Unveiling Japan’s Winter Wonderland

Nestled on the northern island of Hokkaido lies the charming city of Sapporo. Celebrated for its enchanting winter festivals, awe-inspiring natural wonders, and tantalizing gastronomic offerings, Sapporo has become a long-time favourite destination for Japanese and foreign travellers.

Things to Do in Winter

Sapporo is home to the famous Snow Festival, a spectacular event that draws millions of visitors from across the globe. Held in February, Japan’s largest winter festival features stunning snow sculptures that are a sight to behold. But Sapporo’s charm isn’t limited to just the festival. The city is surrounded by gorgeous snow-covered mountains, perfect for skiing and snowboarding. Ski enthusiasts can hit the slopes at resorts like Sapporo Teine and Sapporo Kokusai, while beginners can take lessons at smaller ski hills like Bankei and Fu’s Snow Area. Winter is also the perfect time to relax in hot springs. The city has many natural hot springs (onsen), perfect after a day on the slopes or sightseeing. Jozankei Onsen, located about an hour from the city, is popular for its scenic views and natural hot springs. Also, be sure to enjoy Sapporo’s delicious ramen.! Head to Ramen Alley, a famous street filled with ramen shops serving hot bowls of wonders.

Things to Do in Spring

Sapporo comes to life in spring with vibrant cherry blossoms and other seasonal flowers throughout the city. Stroll through Maruyama Park and enjoy a picnic with friends and family. The city also hosts the Lilac Festival, where hundreds of lilac trees are in full bloom and Japanese music and dance performances are held.

Things to Do in Summer

Summer in Sapporo brings a plethora of outdoor activities. Hike the nearby mountains, go river rafting or kayaking, or take a scenic bike ride around the city. One of the most popular summer events is the Sapporo Beer Festival held in Odori Park, where tourists and locals alike can enjoy a variety of local and international beers, along with live music and beer vendors. Summer is also a great time to walk around the city and visit its famous landmarks such as the Sapporo TV Tower.

Things to Do in Autumn

Autumn in Sapporo is a breathtaking display of colourful foliage. Take a scenic stroll through Nakajima Koen. Ginkgo and maple trees are scattered throughout the park, so it’s a wonderful place to see autumn foliage. The park has a beautiful pond called Shobu, where you can rent a boat. The Sapporo International Film Festival is also held in November, which showcases some of the world’s most creative short films and animations.

Don’t miss the opportunity to discover Sapporo. Book today with Wyndham for the best Sapporo holiday packages.


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