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Popular Event That 2.3 Million People Visit in Winter -Sapporo Snow Festival-

February 7th, 2015

Sapporo Snow Festival

Snow Festival (雪まつり) is a festival using snow including snow sculptures and a snowball fight, and the Snow Festival is held in various areas of Hokkaido. Sapporo Snow Festival (札幌雪まつり) is the biggest snow festival event in Hokkaido and began in 1950. A duration of the exhibition is only about one week, but more than 2.3 million people visit here. A main site is Odori site (大通公園), and other sites are Tsudome site (つどーむ会場) and Susukino site (すすきの会場).

Large Snow Sculpture, Totto Shopping Street
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival

Odori Site

At the Odori site with 1.5 km in length, tourists can look around 117 snow sculptures and 8 ice sculptures. A large snow sculpture has 15 m in height and is considerable size. They make something in fine detail without cutting corners in their work, the tourists are overwhelmed in their work. A ski jump stand with 24 m in height is established, too, and it is holding air events of a skiing and a snowboarding. In addition, stalls gather from Hokkaido and world, and it is one of the pleasure that the tourists can enjoy tasty foods.

Sapporo Snow Festival 2017

Look of Snow Winter Festival is as following in 2017.

Large Snow Sculpture, Final Fantasy
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Ice Sculpture, Taiwan-Taipei Guest House
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Japanese Idol Sings on Stage
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, Anipop Club
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture Looks Very Solid
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Snow Sculpture, Arc de Triomphe of France
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Snow Sculpture, Star Wars
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Commemorative Photo against Star Wars Snow Sculpture
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Giant Cup Noodle Slide
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, Doraemon
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, Picotaro
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Crowd of People
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, Japanese Castle
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, Old Japanese House
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, President Trump
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Crab Meat Like Tempura
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Many Matryoshka Dolls
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival

When Sapporo Snow Festival is finished, they begin to destroy the snow sculptures on the next day. Its dynamic atmosphere is popular for tourists. The destroying time is not announced, but the snow sculptures are begined to destroy around 09:00 am.

Snow Sculpture Is Blindfolded
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival, Snow Sculptures Destroying Performance
Purifying Sake
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival, Snow Sculptures Destroying Performance
Snow Sculpture Is Begined to Destroy
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival, Snow Sculptures Destroying Performance
Many Visitors Come to Look
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival, Snow Sculptures Destroying Performance
Dynamic Snow Sculptures Destroying Performance
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival, Snow Sculptures Destroying Performance
Many Visitors Come to Look
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival, Snow Sculptures Destroying Performance

Atmosphere of Snow Sculptures Destroying Performance Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Snow Sculptures Destroying Performance

Sapporo Snow Festival 2016

Look of Snow Winter Festival is as following in 2016.

Large Snow Sculpture, Attack on Titan
Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Snow Sculpture, Ruins of St. Paul's
Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Snow Sculpture, Hokkaido Shinkansen
Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, Streetcar
Sapporo Snow Festival
Groups of Snow Sculpture Line
Sapporo Snow Festival
Before Making Snow Sculpture
Sapporo Snow Festival
Making Snow Sculpture
Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, Kojitora-kun and Pochi-kun
Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Snow Sculpture, Dragon Ball
Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, LoveLive
Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture
Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Stage, Winter's Tale
Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, Chihayafuru
Sapporo Snow Festival
Snowboarding in Air
Sapporo Snow Festival

Atmosphere of JRA Projection Mapping 2016 Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of JRA Projection Mapping 2016

Atmosphere of Sapporo Snow Festvial 2016 Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Sapporo Snow Festvial 2016

Sapporo Snow Festival 2015 in Daytime

Tourists can enjoy the minute technique of snow sculptures and ice sculptures.

Large Ice Sculpture, Toy Town
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Ice Sculpture
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Ice Sculpture, Toy Box
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Ice Sculpture, Hokkaido Shinkansen
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Ice Sculpture, Set of Dolls Displayed through Girls' Festival Season
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, Racing Horse
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Park Air Jump
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Snow Sculpture, Star Wars
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Snow Sculpture, Alices's Adventures in Snowland
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Ice Sculpture, Taiwan Hsing Tian Kong
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Ice Sculpture, Goddess
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Snow Sculpture, Manila Cathedral
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Snow Sculpture, Manila Cathedral
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Snow Sculpture, Inner Gate of Kasuga Grand Shrine
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Snow Sculpture, Inner Gate of Kasuga Grand Shrine
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, Cup Noodle ?
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Snow Sculpture, Happy Sazae-san Family
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Snow Sculpture, Happy Sazae-san Family
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, World of Tanks
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Illustration of Team Indonesian is Cool!
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, Team Indonesia are in Middle of Producing
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, Miku Hatsune
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, Salmon Head
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, Neon Genesis Evangelion
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, Love Live
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, On-chan
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festivalり
World Stalls
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Very Nagatanien
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
There are Many Stalls
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival

Atmosphere of Snow Festival 2015 in Daytime Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Snow Festival 2015 in Daytime

Sapporo Snow Festival 2015 in Evening

Snow sculptures and ice sculptures are lit up beautifully. Videos made with projection mapping techniques are shown at the snow sculptures in the evening.

Skate Rink
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
They Perform Musical at Large Snow Sculpture, Alice's Adventures in Snowland
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Ice Sculpture, Toy Town
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
She Play Synthesizer at Toy Town
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Ice Sculpture
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, Racing Horse Made with Projection Mapping Techniques
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
He Is Airing
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Snow Sculpture, Star Wars
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Miss Hinano Sasaki Perform Live at Large Ice Sculpture, Taiwan Hsing tian Kong
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Sculpture, Candy Crush Soda Made with Projection Mapping Techniques
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Snow Sculpture, Inner Gate of Kasuga Grand Shrine Made with Projection Mapping Techniques
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Large Snow Sculpture, Happy Sazae-san Family Appear in Darkness
Odori Site, Sapporo Snow Festival

Atmosphere of Sapporo Snow Festival in Evening Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Sapporo Snow Festival in Evening

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot A parking is not provided
Business hours 09:00-22:00
Regular closing day From mid February to late January
Telephone number +81-11-281-6400
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 492 857*38

Tsudome Site

Tsudome site is located in Higashi ward, Sapporo city and is far away from downtown. The difficult of access is a blot on slightly far. There is nothing for it but to secure large place. It has an atmosphere that it takes advantage of vast area. Tsudome Site is roughly divided into 2 activities. It is an outdoor activity and an indoor activity in the dome. Children can play happily. There are stalls in the dome, too. Because there is not a parking lot of privately-owned cars, and visitors use shuttle buses. There are the shuttle buses to Azabu station (麻布駅), Odori Park and Sakaemachi station (栄町駅).

Large Site
Tsudome Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snowman Greet Us
Tsudome Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snowman Line Up
Tsudome Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snowman Labyrinth Wonderland
Tsudome Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Snow Zip Line
Tsudome Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Huge Tube Slider
Tsudome Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
They Dance Monster's Exercise
Tsudome Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Looks Fun
Tsudome Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
People Line Up for Waku-Waku Slide
Tsudome Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Waku-Waku Slide
Tsudome Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Ice Slide
Tsudome Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Bamboo Ski
Tsudome Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Tsudome
Tsudome Site, Sapporo Snow Festivalり
Large Inside of Dome
Tsudome Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Pikachu
Tsudome Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Huge Fuwa-Fuwa Slide Titan
Tsudome Site, Sapporo Snow Festival

Atmosphere of Sapporo Snow Festival in Tsudome Site Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Sapporo Snow Festival in Tsudome Site

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot A parking is not provided
Business hours 09:00-17:00
Regular closing day From mid February to late January
Telephone number +81-11-281-6400
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 705 553*17

Susukino Site

It takes about 10 minutes from Odori park to Susukino Site on foot. There are 60 ice sculptures along a road in the Susukino site. Tourists will open their eyes widely at a minute technique. An ice bar is installed in the site, too. Because there are the ice sculptures in the middle of the road, please be careful about a car.

Ice Sculptures
Susukino Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Ice Sculpture Chinese Phoenix
Susukino Site, Sapporo Snow Festival
Ice Sculpture Kirin
Susukino Site, Sapporo Snow Festival

Atmosphere of Sapporo Snow Festiva in Susukino Site Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Sapporo Snow Festiva in Susukino Site

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot A parking is not provided
Business hours 09:00-22:00
Regular closing day From mid February to late January
Telephone number +81-11-281-6400
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 9 492 325*68

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Sapporo.

Booking.com

A page of Sapporo is here

Sapporo

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