The Taj Mahal built in snow? Aizuwakamatsu Castle? Taiwan's National Palace Museum in ice? Meh! (Okay, all these are pretty cool, but stick with me.) The Sapporo Snow Festival isn't only frozen famous landmarks, it also showcases some of the geekiest snow sculptures on Earth.
When statues aren't falling on visitors—a rare occurrence—the Sapporo Snow Festival plays host to two million versions as snow sculptures overtake city center for the seven-day festival.