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Hokkaido Calendar

THIS WINTER, EXPERIENCE ALL THE CULTURAL, GOURMET, AND SEASONAL FESTIVITIES JAPAN HAS TO OFFER

Sapporo Snow Festival

For the first time in three years, the Sapporo Snow Festival is due to be held once again in February 2023. If you’re in Hokkaido, this is not an event to be missed. The main focus is watching the expert artists create astounding snow sculptures, with different sizes being created in different sections of the event space. Join the event on any one of its eight-day runs to see the competition, join in winter activities, and warm up with Hokkaido winter food.

When: Feb. 4 to 11 Main Location: Odori venue, from Nishi 1-chome to Nishi 10-chome, Sapporo Web: www.snowfes.com



SWEET & SAVORY TREATS

Shiroi Koibito, one of Hokkaido’s leading confectioners, has teamed up with Sapporo’s New Otani Inn to create a 40th-anniversary afternoon tea. The event has been created to show thanks to their customers old and new and will feature delicious sweet and savory treats. After the mini Cuban sandwich and sweet potato sticks, the sweets take center stage, with the likes of strawberry macarons and a melty chocolate fondue decorating your table. Finish it off with tea or cocktails, and a little Shiroi Koibito cookie.

When: Jan.7 to Feb 28 (excluding Feb 23-25)

Where: New Otani Inn Sapporo,1 Chome-1-1 Kita 2 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido

Cost:¥3,200




ENJOY A PERSONAL SAUNA AT THE QUINTESSA HOTEL


[Escape the winter blues at the Quintessa Hotel’s newest attraction: a private sauna and bath. This spacious sauna even allows a personal speaker connection, letting you personalize your rest and relaxation.


This chic sauna area can be reserved for parties of up to three at a time, perfect for an intimate winter night.

When: From Nov. 3 Where: Quintessa Hotel Sapporo, 5 Chome Minami 8 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido Cost: From ¥3,000 (sauna only)

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