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

2ND by hotel androoms Sapporo
2ND by hotel androoms Sapporo
3 out of 5
5-12-1 Minami 6 Jonishi, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 064-0806
The price is ¥4,327 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 19
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Sapporo. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Odori Park and Makomanai Sekisui Heim ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (19 reviews)
"綺麗でした!また利用します!"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

2ND by hotel androoms Sapporo
Tokyu Stay Sapporo Odori
Tokyu Stay Sapporo Odori
3 out of 5
5 Chome-26-2 Minami 2 Jonishi, Chuo, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0062
The price is ¥7,695 per night from Jul 31 to Aug 1
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Sapporo. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the clean rooms in ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (889 reviews)
A great hotel in a great location
"The hotel staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. You get a free welcome drink and the rooms provide a washer/dryer combo and kitchenette to use during your stay. We were really pleased with the comfort and location of this hotel and will definitely rebook if we return to Sapporo."

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Tokyu Stay Sapporo Odori
LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL Sapporo
LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL Sapporo
3 out of 5
7-5-1 Minami 2 Jonishi Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0062
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥5,400 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Sapporo. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Odori Park and Makomanai ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (77 reviews)
"Overall, a great stay for a cheap price. Room was exactly what was advertised and was clean and well put together. Bed and bedding were very comfortable. The rainfall shower was excellent. Very convenient location for bars, dining, shopping and just getting around. I recommend staying at this ..."

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

LAMP LIGHT BOOKS HOTEL 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.
UCHI Living Stay Otaru Suitengu
UCHI Living Stay Otaru Suitengu
3 out of 5
Aioicho 4-40, Otaru, Hokkaido, 047-0028
The price is ¥3,770 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Otaru. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the property condition in our reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (63 reviews)
No Air Conditioner in Summer
"We stay for 2 nights in the August. There is no air conditioner in the room, however they provied two fans. It is still very hot and we are sweating inside the room. I would recommend the landlord to upgrade the building electrical system, upgrade electrical panels to install A/C and install more ..."

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

UCHI Living Stay Otaru Suitengu
Adamas Chitose A
Adamas Chitose A
3 out of 5
2-1-1 Kashiwadaiminami, Chitose, Hokkaido, 066-0009
The price is ¥6,091 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Chitose. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a balcony. Popular attractions Chitose Outlet Mall Rera and Siam Lock Country Club ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (21 reviews)
"2度目の宿泊でしたが、今回も大変満足でした。"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2021

Adamas Chitose A
Hotel Classe Stay Sapporo
Hotel Classe Stay Sapporo
3 out of 5
2-5-90 Minami 8-Jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 064-0808
The price is ¥6,205 per night from Jul 24 to Jul 25
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Sapporo. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and a shower/tub combo. Popular attractions Odori Park and Makomanai Sekisui Heim ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (75 reviews)
ホテルは新しくて良かった。駐車場はNGです。
"今回の旅行は、レンタカーの利用で観光主体で予定を作成しました。今回の緊急事態で行きたかった、旭川動物園・円山動物園等が閉鎖して行けませんでした。ホテルの駐車場が1回1,200円で24時間OKでしたが、出し入れが自由で無かった分、不満が残ります。浴室に洗面器と椅子はGoodです。部屋にグラスが無いのはNGです。室内に洗濯機はGoodです。浴室乾燥機が有ればもっと良しです。"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Hotel Classe Stay 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.

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