Sapporo Snow Festival

The 64th Sapporo Snow Festival will be held from Feb 5 – 11 this year. As one of Japan’s largest winter events, it attracts a growing number of visitors from Japan and abroad every year. Sapporo is the largest city in Hokkaido, a northern island of Japan.

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About two million people are expected to see 300 + splendid snow statues and ice sculptures which line Odori Park, the grounds at Community Dome Tsudome, and the main street in Susukino. The theme of the statues usually varies, and often features an event, famous building or person from the past year.

There will also be snow rafting and snow slides for visitors to enjoy.

Sapporo will be a winter wonderland of crystal-like ice and white snow during this festival.

(adapted from official website)

Some sculptures to see

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