Odori Park (Odori Koen) is a 13-block open space that stretches 1.5 kilometers from east to west. It is just under 7.9 hectares and is located in the city of Sapporo, on the northern main island of Hokkaido.
In addition to many open-air theaters, monuments and lavishly laid out flower gardens, the park also houses the landmark of the city of Sapporo, the 147-meter-high television tower, from whose viewing platform you can overlook the park and the city. Another special feature is a maypole, which symbolizes the city partnership between Sapporo and Munich.
The Odori Park is internationally known for the Sapporo Snow Festival, which takes place there every year in February, with its meter-high sculptures made of ice and snow. In addition, various festivals take place there almost all year round. For the Summer Olympics, Odori Park is to serve as the start and end point of the marathon.