Sapporo

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Sapporo TV Tower which includes night scenes, a city and landscape views
With ski slopes, parks, beer gardens and festivals, this sprawling city on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido has something to offer year-round.

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.

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Where to stay in Sapporo

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! (201 reviews)
"This hotel was wonderful. The facilities are great and it’s in a good location."

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2022

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
The price is $41 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Sapporo. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and free train station pick-up. Our guests praise the breakfast and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2021

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! (847 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."

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Pleasant Minami 8 Nishi 1
Pleasant Minami 8 Nishi 1
3 out of 5
1-13-18 Minami 8 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 064-0808
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Sapporo. Enjoy a shower/tub combo, complimentary toiletries, and a refrigerator. Popular attractions Makomanai Sekisui Heim ...
2/5 (1 review)
wifi無し、下水とカビの臭いがあった
"wifi無し、炊飯器無し、鏡は風呂場のみ、洗濯機有るが乾燥機無し。部屋の時計は電池切れで動かなかった。総合的に大変残念なお部屋でした。 到着時に気になったのが、部屋に下水とカビの臭いが充満しており、換気しても2日間眠れない程臭かった。長い間人が滞在せず放置されていた部屋だったと思う。窓枠の下には蜘蛛の巣と虫の死骸が沢山あり、自腹で除菌ペーパーとパイプユニッシュ買ってきて部屋中掃除した。 トイレのカビ臭さは数日取れませんでした。 2週間近い滞在で、金額も全部払ってしまっていたのでキャンセル出来ず仕方なく滞在したが、この金額でwifiが無いのは致命的です。 ここよりも安い金額でもっときれいでwifi完備のホテルは沢山あります。どういうコンセプトでどのような客層を狙っているのか分かりませんが、設備と部屋の状態と金額がまったく釣り合わないと思った。 ..."

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

UCHI Living Stay Otaru Suitengu
UCHI Living Stay Otaru Suitengu
3 out of 5
Aioicho 4-40, Otaru, Hokkaido, 047-0028
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Otaru. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the property condition in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (93 reviews)
駐車場
"複雑な高台にあるため 駐車場に入る道を探すのに少し手間取りました。 また、入り口 駐車スペースが狭いので大きな車や駐車の苦手な方は 少し大変かもしれません。"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Adamas Chitose C
Adamas Chitose C
3 out of 5
2-1-2 Kashiwadaiminami, Chitose, Hokkaido, 066-0009
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Chitose. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Chitose Outlet Mall Rera ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (32 reviews)
Great Place/location
"This is a great place to stay but make sure to be quiet. It is located next to the JR station nearest to the Chitose International airport. Everything is provide except for a Dryer. Noting delivery to the location so buy food early. My only compliant is the confusing communication from the property ..."

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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