Sapporo Snow Festival

Published on Nov 21, 2011 01:49 PM IST

The festival is held in and around Sapporo, the capital of the most northerly Japanese island of Hokkaido

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The festival is held in and around Sapporo, the capital ofthe most northerly Japanese island of Hokkaido, and can trace its rootsback to a group of high school friends who decided in 1950 to see whocould make the best ice sculpture in the city's Odori Park. Since then, ithas snowballed into an international jamboree of ice art, attracting wellover 2 million people for each of the last three years and making theevent one of Japan's must-see events. 

Sapporo is Japan's Val d'Isere and competes with China's Harbin for thecoveted title of Asia's most stupendous Ice Festival. This seven-dayextravaganza has been running for more than half a century, and 2012celebrates its 63rd edition.

Event Dates
Start : 06-02-2012
End : 12-02-2012
Hokkaido-Sapporo Tourist Information CenterNorth 6, West 4, in JR
Station bldg. West Concourse (1F)SapporoJapan

Phone : +81 11 211 2376Website :

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