Japan Hokkaido Sapporo

Sapporo Snow Festival, Odori Nanachome Stage

Annual winter event featuring massive ice sculptures, concerts, and cultural activities on a central stage in Japan's northernmost prefecture.

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The biggest draw to Sapporo is the Snow Festival: one of the best winter festivals in the world. The only catch is that it only happens for just one single week, usually at the start of February. Planning a trip to Japan and not sure when to visit? Lucky for you, a month-long journey starting in Sapporo will eventually lead you to the hanami cherry blossom festivals in March. The Snow Festival includes snow rafting fun for kids of all ages and the most beautiful ice sculptures you’ll ever see, transforming the city into a winter wonderland beyond your wildest dreams.

WillHarris 3 years ago