A Huge Way to Celebrate the New Year – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

Held on December 31 to January 1

Every year, Kami Furano welcomes in the new year in a big way. The snowy hillside of Hinode Park becomes alight with flames, taking on the shape of the kanji for “big.” This 70-meter-long and 50-meter-wide character is made from 300 steel rods. During the lighting ceremony, each of the steel rods is lit one at a time with Kami Furano Shrine’s sacred fire. This powerful sight is an event that many take part in to start the new year off right.

Hinode Park

27 E1 N, Kamifurano, Sorachi-gun,  Hokkaido, Japan

*Dates may be changed. For more detailed information, please refer to the official website.