Sapporo

Travel Guide
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.

Where to stay in Sapporo

Bespoke Hotel Sapporo
Bespoke Hotel Sapporo
3 out of 5
Minami Nijonishi 1-7-9, Chuo, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is NT$801 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in Chuo-ku, this hotel is steps from Soseigawa Park and Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Sapporo TV Tower and Nakajima Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). Odori ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (195 reviews)
"It such as a good hotel to stay"

Reviewed on 2022/1/19

Bespoke Hotel Sapporo
Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel
Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel
3.5 out of 5
5-1, Nishi, Minami 4 Jo, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is NT$1,138 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in Chuo-ku, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tanukikoji Shopping Street, Nakajima Park, and Sapporo TV Tower. Odori Park and Nijo Market are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (977 reviews)
"Very clean hotel and friendly staff"

Reviewed on 2021/4/3

Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel
Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo
Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo
4 out of 5
Nishi 1-1, Kita 2 Jyo, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$3,264 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Located in Chuo-ku, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Odori Park and Sapporo Clock Tower. Nijo Market and Tanukikoji Shopping Street are also within ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (992 reviews)
Elegant European-style property in Sapporo.
"Very pleasant stay. Welcoming and helpful staff. Nice spa facilities. Amiable service at breakfast. Very good price/quality ratio for lunch and diner at Japanese restaurant. Prior reservation is highly advised. Very few customers at this season. We fully enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on 2020/7/21

Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo
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.
Adamas Chitose B
Adamas Chitose B
3 out of 5
2-1-1 Kashiwadaiminami, Chitose, Hokkaido
The price is NT$1,102 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
Situated in Chitose, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Chitose Outlet Mall Rera and within 3 mi (5 km) of Chitose Salmon Aquarium and Aoba Park. ...
4/5 Very Good! (9 reviews)
快適きれいなマンション
"新千歳空港からすぐ、レンタカー会社が立ち並ぶ一角にあるマンション。 新しくきれいで快適。2ベットルーム(ベット3台)、1バス、別途シャワールーム、キッチン、洗濯機、リビングと必要な物はすべて揃ってました。 駐車場も平面で広くて停めやすい。ベランダもあり。 近くにコンビニやスーパーはありませんから車は必須。でも車があれば千歳市街には近いしスーパーも2~3分。 このご時世、外国人観光客を始め利用客が少ないようで静かで、とても快適に過ごせました。ただお盆の頃には鉄筋建てとは思えないような音が響いていました。混む時期だと音が響くようなので上階のリクエストがいいかもしれません。 無人のマンションなのですがメールで連絡はすぐ付きますので安心でした。 ..."

Reviewed on 2021/9/10

Adamas Chitose B
Villa Koshido Odori
Villa Koshido Odori
3 out of 5
14-3-18 Odorinishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is NT$1,322 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in Chuo-ku, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Odori Park and Tanukikoji Shopping Street. Sapporo TV Tower and Hokkaido University ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (5 reviews)
"家族4人で利用しました。子供が20歳、15歳と大きいので、通常だとツイン2部屋なのですが、家族で会話したいので一部屋に宿泊できるタイプの部屋を探していました。 とても良かったです。天井が高く、家具もおしゃれで、心地よく、ベッドの広さも十分でした。寝具も、部屋着も心地よかったです。 また、スタッフの方の対応も親切で快適に過ごせました。 ゲーミングpcとレーシングゲーム機も申し分なく、旅行のいい思い出になりました。 今回は1泊でしたか、もっと長期滞在したいと思う宿でした。"

Reviewed on 2021/11/23

Villa Koshido Odori
Villa Koshido Kotoni
Villa Koshido Kotoni
2.5 out of 5
5-chome-2-10 Kotoni 2 Jo, Nishi, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is NT$2,416 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in Kotoni, this apartment building is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Sapporo Crab Market and within 3 mi (5 km) of Odori Park and Maruyama Park. Hokkaido University ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (18 reviews)
"とても清潔感があり快適に過ごせました。"

Reviewed on 2021/4/21

Villa Koshido Kotoni
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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