When we think of snow festivals, I’m not sure most of us would immediately conjure images of ramen noodles and snow crabs grilled in butter, but it turns out the Sapporo Japan Snow Festival has it all!

Image: Giant snow sculpture of eagles at Sapporo Snow Festival

Source: SteFou! // Flickr

Today on EWC Saturday’s Around the World, we take you to a place where culture meets snow, and we can enjoy another perspective on how to celebrate winter!

Let’s visit a very unique part of Japan with one of our favorite guides to that amazing culture, John Daub, from the YouTube channel called Only In Japan. He has lived in Japan for over 20 years and has a terrific way of giving us a very authentic, complete experience!

Throughout the video he gives us a good idea of how much things cost, and at the time we wrote this article, 500 Yen came out to be about $4.00. You can do the math from there on the things he mentions.


I love how John gives us the whole picture.

So now you’ve seen a snow festival… want to check out an ice festival?

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Incredible Ice Music Festival

Once a year, under the first full moon, in a frozen town in Norway, musicians come together to create incredible music on instruments made entirely of ice. The world the festival creates is an incredible and unique aural experience.

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  1. “Sapporo Snow Festival Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN #45 札幌雪祭り!.” YouTube. ONLY in JAPAN, 29 Feb. 2016. Web. 10 Feb. 2017. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye_HCT5BC0Q&t=274s>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world. Hear her latest conversations with thought leaders on the Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast--new episodes every Wednesday!