Odori Park is a block wide stripe that cuts over the east side of the city - each block then has its own massive snow sculpture that is a recreation of a world famous monument or a diorama of something in Japan. You wander up and down the park looking at the sculptures that start at one end and those made by the organizers, and sponsors but gradually become those of overseas guests for a competition and then those made by Sapporo residents. All of them are very impressive for their details or unique ideas. My favorites were a Gundam and the tree spirits from Princess Mononoke.
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I am a 30 year old engineer from Manchester, UK.I love traveling and being a keen anime/manga fan I was fascinated by the idea of going to Japan in particular. After much anticipation and planning, I spent 3 months there in early 2010 - and boy was I not disappointed! This fantastic country has so much to offer - in so many ways I was just not expecting and now I hope to share that with others thinking of doing the same.Please check out my Blurb book of my Japan travels in 2010.