Sapporo, Japan

10 Tips for visiting Japan’s Sapporo Snow Festival

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My husband and I (plus our friends) visited Sapporo back in February 2017, for the 68th Sapporo Snow Festival. My friend Katie and I planned this trip together and had a bit of a hard time doing so, probably because we're both from tropical places and winter vacations are really not our thing. So I decided to put together more information, our 3 day itinerar[...]
Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo Snow Festival: Part 2

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We started our last full day in Sapporo by visiting the Tsudome Site of the Sapporo Snow Festival! During the rest of the year this multi purpose hall hosts sporting events and the like, but during the festival it transforms into a family friendly winter wonderland. Some of the activities featured are: yuki-daruma (snow man) making, a few different size sli[...]
Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo Snow Festival: Part 1

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After seeing the city from above at Mt. Moiwa, we headed back to the Sapporo Snow Festival via the cute city tram. Our first stop was the Susukino site of the festival, where they closed up part of the main street and turned it into an 'Ice World'. This area is ideal to see at night, because Susukino is actually the entertainment district of Sapporo and all[...]
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Mt. Moiwa Ropeway

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After our visit to the Hokkaido Shrine we made our way to the Mt. Moiwa ropeway to see the amazing view of the city!! We decided to take the city bus from the Maruyama Park station, because the ropeway is only 15 minutes away. It did take us forever to figure out which bus we needed to get on... but in the end we figured it out! On the way back though, we to[...]
Sapporo, Japan

Hokkaido Shrine

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Our second full day in Sapporo started with a visit to one of the most popular spots in Sapporo, the Hokkaido Shrine. The Shinto shrine, located at Maruyama Park, was built in 1869 after Emperor Meiji decreed that "three pioneering gods" be enshrined to uplift the spirits of pioneers. The existence of a shrine dedicated to the Shinto deities offered spiritua[...]
Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo TV Tower + Odori Park

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After visiting the Former Hokkaido Government Building and the Sapporo Beer Museum, we made our way to the Sapporo TV Tower next. It is definitely a must visit and the view of Odori Park is amazing, especially during winter!! The TV tower was built in 1957 by Tachū Naitō, a Japanese architect who is famous for building the Tokyo Tower was well. After we[...]