Affair: The 67th Sapporo Snow Festival
When: Friday, February 5- Thursday, February 11, 2016 and
Friday, February 5- Thursday, February 18, 2016
Hot Spot: Odori Park, Tsudome & Susukino, Sapporo, Japan
Deets: The Sapporo Snow Festival, one of Japan's largest winter events, attracts a growing number of visitors from Japan and abroad every year. Every winter, about two million people come to Sapporo to see a large number of splendid snow and ice sculptures lining Odori Park, the grounds at Community Dome Tsudome, and along the main street in Susukino. During the festival in February, Sapporo is turned into a winter dreamland of crystal-like ice and white snow.
The snow and ice sculptures are made by the special unit of the Self Defense Force, the staff from Sapporo City Hall, local volunteers, the citizen’s groups, the people from the private organizations, and teams participating in the International Snow Sculpture Contest. The large snow and ice sculptures at Odori site are made by the special unit of the Self Defense Force and an experienced local volunteer group.
Who You May Spot: Snow sculptors, visitors
Hint For The Average Socialite: You can visit Odori site and Susukino site at any time. The snow and ice sculptures are illuminated until 22:00 at Odori site, and until 23:00 (until 22:00 on the last day) at Susukino site. Tsudome Site is open from 9:00 to17:00.
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