Sapporo’s 57th Snow Festival

The 57th Sapporo Snow Festival has been set for February 6 thru 12, 2006. This is one of Japan’s largest winter events, attracting over two million visitors last year, who came to see the hundreds of beautiful snow statues and ice sculptures which line Odori Park, the main street in Susukino and Satorando. For details on history of Sapporo Snow Festival and the snow statue contest, visit
For Sapporo Snow Festival package tour information, contact the following tour operators for complete details, terms and itineraries.
Japan Travel Bureau – Tel: 800-685-5824 opt. 1,
The JTB Sunrise Tours is offering a Seasonal Specials include a) the “Sapporo Snow Festival Tour” departing Feb. 5-12, 2006, a 2-nights/3-days package. b) JTB USA is offering a 10% commission on all Japan Rail Passes* and Sunrise Tours purchase between now and February 2006.
* Japan Rail East, West, Hokkaido & Kyushu passes are NOT eligible for 10% commission; Check payments only; Other restrictions may apply.
JNA Travel Center – Tel: 626-309-1000,
Featuring The 57th SAPPORO Snow Festival Discovery-7 day Tour. Departing February 06, 2006, escorted by English, Japanese & Chinese speaking tour guides.
R&C Hawaii Tours, Inc. – Tel: 888-403-3881,
Presents “Tokyo & Sapporo Snow Festival #1 Tour” departing Feb. 2, 2006, a 6-night / 8 day escorted tour. Tour includes: Tokyo sightseeing, Sounkyo Onsen, Asahikawa, Lake Shikotsu and Sapporo.

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Author: Devin Galaudet

Before being Editor-in-Chief of In The Know Traveler and In The Know Traveler USA, Devin has had stints in antiques, construction, film and as a professional card player. Devin Galaudet has now found his niche combining his passion for travel and writing. Devin still freelances for a popular trade publication and honors this path as a labor of love. When he is not writing Devin enjoys his pixie-like thirteen-year-old daughter and reading confusing esoteric books. He holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

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