Visiting Hokkaido in winter? Head to Sapporo for some epic illuminations at the annual festival.
2021 marked the 41st Sapporo Illumination, at Odori Park, coloring the city’s winter nights with gorgeous lights. About 730,000 light emitting diode (LED) bulbs glowed, enveloping the city in a fantastical mood.
(You can read the rest of this article at this link. This article was first published on Nov 26, 2021, on JAPAN Forward, who aim to reveal the true face of Japan to the English speaking world in areas ranging from politics to sports and pop culture.)
Name: Winter illuminations at Odori Park, Sapporo
When: Mid-November to mid-March around the city (only until 25th Dec in Odori Park)
Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture (map link)