Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo Snow Festival: Part 2

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We started our last full day in Sapporo by visiting the Tsudome Site of the Sapporo Snow Festival! During the rest of the year this multi purpose hall hosts sporting events and the like, but during the festival it transforms into a family friendly winter wonderland. Some of the activities featured are: yuki-daruma (snow man) making, a few different size slides (tube slide, ice slide and sled slide), snow ball target practice, snow-rafting and so much more! There are also snow sculptures made by local citizens and students of the area. The indoor section houses the ‘Hokkaido Gourmet Fair’ and is where you’ll find all the yummy food. Check out the Sapporo Snow Festival website for more info on the Tsudome site.

It was the most gorgeous blue-skied day, and even though we didn’t have young kids with us… you could say our inner children had a blast here! We had to wait in line for a bit at the tube slide, but I was entertained by watching the little kids all around us. I’m guessing they were on a school field trip, because there were SO many of them with a small number of adults. They are all so darn cute in their colorful patterned snow suits and I kept wishing my school field trips were this cool! Anyways that tube slide was soo much fun, we had to do it twice!!

                                                               ^^ Tiny little Japanese snowmen ^^            ^^ It wouldn’t be a festival in Japan without some questionable / hilarious performance, and mascots ^^

                                   ^^ Also, can we talk about how ADORABLE kids winter clothes are? ^^

                                     ^^ We had to put our stickers down in Puerto Rico and Okinawa! ^^

Sapporo Snow Festival – Tsudome Site

Address: 885-1 Sakaemachi, Higashi-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō 007-0852
Hours: 9AM – 5PM
Admission: Free

More Sapporo posts: Former Government BuildingSapporo Beer MuseumSapporo TV Tower + Odori ParkHokkaido ShrineMt. Moiwa Ropeway, Sapporo Snow Festival: Part 1