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Sapporo
Travel Guide

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.

Where to stay in Sapporo

Quintessa Hotel Sapporo Susukino
Quintessa Hotel Sapporo Susukino
3 out of 5
4-1-2 Minami 6 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is $23 per night from Mar 31 to Apr 1

Located in Chuo-ku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ramen Yokocho, Tanukikoji Shopping Street, and Nakajima Park. Nijo Market and Sapporo TV Tower are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (38 reviews)

"Good place,good staff I’m recommend this hotel low price nice room."…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Quintessa Hotel Sapporo Susukino
KOKO HOTEL Sapporo Ekimae
KOKO HOTEL Sapporo Ekimae
2.5 out of 5
3-3-10, Kita 1 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is $23 per night from Apr 7 to Apr 8

Located in Chuo-ku, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sapporo Clock Tower and Odori Park. Tanukikoji Shopping Street and Former Hokkaido Government Office ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (23 reviews)

"Great location, very clean, and welcoming. Very close to the underground walkway."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

KOKO HOTEL Sapporo Ekimae
La'gent Stay Sapporo Oodori Hokkaido
La'gent Stay Sapporo Oodori Hokkaido
3.5 out of 5
5-26-5 Minami 2 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $54 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2

Located in Chuo-ku, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tanukikoji Shopping Street and Odori Park. Nijo Market and Sapporo TV Tower are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (995 reviews)

"Surprisingly generous and thoughtful staffs, nice location where you can walk from Susukino sta. Or Sapporo too! Clean and totally enough space even in the smallest room in the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

La'gent Stay Sapporo Oodori Hokkaido
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.
Hotel Classe Stay Sapporo
Hotel Classe Stay Sapporo
3 out of 5
2-5-90 Minami 8-Jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is $41 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in Chuo-ku, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nakajima Park and Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Nijo Market and Sapporo TV Tower are also within ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)

"とても綺麗で使いやすい部屋でした。 洗濯機が部屋にあるし、翌朝乾く浴室乾燥あるし 着替えが少なくても良かったなーと。 朝食もパックしてあり、部屋に持ち帰り食べられるのが良かったです。 また利用したいです。"…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Hotel Classe Stay Sapporo
Villa Koshido Kotoni
Villa Koshido Kotoni
2.5 out of 5
5-chome-2-10 Kotoni 2 Jo, Nishi, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is $84 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Located in Kotoni, this apartment building is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Sapporo Crab Market and within 3 mi (5 km) of Hokkaido University and Odori Park. Hokkaido Shrine ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)

"部屋にはキッチン、冷蔵庫、洗濯機が常備しています。 洗剤や食器などもあるので、長期滞在には最高だと思います。 近隣にはコンビニや居酒屋などもあるので、そこそこ便利です。 そして、部屋は綺麗に清掃されていて気持ちが良いです。 フロントの方の接客も大変素晴らしいです! 私は琴似へ行く事が多いので、何度もリピートさせて頂いています。 価格も安くて最高です⭐︎"…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Villa Koshido Kotoni
PINN-N4E2
PINN-N4E2
3 out of 5
2-1-2, Kita4-johigashi, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is $50 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in Chuo-ku, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Soseigawa Park and Odori Park. Sapporo JR Tower and Tanukikoji Shopping Street are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (108 reviews)

"Check in was a bit troublesome. However, the overall stay was good. Very convenient, walking distance to shopping malls, Nijo market & Sapporo Beer Museum."…"

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

PINN-N4E2
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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