January 24, 2009

Our Next Trip...Sapporo

We are getting excited for our next trip, which will be in early February, to Japan's northern-most island, Hokkaido. Hokkaido is well-known for its ruggedness, winter skiing, and national parks (like Akan and Daisetsuzan). Its biggest city is Sapporo, as in Sapporo beer.

Since we are only going for a three-day weekend, our trip will focus on Sapporo. During the time we will be there, the Sapporo Snow Festival will be going on. So we will be checking out all those monsterous ice sculptures and slides.

We'll have to bundle up, but we are super-excited!


Semsavblanc said...

Can I recommend a trip to Hakodate if you have time? We thought this was one of the most beautiful places we saw in Japan. It had such a different feel and so many interesting things to see, especially the Ropeway! We fell in love with this city and we were there for less than 24 hours!

Mike said...

Thanks for the recommendation - we'll try to check it out!