Welcome to the world plaza that evokes a pristine snow fantasy
The Sapporo Snow Festival, one of Japan's largest winter events, attracts a growing number of visitors from Japan and abroad every year. Every winter, about two million people come to Sapporo to see a large number of splendid snow and ice sculptures lining Odori Park, the grounds at Community Dome Tsudome, and along the main street in Susukino. During the festival in February, Sapporo is turned into a winter dreamland of crystal-like ice and white snow.
Number of Snow and Ice Sculptures
City of Sapporo, Sapporo Tourist Association, Sapporo Board of Education, Sapporo Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Sapporo Snow Festival Executive Committee
Odori park; Nishi 1 chome～ Nishi 12 chome
Illuminations turned on at sunset, and turned off at 22:00.
Odori Park, stretching east to west over 1.5km through the heart of downtown Sapporo, will be transformed into a fantasy of snow and ice. All the works of art, sculpted with pure white snow and sparkling clear ice, will certainly impart something of the artist's passion to the guests viewing them. The exquisite state-of-art snow and ice sculptures of such scale are the biggest attraction of Sapporo Snow Festival.
The community dome, Tsudome
Open from 9:00 to 17:00
The community dome, Tsudome is the second largest site of the Sapporo Snow Festival. This site includes very large snow slides and a snow rafting area outside the dome where a person of any age can have a snow-ice experience. Inside the dome, there are plenty of attractions for children and you can take a break or have refreshments in the spacious rest area. It's a place where you can really enjoy the wonders of Hokkaido in winter.
Susukino Site (SUSUKINO ICE WORLD)
Ekimae-dori (Station Avenue); Minami 4 jo ～ Minami 7 jo
Illuminations turned off at 23:00.(On the last day, illuminations turned off at 22:00.)
Under the theme of 'Enjoy the Ice', this site offers a fantastic ice sculpture show and the Ice Sculpture Contest. You can also visit the plaza, 'Fureai Hiroba' to touch or ride on the ice sculptures, take photos in the Illumination Street, or have hot drinks at the Ice Bar.
Information: Susukino Tourist Association (in Japanese)