Otaru Yukiakarinomichi

Floating ball candle"Otaru Yukiakarinomichi" which began in February, 1999 by citizen volunteer is fantastic event that light of candle lights up old cityscape kindly. We can enjoy expression different every day to bring on atmosphere by color and weather of the sky until time when the area blacks out after dusk.

Canal venue, Temiya line venue, Asarikawa onsen venue are held by main venue, and Snow candle to float, and to burn ball candle, soft light which did old fishing implements to blink at on the surface of the water of canal in motif, a lot of including art object are things by volunteer manual labor. In Tenguyama venue and Otaru art village which are associate Maine venue, warm light of candle treats visitors. In addition, about 40 places of city including Canal Plaza becomes way venue of light, and the whole Otaru-shi is wrapped in light of candle.

As there are stamp rallies that we go around each venue, please enjoy various snow light.

The date for the 23rd Otaru Yukiakarinomichi

We hold the 23rd Otaru Yukiakarinomichi in schedule of Saturday for from Saturday, February 6, 2021 to 13th.

※But we were based on the infection situation of new coronavirus and decide to do judgment of the final held right or wrong in future.

The 22nd Otaru Yukiakarinomichi summary

  • On the date

From Sunday, February 9, 2020 to 16th Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

※On Saturday, February 8, we usually hold the eve (contents undecided) not lighting.

※As it is night event, come in warm clothes.

The 22nd Otaru Yukiakarinomichi was finished.


  • Holding place

Otaru Canal, Japan National Railways Temiya Line, Asarikawa onsen, Tenguyama, whole city including Otaru art village

※As you do not prepare parking lot, please use public transport.


  • (reference) The number of the visitors

The 22nd: 315,200 people, the 21st: 478,000 people, the 20th: 488,000 people, the 19th: 518,000 people


Grand prix section Grand Prix receiving a prize of 2018 "handicraft native district prize"

In 2018, it was admitted with approach that was superior in "Otaru Yukiakarinomichi" as a result of examination by choice Committee in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism "handmade native district hometown Prize award section" and, from 3 groups chosen by "handicraft native district hometown Prize grand prix section", was chosen as the grand prix.

After having won general section, in addition, enhancement of more activity was performed, and grand prix section contributed to realization of continuously attractive area and we chose model of other areas and thing that it could be and commended, and 3 groups were chosen including Otaru Yukiakarinomichi this year for 6 groups where there was application from the whole country.


Otaru Yukiakarinomichi wins general section of the prize in 2004. (the outside site)


Canal venue Message candle Asarikawa onsen venue Wax bowl Tenguyama venue Wax box Temiya Line venue

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