Sapporo Beer Museum

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

The Sapporo Beer Museum presents an overview of the history of beer in Japan, with a focus on the famous Sapporo brand. In addition to ranking among Japan’s four major breweries, Sapporo beer is produced, brewed and distributed in dozens of countries around the world. Don’t miss the tastings offered at the end of the brewery tour, as well as the Beer Garden restaurant in the attached 19th-century red-brick building.

The Sapporo Beer Company, one of Japan’s first breweries, was established in the late 19th century. The company purchased an old sugar refinery in 1903 and made it a malt house. In 1987, this Meiji-era factory was renovated to create the Sapporo Beer Museum and the adjacent red-brick building became the Sapporo Beer Garden.

Learn about the beer industry and brewing process by following the modern exhibits inside the museum. See the equipment used in beer production and find out how the design of the Sapporo beer bottles changed over the decades. Admire the retro Sapporo beer posters, as well as old wooden Sapporo signs from beer halls across Japan.

At the end of the guided tour, participate in the beer tasting session, which lasts about 30-minutes. If this primes your palate for a full bottle, head to the two huge restaurants of the adjacent Sapporo Beer Garden. The popular Genghis Khan Hall is designed to resemble a rustic German beer hall. On the second floor, in the Kessel Hall, see a towering cauldron from the Taisho period (1912-26). The Beer Garden offers a popular “all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink in 100 minutes” menu, as well as à la carte dishes. Try the barbecue mutton, a popular local meal.

The Sapporo Beer Museum is closed on Mondays and also has some irregular closing days, so check the opening hours before you go. The museum and the guided tours are free, but you have to pay for the tasting session. Bookings for the restaurant are recommended. The complex is located a short walk away from Higashi-kuyakusho-mae train station and has its own stops on various bus lines.

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LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL Sapporo
LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL Sapporo
3 out of 5
7-5-1 Minami 2 Jonishi Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0062
The price is $34 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 11
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Sapporo. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Makomanai Sekisui ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (200 reviews)
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"Excellent for 1-2 nights stay. A cafe that is popular with locals at the hotel lobby"

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JR East Hotel Mets Sapporo
JR East Hotel Mets Sapporo
3 out of 5
Nishi 2 Chome-5-3 Kita 7 Jo, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0807
The price is $56 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Sapporo. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (846 reviews)
"The service at this hotel was great. The amenities were amazing as well. The rooms were small but sweet. Along with this the hotel was located very close to the train station. The bath was also very relaxing and nice."

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JR Inn Sapporo Kita 2jo
JR Inn Sapporo Kita 2jo
3 out of 5
2-8-1 Kita 2 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0002
Fully refundable
The price is $47 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Sapporo. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Popular attractions Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena and Sapporo ...
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"Stayed 3 nights. Recently opened hotel, so everything looked new and clean. Just a few blocks from Sapporo Station, but I had a rental car, which I was able to park right next door in a garage (parking fee per day was 1,200 yen). Staff, especially the parking garage attendant, were very friendly. ..."

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LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL Sapporo
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3 out of 5
7-5-1 Minami 2 Jonishi Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0062
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3 out of 5
Nishi 2 Chome-5-3 Kita 7 Jo, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0807
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JR Inn Sapporo Kita 2jo
3 out of 5
2-8-1 Kita 2 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0002
Bespoke Hotel Sapporo
Bespoke Hotel Sapporo
3 out of 5
Minami Nijonishi 1-7-9, Chuo, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0062
Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel
Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel
3.5 out of 5
5-1, Nishi, Minami 4 Jo, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 064-8509
Hotel Mystays Sapporo Aspen
Hotel Mystays Sapporo Aspen
3.5 out of 5
5 Kita 8-jo Nishi 4-chome Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0808
JR Inn Sapporo South
JR Inn Sapporo South
3 out of 5
1 Chome-10 Kita 3 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0003
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Sapporo Susukino
Daiwa Roynet Hotel Sapporo Susukino
3.5 out of 5
2-1 Minami 4-jo Nishi 1-chome Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 064-0804
Sapporo Grand Hotel
Sapporo Grand Hotel
4 out of 5
Nishi 4-chome 1-jo Kita Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0001
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