[ Sapporo Snow Festival @ Hokkaido ]

Beautiful ice object lighted up rainbow.

The Sapporo Snow Festival is one of Japan’s largest winter events. It attracts about two million people from Japan and abroad every year.

During the festival, Sapporo is turned into a winter dreamland of crystal-like ice and white snow.
There are 3 sites in this festival, “Odori site”, “Tsudome site” and “Susukino site”.

1) Odori site
Feb. 6th (Mon.) – Feb. 12th (Sun.)
Enjoy the art of snow and ice created by the citizens of Sapporo together with the Ground Self-Defense Force! Illumination is turned off at 10:00pm.

2) Tsudome site
Feb. 1st (Wed.) – Feb. 12th (Sun.)
OPEN: 9:00am – 5:00pm.
This site includes snow slides and a snow rafting area where you can have a snow-ice experience.

3) Susukino site
Feb. 6th (Mon.) – Feb. 12th (Sun.)
Under the theme of “Enjoy the Ice”, this site offers a fantastic ice sculpture show and the ice sculpture contest. Illumination is turned off at 11:00pm, but on the last day is at 10:00pm.

“Sapporo Snow Festival” is a very famous snow festival in Japan.
If you plan to visit Sapporo, I recommend you to visit on this period!

[ Information ] Sapporo Snow Festival
■Duration: Feb. 1st (Wed) – Feb. 12th (Sun)
■TEL: +81-11-281-6400
■URL: http://www.snowfes.com/english/
■Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sapporo_tourism/
■Access: Nearest station is JR Sapporo station.
By bus from JR Sapporo station to each sites.

Big snow castle.  illumination road