2019 Sapporo Snow Festival

5th Feb–11th Feb, 2019
Photo by Agustin Rafael Reyes used under CC
For where to stay and what to see, do and eat, check out our Sapporo Snow Festival Mega Guide.

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

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.

The second largest site is Tsudome, which includes a variety of snowy activities as well as snow slides, snow rafting and family-oriented diversions. Although the Susukino site is the smallest, it features about 100 ice sculptures and is the location of the Ice Sculpture Contest.

The snow festival attracts two million people every year. Entry is free.

Looking for a tour? This one-night package is a good deal. There’s also a three-night option, for those who want to experience both the Sapporo Snow Festival and Otaru Snow Light Path Festival.

RouteAirlineOne-way FareBooking
Tokyo => Sapporo Jetstar ¥5,352 (US$47) Details
Tokyo => Sapporo Vanilla Air ¥5,630 (US$50) Details
Tokyo => Sapporo ANA ¥11,889 (US$105) Details
Tokyo => Sapporo Spring Airlines Japan ¥19,476 (US$171) Details
Tokyo => Sapporo Japan Airlines ¥28,088 (US$247) Details
Dates: 5th Feb–11th Feb, 2019
Venue: Odori Park
Entry: Free
Typical weather at this time
High: -1 ℃Low: -7 ℃
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Access: 330 m from Bus Center-Mae Station Tōzai Line (T10)
348 m from Ōdōri Station Namboku Line (N7)Tōzai Line (T9)Tōhō Line (H8)
0.6 km from Susukino Station Namboku Line (N8)
Area: Hokkaido
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One Response to “2019 Sapporo Snow Festival”

  1. Joyce George November 4, 2016

    Which hotel is closest to the ice festival

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