Winter festivals in Sapporo and Otaru: Experience the magic

Otaru Light Festival

Winter in Japan is a time for festivities, and two of the most spectacular events are the Sapporo Winter Snow Festival and the Otaru Light Snow Path Festival. Held annually, these festivals attract thousands of visitors from all over the world, eager to experience the beauty and magic of winter in Japan. Winter in Odori […]

How to plan for a ski vacation with kids

Organising your children on any given day is hard work. Let alone trying to do so for a ski holiday. How many changes of clothes do the kids need? What’s the quickest way to the accommodation? What activities can they enjoy that will also give you some downtime? Planning a holiday can be a nightmare […]

Sapporo Snow Festival: A highlight of the snow season

Lit up sculpture at Sapporo snow festival

The Sapporo Snow Festival, called Sapporo Yuki Matsuri in Japanese, is held across three main sites over 1 week in February. It is considered one of Japan’s most popular winter events. It attracts over 2 million visitors from Japan and around the world every year. This year marks the 18th anniversary of the snow festival. […]