Otaru is an adorable port city in Hokkaido. The Otaru Snow Light Path Festival (小樽雪あかりの路, Otaru Yuki Akari no Michi) is held there every February and we were lucky to catch a glimpse of it. These pictures don’t really do it justice. A variety of groups get together to build thousands of themed snow candles on a few very long streets in Otaru. My favorite candlelights were the owls, but there were some pretty amazing castles as well. It was really cold but we managed to warm up at an ice bar with some mulled wine!