Set against a picturesque and iconic Japanese mountain backdrop, Sapporo is a fascinating, modern city that's enjoyable to visit at any time of year. Options for accommodations are varied, ranging from cool capsule hotels to sleek international chains. Choosing where to stay is simple, with choices close to the city center best for sightseeing. Discover a neighborhood such as Susukino to enjoy the city at its liveliest after dark. The top attraction is the annual snow festival in early February. The best places to stay get booked early for this exciting event, so reserve your room well in advance.