Colors of Sapporo - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle
After the Olympic Games of 1972 which took place in the city of Sapporo tourists from other countries have been associating the city with majestic winter holidays. One of the main events of the cultural life calendar in the city has for more than 60 years been the Sapporo Snow Festival. The event was first held in 1950. A remarkable fact is that festival was established by pupils. Many years ago children created several marvelous snow figures in one of the local parks.
The city of Sapporo is known for its marvelous parks and gardens, internationally acclaimed scientific and cultural centers, historical landmarks and sites as well as astonishing museums. … Open
Your active city break in Sapporo. Attractions, recreation and entertainment - best places to spend your day and night here
Sapporo is an ideal destination for those tourists who give preference to sport entertainments and hiking. One of the main advantages of the city is still plenty of parks and marvelous … Open
Modern festival is already a different holiday than it was for many years ago when held for the first time. To locate all the snow figures three great platforms are equipped in the city. An entertainment program of the festival commonly lasts for seven days and offers various contests and competitions, parades, celebrations and plenty of typical winter entertainments. The festival is considered to be a family holiday. Thus many tourists arrive at the city of Sapporo and attend the event with kids.
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Check on the map: Distance from Sapporo center - 169.3 km.One is accustomed to see the old paintings, the archaeological artefacts and the other antiques among the museum expositions. A very original collection is presented in one of the Japanese museums, which is located on the island of Hokkaido. Its main features are the snowflakes. Certainly, the museum founders were unable to preserve the fragile nature, which consists of 95% air, so they decided to show the photos of the most beautiful and unusual snowflakes to the visitors. … Read further
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Sapporo. Learn the best periods to visit Sapporo to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Sapporo.