Takikawa Winter Festival & Lantern Festival !
It is still cold albeit it has already been the beginning of spring on lunar calender. Take care and stay fit by wearing mask for hygiene, washing your hands and gargling because flu and cold are rampant now.
Takikawa Winter Festival to enjoy enough the season is held on February 16(Sat.) and 17(Sun.) . Precise information on the festival is at「2013たきかわ冬まつり (1,296KB)」 but only in Japanese. Snow chutes are built by the Self-defense Force of Japan in the Fort Takikawa and snow sculptures made by the citizens are exhibited on the site.
If you want to attend in the Dodge-ball game tournament of Hokkaido, please apply beforehand to Takikawa Sigtseeing Association （TEL0125-23-0030）.
On 17:00 of February 16(Sat.), The 11th Takikawa Paper-bag Lantern Festival will start. The flame of candles are swaying in the wind as shown above. Please be invited to the world of illusion in Takikawa City with your family or friends.