Sapporo Snow Festival & Hokkaido Highlights
5 days from Sapporo to Sapporo
From $ 1899
Duration5 days

This quick five-day trip to the famous Sapporo Snow Festival is one of the most unique specifically-winter tours we offer. Explore the celebrated snow and ice sculptures created for this amazing event (held yearly since 1950), 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. Opt to stick around post-tour and take advantage of the chance to ski in winter-perfect Hokkaido. This tour is the ideal add-on to any winter travel in this part of the world.

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  • Duration: 5 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: Sapporo
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Sapporo
    Ages: 12+
Sapporo Snow Festival & Hokkaido Highlights - Tour Map


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Day 1: Sapporo

Start place: Sapporo

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Arrive at any time.

End place: Sapporo

Day 2: Sapporo

Start place: Sapporo

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.

End place: Sapporo

Day 3: Sapporo/Noboribetsu

Start place: Sapporo

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). Savour a traditional Japanese meal at the inn.
Meals: D
Day 4: Noboribetsu/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.
Enjoy a free day to visit the snow festival or explore more of Sapporo.

End place: Sapporo

Meals: B
Day 5: Sapporo

Start place: Sapporo

Can't get enough snow? Book post accommodation and head to Niseko to experience Japan's world-class skiing and snowboarding.
Depart at any time.

End place: Sapporo



  • Sapporo orientation walk
  • Snow Festival visit
  • Snow Light Path Festival visit (Otaru)
  • Jigokudani Park visit
  • Traditional inn stay (Noboribetsu)
  • All transport to/from included activities and between destinations
  • Transport

    Train, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (3 nts), Traditional inn (1 nt)
  • Meals

    1 breakfasts,
    1 dinners

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