If you are visiting Hokkaido, you must stop by Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido. The history of Hokkaido, the success of the 1972 Olympic Winter Games, and the Sapporo Ice and Snow Festival add to the splendor of the city.
There are lots of day activities in Sapporo. You can stroll through the center and visit Odori Park, visit the old Government Office and Clock Tower or you can go shopping at the Sapporo Station and Tanuki Koji. If you would like to relax, a trip to the Jozankei baths (accessible by bus) might be a good choice for you. If you are travelling with children you can also go to the Shiroi Koibito Park. The castle-style architecture, cute dolls and the Shiroi Koibito factory will wow you.
For romantics or those with a sweet tooth, a tour of the Shiroi Koibito biscuit factory is perfect. You’ll get to see how those delicious biscuits are made.
For foodies, Sapporo brings all the classic dishes of Hokkaido together. In Hokkaido, the crab cannot be missed. You can find lots of delicious crab restaurants all over Sapporo and enjoy the freshest crabs with a pot of Japanese sake. You should also try the Sapporo ramen, soup curry and the Genghis Khan BBQ.
Stellar Place Sapporo
Sapporo Stellar Place is a large shopping centre located within the JR Tower complex at Sapporo Station.
Mikuni Sapporo is a French restaurant that uses fresh ingredients from Hokkaido at their prime, and is located on the 9th floor of the Sapporo Stellar Place building.
Snoopy Town Shop (Sapporo)
This shop is located in the Stellar Place Shopping Center and features various goods from the popular comic strip Peanuts. This is the only Snoopy Town Shop in Hokkaido and offers special limited-edition items that can only be found here. Hokkaido is famous fo
With access to all of the JR train lines in Hokkaido as well as all three lines of Sapporo’s subway system, Sapporo Station is the major train station servicing Sapporo.
Sanrio Gift Gate (Sapporo Apia)
A shop dedicated to Sanrio characters, such as Hello Kitty and My Melody.
Traditional Italian style gelato with Hokkaido ingredients. Has branches in Sapporo and elsewhere in Asia.
Sushi Zen Daimaru Sapporo
Sushi Zen is a sushi restaurant with six shops nationally. This particular restaurant is located on the 8th floor of the Daimaru Sapporo building.
The Buffet (Daimaru Department Store)
This is a buffet restaurant with Japanese, Chines, Western, Italian and desserts.
Pokemon Center Sapporo
Pokemon Center Sapporo is a Pokemon specialty store located on the 9th floor of Sapporo Station's Esta building. The store sells Pokemon related goods, card games and limited edition merchandise.
Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku
Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku (lit. Sapporo Ramen Republic) is a theme park about the culinary heritage of Hokkaido Ramen Noodles and 8 restaurants are open to the public for tasting.
Tokyu Department Store (Sapporo)
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Yodobashi is a chain of stores specialising in cameras, camera equipment, and other electronics and household goods.
Sapporo Kani Honke, Sapporo Ekimae Honten
Sapporo Kani Honke is a crab restaurant chain with 17 restaurants nationally. This particular location is the main store located within a 5 minute walk from Sapporo station.
With scenic views of Maruyama Park, Molire CafŽ creates French style cuisine using fresh local ingredients.
Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space
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Former Hokkaido Government Office Building (Akarenga)
The Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, also known as Akarenga – "red bricks", is one of Sapporo's oldest buildings and houses a museum about the history of Sapporo and Hokkaido, as well as the disputed Northern Territories. Closed for the end of year
Rokkatei (Sapporo Main Store)
Flagship branch in Sapporo of Rokkatei, a confectionery company based in Obihiro, Hokkaido.
Shiki Hanamaru (Tokeidai)
Shiki Hanamaru is a popular sushi spot that combines both the high quality of a counter-only sushi restaurant and the affordability and casualness of conveyor belt sushi.
JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo
Offering direct access from JR Sapporo Train Station, JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo offers accommodations with free Wi-Fi and wired internet. Guests can refresh in the hot tub and request relaxing massages for an extra cost.
Hotel Route-Inn Sapporo Ekimae Kitaguchi
Right next to JR Sapporo Train Station, Route-Inn Sapporo Ekimae offers modern rooms with free wired internet and a flat-screen TV. It has a public bath and a breakfast buffet.
Hotel WBF Sapporo North Gate
A 1-minute walk from JR Sapporo Station, Hotel WBF Sapporo North Gate features a Japanese pub-restaurant and free Wi-Fi at the lobby.
Century Royal Hotel Sapporo
Featuring direct access and only a 3-minute walk from JR Sapporo Train Station, Century Royal Hotel Sapporo offers accommodations with a flat-screen satellite TV and a video-on-demand system.
Hotel Gracery Sapporo
Hotel Gracery Sapporo is connected to the Sapporo Train Station, a 10-minute walk from Sapporo Clock Tower. It offers modern accommodation with massage services, a café and free internet. Guestrooms offer both heating and air-con
HOTEL MYSTAYS Sapporo Aspen
HOTEL MYSTAYS Sapporo Aspen is a 4-star hotel offering 2 in-house restaurants, massage services and free WiFi in all areas.
Toyoko Inn Hokkaido Sapporo-eki Kita-guchi
Featuring chargeable massages, a launderette and rooms with free Wi-Fi, the Toyoko Inn is just a 2-minute walk from JR Sapporo Station. It offers free-use lobby computers and a printer.