Japan Snow Festivals Part 1: Sapporo
If you’ve ever read the books, “Choose Your Own Adventure” as a child, you would know how exciting it is to create your very own combination of plots, twists and more.
That was exactly how I felt when I hit four of Japan’s most popular snow festivals in Hokkaido! All done in one trip last February 2016: Sapporo, Asahikawa, Sounkyo and Otaru.
As a girl living on a tropical island of the Philippines, basking in snow has always been one of life’s simple pleasures.
This trip was actually my very first time to be around that much snow, falling on my face, my hair and melting in my tiny hands.
That innocence… that sparkle as I felt like a kid again.
Electric, magical, surreal yet simple, energetic and also so calm – the plethora of emotions and experiences were delightfully contrasting as each festival offered a different vibe. I even shared a teaser of all four on Instagram.
Given that there’s so much to cover, I’ve decided to turn this webisode into a four-part series.
So with each episode, you’ll get to see how each festival is different from the other. Hopefully, these’ll help you decide when planning for your first or next trip to Japan.
Speaking of Japan, if winter is too cold or too far away, we’re now in spring and my last post is the perfect dreamy destination to add to your itinerary!
Alright, here we go… first up!
Come away with me to the Sapporo Snow Festival!
Let me know what you think of the video! If you have any suggestions or requests on topics you want me to feature on my YouTube channel, do leave a comment! Excited to collaborate with you guys to create future episodes!
Love, light and a whole lot of snow,
Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan