Report from 2016 The 67th Sapporo Snow Festival!

2016 Sapporo Snow Festival is held from 5th February to 11th February at 3 sites; Odori, Tsudome, and Susukino. Tsudome site has extended the dates until 18th February! There are lots of must-sees. Here is my quick report from the Sapporo Snow Festival sites!


The popular projection mapping show is held at 3 sites!

At Odori site snow sculptures stand between 1-chome and 12-chome and lighten up at night until 10:00 p.m. Of those sculptures, three of them does projection mapping show. The show will is played repeatedly.


There will be total of 126 snow sculptures in Odori sites, plus a skate rink!

At Odori site, there will be other attractions adding to the snow sculptures. Such as a skate rink, food strolls and much more!








Souvenir recommendation is “Sapporo Style”

“Sapporo Style booth” located in south east of the Odori 5-chome site, there are many cute goods that are designed in snow land design taste. I can recommend here to look for unique souvenir from Sapporo.


Tsudome site is filled with playful snow attractions!

At Tsudome site, which can be easily accessed from Odori site by the shuttle bus, you can experience the fun of winter Hokkaido through tube slider or creating snowmen. The event date is extended a week until 18th February. The content will be changed through the dates, so please refer to the official website for latest informations.



Ice sculpture lined up at Susukino site

As the event title is “Susukino Ice World 2016”, there will be 60 ice sculptures displayed at the main street in Susukino. Adding to the sculptures, there are photo spots and the area which you can try curling.




Sapporo Snow Festival is not only viewing snow sculptures, but also there are various attractions; where you can play with snow, experience Hokkaido, and eat delicious Hokkaido food! The site is a little slippery and temperature is very low, so prepare to warm yourself up and come visit the Sapporo Snow Festival!


The 67th Sapporo Snow Festival

Dates /
- Odori and Susukino site: 5th February - 11th February 2016
- Tsudome site: 5th February - 18th February 2016 

Venue /
- Odori Site: Odori Nishi 1 Chome – 12 Chome. * Light up is until 10:00 p.m.
- Tsudome Site: Sapporo Sports Facility "Tsudome" (Sakaemachi 885-1, Higashi-ku, Sapporo). 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. * some of the attractions are until 4:00 p.m. * Dates are until 18th February
- Susukino Site: Ekimae-dori from Minami 4-Jo to Minami 7-Jo *Light up is until 11:00 p.m., the last day is until 10:00 p.m.