What's On In And Around Niseko This February

Our roundup of some of the top winter events on this February, in and around Niseko.

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Enjoy the many winter events like the Sapporo Snow Festival.

Yes, February is already here. Can you believe it? It feels like only yesterday we were saying Happy New Year and here we are about to enter one of the biggest, most action-packed months of the year in Niseko. February means amazing powder snow and a full calendar of exciting winter events, both in Niseko and in nearby regions.

With so many fantastic events on, we thought we'd break it down a little for you. Here's our roundup of some of the must-see, must-do events held in and around Niseko during February.

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Hokkaido Seafood Fair In Niseko 2017

Seafood lovers rejoice! With Hokkaido known for it's super fresh and super delicious fine seafood, Oishii! Hokkaido Seafood Fair In Niseko celebrates this wonderful cuisine. You'll get to enjoy delicious or "oishii" seafood delights at special prices at a number of participating restaurants in Niseko.

Dates: Until February 12th, 2017
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Geisha Experience In Otaru

Wanting to experience authentic Japanese culture during your trip to Niseko? Well you're in with luck with a very rare opportunity coming to Otaru, nearby Niseko. Enjoy a Geisha Experience in Otaru with some of the last seven geisha in Hokkaido for a wonderful dinner and dance performance as well as games and interaction with the geisha.

Dates: February 9th, 2017
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Sapporo Snow Festival

Experience a dreamy winter wonderland when the city of Sapporo, only two hours from Niseko, hosts the 2017 Sapporo Snow Festival. Marvel at magnificent snow and ice sculptures at this annual event, as well as fun activities like snow slides and snowrafting.

Dates: February 1st-12th, 2017
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Otaru Snow Light Path

Wonder at the magic of the Otaru Snow Light Path (Yuki Akari no Michi) in the port city of Otaru, nearby Niseko. The annual festival will see the city illuminate with pretty lights and small snow statues for the ten days of the event.

Dates: February 6th-12th, 2017
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Outdoor Yakiniku BBQ Party

Enjoy a unique winter BBQ in the snow with Hokkaido's seasonal produce at the annual Outdoor Yakiniku BBQ Event in Niseko. You can also enjoy the exhibition of snow statues over the days before and and during the event and fireworks for the finale.

Dates: BBQ Party - February 11th, Exhibition February 4th-12th, and Fireworks February 12th, 2017
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Niseko Japonica 2017

Perfect for visitors to Japan wanting to experience Japanese culture, the Niseko Japonica event will feature 6 main booths where you can experience authentic culture like origami, Japanese tea ceremony or "sado", traditional kimonos, Japanese calligraphy or "shodo", and Japanese bamboo flute or "shakuhachi".

Dates: February 11th-22nd and 16th-19th 2017
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Yukitopia Festival 2017

Yukitopia Festival 2017

Niseko's service town, Kutchan, will again host their very own snow festival for another year. Yukitopia Snow Festival will be held at Kutchan Asahigaoka Ski Hill with fun for the whole family with snow events to watch and participate in, food and drink stalls, and prizes up for grabs.

Dates: February 18th-19th, 2017
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2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games

The much-anticipated 8th Asian Winter Games (AWG) will be held in nearby Sapporo and and Obihiro, also in Hokkaido. The Games are an international multi-sport event held by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and feature the 5 sports and 11 disciplines.

Dates: February 18th-19th, 2017
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For more events on in February and beyond, visit our Events listing.

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