NEWSText: Aya Shomura


The Ice Hills Hotel which was built with ice and snow can let us experience and stay, in Sweden Hills of Tobetsu, Ishikari near Sapporo is opened today in this year too. The artists Toshihiko Shibuya, who is holding his exhibition “White Collection 3” at Clark Gallery+SHIFT in Sapporo till January 31st, designed one guest room and created his original spaces in the Ice hotel building.

This project provides various programs, such as the hotel stay experience in Ice Hills Hotel, food and fun in four Ice Hotel buildings made with snow and ice, including surrounding areas. By offering the ice and snow world with art which releases fantastic beauty. It will suggest a new life-style in long winter in Hokkaido, as a way of taking advantage of the attraction of the mid-winter in northern country as a center of tourism.

And, the workshop lectured by Keiko Orikasa, a candle artist will be held there and it’s possible to make candle. Planned 3 times a day, on every Saturday, Sunday and Holidays during the event term.

Ice Hills Hotel in Tobetsu 2016
Date: January 15th – February 28th, 2016
Open: 11:00 – 20:00 (Closed in case of the bad weather)
Place: Sweden Hills Golf Club
Address: Sweden Hills, 2788-28 Tobetsu, Ishikari, Hokkaido
Sponsor and Supporter: Champs, Double, Sapporo Kanko Bus, Creative Hokkaido, Clark Gallery+SHIFT, Keiko Orikasa, Sweden Hills Golf Club Cross Hotel Sapporo
Free admission(Food, Drink and Stay experience will be charged)
Tel: Cross Hotel Sapporo (Planning department +81 11 272 0051)

Text: Aya Shomura

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