Sapporo White Illumination begins at Odori Park and 4 other venues

Dec. 7, 2021

The 41st Sapporo White Illumination, which lights up Sapporo’s winter nights, opened on November 19 at five venues in the city, including Odori Park in Chuo-ku. Approximately 730,000 LEDs shine in a variety of colors, including red and blue, creating a magical atmosphere in the vicinity.

The LEDs at each venue were all turned on at once, at 4:30 p.m. At the West-1 block of Odori Park, many people could be seen taking pictures in front of red- and white-lit monuments. A woman from Sapporo, who was taking pictures with her friend using a smartphone, smiled as she said “When I see these lights, I feel that winter has arrived.”

The light-up period at the Odori venue (Odori Park blocks 1 to 6) will continue until December 25. The Ekimae-dori venue (Kita 4 to Minami 4) will be lit until February 12, 2022; and the Minami Ichijo-dori (Nishi 1 to 3), Kita 3-jo Plaza (Kita 2 Nishi 4 and Kita 3 Nishi 4), and Sapporo Station South Exit Ekimae Plaza (Kita 5 Nishi 3) venues will be lit until March 14, 2022.

One of the beautifully illuminated objects at the Sapporo White Illumination. Odori venue, Chuo-ku, Sapporo at 4:40 p.m. on November 19.