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
This trip was organized by the Karuizawa Prince Hotel. Click here to book a room at this hotel
Karuizawa was first popularised as a mountain resort area by foreign residents of Japan in the late 1800s. These days it is a popular destination for both foreign and Japanese travellers alike. With tons of activities on offer from skiing, tennis, shopping and hiking, this is the perfect place for a family trip. For those looking to escape the city for a short break, its proximity to Tokyo - just 70 minutes on the shinkansen from JR Tokyo Station - makes it an easy escape to the beautiful mountain landscapes of the Japanese countryside.