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2014 Sapporo Snow Festival
« on: January 27, 2014, 08:10:58 AM »
The 65th Sapporo Snow Festival Outline

1. Period of the Festival
For Seven days from February 5 (Wed) to February 11 (Tues /Holiday), 2014

2. Festival sites
● Odori site: Odori park; Nishi 1 chome ~ Nishi 12 chome
 Ã¢â€” Tsudome site: The Community Dome, Tsudome
 Ã¢â€” Susukino site: Ekimae-dori (Station Avenue); Minami 4 ~ Minami 6

3. Number of Snow and Ice Sculptures
199 in total: Odori site; 113, Tsudome site; 26, Susukino site; 60

4. Transportation of Snow
 The snow for the snow sculptures is to be transported from several locations in and around Sapporo between January 7 and January 23, 2014.  This includes Takino Cemetery Park, Satozuka Cemetery Park, Sapporo Satoland, Moerenuma Park and Ishikari Bay New Port. The amount of snow transported for the festival is equivalent to 6.500 five-ton trucks.

5. Opening Ceremony of Snow Transportation
 Date:   January 7 (Tues), 2014   10:00 am ~
 Venue:  HBC Malaysia Square (Odori Park, Nishi 7 chome)

Used the 3 day holiday last year and visited Sapporo.  It was cold, wonderful, magical, and the food was delicious.   It is a great photo op event if you know what you are doing. 
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