A gondola ride, historical buildings, fresh seafood and locally made ice-cream makes for a great day out in Sapporo.
Sapporo: things to see and do
He stole the secret of whisky and a wife - and his drop is among the best, writes Stephen Phelan.
If only all ski holidays could be like this, writes Anna Anderson.
Robbie Collin heads to Hokkaido to bathe in blizzard conditions and joins the crowds at Sapporo's snow festival.
Stephen Phelan braves the elements at Sapporo's Snow Festival before seeking shelter and a glass of beer.
The Japanese have a festival for every season. Maria Visconti dons her dancing geta and joins the fun.
Nowhere celebrates like Asia. From the Philippines to Japan, David Wilson finds a festival for everyone.