Outdoor enthusiasts will find that Sapporo is a great base from which to head out and explore. Additionally, due to its location on Japan’s northernmost island, Sapporo is a great escape from the oppressive summer humidity. Good news for those feeling a little too hot, hot, hot!
That said, the city is probably most famous for its annual snow festival. Every year artists fashion large snow sculptures with some measuring more than 25 meters wide and 15 meters high! It’s definitely worth a visit and if you’re in Japan during February you have snow excuse not to check it out!