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Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival and Winter Fun at North Snowland from Sapporo


Play in the snow!

Catch sight of Lake Shikotsu in its winter majesty as you celebrate the Ice Festival. Have fun in the snow at North Snowland as you ride a snow tube, buggy, sleds and more. Drop-off at New Chitose Airport is also available.

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1 Free Drink at Restaurant Memere (until 2019/02/17)

Show your ticket stub and receive one free drink at Restaurant Memere. Select from cola, orange juice, Calpico, oolong tea, melon soda, amazake (non-alcoholic sweet sake), green tea.

You can get a 10% discount on other drinks.

Available for all participants except on Wednesdays.

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

Hop on the bus and head to North Snowland where you can have fun in the snow on a snow tube, snow buggy, 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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You can book a maximum of 44.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 70.40
USD 70.40
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 46.94
USD 46.94
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Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 70.40
USD 70.40
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 46.94
USD 46.94
Children under 6 who do not require seats ride free (1 Child x 1 Adult)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Soft drinks / Juice / Lunch / Bus fare / English audio guide / Japanese audio guide / Chinese audio guide / North Snowland activities / Korean audio guide
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Drop-off
    Time & Location

  • 09:10 Check-in at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 09:25 Departure from Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
  • 10:10 Rest at Wattsu Service Area (20 min)
  • 11:10 North Snowland (3 hours 20 min)
    child-1219761_1920 Take part in the following snow activities during your stay!
    - Snow Rafting (Ages 3+, 3-min ride)
    - Horseback riding (Ages 3+, 2-min ride)
    - Mini snowmobile (Ages 6+, 70m course x 4 times)
    - 4-wheel buggy (Ages 12+, 70m course x 4 times)
    - Snow tube (all ages)
    - Snow fun area (all ages)
  • Shabu Shabu Hot Pot Lunch (1 hour)
    Warm up after playing in the snow and enjoy an unlimited pork and chicken shabu shabu hot pot! Also comes with delicious curry and a soft drink bar.
  • 14:50 Lake Shikotsu and Ice Festival (1 hour 20 min)
    20131104051140_1376829477_3375_0 Wear warm clothes 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 will have to find their way home by themselves.
  • 16:55 New Chitose Airport (drop-off point)
    If no guests wish to be dropped off at the airport, the tour will not stop here.
  • 16:57 New 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)
  • 18:20 Tour ends at Sapporo Station Bus Terminal
    • Please arrive at the check in counter with your printed VELTRA 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'.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • 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.
Additional Note(s)
    • An audio guide will be available in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and English. A Japanese-speaking staff will be on board but will not be guiding.
    • The area of the Ice Festival is very slippery, so please walk with caution.
    • If no guests wish to stop at Minami Chitose or New Chitose Airport, the stops will be skipped.
    • Depending on traffic and parking conditions, arrival times 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, road closures, marathon races, etc. Please contact us and check the situation with the tour in the event of abnormal weather.
    • Please be sure to keep an eye on your belongings. If items are lost in the snow, they cannot be found and returned.
    • At the facilities, your safety is top priority. Please note that anyone who does not cooperate with safety procedures may be injured. Please adhere to the rules and show proper conduct.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 44.
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.

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.

USD 70.40
USD 70.40

Taxes & fees included

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(4.67/5.00) 4.67 / 5
(3 reviews)
Language English, Japanese, Chinese
Pick-up Not available
Availability Daily
Meal Lunch


Lake Shikotsu ice sculpture
by: Sarah Stormborn
Great day trip from Sapporo. First stop was Rurumap park. Sledding and igloo experience with a warm cup of corn soup was perfect. The banana boat was so fun we paid extra to do it again. Very profes...more
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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Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival and Winter Fun at North Snowland from Sapporo