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Don’t Miss the Biggest Spring Festival for Lilacs in Sapporo This May!

Spring 2017 in Sapporo (札幌) is going to be full of excitement with lots of events. Sapporo is usually known for its winter festivals such as the Snow Festival (雪まつり), which is probably the largest event to take place in Hokkaido (北海道). However, there are other grand-scale events such as the Yosakoi Soran (よさこいソーラン) Festival…

3 Things To Do at the Sapporo Snow Festival

Have you heard of the Sapporo Snow Festival? It’s a festival held in Sapporo which is the capital city of Hokkaido, the north island. It’s normally held in February. As you may have guessed, this is a festival for snow. Many large and beautiful sculptures are made from snow at this festival! Here are 3…

3 Reasons You Need to Go to the Sapporo White Illumination Festival

In winter, many illumination festivals are held around Japan. Maybe you cannot decide which illumination festival you would like to attend this year. Listed below are 3 reasons why you should choose to go to the Sapporo White Illumination Festival. 1. The Location lifepages.jp/ Sapporo White Illumination is held at Sapporo Odori Park, which is…

Visit the Original Winter Illumination Festival in Sapporo!

There is no doubt that the wintertime illumination displays in Japan have spread all over the country. Every winter season, millions of LED lights send a sparkle of warmth into the cold atmosphere all over Japan. But have you ever wondered where this winter illumination craze actually came from? bclphoto.blog22.fc2.com/ Look no further: all these…

Annual Winter Wonders at Sapporo Snow Festival!

Do you live in a tropical country with no snow? Or are you simply fond of snow? Sapporo, a city in Hokkaido, celebrates a snow festival annually. People from all over the Japan and from overseas visit Sapporo to witness the enchanting winter wonderland of Sapporo Festival. alljapantours.com/ Why fo there? wickedweirdworld.com/ Sapporo Snow Festival…

Sapporo Summer Festival, Non-Stop Summer Fun!

Sapporo Summer Fest is one of the most popular festivals in Sapporo which attracts more than one million visitors every year. The festival runs about a month from July to August. Many events are held during the festival, such as a Hokkaido Bon Odori dance, the Sapporo Bazaar antique fair, music and Jazz shows, firework…

Feel the Energy of Yosakoi Soran Festival, Sapporo

Yosakoi is an energetic Japanese traditional dance combined with modern music, which is held annually in early June. It is performed in large groups of dancers wearing fascinating colorful costumes (Happi coats and Yukatas predominantly). Naruko, or small wooden clappers are held by each dancer. blogs.yahoo.co.jp/ The first performance was held in the city of…

Hokkaido Shrine Traditional Shinto Festival

Hokkaido Shrine Hokkaido shrine is a Shinto Shrine located in Maruyama area, just after three stops west of Odori(center of Sapporo). Hokkaido shrine was built in 1869. The government abrogated the feudal domain system and replaced it with prefectures to centralize the political authority. Emperor Meiji selected three protecting deities for the shrine from the…

Enjoy Northern Japan’s Fashion with the SAPPORO COLLECTION

l-tike.com To many around the world, Japan is a country that is considered to be a fashion capital. It is not rare that people would speak of the quirky-ness of the Harajuku girls or the cool Shibuya woman. However, not many people know about the fashion scene outside of Tokyo. As a result, many companies…

Enjoy Sapporo’s cherry blossom viewing in May

Cherry blossoms normally begin blooming in late March to April. Accross the country, the cherry blossoms reach their peak and fall in April. Can’t make it at this time? No worries! Cherry blossoms in Sapporo start to bloom at the end of April to beginning of May. You will stiil have a chance to go…