Best Events And Festivals (Omatsuri) In Hokkaido

Here're best Events And Festivals (Omatsuri) in Hokkaido. We released a ranking of reviews about Events And Festivals (Omatsuri) posted by travelers and locals who have actually been to Hokkaido.

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Hokuryu Himawari-no Sato (Sunflower Field)


No.1 In Japan! 1.5 Million Sunflowers In 23ha Hill

A huge hill of 23ha is covered with yellow. The scenery of 1.5 million sunflowers has become topic in Japan. Sunflower Festival is held until 8/20. Please come to the No.1 sunflower field in Japan!◎Entrance fee is free (Sunflower Maze is 300yen). Parking lot is ava


1.5 Million Sunflowers At Japan's Largest Sunflower Field

Sunflower Festival at Hokuryu Himawari-no Sato is the largest scale one in Japan. You can see as many as 1.5 million sunflowers and enjoy flower maze that appears every year. The best season is August!◎Sunflower Festival in 2018: 7/14-8/19. I'd love for you to try ice cream with sunflower seeds sold only here! Sunflower Maze requires the fee, but the sunflower field is free.


Kitasanjo Square (Akapura)


Flower Carpet 2018 Using Petals Blooming In Hokkaido

2018 is a 5th time of Flower Carpet. Citizen volunteers make colorful flower carpet using petals grown in Hokkaido such as rose and carnation.◎Since this year, Photo View Spot has put to over look the flower carpet. Place: Kitasanjo Square (bynane: Akapura). Event date: 2018, 6/21-24. Illumination hours: 18:00-21:00. The last day on 24th, it opens till 16:30, and you can walk on the flower carpet during Free Walking 16:30-16:45.


Takikawa Nanohana Festival


Splendid Yellow Scenery! Japan's Best Canola Flower Festival

Takikawa Nanohana (Canola Flower) Festival, took place in Takikawa City of Hokkaido, is said to be the best one in Japan. Everyone, the splendid yellow scenery in the huge site, is worth while visiting. Canola Flower Festival is May 26th and 27th in 2018.◎Canola Flower Festival is May 26 and 27 in 2018. Canola Flower Week: May 23-29. During the week, Nanohana taxi, rental bicycle, observatory, and toll parking area are available. To get more details, please check the link.


Shikaribetsu Lake


Ice Bar, Ice Open-Air Bath And Ice House... Nice Ice Village In Midwinter

Shikaribetsu Lake Kotan is an icy village appears only in midwinter on the frozen lake surface. There're bar, open-air bath of ice, and even ice houses! We can enjoy the cold Hokkaido to our hearts' content. You need cars or bus to access here. We stay in the ice house (igloo) in the third pic, and rent sleeping bags and winter outfits, or we can run to the hotel when we're cold. The Milky Way can be seen before dawn in the late February.


Winter Fireworks

Fireworks are set off everyday on the frozen Akan Lake. No entrance fees. It's very beautiful and we can enjoy different atmosphere from summer. If you travel in the east Hokkaido, please visit here, too.


Jigokudani Observatory


Demons Dance At Hell Valley! Sparking! Powerful Fireworks 'Oni Hanabi'

Oni Hanabi (Demon's Firework) is a limited event on Thursdays and Fridays at Noboribetsu Onsen hot spring town. The demons appear from the darkness and dance for exorcism as a back ground of Jigokudani (Hell Valley). At the climax of the how, they spark the very strong fire works in hands! Together with the hot spring. it could be a great experience of your summer.◎This show is taken place on only Thursdays and Fridays, and not on weekends! If you have car, Jigokudani parking area is available. For people use public transportation, there's bus from Noboribetsu to Noboribetsu Onsen, but staying at Noboribetsu Onsen would be better.


Kachimai Firework Festival


Summer Entertainment! The Biggest Firework Festival In Hokkaido

Held in August 13th every year, Kachimai Firework Festival has 20 thousand fireworks with music. They prepare the special observing area near Tokachi Ohashi Bridge, and there're some little known places around it.◎Park cars at the extra parking area, and go to the observing spot by shuttle bus. By the way, I took these pics from the neighboring town to take Tokachi Ohashi Bridge with the fireworks.


Higashimokoto Sibazakura Park


A Hill Slope Is Tinged With Pink! One Hundred Thousand Square Meters Pink Carpet

Higashimokoto Sibazakura Park has a large hill slope tinged with deep pink and light pink. Sibazakura (moss pink) Festival is hold till May 6. The scenery seen from the top observatory is splendid! You can see the great panoramic view of moss pink.◎Entrance fee: ¥500 Open: 8:00-17:00 During the festival, it'll be crowded on Sundays. Free shuttle bus from extra parking lots is available.