Sapporo in February: The Ultimate Snow Festival Guide

Whilst the rest of Japan takes refuge under the inviting warmth of their kotatsu blankets, winter is the time when Sapporo comes alive. With a population of just over 1.9million, the capital of Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido, is one of the largest metropolises north of the equator and, for a two-week period in February, that number doubles. Most of the tourists that set out to brave the…