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Thursday, February 06, 2014

36th LAKE SHIKOTSU ICE FESTIVAL (2014千歳・支笏湖 氷濤まつり)| Mizu no uta (水の謌)

We went to the 36th LAKE SHIKOTSU ICE FESTIVAL (2014千歳・支笏湖 氷濤まつり) today.

Look at Lake Shikotsu!
How beautiful it is!

Let's go to the festival site!
Because ice objects are made of lake water, which is blessed with minerals, the tunnel looks light blue! Amazing, isn't it?

It was very cold today.
When we went there, the temperature there was -10C!! Just for reference, the lowest one today was -20C!!!! Wow! Wow! Wow!

First, we enjoyed "Ice Falls (アイスフォールズ)"↓
My guests from Hawaii were so excited to see water running from the top!

Let's enter "Moss Cave (苔の洞門)"↓

See??? It looks like a real moss cave!!! Pine leaves are used for the art work.

At the end of the cave, kokanee salmon are decorated like an aquarium↓

We are so impressed with "Big Mountain (ビッグマウインテン)"! Can you imagine local people not professional artists create these ice sculpture???


Let's climb the Blue Chateau (ブルーシャトー)"!

We can enjoy the whole picture of the festival site!!!

How exciting it is!!! Of course, we enjoyed the "Big Slope (ビッグスロープ)" like children!!

The festival site has a shinto shrine, too!!! When you go to the inside,

you will find the offertory box, but......

visitors don't use it. They put coins on the ice directly! Hahaha!

Last but not least, we visited "Mizu no Uta (水の謌)" for desserts!

Their cakes are all delicious. Among them,

"Tarumae san syu (たるまえ山シュー)", puff creams, are the most popular! Yummy x 2!!!

I also recommend this dessert. Do you have any idea what it is? I'll open the lid.

It looks like a pudding, but it is not a normal pudding!!

This is "Miso Pudding (みそプリン)"!!!
I'm so happy that my guests also love the desserts!

■Where is "Mizu no Uta (水の謌)"?

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■Tour guide information■
Do you need a nationally-licensed English-speaking tour guide when you travel to Hokkaido?
I'll guide you! Plz click here!


Oyome-san1 said...

I think we need a picture of YOU on an ice slide!!

K.K. said...

I sometimes appear on my guests' FB or blogs. Plz check those!! Hahaha!

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