Hello, Hello and Happy New Year! I hope you all had a truly wonderful start of the year with your loved ones, a bottle of red wine and a heck load of sparkles and laughter. I thought my first post of the new year ought to be a little look over the past 12 months, but I realize I have so much to catch up on my travelogues and I can't waste anymore time but to keep travel writing whenever I can. I wanted this post to be a somewhat photo heavy blogpost, a post full of snow snaps that you may not have ever seen before.
Japan is probably one of my favorite places in the world, which is kind of remarkable considering I spent the past two years exploring many areas in Japan. In fact, I only spent one week in Sapporo, but it instantly stole my heart and continues to be at the top of my list of places in the world I want to return. It is just so cool, especially during winter.
I visited last month, which was heaps of fun, and honestly I think anytime in the winter would be magical there. I loved the food, I was fascinated by how different the culture up there was from the rest of Japan, and since Japan has such a wet climate, I think Sapporo had the most snow I’ve ever seen in my life. In fact I’d say if you want to enjoy a truly beautiful winter in Japan then head to Sapporo!
Nakajima Park in Sapporo is a very huge park and also the oldest park in Hokkaido. Nakajima Park was originally a lumber yard but after it stopped being used the locals put forth the notion that it be turned into a park so in 1887 Nakajima park was born. It’s a great place to experience all the seasons. This is a wonderful place in winter with the whole park covered in snow. I heard that the park is also a wonderful place to rest in the summer and is beautiful in the autumn with the changing colors of the trees.
People in Japan make small snowmen by rolling two snowballs. You can build a snowman about the size of a child by finding a place where snow has piled up, and rolling two balls in the snow to make them bigger. It takes some strength to put the head on top, so it’s a good idea to work together with your family members or friends. Have fun using rocks, tree branches, or other objects to add your own unique touches!
Here you can ski on pure-white, snowy courses and enjoy the natural scenery that will make you forget you’re in the middle of a city.
Here you can ski on pure-white, snowy courses and enjoy the natural scenery that will make you forget you’re in the middle of a city. but
Winter, is one of the reasons to have a Hokkaido trip. People indulge in this 'snow city' for pure glamor. I'll definitely be back one day !
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