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Sapporo Illumination

In early winter, this event colors the streets of Sapporo: Sapporo Illumination

Hello again!
As the temperature gradually lowers, you can feel that winter is coming.

Therefore, we would like to introduce the event where Sapporo changes colors with 830 thousand lightbulbs, “Sapporo Illumination”.

This is the 37th year of the first-ever illumination event to be held in Japan. As for annual winter events in Sapporo, this one is well-regarded amongst Sapporo citizens.

In the center of Odori Park, where the Lilacs first bloom in the spring, is the “Light of the Arts”, with the theme of nature and space coloring the local area. In the trees lining Ekimaedori and Minami 1 Jyo, lightbulbs decorate and illuminate the center district with dazzling lights! Our recommendation is to go to the observation deck of the Sapporo TV Tower and get a nice view of it all. Looking at the vivid colors as the snow falls is truly fantastic!

In addition, until December 24th, the “Munich Christmas City in Sapporo” will be held along Odor Park’s second block, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the alliance between the sister-city of Munich and Sapporo, which was formed in 2002. Many stalls are lined up offering hot wine and German cooking. There, you can feel the spirit of a German Christmas!

The next time you come to Sapporo, please enjoy seeing the city change its colors with “Sapporo Illumination.”

“Sapporo Illumination”

Event place:

Odori Park: November 24th 2017 – December 25th 2017
From the hotel, walk to Susukono Station (5 minutes), take the Nanbokusen line to Asabu, get off at Odori(2 minutes), exit the station.

Ekimaedori: November 24 2017 – February 12, 2018

Minami 1 Jyo: November 24 2017 – March 14, 2018

Times of Illumination:

4:30 PM – 10 PM (December 23rd – December 25: Until 12 AM)