Get into the festive mood at Sapporo’s German Christmas market, where you can sample all kinds of authentic European Christmas delicacies and watch traditional Christmas plays.
The market closes down on December 24th, but the equally beautiful “White Illumination” runs until February and has been hailed as one of the best winter displays in the world.
On the snow-covered Odori Park, dozens of landmarks are illuminated by thousands of colourful lights. “Rivers of blue light,” flowing along the park with white cranes hovering above were just some of the attractions. The White Illumination runs until February 12th 2012.