Owing in part to its central location, the market is also popular among tourists, who come in search of Hokkaido specialties such as crabs and scallops.
Hokkaido’s largest city is notable for its carefully planned grid of streets, and famous for its beer and ramen. The Sapporo Snow Festival attracts both artists and tourists from around the world every winter.
TOKYO (NARITA) TO Sapporo
Things to Do in Sapporo
This observation hill offers commanding views of downtown Sapporo, and on sunny days the view extends as far as Mt. Shokanbetsu in the distance.
Site of the famous Snow Festival in Sapporo, along with other festivals such as the Lilac Festival in spring, YOSAKOI Soran Festial and beer garden in summer and Autumn Festival in the fall, Odori Park is a popular spot with both tourists and locals.
Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park covers a vast 400 hectares and offers numerous activities all throughout the year.
Chi-Ka-Ho is an underground walkway linking Sapporo Station to Odori Station and Susukino Station and has a direct link to Odori Park.
The second deepest and clearest lake in Japan, Lake Shikotsu is about an hour’s travel from Sapporo and is known for never freezing over despite being so far north.
Used in the 1972 Winter Olympic Games and many competitions since, Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium offers panoramic views of downtown Sapporo and beyond from the viewing lounge at the top.