This is a famous ice-sculpture festival held annually in Sapporo, Japan, over the course of seven days in early February. This is one of the largest and most distinctive winter events in all of Japan, as every year, it draws an astounding about 2 million people. During the festival period, the main venues of Odori Park, Susukino, and Tsudome are filled with over 400 snow and ice sculptures varying in size – some are the size of people, and others, as big as entire buildings. An International Snow Sculpture Contest has been held at the main Odori Park site since 1974, and teams from various regions of the world all come to participate.
Odori site (main venue): 7 Odori nishi, Chuo-ku Sapporo
Susukino site: 4-7 South street, 4 West
Tsudome site: 885-1 Sakae machi, Higashi-ku Sapporo