The 71st Sapporo Snow Festival starts Feb. 4.
It's Japan, so of course there are anime characters - carved out of snow and ice. Some of them over 10 m high!
This was a popular statue in a past festival...THIS year look out for Sazae-san and her family trying winter sports. Sounds fun.
You can join them, because Odori Park (near TV Tower) has an ice rink during the festival. Or, if you prefer to watch, check out the amazing ski aerial jump slope at Block 3 and see local young stars rolling, spinning thru the air!!!
See you in the festival? We can't wait!
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Things to do before or after the Sapporo Snow Festival #1😉⠀
If you're checking out the festival during the day be sure to have a hearty breakfast! 😋⠀
There are food stalls in the venue area itself, but Wifey & I don't recommend them.⠀
Our favourite bakery, DONGURI, is right beside the Sapporo TV tower, making it a great place to start from when seeing the festival.⠀
DONGURI's most famous "pan", Japanese for bread, is "Chikuwa-pan". Chikuwa is a thin hollow fishcake. DONGURI stuff it and bake it in their signature dough. Mitsuru, loves it. ⠀
My favourite on the other hand (pic 2) is the "Bacon & Egg-pan". Delicious. If you're an Ozzie, you'll love this! ⠀
With over 50 different kinds of "pan" we're sure you'll find your soon to be favourite! ⠀
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