Update: The 2018 Sapporo Snow Festival will be held between February 5 to February 12, 2018. This video will help you get an idea of what to expect.
Japan's most amazing snow festival takes place every February in Sapporo and we're flying there to bring you to the fun! So -- grab your down jackets and snow boots! It's Hokkaido and Japan's northern most capitol is cold. The Sapporo Snow Festival is a must-see event for any visitor to Japan in February and this episode will highlight things you should know before going.
In this episode, John travels from Tokyo to Sapporo and spends a couple of days exploring the attractions at Odori Park and Susukino, Sapporo's entertainment district. We feature Sapporo TVs Attack on Titan snow sculpture and light show as well as tour the Dragon Ball , Macau's Ruins of St. Paul and The Hokkaido Shinkansen snow sculptures.
Sapporo Snow Festival Food ★ Grilled Uni (Sea Urchin) 700 Yen ★ Grilled Hotate (Sea Scallop) 500 Yen ★ Grilled Snow Shell (Crab) 1000 Yen ★ Asahikawa Ramen (Shio ramen) 700 Yen ★ Sapporo Miso Ramen 500 Yen
Ice Cleats (Suberidome / 滑り止め) 1000 Yen at convenient stores
Sapporo TV Tower Entrance 720 Yen Hours: Open from 9:30am to 9:30pm URL: Sapporo Snow Festival Official Page: Photos and more info on our Google+
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* Special thanks to Sapporo TV for explaining their snow sculpture in detail to me this year. * Thank you to Sapporo TV Tower staff for guiding me around the tower and their kindness.
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This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ. He's been living and working in Japan for over 18 years and regularly reports on TV for Japan's International Channel.