When it is February Hokkaido might not be the first place you think of to visit for a trip. February is actually the coldest month in Japan and Hokkaido the coldest area in Japan. However,  there are many cool things to do and enjoy especially in cold cold February! Hokkaido is the home to the largest snow festival in Japan, the Sapporo Snow Festival, in this snow festival you can admire hundreds of snow statues and ice sculptures. Also, Hokkaido is famous for its super fresh and the finest seafood! So prepare that winter coat and those warm snow boot, and enjoy your vacation being surrounded by pure white snow!

Ningle Terrace

A shopping area where the log houses create a warm atmosphere
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Business Hours Everyday ( 12:00 PM ~ 08:45 PM )
Address New Furano Prince Hotel, Goryo,Furano-shi, Hokkaido See map

Rusutsu Resort

Hokkaido’s largest ski resort where you can enjoy the view from the mountaintop
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Price Adults: 5,500 JPY
Child: 2,750 JPY
Cost of a one-day ticket
Address 13 Izumikawa, Rusutsu-mura Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, 048-1711 See map
Telephone 0136-46 -3111
Website http://en.rusutsu.co.jp/

Niseko Village Ski Resort

Enjoy sports, shopping and cuisine as you enjoy nature on Mt. Niseko Annupuri
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Business Hours Depends on the season
Price 8-hour lift ticket (for all mountains in Niseko) Adults: 5600 yen Children: 3100 yen
1-day ticket Adults: 5000 yen Children: 3100 yen
(Peak season 12/13-3/22)
1-day ticket Adults: 4600 yen Children: 2850 yen
(Off season 12/1-12/12, 3/23-4/7)
Address Higashiyamaonsen, Niseko-cho Abuta-gun, Hokkaido See map
Telephone 0136-44-2211
Website http://www.niseko-village.com/en/

Sapporo Snow Festival

A snow festival featuring snow statues and illumination centering around Odori Avenue in Sapporo
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Business Hours Weekdays ( 09:00 AM ~ 06:00 PM )

Open from early February
Please check the homepage for opening schedule

Open every day during the festival
Please check the homepage
Price Varies according to the event
Address Odori Park, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido See map
Website http://www.snowfes.com/english/index.html

Otaru Canal

Recommended for the night lighting which brings a warm atmosphere
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