Japan Snow Festivals Part 3: Sounkyo
And you’re here again!
So glad you’ve come along for the ride to three of four snow festivals I’ve visited in Hokkaido.
First, I took you to the largest and most popular snow festival, the Sapporo Snow Festival.
Then I took you away from the city to the Asahikawa Snow Festival to see Japan’s largest snow sculpture and me being a kid again!
Now, let me take you up to the mountains of Japan, to an onsen or hot spring town for the Sounkyo Hot Springs Ice Festival!
Sounkyo given that it’s a hot spring town, imagine freezing in the cold mountains by Daisetsuzan National Park then bathing in piping warm and soothing hot springs to end the day.
This snow festival was most unique for me because it was such a small and intimate surprise tucked away in the mountains.
Psychedelic and trippy from all the lights and caves to wander about, the Soungkyo Hot Springs Ice Festival felt like an igloo disco within a suburban town!
With each video you watch, it was important for me to show you how each festival has its own unique energy and vibe. So you really can’t pick just one festival to visit if you had the chance to hit them all.
Don’t forget, we’ve got one more festival next week – this time in the romantic city of Otaru – but with a realistic travel twist!
Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and would love, love, love to know what your thoughts of each festival!
Love, light and a whole lot of snow,
Location: Sounkyo, Hokkaido, Japan
NOTE: This written post is merely an introduction as the main content is in the video. I highly encourage you to watch it for the full experience on what the episode is truly all about.