In February, it is still cold and snowy but Tokyo doesn't get much snow and people in urban areas are not used to it, so trains stop when there is snowy weather. On the other hand, snow gives us an opportunity to have a great time in Sapporo. The Sapporo Snow Festival is one of the most famous festivals in winter, and it was great success in 2015 as well. The 11th of February is National Foundation Holiday in Japan. It celebrates accession of the first Japanese emperor.