Sapporo Snow Festival 2019

Where: Hokkaido island, ,
When: Monday, February 4, 2019 - Monday, February 11, 2019
Sapporo Snow Festival - Photo by: www.snowfes.com
Sapporo Snow Festival
Photo by: www.snowfes.com

Sapporo is located in Hokkaido Island the second in its size in Japan. Sapporo holds, yearly in February, since 1950 one of the most beautiful art events of the winter, the Sapporo Snow Festival. In spite of the fact that snow festivals are held in other Japanese cities, Sapporo festival events are more attractive.

It attracts more than a million visitors and the number grows with the years. Spectacular ice statues are presented in the main festival venues.
The main and biggest exhibition is located on Odori Park. Two other exhibitions can be found in Susukino and in Satorando. 

Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.

During the festival’s days the city turns into a fairy tale picture with marvelous ice statues, in all shapes and sizes, all around the city.

Attractive prices suited for all budgets, Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY, Get Immediate confirmation by email.
IMPORTANT !
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.

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Contact details:
Hokkaido-Sapporo Tourist Information Center Phone: +81 011-213-5088

Country Information

Capital:
Tokyo
Currency:
yen (JPY)
Voltage and Frequency:
100V 50/60 Hz
Dialing country code:
+81
Time Zone:
UTC+9
Language:
Japanese
Location:
Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the East Sea, east of the Korean Peninsula.
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
Japan National Tourism Organization 10th Floor, Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan Building, 2-10-1Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006
Climate:
Varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north .
Japan background and overview
In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Following the Treaty of Kanagawa with the US in 1854, Japan opened its ports and began to intensively modernize and industrialize. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan became a regional power that was able to defeat the forces of both China and Russia. It occupied Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and southern Sakhalin Island.
In 1931-32 Japan occupied Manchuria, and in 1937 it launched a full-scale invasion of China. Japan attacked US forces in 1941 - triggering America's entry into World War II - and soon occupied much of East and Southeast Asia. After its defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become an economic power and a staunch ally of the US. While the emperor retains his throne as a symbol of national unity, actual power rests in networks of powerful politicians, bureaucrats, and business executives.
The economy experienced a major slowdown starting in the 1990s following three decades of unprecedented growth, but Japan still remains a major economic power, both in Asia and globally. In 2005, Japan began a two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
11
Longitude:
141.35389°
Latitude:
43.05472°

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