The week-long Sapporo Snow Festival, held in February attracts millions of visitors from all over the world, with immaculate displays of ice and snow sculptures.
The Odori Site is the hub of all activity, with concerts and events centred around the ice and snow creations. The festivities spread over to the grounds at the Community Dome Tsu Dome (with snow slides), and Susukino.
An annual celebration since 1950, the festival is famous for its massive snow sculptures. The International Snow Sculpture contest held here attracts participants from various regions worldwide, each of them competing to showcase the best of their country or something remarkable from the previous year. If you’re a master at building backyard snowmen in winter, here’s your chance to graduate to the next level.