Every January, the Lake Shikotsu hot springs in Shikotsu-Toya National Park becomes the venue for Hokkaido’s must-see winter spectacle. It's called Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival, and it's widely considered to be a "frozen wonderland" for very good reason. During the festival, the hot springs' water is sprayed and frozen onto customized frames, creating visually-stunning ice sculptures. During the day, they show off a sparkling blue; at night, they’re illuminated with an array of colors, elevating their beauty. When it gets too cold, don’t worry: guests are free to rest their freezing bones at the hot springs. If you’re traveling with your kids, rest assured that they will thoroughly enjoy the ice slide and ice rink in the playground. End your day at this frozen wonderland by watching a grand fireworks display and filling your stomachs at their world-class buffet dinner.