Some 200,000 lights decorate five streets connecting to JR Asahikawa Station: Heiwa Street Shopping Park, Midoribashi Street, Showa Street, Nanajo-Ryokudo Street, and the Rotary. This has become an Asahikawa winter tradition. The glistening of lights and snow in the clear air during the frosty winter is a beautiful sight in the Northern Province. On December 3rd, a lighting up ceremony for the Machiakari Illumination takes place at Ash at the Ichijo Street Shopping Park.
- Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 - Sunday, March 12th, 2017
- Downtown of Asahikawa (Midoribashi Street, Showa Street, Heiwa Street Shopping Park, Nanajo-Ryokudo Street, Rotary)
- 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM (from 4:30 PM only at the Shopping Park)
- The Asahikawa Machiakari Executive Committee Secretariat (TEL: 0166-23-0090)
Information accurate as of November 29, 2016.