Abashiri â€“ Sapporo. Next stop is the capital city of this northern island, Sapporo, which we will reach via a train journey through snow-covered wilderness on day 6. Upon arrival we will be greeted by the excitement of the Sapporo Snow Festival held within the Odori Koen Park in the heart of the city. Later an evening tour of a Sapporo brewery will be followed by a tasty in-house meal.
On day 7 we will join in the revelry of the Snow Festival, one of Japanâ€™s largest winter events attracting two million people every year from at home and abroad . During the seven day festival Odori Koen Park is transformed into a winter wonderland, with larger-than-life snow sculptures and ice statues dotting in the park grounds. We will spend the morning exploring all that the festival has to offer, and in the afternoon may head out of town to try our hand at some winter sports, from tobogganing and sled rides, to finding out way out of an ice maze.
Overnight: Sapporo | Breakfast x 2, Dinner x 1