Sapporo: Japan’s winter masterpiece

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Japan is not satisfied with that east Asian country, by dazzling us every year with its progress and civilization, because its nature also has a fascinating charm that attracts everyone who visited and is captivated by its beauty, especially in the winter season.

And if you intend to visit it in the winter, we advise you to choose the city of Sapporo, the capital and the largest city of Hokkaido, and it is inhabited by about 1.9 million people.

The average annual snowfall in Sapporo is about 6 meters, so before going to the city you must take all necessary precautions from winter clothes and gloves, in addition to following the teachings that prevent you from slipping on the snow.

Snow fight

If you go to wide and open places in Sapporo such as Odori Park or Nakajima Park, you can fight snowballs with those around you without hesitation.

In the garden there are many tree and walnut branches through which you can draw facial expressions for your snow globe and build your snowman.

Sapporo festivals

Hokkaido is full of snow festivals, the most famous of which is the Sapporo Festival, which is the main attraction for visiting the city in winter.

The Sapporo Festival, which takes place for a whole week in February, transforms the entire city into an amazing world.

International teams compete with each other to build and design the most spectacular and amazing ice sculptures.

The festival organizes many recreational events such as dancing and various competitions, and attracts more than two million visitors every year, and the first session started in 1950.

Chitose Festival

In addition to the Sapporo Festival in Chitose, which is about 40 minutes from Sapporo, there is the “Chitose Festival and the Frozen Lake Chikutsu”, which attracts artists, from all over the world, to show their passion for sculpting and forming snow sculptures.

Snow candles in Otaru

In the Japanese port city of Otaru, 45 minutes from Sapporo, the streets are adorned

With an enormous number of snow candles, with a winter tradition known as Otaru Snow Light Path.

Snowboarding

In Sapporo, there are many ski areas located 20 to 60 minutes’ drive from the city center.

All of these areas guarantee excellent ski conditions for everyone, and there are various skiing courses, from beginners to professionals.

If you don’t have the right clothes and gear for skiing, don’t worry, there are offices that provide you with everything you need.

Enjoy fishing smelt

All you have to do is cast your hook through a hole in the frozen surface of Chikotsu Lake.

The lake is about an hour’s drive from Sapporo, next to the fountains

Shinshinotsu warm “Chinchenots”.

Thus, you can enjoy the delicious taste of smelt, and shower in hot springs on this day.

There, restaurant customers can cook the fish they caught in their kitchens.

Hot springs to warm your body

There are many hot spring facilities and baths around Sapporo, which you can take a shower in, and are a magnet for tourists there, and less than an hour from Sapporo there are several springs like Jozankei “Jozankei” and Shikotsu “Shikotsu”.

Is there more beautiful than nature contemplation?

When you’re in the big Sapporo Gardens, you just have to meditate, especially when you’re in Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park.

Where you can rent ice shoes, from which you can walk on the accumulated snow, and enjoy unique views in the winter, such as the remains of the remaining animals on the snowy fields, then you will really feel the pleasure of walking while on the snow.

The experience of staying in an ice hotel

Did you try to imagine that you could be surrounded by ice on each side?

The Ice Hills Hotel in Tobitsu, next to Sapporo, will give you that experience.

The hotel only appears in winter, and is the first ice hotel in Hokkaido.

It is also open to all free of charge, and guests can try to stay at night.

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Sapporo Festival

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The city of Sapporo Noktsi has a white suit in winter

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International teams compete in the Sapporo festivals

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The Sapporo festivals take place over the course of a whole week in February

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The Sapporo festivals attract more than two million visitors each year

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Hot springs in Sapporo

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Snowboarding in Sapporo

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Enjoy the warmth of hot water in Sapporo

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Creativity in the Sapporo Festivals

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Enjoy snow walking in Sapporo

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Meditation with the splendor of Sapporo

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Get ready for a snowball battle in Sapporo

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