The Sapporo Snow Festival started on Monday and will run until 12th February this year. This is the 63rd Sapporo Snow Festival.
The main places to see the ice and snow sculptures are: Odori Park, Tsudome Community Dome and Susukino - the main entertainment area of Sapporo, south of Sapporo Station. This year's sculptures include a vast Taj Mahal, an ice National Palace Museum from Taiwan and Tsuruga Castle from Fukushima prefecture.
As well as the amazing ice sculptures, other entertainments include an "Ice Queen" contest (held in Susukino, of course), snow slides and mazes and lots of great Hokkaido food and drink such as hot potatoes, seafood and ramen.
Sapporo Snow Festival 2012
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Wednesday, February 08, 2012