Build a Traditional Snow Hut in Niseko – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

The koshogatsu (meaning “little new year”) festival is a celebration held every year around January 15th. To mark the occasion, locals in Japan’s snowy regions traditionally build igloo-like snow huts called Kamakura. Head out into Niseko’s abundant snow and try making a Kamakura of your own on this fun winter tour. First, you’ll start by digging a hole in the snow. Then you’ll make snow tables and chairs for inside, and light some candles to transform the hut into a magical room. You’ll be amazed by how warm the inside stays even during harsh midwinter. When you’re done, head outside to frolic in the winter wonderland.