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Access

The 72nd Sapporo Snow Festival, scheduled in 2021, is currently under consideration to be held at a reduced scale and without large snow sculptures.

Access from the airport

Clear instructions so you won't lose your way

From New Chitose Airport, take a JR train to Sapporo Station

Using the high-speed "Rapid Airport" train linking New Chitose Airport and Sapporo Station, you can get to Sapporo in only about 37 minutes, which is less time than it takes by car or bus! JR New Chitose Airport Station is directly connected to the airport's basement floor so after flying into the airport, you can board a JR train without going outside.

New Chitose Airport
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    Follow the signs from the arrival gate, and take an escalator to the basement floor.

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    Purchase a ticket at a ticket machine or the Midori-no-madoguchi ticket office.

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    Riding in Rapid Airport to Sapporo Station!

Note: Please be aware that trains departing from the station between 6:56 (first train of the day) and 7:48 are local trains which stop at every stop so it takes just under one hour to get to Sapporo Station.

From New Chitose Airport, take the airport bus to Sapporo (Estimated travel time to Odori Park is about 75 minutes).

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    You can buy tickets at a Hokkaido Chuo Bus counter near the JAL arrival gate or at a Hokuto Kotsu counter vending machine near the ANA arrival gate in New Chitose Airport.

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    There are bus stops on both sides: one is at the JAL arrival entrance side door and the other is at the ANA arrival entrance side door. Please take buses bound for "Sapporo Downtown" or the "Sapporo Downtown Direct Bus".

※ The buses bound for downtown Sapporo from New Chitose Airport are operated by Hokkaido Chuo Bus and Hokuto Kotsu. As a joint-operator, both bus routes, bus stops, and tickets are the same. Discounts are offered for round-trip tickets and 4-ticket packs.

Access from JR Sapporo Station to Odori Park

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    Follow the signs from the arrival gate, and take an escalator to the basement floor.

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    After reaching the first floor, go to the West Ticket Gate.

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    After going through the ticket gate, go towards the West Exit.

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    Go towards the West Exit, and go down to the basement floor.

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    Go down to the basement floor, and walk straight forwards.

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    Arrive at the Sapporo Ekimae-dori underground walkway (Chi-Ka-Ho) space entrance. Continue to walk straight forward.

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    Arrive at Odori. Use Exit 5 to go up to ground level.

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    Reaching ground level, you have now arrived at the Odori Site.

Going to the Tsudome Site

Access by subway (same route for every station)

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    Subway, Toho Line, will head to the Sakae district hall.

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    When you arrive at the Sakae Station, from Exit 2 to the ground.

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    Take the second exit, and turn the first run of the road to proceed to the left to the left. As it is, walk straight about 13 minutes and arrived at the "one dome venue".

Odori Site ⇔ Tsudomu Site Shuttle Bus ServicesShuttle Bus Operation period: Feb. 4th (Tue) - Feb. 11th (Tue, holiday) 2020
Fares: Adults 300yen (One-way), Children 150yen (One-way)

【Going】Odori Site(Nishi 3-chome, in front of Odori BISSE)Sapporo Station North Exit Platform 4 ⇒Tsudome Site
【Return 】Departing from the Tsudome Site ⇒Sapporo Station North Exit Platform 4 ⇒Odori Site(Nishi 1-chome)Susukino Site(Minami 4 Nishi 2)
Feb. 4th (Tue) - 7th (Fri), 10th (Mon) 2020
Departing from the Odori Site8:50am - 2:50pm
Departing from the Tsudome Site10:30am - 5:00pm

Every 30 minutes

Feb. 8th (Sat), 9th (Sun), 11th (Tue, holiday) 2020
Departing from the Odori Site 8:50am - 3:10pm
Departing from the Tsudome Site10:25am - 5:05pm

Every 20 minutes

※Subway Tickets cannot be used for transfers between subway and shuttle bus services (transfer tickets are not accepted).
※There is no charge for one preschool child per adult.
※Sapporo City Welfare Assistance Discount Card cannot be used. Other IC Cards and the Senior Citizen's Discount Card and Social Welfare Discount Card SAPICA are accepted.
※Show your Physical Disability Card or Rehabilitation Card to receive a social welfare discount.
※Those with Mental Disability Cards are not eligible to receive social welfare discounts.
※Please understand that operation schedules may suddenly change.

Sakaemachi Station on the Toho Subway Line ‒ Tsudome SiteShuttle Bus Operation period: Feb. 4th (Tue) - Feb. 11th (Tue, holiday) 2020
Fares: Adults 300yen (One-way), Children 150yen (One-way)

Jan. 31 (Fri) - Feb. 7 (Fri), 10 (Mon)
in front of Sakaemachi Station Exit No. 2
Departure from
Sakaemachi Station
8:40~16:00
Departure from
the Tsudome Site
10:00~17:20

Feb. 1 (Sat), 2 (Sun) : every 5 min
Jan. 31(Fri) and Feb.y 3 (Mon) - 7 (Fri), 10 (Mon):every 15 min

2Feb. 8 (Sat) - 9 (Sun), 11 (Tue/holiday)
in front of Sakaemachi Station Exit No. 1
Departure from
Sakaemachi Station
8:40~16:00
Departure from
the Tsudome Site
10:00~17:20

every 5 min

Free fare
○ Elementary school students or younger
○ Senior citizens aged 65 or older (Please present a senior citizen's handbook or an ID with your date of birth, etc.)
○ People with disabilities (Please present a physical disability certificate or a rehabilitation certificate, or mental disability certificate and the like)
※ Subway Tickets cannot be used for transfers between subway and shuttle bus services.
(transfer tickets not accepted)
※ IC Cards and others including the Senior Citizen's Discount Card, Social Welfare Pass, Social Discount Card SAPICA and the like cannot be used.

    • 駐車場無
    • 送迎・乗降禁止

    Public parking is not available so please use public transportation or the shuttle bus.

    • バスについて

    Passengers on the sightseeing bus or chartered group bus can only board or deboard the bus.

    • 障碍者駐車場

    You need to present a physical disability certificate (the original) when using handicapped parking lots (7 spaces). You cannot use it with a rehabilitation certificate or mentally handicapped certificate. *Please note that there are limited number of the parking

A Map of Sapporo with Venue and Subway Positions

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