Category Festivals

Kutchan Jaga Matsuri (Potato Festival)

The Kutchan Jaga Matsuri, or Potato festival, is the largest summer festival in the Niseko area. The potato is the local mascot for Kutchan town and this 2 day festival celebrates this important local crop with an extravaganza of singing,…

Niseko Festival

The Niseko area covers a wide area, including Kutchan town, Niseko town, and Rankoshi town. The Niseko Festival is a major summer event that ties all these areas together in one large festival that takes place at the same time…

Sapporo Snow Festival

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The Sapporo Snow Festival is a week-long event and the city’s biggest festival. During this week about 2 million visitors come to see the beautiful snow and ice sculptures, effectively doubling the population of the city! It is without a…

Toyohira River Fireworks Festival

The Toyohira River Fireworks Festival is the number one fireworks show in Hokkaido! This seasonal tradition marks the height of summer in Sapporo. The Toyohira Fireworks Festival is held along the banks of the Toyohira river. About 4,000 fireworks will…

Sapporo White Illumination Festival

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  Although the famous Sapporo Snow Festival is held in February, the White Illumination Festival takes place in Odori Park from the end of November until Christmas day. This means that if you are planning to have fun in the…