Otaru Snow Light Path Festival

For over 20 years the Otaru Snow Light Path has attracted visitors looking to relax and reflect at this distinctly Japanese festival.

For eight days in Mid-February, the already beautiful Otaru Canal will play host to countless candles in glass floats, gently drifting down the river. Also expect to see ice sculptures, light displays and monuments at this event.

There are two main official festival areas which get lit up daily from 5:00PM to 9:00PM: the Unga Kaijo area and the Temiyasen Kaijo area. It's highly recommended to visit both during your trip to the festival.

For more information about this year's festival, visit here.

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