Sapporo

Sapporo TV Tower

Best known for 1972 winter Olympics, the Sapporo Snow festival and Sapporo beer, Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido Island, which sits just north of the main island of Honshu. Sapporo is one of Japan’s newest cities and also the fifth largest city in Japan.

Sapporo

Odori Park

About Sapporo

Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido Prefecture which is the second largest island of Japan, just north of the main island. Its location means during…


Sapporo Clock Tower

Sapporo Clock Tower

The development of Sapporo started much later than the rest of Japan and many ideas from around the world have come together to make the…


Hoheikan

Hoheikan

Dating back to 1880, Hoheikan was built as a western style hotel and restaurant and played host to many important visitors not only from overseas…


Hokkaido Historic Village

Hokkaido Historic Village

Located at the Nopporo Forest just outside Sapporo the Historical Village of Hokkaido is an open air museum and tourist attraction that covers an area…


Mount Moiwa Cablecar

Mount Moiwa

At 531 metres above sea level Mt Moiwa is an excellent spot to get a glimpse of the city of Sapporo from the Mt Moiwa Observation Platform.


Mount Okura

Mt. Okura & Observatory

Sapporo was home to the 1972 winter Olympics and many of the events were held on Mt. Okura where the ski jump overlooks the city….


Nijo Market

Nijo Market

Nijo Ichiba is a famous fish market in the city centre of Sapporo and is a popular drawcard for tourists and potential iron chefs alike.


Odori Park

Odori Park

Odori Park (sometimes called Odori Koen) is a long park in the centre of Sapporo that divides the city centre into north and south.


Old Hokkaido Goverment Building

Old Hokkaido Government Building

The old Hokkaido government building is a neo-baroque building that is often known as “Red Brick” or akarenga by the locals due the thousands of…


Susukino

Susukino

Susukino is an entertainment district that could be likened to Sapporo’s version of Osaka’s Dotombori. It is packed with bars, restaurants, karaoke and pachinko parlours.


Sapporo Beer Museum

Sapporo Beer Museum

The Sapporo Beer Museum is one of Sapporo’s most popular attractions. The museum traces the history of the Sapporo breweries and beer making in Japan.


Sapporo TV Tower

Sapporo TV Tower

Built in 1957 the Sapporo TV tower sits at one end of Odori Park and provides great views all across the city.


Sapporo Streetcar

Getting around Sapporo

Sapporo is serviced by an extensive public transport system including JR lines, a subway system, a street car and buses.


Japan Airlines

Sapporo Airport

The airport serving the Sapporo area is called the New Chitose Airport. The largest airport on the island of Hokkaido, it is probably the best…