Flew from Tokyo to Hokkaido today, for one of the main events for our Japan trip - the Sapporo Snow Festival.
Ramen for lunch at the Sapporo ramen village at the number one voted ramen for the week.
E's ramen bowl
The Sapporo Snow Festival
The snow festival at night
Snowboard competition at the Snow Festival
An area for smoking constructed entire of ice blocks with cigerette packets and ashtrays embedded in the ice (right photo)
Next: Hokkaido/Sapporo part 2 - in which we visit Mandarake Sapporo!