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Experience art the Hokkaido way – in the snow!

Written by on 2016/03/08

You may think snow activities and art don’t fit together – but Sapporo Art Park proves you wrong. Since January, 9th it is offering a rather unique experience: “Kanjiki-walks” through the park. Kanjiki are traditional Japanese snowshoes that make it easy to walk on soft snow without sinking in.

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A snowshoe walk alone is fun enough, but at Sapporo Art Park you can enjoy 74 art works while snowshoeing through the Sculpture Garden. And the best: It’s for FREE!

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We tried it out for you! It’s real fun! With the Kanjiki you don’t have to stick to the paths, but can walk just wherever you want trough very deep and soft snow.

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Some sculptures are almost buried in the snow and you can experience the art work from a different eye level than usual.

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If it get’s too cold for you, you might want to have a look at the exhibition at the museum next to the Art Park (entrance fee: 700yen) or warm up at the nice, little cafe opposite of the main entrance to the Art Park. The friendly owners serve you great coffee and pie!

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More information here: http://www.artpark.or.jp.e.mq.hp.transer.com/
For those who just want to enjoy Kanjiki without art, Kanjiki rental is also available at Takino Suzuran Hillside Park, Moerenuma Park,Historical Village of Hokkaido and at different resorts around Hokkaido.

Written by Irene