Sapporo Snow Festival
The Sapporo Snow Festival every February attracts two million visitors to the city and is the highlight of the year. Every winter, a large number of splendid snow and ice sculptures lining Odori Park, the grounds at Community Dome Tsudome, and along the main street in Susukino. For seven days in February, Sapporo is turned into a winter dreamland of crystal-like ice and white snow. Anyone hoping to stay in Sapporo during the festival needs to plan well in advance. The 65th Sapporo Snow Festival will be held from February 5 (Wed.) through 11 (Tue.) in 2014.