Welcome to the 69th edition the SNow Festival in Hokkaido!
As evey year the event is help in Sapporo, here the detail of the events :
ODORI PARK SNOW FESTIVAL!
Odori park; Nishi 1 chome～ Nishi 12 chome
You can visit Od?ri site at any time.
(Illuminations turned on at sunset, and turned off at 22:00.)
Odori Park, stretching east to west over 1.5km through the heart of downtown Sapporo, will be transformed into a fantasy of snow and ice. All the works of art, sculpted with pure white snow and sparkling clear ice, will certainly impart something of the artist’s passion to the guests viewing them. The exquisite state-of-art snow and ice sculptures of such scale are the biggest attraction of Sapporo Snow Festival.
Susukino Site (SUSUKINO ICE WORLD)
Ekimae-dori (Station Avenue); Minami 4 jo ～ Minami 7 jo
You can visit Susukino site at any time.
( Illuminations turned off at 23:00. *On the last day, illuminations turned off at 22:00. )
Under the theme of ‘Enjoy the Ice’, this site offers a fantastic ice sculpture show and the Ice Sculpture Contest. You can also visit the plaza, ‘Fureai Hiroba’ to touch or ride on the ice sculptures, take photos in the Illumination Street, or have hot drinks at the Ice Bar.
Events at Susukino site
|Date and Time||Venue|
|Opening Ceremony||February 5 (Mon), 2018 Begins at 18:00 p.m.?||In front of the main ice sculpture (Minami 4, Nishi 4; In front of the Susukino Lafiler)|
|Photo Session of the Ice Queen||Photo Session of the Ice Queen takes place at Susukino site during the festival|
|Ice Sculpture Contest ?
|Each team starts working on their ice sculpture from 14:30 p.m. on February 5 (Mon), 2018 and finishes before 10:30 a.m. the following morning.||D-block|
|Award Ceremony of the Ice Sculpture Contest takes place at 11:00 a.m. on February 6 (Tue), 2018||In front of the main ice sculpture|
|Ice Statue Popularity Vote||You can vote for the best ice statue. The ballot boxes will be installed at the Susukino site.|
|Closing Ceremony?||February 12 (Mon / Sub. Holiday), 2018
Begins at 21:45 p.m.
|In front of the main ice sculpture|
How to access to Niseko,
There are numerous way to access Niseko,
However here our main recommendations :
What type of vehicle should i take :
The best way to Niseko from the airport is to take a private van if you are travelling with friends or family, a private van to niseko is averagely around 36 000 Jpy. Which is not too bad when you know that it can fit between 8 to 9 passengers and that it comes with a driver to welcome and assist you at the airport, also the cost can be divided by 8 so 4500 JPY. Of course there is other options depending on the number of peoples in your party. Here the average price per vehicle categorie to Niseko :
CTS to NISEKO :
– Alphard taxi cab charter is 35 000 JPY
– Hiace Van taxi cab charter is 36 000JPY
What is the travelling time from niseko
Depending on the weather condition :
it take around 2h30.
However 2h30 to 3h00 in winter,
This is why we recommend for people taking a domestic fligth to leave Niseko 4h00 before fligth time
and for international fligth 5h before, to ensure no delay. . as you will need
3 hours ride and 2h advance check in
What to do in Niseko in winter ?
That’s a funny question ^^, Ski and ski and ski again of course !
What to do in summer ?
Hum. . . numerous activities as :
Rafting, Mountain bike, Trekking, etc. .
May you need further Information please feel free to contact us !
Hokkaido Private Charter Transfer to Niseko, Sapporo,Furano, Airport
The Best taxi-cab-van price guidance in a web jungle !
Hi! My dear friends,
Yes, Winter is finally here and I guess that your are already preparing your family holiday trip to Hokkaido^^
As every year, I guess that your are still wondering how to get from A to B without stress and getting exhausted dont you ? Maybe you tried google with : #Hokkaido Private Charter & Transfer to Niseko, Sapporo,Furano, Chitose Airport… without success?
Of course there is the train which does all the main city in Hokkaido, or the bus which take forever to reach the destination…. but depending on how many people in your party, sometime the public transportation network may not end so cheap…nor convenient at all for some destination like Niseko or Furano..!
The best solution in Hokkaido is a Private Charter & Transfer service.
A taxi to Niseko ? a Van to Furano? a Bus to Kiroro? so many price, so many website… at what cost?
Well, to help you, here a table for a clear picture to find the best rate in Hokkaido for a Private Charter & Transfer to Niseko, Sapporo,Furano, Chitose Airport and more :
1) Average price for a private transfer in Hokkaido (please note that the price may vary to 5000 to 10 000 JPY up depending on each company)
|Area||Small Taxi||Hiace/ Jumbo||Commuter||Micro Bus||Medium Coach||Large Coach|
|Direct Service||Niseko Area ⇔ Sapporo/ Chitose||26,000||35,000||55,000||99,000|
|(all prices for||Niseko Area ⇔ Furano Area||55,000||65,000||90,000||130,000|
|one way)||Niseko Area ⇔ Hakodate Area||68,000||85,000||93,000||150,000|
|Niseko Area ⇔ Otaru Area||25,000||35,000||46,000||99,000|
|Rusutsu Area ⇔ Sapporo/ Chitose||25,000||36,000||45,000||99,000|
|Otaru Area ⇔ Sapporo Area||16,000||25,000||38,000||99,000|
|Otaru Area ⇔ Chitose||27,000||37,000||45,000||99,000|
|Sapporo Area ⇔ Chitose||16,000||25,000||38,000||99,000|
|Kiroro ⇔ Chitose||30,000||40,000||43,000||99,000|
|Kiroro ⇔ Sapporo||26,000||35,000||40,000||99,000|
|8 hrs Niseko→(Otaru/Sapporo/ Niseko)||50,000||55,000||72,000||128,000|
|Tour Attendant English /Other||15,000||15,000||15,000||30,000|
2) On the top of it some company may include or not the toll fee in the Transfer :
*Toll fee is included for the direct transfer services. / Toll fee is not included for the charter services.
Charter services are available for to/ from Niseko, Sapporo, Otaru, Chitose, Rusutsu and Kiroro, other contact us
3) Also beware the vehicle capacity ! It is really important that you choose the correct vehicle :
Small Taxi – 3 Pax without luggage, or 2 Pax with luggage
Hiace/ Jumbo Taxi – 9 Pax without luggage, or 7 Pax with luggage
Micro bus – 15 Pax without luggage, or 10 Pax with luggage ( No cargo room equipped)
Medium Coach – 26 Pax without luggage, or 15 Pax with luggage ( cargo room equipped)
Large Coach – 45 Pax without luggage, or 30 Pax with luggage (cargo room equipped)
That s it for now!
Hope that will help! Please leave a comment or send me an email if you got better price^^
One more thing, if you wish to book a private transfer in Hokkaido to Niseko or Sapporo at the best price or cheaper (if it is not too late ) here the link : https://hokkaidotaxi.com
The concierge Team
# Hokkaido Private Transfers to Niseko, Sapporo,Furano, Airport