Sapporo Snow Festival 2025

For where to stay and what to do, see our Sapporo Snow Festival Mega Guide.

The Sapporo Snow Festival takes place every year for a week in early February across three main sites: Odori Park, Tsudome, and Susukino. As the name implies, this festival is all about snow and ice sculptures.

Where does it happen?

All over Sapporo. Note that entry to the venues is free.

Odori Park venue

The festival’s main site is Odori Park. Here, you’ll find most of the snow and ice sculptures, as well as plenty of warm drinks and food choices. The ice sculptures can be over 15 meters tall and 25 meters wide.

Tsudome venue

The second-largest site is Tsudome. Although it was closed for 2023, it will be open again for 2024. It’ll include a variety of snowy activities as well as snow slides, snow rafting and family-oriented diversions.

Susukino venue

The Susukino site is the smallest, but it still features about 100 ice sculptures and is the location of the Ice Sculpture Contest.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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