Sapporo Snow Festival

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Hokkaido Snow Festival | Magnificent Snow Statues

Hokkaido Snow Festival | Magnificent Snow Statues

Sapporo Snow Festival is one of Japan's largest winter festivals and attracts approximately two million visitors. The festival features spectacular works of snow and ice sculptures that will leave you in awe. Sapporo Snow Festival takes place on three locations: Odori Site, Susukino Site, and Tsu Dome Site. The Odori Site is the main location and features some of the largest ice sculptures in Japan. The intricately designed, yet enormous sculptures and statues are absolutely breathtaking. In addition to complicated designs, the sculptures often feature pop-culture inspirations, including iconic anime characters, famous works of manga, Japanese samurai, comic book characters, and even Pokemon have been featured in past festivals.

Hokkaido Snow Festival | Beautiful Ice Sculptures

Hokkaido Snow Festival | Beautiful Ice Sculptures

The Susukino Site is located in Sapporo's entertainment district, in the midst of the buzzing town. Ice sculptures line the streets as you stroll along town. The Tsu Dome Site has a different vibe and rather than just sculptures, it also features snow slides and rafts where children and adults can enjoy the snow in a different way. The festival also picks a top sculpture out of all the beautiful designs.

Looking for a fun winter vacation to spend with your family? Add the Sapporo Snow Festival to one of Japan Deluxe Tour's fully-guided Hokkaido Tours available year-round. You can also customize a Japan tour with our flexible range of custom packages to include the Snow Festival and the rest of Hokkaido's can't-miss destinations.

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Sapporo

Sapporo

Capital of Hokkaido, known for the Snow Festival, Ramen and Beer

Original Sapporo Ramen Yokocho

Original Sapporo Ramen Yokocho

The birthplace of Sapporo Miso Ramen

Sapporo Beer Museum

Sapporo Beer Museum

The First & Oldest Beer Brewery in Sapporo, Hokkaido

Sapporo Winter Sports Museum

Sapporo Winter Sports Museum

Ski Jump Stadium exhibits of historic Olympic medalists

Sapporo Flower Carpet

Sapporo Flower Carpet

Community Flower Event in Hokkaido

Odori Park

Odori Park

Large Park that divides Sapporo's North and South sides

Sapporo TV Tower

Sapporo TV Tower

Sapporo Tower standing over 90 Meters tall

Sapporo Clock Tower

Sapporo Clock Tower

Constructed as the drill hall of the former Sapporo Agricultural College

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