Hokkaido Shrine in Winter

It’s -3°C here in Sapporo! The locals tell me it’s usually colder.

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It’s not even “real” winter yet here in Hokkaido. Whenever I get into a cab the driver inevitably tells me that last year there was three times as much snow on the ground this time of year. Regardless, it’s cold, and there’s a lot of snow. Pretty though right?

Most of the people around Hokkaido Shrine this month are either Japanese going for their New Year visit, or tourists from Asia.

If you find yourself in Sapporo, Hokkaido Shrine is definitely worth the visit. It’s the biggest Shrine in Hokkaido and very beautiful. Here are some photos from today! Notice the icicles hanging off of everything and how thick the snow is piled up. Brrr!

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