There may not be any pink sakura blossoms in February, but the winter wonderland is still at its peak. To get your fix of the white stuff, travel to Japan’s northernmost point for the 62nd Sapporo Snow Festival on Feb 7-13. With a vast number of ice art pieces crafted by artists from all over the world and more than two million visitors every year, this week-long event is considered Japan’s largest winter festival. Details at If you can’t afford the Made in Japan label, China does ice, too, at the 27th Harbin International Ice and Snow Scupture Festival in Heilongjiang province in Northern China. Through Feb 28. Details at