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Yosakoi Soran Matsuri Festival
The Yosakoi festival takes place every year, in June, in the city of Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido.
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Yuki Akari no Michi - Otaru's Snow and Light Path Festival
For twenty years, in the heart of winter, the small port town of Otaru to the west of Sapporo has adorned itself with its most beautiful finery (traditional lanterns, candles, illuminated ice sculp
Asahikawa Winter Festival
Since 1947 the city of Asahikawa in Hokkaido has hosted the second largest winter festival in Japan, after Sapporo.
Sapporo snow festival
Every February, 250 ice and snow sculptures invade the streets of Sapporo: welcome to the Yuki Matsuri, a world-famous festival!
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