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Spectacular snow sculpture contest and ice statues

A very large-scale event with gigantic snow compositions placed against background snow walls, a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CatherineBulg
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Moscow, Russia
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Amazing Snow and Ice Sculptures

The festival was awesome. The sculptures were really a look alike of original buildings and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
harmhdu
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Asia
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The Sapporo Snow Festival happens in early February each year, transforming the town of Sapporo into a unforgettable winter wonderland of snow and ice sculptures, skating rinks, giant snow slides, zip lines, snow domes and ice bars, and night time...more
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4 Odorinishi, Chuo-ku | Odori Park, Sapporo 060-0042, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very large-scale event with gigantic snow compositions placed against background snow walls, a central piece - snow model of Helsinki cathedral this year, plus lots of smaller works of different quality (some look a bit childish). For us, the most interesting points of this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The festival was awesome. The sculptures were really a look alike of original buildings and chatacters. The details of the sculptures were so fine. A lot of food stalls, and some souvenir stalls. Halal kebab was available too.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank harmhdu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were heaps of snow sculptures along Odori Park, over a couple of blocks. We went on a Public Holiday and there were A LOT of people, mostly tourists (especially since this was super peak season). This was my second time there, it is pretty...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see attraction in Sapporo during winter season. A showcase of art made of ice displayed in an open park and street.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank katleiyah
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

Will definitely visit again. My kids enjoyed it. But make sure you are prepared for a long walk if you want to see everything. And for your safety, make sure to buy the rubber with steel spikes that you attach to your shoes to avoid...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

If you can withstand the cold, this is a wonderful trip and experience. It only exists for about 10 days the first week or so of February. Check their website as dates vary year to year. The main area is Odori Park, which starts at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

It’s the first time we’ve been to any Snow Sculpture Festival. I was impressed. Great effort was made in building this. Probably teams, scores of people worked overnight. The snowboarding demonstration was great in the middle of the city. Huge cathedral ice sculpture impressed too....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MapleLeafGirl123
Reviewed March 1, 2019

The main issue was the crowds. There was some amazing sculptures, great rest spots with heaters which was nice, loads of food vendors. There wasn't too many large sculptures. The snowboarding ramp was brilliant.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shaz S
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Being that we travelled from Florida to meet friend from Hawaii in Japan specifically to see snow at a Snow Festival. We had no idea what to expect. Let the pictures tell itself. Beautiful place. Beautiful country. Beautiful people.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank harleybella908
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

Make sure to book a hotel close to the festival venue to save time and you could go to the other festivals like the Otaru Light Path Festival and Asahikawa Snow Festival.

Date of experience: February 2019
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September 26, 2018|
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Response from japanguide | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sapporo Snow Festival has 3 sites. Tsudome site, which is in a suburb of the city, will start at Jan.31. Odori & Susukino sites, which is in the center of the city, will start at Feb4. Lots of snow objects & ice... More
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September 6, 2018|
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I don’t know the hotel. If you are going in the winter you might want a heavier coat. I have a Uniglo down coat and it would not have been warm enough. I had a winter coat from Germany and winter pants from LL Bean.....along... More
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