SapporoSapporo

4.5/5Top Destination

The vibrant city of Sapporo is one of Japan’s largest cities and most popular tourist destinations. With snow on the ground for about four months of the year, Sapporo is famous for its wintersports and hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics. The city is also a big draw in the summer with its parks, bars and beer gardens.

Relax in Odori Park, a large, grassy expanse with fountains, benches and gardens. It encompasses 12 blocks through central Sapporo. At the eastern end is the Sapporo TV Tower. Travel up to its viewing platform, 295 feet (90 meters) above street level. During February, the park is the setting for the Sapporo Snow Festival, a week-long event with ice sculptures, snow rides and concerts.

During the winter, make your way to the ski resorts in the mountains around Sapporo. Go cross-country skiing at Nakajima Park and try night skiing at Sapporo Bankei Ski Area. Take the children sledding and snow tubing at Mount Moiwa Ski Resort, which has a gentle family slope for beginners. If you’re a non-skier, try computer-simulated ski challenges at the Winter Sports Museum at the foot of the Okurayama Ski jump.

The city is also known for its beer. Learn about the history of the beverage in Japan at the Sapporo Beer Museum. During summer, many beer gardens open up in parks and on the rooftops of buildings across the city.

Try the alcohol with delicious local food. Visit Susukino, the large entertainment district, which is packed with bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Try fresh sushi in the Sushi-ya restaurants or explore Ramen Yokocho, a narrow lane lined with restaurants serving ramen, a popular noodle soup.

Reach Sapporo by flying into New Chitose Airport, which is 30 miles (48.3 kilometers) southeast of the city. Get around Sapporo by public transportation, or by renting a car or bicycle. Visit Sapporo to take advantage of its fantastic skiing, enjoy local cuisine and explore its beautiful outdoor areas.

Known for

festival, sightSeeing and seafood

Top hotels in Sapporo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Quintessa Hotel Sapporo
Quintessa Hotel Sapporo
3.5 out of 5
5 Chome Minami 8-Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
SG$73
per night
18 Nov-19 Nov

Located in Sapporo City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hoheikan, Sapporo Tanukikoji Shopping Street and Nakajima Park. Odori Park and Sapporo ...

4.3/5Excellent! (623 reviews)

"Room and breakfast are very goods Some staff cannot speak English but full of service mind. Location is normal, walk to Tanukijoji around 10-15 mintues"…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep,2019

Quintessa Hotel Sapporo
ibis Styles Sapporo
ibis Styles Sapporo
3.5 out of 5
Nishi 3chome 10 10, Minami 8jo Chuo Ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
SG$70
per night
17 Nov-18 Nov

Located in Sapporo City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Soseigawa Park and Sapporo Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Nakajima Park and Nijo Market ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,029 reviews)

"About 5-7mins walk to Susukino area and subway station. Immediate area is away from crowd so quite a pleasant place to stay. Staff is helpful."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct,2019

ibis Styles Sapporo
Mercure Hotel Sapporo
Mercure Hotel Sapporo
4 out of 5
2-4 Minami 4-jo, Nishi 2-chome Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
SG$105
per night
18 Nov-19 Nov

Located near the slopes, this Sapporo City Centre hotel is situated in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Soseigawa Park and Sapporo Tanukikoji ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,768 reviews)

"Nice location. Walking distance to most restaurants and shops"…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct,2019

Mercure Hotel Sapporo

Popular things to do in Sapporo

Sapporo Beer Museum
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Sapporo Beer Museum

4/5(12 reviews)

Visit this museum dedicated to one of Japan’s most popular beer brands, housed in a preserved factory from the Meiji-period.

Clock Tower
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Clock Tower

4/5(31 reviews)

Discover this symbol of Sapporo, one of the city’s oldest and most photographed buildings, an example of early American influences on Japan.

Top activities in Sapporo

Unlimited WiFi in Japan pick up at New Chitose Airport
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Unlimited WiFi in Japan pick up at New Chitose Airport

SG$6

Our WiFi hotspot uses the local carrier, providing you with fast and reliable internet where ever you travel in the county. This device can only be used in Japan A WiFi hotspot provides portable WiFi whenever you need it for your smartphone, PC and tablet device.

Kimono Rental in Hokkaido
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Kimono Rental in Hokkaido

SG$45

In Hokkaido, if you would like to experience Japanese Culture, you could dress up in Kimono and take a free walk at Japanese Garden. Sapporo & Hokkaido Concierge Center offer Kimono with professional instructor to help you wearing Kimono in English/Chinese.

One-Day Private Tour with Japanese Driver[Sedan]
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One-Day Private Tour with Japanese Driver[Sedan]

SG$478

Travel Schedule In this 1Day Private Tour, guest could choose to visit any 2 Cities Between Sapporo/Otaru/Lake Toya/Noboribetsu. Then choose 5spots from below Sightseeing Spots List for visit according to the selected 2 cities.

Unlimited Prepaid Nano SIM Card for Japan
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Unlimited Prepaid Nano SIM Card for Japan

SG$51

Enjoy your vacation in Japan while staying connected to the internet. Japan has relatively poor Wi-Fi infrastructure, especially outside of the big cities, so the best way to stay connected is through a prepaid, easy-to-set up SIM card that lets you travel the country with ease of mind.

Kimono for your lovely kids in Hokkaido
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Kimono for your lovely kids in Hokkaido

SG$45

Hokkaido, located in northern Japan, is home to gorgeous scenarios and cozy weather, but a trip here would be all the better when you roam around wearing a kimono! Experience living like a local and rent a kimono for a couple of hours to make your trip (and your photos!) extra special.

Furano and Biei Private Day Tour
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Furano and Biei Private Day Tour

SG$106

Discover Hokkaido with SkyExpress Day Tours Explore the amazing colours of beautiful flowers in this famous area. Visiting Furano Cheese Factory, Jam Factory, Anpan Man Shop, Tomita Farm and Patchwork Road. The Day Tours only Depart and Return to your Sapporo or Niseko Hotel.

Reviews of Sapporo

4.5

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

RZA

7 Oct 2019

Nice area as with all japan taking young kids to eat in restaurants there isnt always easy

4/5 - Good

PeteMalakul

24 Sep 2019

Good place to visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

26 Aug 2019

Quiet and clean, people are friendly and very good disciplinaly.

5/5 - Excellent

Teera

30 Jul 2019

All seasons friendly holiday.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

21 Jun 2019

Overall is great. Only thing that make me suffer is persons who smoke cigarettes along the street and some restaurants.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

15 Jun 2019

Excellent bicycle rental next to Sapporo station (east side) - good value all day price. Huge range of bicycles for hire - well maintained. ( Easy to cycle to Moerenuma park) Convenient train trip to Otaru and Tenguyama ropeway- great views.

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