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This article will introduce charming sights featured in both Japanese sightseeing booklets and in various forms of media that have not been affected by Hokkaido’s recent events, so as to make your visit as smooth and seamless as possible!
The 38th annual “Sapporo White Illumination” will be held. This event has gained its popularity as “Sapporo tradition” in early winter.
“Sapporo Autumn Fest” is Japan’s largest gourmet festival, held at Sapporo Odori Park in the heart of Sapporo City! Enjoy gourmet dishes made with seasonal ingredients from across Hokkaido here at this festival!
Jozankei is a hot spring town in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Featuring tourist attractions such as Futami Suspension Bridge, as well Jozankei's forests and gorges, a fantastic light performance taking advantage of the local topography is held here from June to October.
Shiroi Koibito ("White Lover" in English) is a type of langue de chat cookie with an established name as a souvenir of Hokkaido. ISHIYA Seika, the company that manufactures it, also operates a theme park dedicated to sweets.
Along with delicious sweets, visitors can enjoy the rose garden where its namesake flowers proudly bloom.
Ever wanted to experience ski jumping? Head to Sapporo, Hokkaido’s Okurayama Viewing Point!Read Later
Sapporo prides itself in having something to offer everyone: tourist attractions, gourmet food, and nature galore! And ever since hosting the Winter Olympics in 1972, it’s earned itself a spot on the map as a city of sports as well!
The Okurayama Viewing Point’s 134 meter ski jump is used by athletes for practice all year round, and it is the seasonal home of many international competitions.
Hokkaido YOSAKOI Soran FestivalRead Later
The Hokkaido YOSAKOI Soran Festival is a fusion between Koichi Prefecture’s famous “Yosakoi Festival” and Hokkaido’s traditional folk works, Soran Bushi. The festival is held across 20 venues in Hokkaido’s Sapporo City. Various teams, equipped with wooden clapper instruments called “naruko,” fans, and banners, put on dancing displays. There are paid seats available, but typically every venue’s performances are available to view for free.
Located 6 minutes on foot from Kikusui Station in Sapporo City is Sapporo Guest House Waya.
It's popular for its "at-home" atmosphere, which feels just like staying overnight at a friend's house.
Over 70% of their guests come from countries beyond Japan.
Staying with people from a variety of nations, you may feel like you're studying abroad in Japan!