Xiamen University

It’s time to visit Hokkaido, Asia’s winter playground

From the first snowflake that falls on the central mountaintops in September until the official last day of the ski season in May, rather than quivering under the six-month-long Siberian cold, Hokkaido flourishes through the ice. The second largest island in Japan has an astounding line-up of winter activities and attractions, buzzing cities, natural beauty and unique wildlife to discover. Some great festivals, traditions and events also take place during the winter season.   SAPPORO   Sapporo Snow Festival     The highlight of