Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival and Fun in the Snow at SnowLand Rurumap from Sapporo


See the ice caves at Lake Shikotsu's Ice Festival

Experience the wintry beauty of Lake Shikotsu during the Ice Festival and have fun in the snow at SnowLand Rurumap. Ride banana boards, sleds and more. Drop-off at Shin-Chitose Airport available.

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The easiest way to visit the Ice Festival at Shikotsu Lake and play in a winter wonderland, this bus tour also includes a multilingual audio guide in English, Chinese and Korean on board!

Hop on the bus and head to SnowLand Rurumap where you can have fun in the snow through banana boards, inner tubes, sleds and more. To unwind, next board the bus to reach the shores of Lake Shikotsu, famous for its beautifully clear waters. Wrap up warmly and then head out to explore the festival, where you can see stunning light blue ice sculptures made with the water from the lake.

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Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 61.44
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Child (Age 6-11)
USD 41.56
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Participation period 2017/01/27 - 2017/02/19 (Weekday)
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 61.44
USD 61.44
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 41.56
USD 41.56
Children under 6 who do not require seats ride free (1 Child x 1 Adult)
Participation period 2017/01/27 - 2017/02/19 (Weekend)
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 69.57
USD 69.57
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 42.47
USD 42.47
Children under 6 who do not require seats ride free (1 Child x 1 Adult)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Japanese-speaking guide / SnowLand Rurumap fee / Multilingual audio guide
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 09:20 Check-in at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 09:30 Departure from Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 10:15 Rest at Wattsu Service Area (15 mins)
    Take a quick break, or try out local snacks!
  • 10:55 SnowLand Rurumap (155 mins)
    child-1219761_1920 At SnowLand Rurumap, enjoy banana boat rides(up to 2X perperson, 10 minutes each) and innertubing, snowshoe sledding, and igloo experiences. 4-5 people can fit in one igloo at a time, and the experience comes with 1 free cup of corn soup (subject to change).
  • 12:55 BBQ and Buffet Lunch
    yakiniku Enjoy a yakiniku and buffet lunch at Eat Up. Children 5 and under may eat for free!
  • 14:50 Lake Shikotsu and Ice Festival (80 mins)
    20131104051140_1376829477_3375_0 Wrap up warmly and enjoy exploring the Ice Festival and strolling around the cobalt blue Lake Shikotsu. Check out the huge ice sculptures, ice caves and views of the mountains reflecting off the lake.
  • 16:50 Minami Chitose Station (drop-off point)
    Guests who wish to stop at the Rera Outlet Mall may disembark here. If you want to catch your plane after shopping, there is a free shuttle to Shin Chitose Airport available.
    Guests who wish to return to Sapporo after shopping shall have to find their way home by themselves.
  • 16:55 Shin Chitose Airport (drop-off point)
    If no guests wish to be dropped off at the airport, the tour will not stop here.
  • 16:57 Shin Chitose Airport International Departures Terminal (drop-off point)
  • 17:20 Rest at Wattsu Service Area (15 minutes)
  • 18:10 Sapporo Factory (drop-off point)
  • 18:15 Sapporo Clock Tower (drop-off point)
    The oldest building in Sapporo, it was built in 1878 and is one of the last surviving Western-style structures from the Meiji era.
  • 18:20 Tour ends at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
Package detail / Schedule
    • Please arrive at the check in counter with your printed voucher at least 15 minutes before the tour departure time.
    • For children under the age of 6 who require a seat, please book as 'Child 6-11'.
Additional Note(s)
    • At Lake Shikotsu show your tour ticket at Restaurant Memere and get a free glass of amazake (sweet sake), green tea, or soft drink (orange juice, Calpis, Coca Cola, melon soda and oolong tea), as well as a 10% discount on all other drinks.
    • The area of the Ice Festival is very slippery, so please walk with caution.
    • If no guests wish to stop at Shin Chitose Airport, this stop will be skipped.
    • Depending on traffic and parking conditions at the Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival, the arrival time may be delayed.
    • Depending on traffic or bad weather, the return bus to Sapporo Station may be delayed. Please allow enough time to make connecting transfers.
    • If highways are impassible, this tour will be cancelled.
    • Duration of sightseeing is subject to change due to traffic and the number of passengers.
    • Arrival times may be earlier than scheduled due to holiday breaks or facility rules.
    • Tours may be cancelled due to natural disasters and road closure due to marathon races etc. Please contact us and check the situation with the tour in the event of abnormal weather.
    • This tour will be held only in Japanese, however, a multilingual audio guide is available.
    • Please note that there are times when SnowLand Rurumap cannot be visited due to snow conditions. In such cases, the tour will be canceled.
    • There are times when the staff will determine if elderly participants or very young children may or may not ride the banana boards on site.
    • As participants will be playing in the snow, please be sure to keep an eye on your belongings. If items are lost in the snow, they cannot be found and returned.
    • As the activities will be outdoors, it will be very cold. Please be sure to wear snow-proof shows and snow-resistant warm clothing. There is no place to rent the appropriate clothing or shoes on site.
    • At the facilities, your safety is important. Please note that anyone who does not cooperate with safety procedures may be injured. Please adhere to the rules and show proper conduct.
    • There are cases when participants injure themselves on the snowshoeing equipment. In such cases, the tour company cannot take responsibility.
    • When the restaurant for lunch is crowded, you may be seated at a table with people you don't know.
    • For those who would like to use the drink bar, an extra fee of 259 JPY is required for adults, children, and infants. Please pay on site.
    • Prices of alcohol vary depending on the location.
    • As the buffet menu is different on weekends and holidays, the price changes.
Activity provider
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between the booking confirmation date to 2 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of JPY 100 per participant.
  • Any cancellations made after 2 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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(2 reviews)
Language Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Availability Daily
Meal Lunch


by: Yayoi
I took it on the last day of the trip as I could get dropped off at Shin Chitose Airport. I rested by taking a bath in a relaxing hot spring, and the food was also good. I enjoyed seeing the wild de...more
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