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: 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!
Don’t forget, this is PART 1 of the a 4-part series of Japan Snow Festivals!
While you’re at it, you can also check out Part 2 Asahikawa Snow Festival, Part 3 Sounkyo Hot Springs Ice Festival and Part 4, the Otaru Snow Light Path.
Alright, here we go… first up!
Come away with me to the Sapporo Snow Festival!
If you have any requests on topics you want me to feature on my YouTube channel, do leave a comment!
Love, light and a whole lot of snow,
Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
NOTE: This written post is merely an introduction as the main content is in the video. I highly encourage you to watch it for the full experience on what the episode is truly all about.