Sapporo Information

Population: almost 2 million

Access: Flights in to New Chitose Airport from Tokyo, Osaka and some points in Asia. The airport is 30 miles south of the city and is linked by a fast and reliable train service.

Highlights: The Sapporo Snow Festival in Odori Park during the first week of Febuary / Sapporo Beer Museum / Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art

Favourite hotels: Cross Hotel, JR Tower Nikko

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

There are so many hotels in Sapporo – most of then rather nondescript. Its the commercial hub for Hokkaido and many a Japanese salary-man passes through town. Overseas guests only visit en masse when the Snow Festival comes to town. Book early. Really early. And even then we may struggle.

Sapporo Information

Population: almost 2 million

Access: Flights in to New Chitose Airport from Tokyo, Osaka and some points in Asia. The airport is 30 miles south of the city and is linked by a fast and reliable train service.

Highlights: The Sapporo Snow Festival in Odori Park during the first week of Febuary / Sapporo Beer Museum / Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art

Favourite hotels: Cross Hotel, JR Tower Nikko

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.