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The Sapporo White Illumination in 2016 – 2017 Presents the Beauty of Sapporo

The Sapporo White Illumination in 2016 - 2017 showcases the beauty of winter in Sapporo. With a history of over 30 years this winter illumination can impress anybody.

Sapporo White Illumination in 2016 - 2017

The Sapporo White Illumination is the oldest illumination event in Japan! When people think of Christmas in Japan, illumination events are some of the biggest seasonal traditions in Japan. From November 18, 2016 to March 14, 2017 Sapporo will fee like a world of illusion! This year, the illumination has been reinvented, so it is even more beautiful than previous years.

Sapporo White Illumination in 2016 - 2017

This event will be held just in front of Sapporo Station and Shiei Chikatetsu Odori Station so it is easy to access. From November 18th  to December 25th, bio-diesel fuel will be used to generate electricity so this event not only will be beautiful but also will be eco-friendly. This is a great event for couples or families. There are three main sections, Odori, Ekimae-dori, and Minami 1-jo Dori.

Sapporo White Illumination in 2016 – 2017

Illumination Area: Odori, Ekimae-dori, and Minami 1-jo Dori

Illumination Period: November 18, 2016 – March 14, 2017

Hours: 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
*Hours extended until 12:00 AM from December 23, 2016 to December 25, 2016

Website: Sapporo White Illumination 2016 – 2017

 

Odori Park Illumination

Odori Park Illumination
Photo Credit: Rafiq Mirza@flickr

Odori is an avenue located by Odori Park. Around Odori park and Odori Avenue, there are crystals of snow, snowmen, Christmas trees and so on. If you want to see the whole of illumination at Odori Park, the view from the Sapporo TV tower is the best spot. You can see a long illumination belt from Odori park to the western area of Sapporo. Odori park is the main location for the event, so you can enjoy most of the events here.
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Odori Park/Sapporo TV Tower Illumination

Address: 1-12 Odorinishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo City, Hokkaido

Access: 2 minute walk from Odori Station

Illumination Period: November 18, 2016 – December 25, 2016

Hours: 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM

 

Ekimae-Dori Illumination

Ekimae-Dori Illumination
Photo Credit: orangeandmilk@flickr

From Sapporo Station to Susukino Station, there is a long straight avenue named Ekimae-Dori. During this event, every tree on the avenue will be illuminated with the same color lights. You can feel a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Near the avenue, there is one of the most famous spots, the Sapporo Clock Tower. This is a great area to see more of the illumination and its a great spot for a date.
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Ekimae-Dori Illumination

Address:  4 Kita 4-jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo City, Hokkaido

Access: 4 minute walk from Sapporo Station

Illumination Period: 18 November 18, 2016 – February 12, 2017

Hours: 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM

 

Minami-ichijo Dori Illumination

Minami-ichijo Dori Illumination
Photo Credit: MIKI Yoshihito@flickr

Minami-ichijo Dori is lined with ginkgo trees, these trees will be illuminated with LED lights. You can see a very long shining street. If you are there when it snows, the scenery will be even more beautiful.
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Minami-ichijo Dori Illumination

Address: Chuo Ward, Sapporo City, Hokkaido

Access: 2 minute walk from Odori Station

Illumination Period: November 18, 2016 – March 14, 2017

Hours: 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM

 

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