The Best Things to Do in Sapporo in Winter

May 08, 2024
By Maxim Boon

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The capital of Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, comes alive in the colder months. Sapporo’s high latitudes and volcanic peaks guarantee blankets of pristine powder throughout winter, earning it a reputation as one of the world’s best skiing destinations. But it’s not just the slopes that make the city such a winner in winter. Its rich history and thriving cultural scene, unique festivals and first-rate drinking and dining make Sapporo a thrilling escape both on and off the piste. Here are nine reasons why you need to visit the city during the snow season.

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