The 2017 Sapporo Snow Festival will showcase a huge selection of impressive snow sculptures as always, but this year there's one that will be a real treat for gamers: Final Fantasy VII!
The bus pulled out of Shinjuku a little after 10am, and with clouds parting for peeks of sunlight, it looked to be a fine day for a snow romp. But although I say "romp", think of it as more of a fun play in the snow for kids, or a gentle introduction to snow for adults. With a Thomas the Tank Engine train ride, a genuinely delicious lunch and pretty lights, the whole family can enjoy this modest day out.
As Japan heads into the depths of winter, one can almost hear the collective sound of aspiring skiers and snowboarders preparing themselves for the slopes that have become a staple of Japan's snow season. Although the tried and true favorites of Niseko and Hakuba enough are highly recommended, rooms in the area do fill up faster than an ice cream can melt during summer in Australia. However, Niseko and Hakuba are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the range of other amazing ski and snowboarding slopes Japan has to offer. Let's take a look!
Experience the exquisite rich-white scenery of winter in Sapporo and at night be amazed as your surroundings transform into a world of magic with the vibrant colorful lights of Sapporo White Illumination. This illumination is the first illumination event to have started in Japan, dating back to 1981. It hosts 520,000 light bulbs that transform Sapporo into a beautiful scene of vibrant colors. The illuminations at Odori Park center on Christmas and cosmic themes that sparkle as works of art in the night sky