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The Asahikawa Winter Festival is one of the most renowned festivals during the winter in Japan.
This festival is an eye pleasing mix of light, ice and snow with visitors able to see fireworks, laser shows, ice sculptures, a massive snow stage with music and dance acts.
The festival's activities are centered in Tokiwa park where you will find a large number of ice sculptures, lights, displays, lasershows, and food and drink stalls. This park is also the prime location to watch the fireworks which are fired over the river.
Aside from these activities, there’s the International Ice Sculpture Competition that takes place along the main shopping street Kaimono Koen, where the sculptures are lit-up and looking their best.