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Sapporo Snow Festival

1 Feb

Sapporo Snow Festival – Early February

Large snow and ice sculptures are built in the city’s centrally located Odori Park during the Sapporo Snow Festival.



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Kanto Matsuri

3 Aug

Kanto Matsuri     August 3 – 6

Over two hundred long bamboo poles with up to 46 lanterns attached to each are balanced by the members of this popular festival’s nightly parades.


Nebuta Matsuri

2 Aug

Nebuta Matsuri    August 2-7

The Nebuta Matsuri features festival floats with huge lanterns, some measuring more than 10 meters.  The festival attracts several million visitors every year.