Kanjiki Snowshoeing at the Art Park

Let’s trek through an open-air museum wearing traditional kanjiki snowshoes!

Try kanjiki snowshoeing over the soft white snow and enjoy the artworks at the open-air museum in Sapporo Art Park!

The Sapporo Art Park is home to a variety of artwork, many of which are placed outdoors in its natural environment. The open-air museum, as well as craft workshops and hands-on facilities, are very popular.

Kanjiki are traditional Japanese footwear said to have originated from the Jōmon period (between c.14,000–300 BCE). Similar to modern snowshoes, kanjiki allow the wearer to walk over deep snow without sinking. If you would like to give them a try, all you need is to bring your own pair of comfortable winter boots.

The museum’s grounds cover 7.5 hectares (18.5 acres) and is home to beautiful works of art by leading contemporary sculptors from Japan, Norway, as well as other countries.

Kanjiki Snowshoeing at the Art Park

Event Date“January 7, 2023 (Saturday) – March 12, 2023 (Sunday)
9:45am – 3:30pm (Admissions open until 3:00pm)
Closed: Mondays (Tuesdays if Monday is a national holiday)”
Venue2 Chome-75 Geijutsunomori, Minami Ward, Sapporo
PriceKanjiki rental fees: ¥500 for adults, free for elementary school students and younger.
ContactSAPPORO ART PARK 011-592-5111

Events and activities are subject to change wtihout notice. Please check with the respective contact points for details.