active volcano Mt. Komagatake. One of the best ways to enjoy the New Three Views of Japan.
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There are also some mobile trucks selling various snacks by the entrance of the park, making it a festive and fun weekend for children.

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