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July 2016

Marin festival in Otaru

July 17, 2016
Free

By event associated with on "Marine Day", you can enjoy various events in each meeting place. Local food stalls are available.

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Sapporo Beer Festival

July 20, 2016 - August 15, 2016
Odori Park, Odori-nishi 5-chome to 11-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo + Google Map

Sapporo Beer Garden is a huge beer garden held every year in Odori Park in the center of the city of Sapporo. The 1 km or so venue seats approximately 13,000, and beer brought directly from breweries in Sapporo and its suburbs, as well as beers from around the world, are on sale, and you can enjoy…

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Kutchan Shrine Festival

July 27, 2016 - July 29, 2016
Kutchan, Kutchan-cho - Kutchan + Google Map
Free

Shiribetsu locals open up for the ancestral God, General Hirafu Abe and celebrate at the Kutchan Shrine Festival which is an annual event for the area. At the Shintoist ritual, parades pass through Kutchan Town and you can encounter portable shrines, music and dancing accompanied by food stalls and entertainment from a bygone era. Enjoy…

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Sapporo Summer Festival

July 29, 2016 - August 17, 2016
Free

This is the biggest domestic beer garden festival in Japan. The Festival is held at Odori Park and is an event where national and international beer can be enjoyed. Every year, around one million people flock to this event. For about a month there is a ferry to the Northern provinces, where people can come…

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Niseko Beer Garden

July 29, 2016 - July 31, 2016

Niseko Beer Garden is back!! Celebrating its third year and returning bigger and better than ever. premium beers, great food, live music, family fun games and children’s activities with kids area and bouncey castle . With Hokkaido’s biggest tent you can enjoy Hirafu’s summer with us; rain, hail or shine.

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The Camping Festival

July 30, 2016
Makkari Village – Yoteizan Shizen Park, 185−6 Aza Yamada Kutchan Cho, Abuta gun
Hokkaido Prefecture, Abuta District, 倶知安町山田185−6, 044-0081
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Free

Mountain Day: It will be held to commemorate of the newly enacted Mountain Day! There are a variety of events such as a music live, talk show and natural actually commemorative mountain climbing.

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2nd Niko Niko Niseko Village Festival

Free

Join Niseko Village's festival and sample tasty food from local vendors - including fun craft, games for kids, live music and fireworks!

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August 2016

Susukino Festival

August 4, 2016 - August 6, 2016
Susukino Area, Sapporo City + Google Map
Free

Susukino street will be lined with about 100 stalls and is temporarily closed to vehicle traffic  on the day. Don't miss "Geisha along the way"!!  There will be food stands, the biggest Kyoto-style Mikoshi "portable shrine Concon" in Hokkaido plus lots more.

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Tanabata Evening Fireworks

August 6, 2016
Niseko Cho Undo Park, Fujimi, Niseko-chō, Abuta-gun Hokkaido 048-1501 + Google Map

Enjoy food at the Stalls, handheld fireworks and traditional games. Fireworks that are set off at a close distance is a must-see!

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The 54th Kutchan Potato Festival (Jaga Matsuri)

August 6, 2016 - August 7, 2016
Free

This is the biggest event in Kutchan celebrating it's specialty, the potato. The games at the festival are a popular attraction amongst adults. On the first night you can enjoy the exciting "Jaganebuta" parade and on the second day, you can enjoy the festival all day till the fireworks display is held.

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Snow Stage in Kutchan

August 6, 2016
Free

At this event you can play in the snow in the middle of Summer. The venue is filled with snow that has been stored since the winter. On the stage, Onemake Jump, a kids dance will be held. You can also enjoy the food stall village, flea market and Japanese live drumming.

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Daiichi Summer Beer Garden

August 6, 2016 - August 7, 2016
Free

The Summer Beer Garden and Kutchan Potato Festival will be held on the same day. There will be a lottery and talk show with a special guest.

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The 7th Sakaimachi, Otaru Yukata Wind-bell Festival

August 6, 2016 - August 7, 2016
Otaru City, Sakaimachi Street + Google Map
Free

There are many events to participate in including; a Yukata competition, Bingo game, Live music with beer. There will be 2000 Otaru glass candles illuminating the town with candle light at night, and an exhibition of Wind bells. Feel the cool and enjoy walking around wearing a Yukata!

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Iwanai Doto Festival

August 6, 2016 - August 7, 2016
Iwanai Town, Iwanai Local Culture Center West + Google Map

Come and relax at this open air festival with an events stage and great food stalls featuring dried herring fillets, a popular seafood dish in Iwanai. A fireworks display over the bay area is held on the evening of the 6th.

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Resurrection Hokkai Bon Odori

August 14, 2016 - August 15, 2016
Free

The North Sea Bon dance tournament unfolds every year for two days, gathering all ages wearing yukata. There are a lot of stalls and shops and a big tower called "Yagura" is lit by a large number of lanterns.

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February 2018

Oishii! Hokkaido Seafood Fair

February 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

During the period that the fair is running, local seafood will be provided by Gyoren (Hokkaido Seafood Federation) to participating restaurants. Each restaurant will use the ingredients to create a unique signature dish - try them all!   Participating restaurants: ・Graubunden ・JAM Bar ・Izakaya Koharuya ・Robata Niseko Naniwatei ・Niseko Pizza ・The Barn ・Teuchi-soba Ichimura ・Japanese Restaurant &…

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July 2018

Sapporo Summer Festival

July 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - August 15, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

This is the biggest domestic beer garden festival in Japan. The Festival is held at Odori Park and is an event where national and international beer can be enjoyed. Every year, around one million people flock to this event. For about a month there is a ferry to the Northern provinces, where people can come…

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January 2019

Sapporo Snow Festival

January 31 @ 8:00 am - February 11 @ 10:00 pm
Free

Each year Sapporo's Odori Park, Susukino, and Tsudome community dome transform into a sight to be seen, with enormous snow and ice sculptures created especially for this event. Take a day trip to check out the spectacle, whilst enjoying some delicious food. Festival runs from January 31-February 11. Day trips can be organised with SkiJapan.com

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February 2019

2018 Yukitopia Festival

February 16 - February 17
Asahigaoka Ski Hill, Asahigaoka Ski Hill
Kutchan cho, Hokkaido 044-0083 Japan
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Kutchan town's very own snow festival returns for 2019! Kutchan town is famous in Japan for two things; snow and potatoes. Yukitopia festival is held at Asahigaoka ski hill in Kutchan and celebrates both of these things with this fun family-friendly event. There are food stalls, rides, slides and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. snow…

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August 2019

Hirafu Festival

August 24 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Sun Sports Land Kutchan, 41-5 Kabayama, Kutchan, Abuta-gun Hokkaido 0440078 + Google Map

An event held in Hirafu during the summer. This is a festival where you can find stalls of local restaurants, local producers and seafood. At night you can enjoy the Bon Dancing, fireworks, and prize draws for free giveaways, dinner and activities. It is an enjoyable festival where you can meet all the locals.

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