Sapporo Snow Festival & Hokkaido Highlights
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This quick 5-day trip to the famous Sapporo Snow Festival is one of the most unique specifically-winter tours we offer. Explore the celebrated snow and ice sculptures created for this amazing event (held yearly since 1950), visit a light festival in the coastal town of Otaru, hike to see the geysers in Jigokudani, and opt to enjoy hot springs with a day in Noboribetsu. While there, take advantage of the option to ski in winter-perfect Hokkaido. This tour is the ideal add-on to any winter travel in this part of the world.

Duration: 5 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: 2 - Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 155033
Starts: Sapporo, Japan Finishes: Sapporo, Japan
You will visit
  • Sapporo
  • Sapporo



Day 1: Sapporo

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: Sapporo

Take an orientation tour of the city before spending the day at the Sapporo Snow Festival. In the evening, depart for Otaru to experience this town's Snow Light Path Festival. Head back to Sapporo for the night.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk
Sapporo Snow Festival Visit
Snow Light Path Festival Visit

Train (1.00 hour(s))
Train (1.00 hour(s))


Day 3: Sapporo

Enjoy a day trip to nearby Noboribetsu. Go for an easy hike through Jigokudani Park to view the scenery and geysers, or opt to visit the onsen town's spas. Return to Sapporo for more evening Snow Festival options.

Included Activities:
Jigokudani Park Visit
Sapporo Snow Festival Visit

Train (1.25 hour(s))
Train (1.25 hour(s))


Day 4: Sapporo (1D)

Experience more of Sapporo with options to visit the Sapporo Beer Museum for a tour and tasting (complete with an optional all-you-can-eat-and-drink meal in the Beer Hall) or travel to the top of the Sapporo TV Tower for new vantage point.


Day 5: Sapporo (1B)

Can't get enough snow? Book post accommodation and head to Niseko to experience Japan's world-class skiing and snowboarding.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • Sapporo orientation walk
    • Snow Festival visit
    • Snow Light Path Festival visit (Otaru)
    • Noboribetsu day trip
    • Jigokudani Park visit
    • Minshuku stay
    • All transport to/from included activities and between destinations
    • Hotels (3 nts), traditional inn (1 nt)
    Meals Included
    • 1 breakfast, 0 lunches, 1 dinner
    • Train, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Experience dazzling festivals in Sapporo and Otaru
  • Soak in an outdoor onsen in Noboribetsu
  • Go local at a traditional minshuku.