Sapporo Snow Festival

The Sapporo Snow Festival started in 1950 as a humble event, in which some local high school students displayed their sculptures in Odori Park. Joined by the local self-defense forces which built the first giant snow sculptures the festival has become famous for, it has seen millions of visitors over the years. These days the number of fantastical creations carved from ice and snow average about 400 sculptures.

*Please note: due to Coronavirus, the festival has been cancelled for 2022. Snow sculptures will be available for viewing on the official website. Details will be shared when known.

There are 3 sites to experience

Odori Park
A 1.5 km stretch of prime city real estate boasting illumination, giant snow sculptures, food, events and a skating rink.
The entertainment district has ice sculptures and even a beauty contest on offer!
The Community Dome or Tsudome, emphasizes fun events for the whole family.
Lots to do!

The Sapporo Snow Festival is a great winter event that everyone should join. 


Odori and Susukino venues:
February 5th (Saturday) - February 12th (Saturday), 2022
Tsudome venue:
February 1st (Tuesday) - February 12th (Saturday), 2022
※ Scheduling may change depending on coronavirus conditions.

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