Sapporo Lilac Spring Festival

The Sapporo Lilac Festival first began in 1959, and the following year the lilac was designated the tree of Sapporo After a long winter many citizens eagerly look forward to this festival where everyone can enjoy the start of a warmer season and eating and walking outdoors. Odori Park has Read More ….

German Christmas Market

This event started in 2002 to honor the 3oth anniversary of its sister city ties with Munich, Germany. Set up in sight of the TV Tower this small village is the perfect spot to take in a white winter and experience the Christmas cheer. There are a few dozen stalls set Read More ….

Snow Festival

Arguably the biggest festival in Sapporo, the Sapporo Snow festival, according to the snow festivals home page, brings in about 2 million tourists every year. There are 3 main sites throughout Sapporo during the festival. Odori site, Susukino site, and the Tsudome site. HISTORY 1950 – The first Sapporo Snow Read More ….

Otaru Snow Light Path Festival

The OTARU SNOW LIGHT PATH FESTIVAL is an annual festival that runs for 10 days in February and coincides with the SAPPORO WINTER FESTIVAL. The festival started in 1999 and has been running for 17 years. It enjoys around 500 000 visitors a year. Otaru is a small fishing village located Read More ….