snow museum

Frozen has taken Japan and the world by storm, smashing through sales records and bringing a flurry of promotional items. One of the most iconic scenes in the film is Elsa singing Let it Go while giving rise to a beautiful ice castle. It’s too bad we can’t visit her frigid fortress in real life, but we can go to the next best thing: Hokkaido’s Snow Crystal Museum.

The Snow Crystal Museum is quite appropriately located in Japan’s coldest prefecture, Hokkaido. The Hokkaido Folk Arts and Crafts Village in the city of Asahikawa is where you’ll find this unique homage to snowflakes; there’s plenty to be found all around the museum grounds!:

▼ The Crystal Room looks like Elsa built it herself!

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Although the Crystal Room is the most obvious when it comes to showing off its snowflakes, there are also plenty of other smaller ones sprinkled throughout the museum.

▼ For example, there are small snowflakes up and down the stairwell.

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▼ The spiral of the staircase even resembles a snowflake.

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▼ There are also snowflakes in the halls.

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▼ …and even on some of the chairs.

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Actually, that beautiful wooden chair you just saw is located in this stunning hall, which is open for weddings and other events:

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▼ With plenty of seating for guests.

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▼ Just look at the gorgeous ceiling!

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▼ Even the rugs are spectacular!

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Of course, the Snow Museum has other equally beautiful architecture:

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Walking down the corridor of ice feels as if you’re stepping into the world of Frozen. It makes you wonder when Olaf is going to show up!

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▼ Still want more of Elsa’s world? Check out this video!

If you’d like to visit this small museum dedicated to snowflakes, take a trip up north to Hokkaido and prepare to be enchanted!

【Museum Information】

Snow Crystal Museum (雪の美術館)
3 Chome-1-1 Minamigaoka, Asahikawa, Hokkaido 070-8028, Japan
+81 166-63-2211
9:00 – 17:00
650 yen (US$6.41)

References: Naver Matome, Snow Crystal Museum website
Featured image: Twitter (OLIVEdesOLIVEex)