Sapporo Snow Festival, Hokkaido

The Sapporo Snow Festival is the representative of the winter event of Hokkaido, more than 2.5 million people visit here from every all the countries of the world as well as Japan. It is started from the beginning of February to the middle every year.


It is said that the origin of this event is school children in Sapporo-city made six snow statues at main street that was a snow dumping place in the time of 1950. The large snow statues which is now synonymous with the Sapporo Snow Festival was made for the first time in 1953.


The event area consisting 3 places, and each area has totally different concepts, so visitor can enjoy them without losing interest.


The Odori-area is the main site of this event. There are large and small various snow statues along the Odori Park which length is more than 1.5 km, and you can see them while walking.
And there are the works by participant of citizen, the large snow statue which made by supported company, and the works for the international snow statue contest.


The Tsudomu-area is the second site of it. This area is an experience-based place that can be enjoyed by young and old ,like the long slide which made of snow, the “Snow Rafting” pulling a rafting board by snowmobile, etc.


It is the Susukino-area that sculptures of the ice is mainly displayed. It was slightly different from the other two areas, you can enjoy the unique atmosphere characteristic of the Susukino-area.



Name:Sapporo Snow Festival
Adresse:Odori-nishi 4 Chuo-ku Sapporo-city, Hokkaido 060-0042 Japan
Access:Sapporo Municipal Subway Tozai-sen line "Odori-eki Station” (1 minutes walk)
Tel:(+81)11-281-6400 (Sapporo Snow Festival Executive Committee)
Official site:

日本, 〒060-0042 北海道札幌市中央区大通西4丁目

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *