Hokkaido Travel in February | What is the climate, clothing, and fees? Recommended Activities In-depth Guide

Hokkaido Travel in February | What is the climate, clothing, and fees? Recommended activities

February. cold Hokkaido But become hottest Month! Winter events are in full swing, Hokkaido in February will be featured!

The severe cold and snowfall as a source of activity Let's have fun!
Hokkaido in February We will also explain leisure information and events, temperature trends, and clothing advice to help you enjoy the city to the fullest.

Do it in a warm room Manufacturing experience Enjoy the cold from winter sports Until, on-site Experience tour We will also introduce a wide range of information.
Hokkaido in February Let's play!

Reasons why traveling to Hokkaido in February is recommended

Speaking of Hokkaido's biggest event...

Snow sculptures at Sapporo Snow Festival

Hokkaido in February Central Hokkaido Sapporo Then " Sapporo Snow Festival "is held!
This is a very popular event where large snow sculptures made of snow and ice are displayed for about a week, mainly in Susukino and Odori Park in Sapporo!

Sapporo's snow festival is on par with Harbin, China, and Quebec, Canada. One of the world's three largest snow festivals counted in As it is an internationally famous event, it is also characterized by a large number of foreign tourists who come to Japan just for the snow festival. Sapporo But" Sapporo in the world It can be said that it is a period of time to become!

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In addition to the snow festival, Activities near Sapporo It is also recommended to enjoy Hokkaido in February Then winter activity There are also many!

Enjoy the snow and ice to the fullest!

Icebreaker tour by Hokkaido operator Abashiri Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker Aurora

Hokkaido in February teeth, skis and snowboards Besides Activities to enjoy the cold It is also the time when many are held!

Seawater exposed to the severe cold of the Sea of Okhotsk in winter freezes and is carried by ocean currents to the coast of Hokkaido, known as drift ice. Ride an icebreaker and literally Crushing drift ice Would you like to take a closer look at the
icebreaker tour is a thrilling and fun experience not only to enjoy the scenery, but also to experience the loud noise and vibration when the ice hits the ship!

[Hokkaido/Abashiri City] [February] Cruising the drift ice in the Sea of Okhotsk, a miraculous view that appears only in winter ♪ Abashiri Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker Aurora

Abashiri Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker Aurora
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Abashiri Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaker Aurora offers a closer look at the "drift ice" that covers the Sea of Okhotsk in white. The vibrations and sounds of moving while breaking the drift ice are powerful! During the voyage, you can move to various places on the ship. From the side deck and rear deck on the 1st floor, you can see the drift ice more closely. 2nd floor side deck/rear deck/observation deck

again, Play with snow and ice Drift ice walk/Ice walk is also recommended!

Dog sledding in Eniwa, Hokkaido

Dogs of cold-resistant breeds such as Alaskans and Huskies pull sleds with great force. dog sledding experience is an experience unique to Hokkaido in winter!

Trained dogs faithfully follow the musher's instructions such as "run" and "stop". If you have a plan that allows you to experience something like dog sledding, give commands to the dogs yourself It is possible!
The tour starts after we have communicated well with the dogs in advance, so Highly recommended for animal lovers experience.

of course, Small children can participate There is also a tour! Please choose a tour according to the participants and purpose.

Depending on your schedule, you can save money on your trip.

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In early February, when the “Sapporo Snow Festival” is held, Prices tend to be quite high is in
Also, planes and hotels are crowded, Difficult to book in the first place It will be.

However, there are many people who say, ``I want to see the snow festival!'' or ``I want to see the snow festival in winter. Hokkaido If you are planning a trip, go to the snow festival! ''There are many people who say,
I wouldn't go so far as to say it's a trick, but I would definitely like to consider it. early bird discount "is. Booking several months in advance will make it easier to secure flights and hotels, which will also help you save on travel costs!

Also, if you don't care about the snow festival, we recommend planning your trip in late February!

Recommended Hokkaido Travel Areas in February

Central Hokkaido area

Central Hokkaido area

Hokkaido One of the four major divisions of Central Hokkaido area is the largest city in Hokkaido Sapporo , popular for canals and harbors Otaru with world-famous ski resorts Niseko Rusutsu , known for its hot springs Noboribetsu and Toya or Jozankei , rich in nature and agricultural products Ishikari/Sorachi , you can enjoy the superb view of the sea and mountains Hidaka Erimo It is an area that can be said to be the center of Hokkaido's tourism and economy.

Sapporo There is a bronze statue of Dr. Clark in Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observatory , and the night view of the popular " Moiwayama ", Otaru There are canals and " Blue Grotto It has many sightseeing spots such as Central Hokkaido area .

Hokkaido There are a lot of sightseeing spots that you want to visit when you go to Japan!

Central Hokkaido in February Recommended Reasons

Central Hokkaido in February Recommended Reasons

As mentioned above, Central Hokkaido Located in the center of Hokkaido, Sapporo Then, the nationally famous event " Sapporo Snow Festival will be held in February!
Mainly visiting the snow festival, Central Hokkaido compact tour, Sapporo such as staying in and enjoying activities, Sightseeing plan that reduces movement in Hokkaido It will be a fulfilling itinerary when you set up.

Additionally, there are actually many ski resorts near Sapporo. If you are looking for a ski resort close to the city, you can only do it for half a day. Ski and snowboard experience is also possible.

In recent years, after the Sapporo Snow Festival, large heavy machinery has been How the snow sculpture is dismantled is also gaining popularity.
However, demolition work can be dangerous, so please follow the instructions of the on-site staff and keep the area safe when touring.

Hokkaido temperature comparison in February

Source: Japan Meteorological Agency "Sapporo/Hakodate/Nemuro/Wakkanai/Tokyo average values (values for each year and month)"
area average temperature average maximum temperature average minimum temperature
Sapporo (Central Hokkaido) -2.7℃ 0.4°C -6.2℃
Hakodate (Southern Hokkaido) -1.8℃ 1.8℃ -5.7℃
Nemuro (Eastern Hokkaido) -3.8℃ -1.2℃ -7.1℃
Wakkanai (north of Hokkaido) -4.3℃ -2.0℃ -6.7℃
Tokyo 6.1°C 10.9°C 2.1°C

February Hokkaido clothing and coordination ideas

clothing point

clothing point

In February, all over Hokkaido average temperature below freezing It snows every day in many places in Hokkaido. When outside, use gloves and earmuffs, Avoid exposing bare skin as much as possible .

however, Hokkaido in February Then indoor heating It works quite strongly Because of this, you must be careful not to wear too much clothes.
To deal with the temperature difference between indoors and outdoors, we recommend wearing layers of shirts and clothes that open in the front, making them easy to put on and take off.

Also, if you are outdoors at night or for a long time, be careful of the cold coming from the ground!
Snow boots with boas, disposable warmers to put in your shoes, etc. The feet are also designed for snowy countries. Please do so.

What to bring (example)

Short-sleeved T-shirt / Long-sleeved shirt / Flannel shirt / 10/10 length pants / Knee-length to long skirt / Leggings / Tights / Down jacket / Coat / Fleece-lined parka / cardigan / Snow boots / Winter shoes / Thick socks / Mufflers, gloves, earmuffs / Knit hats / Disposable body warmers / etc.

Hokkaido in February Recommended Activities, Leisure, Experiences and Fun

Due to the weather and climate, The holding situation fluctuates To do.
Please check the status of the event carefully , please make a reservation.

Smelt fishing/Ice fishing for smelt

Ice smelt fishing by Hokkaido business operator/Guideline Outdoor Club

One of the most popular winter activities in Hokkaido is " Smelt fishing/Ice fishing for smelt "is.
Not only tourists from outside Hokkaido, Popular with locals is.

Hokkaido in February Smelt fishing in mostly on ice is done in
Troublesome preparations such as drilling holes in the ice, preparing winter clothes, boots, tents, and cooking the smelt you caught, No need to worry about a tour that you can join empty-handed !
Have a great time fishing for smelt with your family and friends!

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Bus tour

Bus tour

Hokkaido Popular zoo tours, winter traditions, drift ice viewing, etc. Bus tour Why don't you participate in " and have fun?

Choose from several departure and arrival locations Selectable plan There is also If the meeting place is right in front of the hotel you are staying at, Easy to move .
Families with small children and trips of three generations Please try to include it in!

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Activities full of thrills and speed, Snowmobile ”. Literally because it runs on snow can only be enjoyed during winter Activity!

If you participate in the tour and receive a thorough training beforehand, No driver's license required is.
With a two-seater snowmobile, you can even ride with small children!
skis and snowboards different from An exhilarating experience Try to taste!

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Ranking of Popular Activities You Can Experience in Hokkaido in February

Ranking of Popular Activities You Can Experience in Hokkaido in February

" Sapporo Snow Festival is held, and the number of tourists increases Hokkaido in February was introduced.
February is certainly crowded, but in winter Hokkaido It's the perfect season to fully enjoy!

Besides introducing Otaru or Lake Toya Illumination lighting in various places in Hokkaido, snowshoe Hiking in the mountains and observing wildlife Nature guided tour etc. in winter Hokkaido teeth lots of fun is!

With reference to this article, Plan your trip well stand up, Hokkaido in February Please enjoy!

*Information on plans, fees, introduced facilities, etc. is current as of November 2023.

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