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Explore the celebrated snow and ice sculptures created for this amazing event and experience a few local winter highlights.
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4 nights accommodation, local transportation, Sapporo orientation walk and Snow Festival, some meals, tour leader.
05 & 08 Feb ‘19
Head to Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido and explore the celebrated snow and ice sculptures created for the world famous Sapporo Snow Festival. 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 stay in Noboribetsu. This tour is the ideal add-on to any winter travel in this part of the world.
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Experience the famous Sapporo Snow Festival
Hike to see the geysers in Jigokudani
Visit a light festival in the coastal town of Otaru
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Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
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.
Travel 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. Enjoy a stay at a traditional inn for the night, complete with dinner dressed in a provided yukata (cotton kimono).(D)
Enjoy a free day to visit the snow festival or explore more of Sapporo.
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 a new vantage point. (B)
Today our adventure ends in Sapporo.
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