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

Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajima Park
Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajima Park
3.5 out of 5
4-1-2 Minami 9 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥3,372 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located in Chuo-ku, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nakajima Park, Sapporo TV Tower, and Sapporo Clock Tower. Hokkaido University and Sapporo JR Tower are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (741 reviews)
I would like to stay again
"One min. from subway station Some convenient stores are walkable Clean and feel safe. Very comfortable."

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2021

Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajima Park
TOKYU STAY SAPPORO ODORI
TOKYU STAY SAPPORO ODORI
3 out of 5
5 Chome-26-2 Minami 2 Jonishi, Chuo, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is ¥4,559 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Chuo-ku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tanukikoji Shopping Street, Soseigawa Park, and Ramen Yokocho. Sankichi Shrine and Nijo Market are ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (587 reviews)
"The upgrade was wonderful! My room was spacious and easy to use, especially with the washer-dryer, microwave and cooking facilities. The bath was big enough for me! The bed was very comfortable. Although the coffee was good, I would not go for the breakfasts as they are not worth it."

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

TOKYU STAY SAPPORO ODORI
Sapporo Grand Hotel
Sapporo Grand Hotel
4 out of 5
Nishi 4-chome 1-jo Kita Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is ¥6,298 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 23
Located in Chuo-ku, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Odori Park, Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, and Sapporo Clock Tower. Hokkaido ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,200 reviews)
"good"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Sapporo Grand Hotel
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UCHI Living stay TOYOHIRA
UCHI Living stay TOYOHIRA
2.5 out of 5
Toyohira 5-1-2-18,Toyohira-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is ¥3,054 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
Located in Toyohira, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Soseigawa Park, Tanukikoji Shopping Street, and Susukino Street. Ramen Yokocho and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (19 reviews)
"Everything good!"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2019

UCHI Living stay TOYOHIRA
Villa Koshido Odori
Villa Koshido Odori
3 out of 5
14-3-18 Odorinishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is ¥5,455 per night from Nov 11 to Nov 11
Located in Chuo-ku, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Odori Park, Hokkaido Governor's Official Residence, and Nitori Culture Hall. Odori ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"お部屋はとても広く、綺麗で、快適でした。 お風呂は、1人で入る分には十分ですが、もう少し広いと快適な気もします! 自分で契約していればそのアカウントを使って、テレビ画面でNetflixやアマプラなどを見ることもできたのでとてもおすすめです!"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Villa Koshido Odori
Adamas Chitose C
Adamas Chitose C
3 out of 5
2-1-2 Kashiwadaiminami, Chitose, Hokkaido
The price is ¥4,545 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 3
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. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (6 reviews)
"利用日の3日前にメールで入室方法と駐車場利用方法がメールで案内されます。オートロックマンションのイメージです。鍵は要らず暗証番号で入室する方法です。広々として通常のホテルに比べても何の不自由もなく快適に過ごせました。次回もまた利用したいです。"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Adamas Chitose C
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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