Since you’re already reading this about Asahikawa, you know that there must be a PART 1 to this snow-filled, four-part series.
So if you haven’t seen the last episode, might I suggest you watch the first leg of my travel diary to the Sapporo Snow Festival.
Alrighty… You good? Awesome.
Now let’s head on over to another winter festival that is personally my favorite amongst the four: the Asahikawa Winter Festival.
To be a kid again… innocent, naive, with a delightful sense of wonder!
The Asahikawa Winter Festival certainly gave me the feels of kiddie delight.
While I understand it seems odd that a grown woman like myself would prefer a playground over a pub, I’ve hesitantly shared a few posts back how I’m quite the late bloomer.
You’ll see in the video how contrasting each snow festival is. You can’t even compare as each one has its own distinct vibe and personality!
While Sapporo may be the biggest snow festival, Asahikawa boasts of the largest snow sculpture in all of Japan – the performance stage.
“It is necessary to keep your inner child alive and well. While our adulthoods are relentless assaults on unrealistic demands and enormous responsibility, the ever-curious inner child asks the vital questions, like, “Why is this important?” and “Will this make me happy?”‘
~ Beau Taplin
Don’t forget, I’ve only featured two festivals so far. There are two more which you can check out right here – Sounkyo and Otaru, both also just as different from the aforementioned.
So I’ll quit yappin as you start watchin’!
I hope you enjoy episode 2 of Japan Snow Festivals featuring Asahikawa!
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Which festival would you prefer to go to?
Love & light,
Location: Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan