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Book now! Luxury Hotels in Hokkaido for the 2022 Sapporo Snow Festival

Book now! Luxury Hotels in Hokkaido for the 2022 Sapporo Snow Festival

Date published: 10 August 2021

Hokkaido is the perfect place to enjoy winter – and the 2022 Sapporo Snow Festival is scheduled to run from February 5-12! We've selected some of the best places to stay this winter. Whether you're planning a trip to see the Snow Festival or want to enjoy Japan's legendary powder in Niseko, these hotels will place you right near the sights.

Book now before the rooms fill up - and enjoy an unforgettable stay!
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Table of Contents
  1. What is the Sapporo Snow Festival - and why do so many foreign guests rush to make hotel reservations?
  2. Fino Hotel Sapporo Odori (8-minute walk from Odori Station near the venue!)
  3. Sapporo Grand Hotel (5-minute walk from Odori Station near the venue!)
  4. New Otani Inn Sapporo (8-minute walk from Odori Station near the venue!)
  5. Cross Hotel Sapporo (6-minute walk from Odori Station near the venue!)
  6. Mercure Hotel Sapporo (2-minute walk from Susukino station near the venue!)
  7. Vessel Hotel Campana Susukino (5-minute walk from Susukino station near the venue!)
  8. Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu (8-minute walk from Susukino station near the venue!)
  9. Sapporo Park Hotel (10-minute walk from Susukino Street near the venue!)
  10. Convenient train passes for access from New Chitose Airport to Sapporo Station
  11. Hokkaido is a premier ski destination! Check out these hotels with direct access to the slopes!
  12. Make your trip to Hokkaido more enjoyable!

What is the Sapporo Snow Festival - and why do so many foreign guests rush to make hotel reservations?

What is the Sapporo Snow Festival - and why do so many foreign guests rush to make hotel reservations?

The Sapporo Snow Festival is a major Japanese winter festival in Hokkaido and in the country, which started taking place in 1950.
In 2019 some 2.73 million people attended, the largest since 1993 (when the event first appeared as we know it today).
A huge variety of snow and ice sculptures are constructed in Odori Park, at Sapporo's city center. In recent years, sound and light effects have been added, making the Japanese snow festival experience even more attractive, and skating rinks and outdoor food stands have been arranged so that they can be enjoyed all day at the venue.

In 2022, the Sapporo Snow Festival will run from February 1-12, with a schedule depending on coronavirus conditions.
Odori and Susukino venues:
February 5th (Saturday) - February 12th (Saturday), 2022
Tsudome venue:
February 1st (Tuesday) - February 12th (Saturday), 2022

Here are some recommended hotels near the Sapporo Snow Festival event site. Each is conveniently located and easily accessible on foot from mass transit.

Fino Hotel Sapporo Odori (8-minute walk from Odori Station near the venue!)

Attractively situated in the Sapporo City Centre district of Sapporo, Fino Hotel Sapporo Odori is situated 200 metres from Odori Park, 700 metres from Former Hokkaidō Government Office and 1 km from Sapporo TV Tower.

Sapporo Grand Hotel (5-minute walk from Odori Station near the venue!)

Sapporo Grand Hotel boasts a shopping arcade, a gym and a spa centre, a 5-minute walk from JR Sapporo Station via a connecting tunnel. It features 7 dining options, a concierge and free Wi-Fi at the entire property.

  • Sapporo Grand Hotel
    • Address Chuo-ku Kita 1-jo Nishi 4-chome, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0001
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    • Nearest Station Odori Station (Namboku Line / Tozai Line / Toho Line)
      6 minutes on foot

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New Otani Inn Sapporo (8-minute walk from Odori Station near the venue!)

A 5-minute walk from Odori Park, New Otani Inn Sapporo features The Rendezvous Lounge at the lobby serves a daily breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet and a cafe for guests to enjoy throughout their stay.

Cross Hotel Sapporo (6-minute walk from Odori Station near the venue!)

A 5-minute walk from JR Sapporo Station, Cross Hotel Sapporo features large public baths with spectacular city skyline views, concierge services and comfortable rooms with free WiFi. It’s a 15-minute walk from Susukino entertainment district.

  • Cross Hotel Sapporo
    • Address Chuo-ku Kita 2-jo Nishi 2-23, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0002
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    • Nearest Station Sapporo Station (Namboku Line / Toho Line)
      5 minutes on foot

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Mercure Hotel Sapporo (2-minute walk from Susukino station near the venue!)

Centrally located in the lively Susukino area in Sapporo, Mercure Hotel provides non-smoking accommodation just a 5-minute walk from Susukino Subway Station.

Vessel Hotel Campana Susukino (5-minute walk from Susukino station near the venue!)

Conveniently situated in the centre of Sapporo, Vessel Hotel Campana Susukino provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and private parking. A spa centre and a bicycle rental service are available for guests.

Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu (8-minute walk from Susukino station near the venue!)

Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu is a 3-minute walk from Nakajima Koen Station and 8-minutes from Susukino Station. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and private bathrooms and 2 restaurants.

Sapporo Park Hotel (10-minute walk from Susukino Street near the venue!)

Overlooking Nakajima Park in central Sapporo and just a 1-minute walk from Nakajima Koen Subway Station, the Park Hotel offers comfortable rooms and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. The hotel features 4 dining options and bicycle rental.

  • Sapporo Park Hotel
    • Address Chuo-ku Minami 10-jo Nishi 3-1-1, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 064-8589
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    • Nearest Station Nakajima koen Station (Namboku Line)
      3 minutes on foot

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Convenient train passes for access from New Chitose Airport to Sapporo Station

JR Hokkaido Rail Pass (3, 4, 5, 7 Days) From¥11,740
・Explore Hokkaido’s major cities with a single rail pass that offers unlimited travel within this designated area
・Hop on easy rides aboard local trains, buses, or the JR Hokkaido Limited Express/Express line
・Pick from various kinds such as a consecutive 3-, 5-, or 7-day pass, or a flexible 4-day JR Hokkaido Pass!
・Choose different delivery or pick-up options based on your location. Get your Exchange Order voucher and redeem your Hokkaido rail pass!
・This pass is for non-Japan residents only. You must currently be staying in a different country for 6+ months and provide proof of residence (visa/residence card) and proof of citizenship (passport)
・JR Passes can only be redeemed 90 days from the booking date

Hokkaido is a premier ski destination! Check out these hotels with direct access to the slopes!

Experience the legendary powder snow at ski resorts in the Niseko and Rusutsu areas, accessible by public transportation from the Sapporo Snow Festival site.
These three hotels are directly connected to the slopes, making it super convenient for enjoying snowboarding and skiing!

Make your trip to Hokkaido more enjoyable!

Be sure to check our guides on weather, clothing, and access information to enjoy Hokkaido in winter.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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