Taking Snow Sculptures to the Next Level
Fans of Star Wars, Final Fantasy and Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen will fall in love with these amazing snow sculptures from the 2017 Sapporo Snow Festival.
Why Hokkaido Should Be Your Next Destination
With its beautiful landscapes, delicious local foods and its own indigenous culture, Hokkaido is definitely not to be missed.
Save up to 86% with Advance Airfare!
Want to travel Japan, but worried about the cost? JAL’s ‘Sakitoku’ advance fares lets you save up to 86 percent on airfare if you book at least 28 days in advance on domestic flights! Here are 12 ideas for places you can go!
5 Tasty 'Omiyage' Worth Lining Up For
Orderly lines outside everything from chic coffee shops to blue-collar ramen shops are a common sight in Japan, and food-based specialty 'omiyage' (souvenir) stores are no different. But are these snacks really worth lining up for?
Ski with Sakura in Sapporo
The end of April sees all but the nation's northernmost cherry blossoms fall to the ground. But on the island of Hokkaido, the annual wave of pink and white is only about to begin.
20 Best Places to Enjoy Sapporo’s Local Foods
Here are some ways to enjoy Sapporo, widely considered to be one of the best food destinations in Japan.
The 5 Most Beautiful Night Views in Hokkaido
Take a trip to Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido for some stunning nighttime views, breathtaking no matter the season!
8 Great Kinds of Theater in Japan
Japan has a vast array of theatrical traditions, both ancient and modern. From kabuki to Broadway musicals, there's always something great to see!
21 Sapporo Sweets Shops You Just Can't Miss
Though Sapporo is best known for its seafood, sushi and luxurious restaurants, you'll also have no problem finding mouth-watering sweets in this northern city!
Navigating the Sapporo Snow Festival
Featuring intricate snow and ice sculptures on a monumental scale—including pop culture icons and near-life-sized replicas of famous structures—the Sapporo Snow Festival draws over 2 million visitors each year.
Temporary Tattoos Detect Soba Allergies
These temporary tattoos aren't just for show—they could actually save your life!
15 Hot Soup Curry & Ramen Shops in Sapporo
While in Sapporo, be sure to make time for the city's best soup curry and ramen shops!
Top 10 Zoos in Japan
Get your fill of Japan's wildest and cutest animals courtesy of these excellent zoos.
Same-Sex Couples to Be Recognized in Sapporo
Following on the heels of Shibuya and Setagaya Wards of Tokyo, Sapporo will become the largest city in Japan to recognize same-sex couples.
Top 10 Japanese Hotel Breakfasts of 2016
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and these hotels rated by Japanese tourists on TripAdvisor know how to do it right!
5 Awesome Autumn Leaves Tours around Japan
Follow the colorful leaves of autumn from Hokkaido to Kyoto to experience a historical journey of Japan.
Beautiful Images of Snow-Covered Autumn Leaves
An unexpected layer of white was added to the yellow, red, and orange autumn foliage colors in Sapporo, Japan.
Explore Sapporo in the Snow
Sapporo is the fifth most populous city in Japan, yet most of the big tourist attractions can be reached on foot from Sapporo Station.
5 Winter Day Trips from Sapporo
Sapporo is an ideal base from which to explore other areas of vast Hokkaido! From penguins to icebreakers, and ice sculptures to festivals, Hokkaido has so much to see and experience.
Thomas the Tank Engine Takes Japan
It may come as a bit of a surprise, but Thomas the Tank Engine is one of Japan's best-loved children's characters. In fact, the country boasts multiple theme parks and working trains dedicated to Thomas and his friends.