At the same time as the Sapporo Snow Festival, there is also a Susukino Ice Festival. In the middle of the main street of the Susukino Red Light/Entertainment district they put up lots of ice sculptures. These are usually very beautiful, but they are also usually the same shapes as last year.
There are also some illuminated tunnels and other things where you can take photos of yourself and your girlfriend in romantic settings. I was asked by several Japanese couples if I could take a picture of them (with their camera, of course). During the festivals when lots of tourists come to Sapporo people always speak (broken) English to me, which is a bit confusing at first, haha.
Photo Opportunity Spots
|Ice animals and ice car to sit on|
|Me sitting on the ice car|
|Me sitting on an ice animal|
|Heart and Cinderella carriage to take romantic photos in|
|Not that romantic photo of me in the Cinderella thing|