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January
Obihiro Ice Festival
• Chitose & Lake Shikotsu Hyoto Festival
• Tsurui Village Crane Festival
Diamond Dust Party
Drift Ice Ship Sightseeing [Aurora]
Souunkyo Icefall Festival
Shikotsu Lake Hyoutou Festival
February
• Wakkanai Japan Cup Dog Sled Competition
Sapporo Snow & Ice 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, …
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Asahikawa Winter Festival
• 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 …
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Abashiri Okhotsk Drift Ice Festival
• Sounkyo Hyobaku Festival
Shiretoko Fantasy
Noboribetsu Onsen Festival
Ice Sculpture World Convention
Furano Skiing Festival
Kushiro Ice Festival
International Snowball Fight in Showa-shinzan
Yubari International Film Festival
May
Shizunai Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Shizunai Nijukken Road
    Shizunai Road is the home to around 3,000 cherry blossom trees, including the vivid Sargant cherry tree. The road looks absolutely fantastic during the cherry blossom season and is one of the top cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido! The road is …
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Sapporo Lilac 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 …
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• Takinoue Moss Pink Festival
• Higashimokoto Nonky Land Moss Pink Festival
Morimachi Cherry Blossom Festival
Bibai Cherry Blossom Festival
Asahiyama-park Cherry Blossom Night Festival
Hakodate Goryokaku Fort Festival
Obihiro Cherry Blossom Festival
Akkeshi Cherry Blossom & Oyster Festival
June
Sapporo YASAKOI Soran Festival (Dance Festival)
Shiraoi Beef Festival
• Oshamambe Hairy Crab Festival
Hokkaido Shrine Festival (Sapporo Festival)
Oni Fireworks Festival
Shakotan Soran Festival
Shiretoko Festival
July
• Sapporo Pacific Music Festival (PMF)
• Kamifurano Lavender Festival
• Furano Hokkai Navel Festival
• Abashiri Orochon Fire Festival
Hi Masturi (Fire Festival)
Hakodate Port Fireworks Festival
SAPPORO CITY JAZZ
Sapporo Toyohira River Fireworks Festival
Nakafurano Lavender Festival
Onuma Lake Festival
Sapporo Summer Festival (Sapporo Beer Festival)
Tanuki Matsuri
Otaru Ushio Matsuri
Taiseetsu Sounkyo Gorge Fire Festival
Kushiro Mist Festival
October
• Ikeda Wine Festival
• Hamatombetsu Lake Kutcharo Swan Festa
• Jozankei Maple Leaf Tea Ceremony
• Sapporo Chrysanthemum Festival
• Autumn Wine Festival
• Akkeshi Oyster Festival
• Akan Marimo Festival
• Shikotsu Lake Autumn Festival
November
• Obihiro All Tokachi Harvest Festival
German Christmas Market (Munich/Munchen Festival)
  • 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 …
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• Toya Lake Hot Spring Illumination Street
• Asahiyama Zoo Winter
• Sapporo White Illumination
December
• Hakodate Christmas Fantasy
• Hakodate Illumination Fantasy
Diamond dust in KAWAYU