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Blow through Sapporo, Hit all Popular Attractions

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Nov 7, 2019

Catalogue

  • Sapporo: Central City of Hokkaido
  • Drink Beer and Listen to Jazz at Sapporo Summer Festival
  • Jozankei near Sapporo: Soak in Hot Springs While Watching Red Leaves
  • Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill: Ranching in The City
  • Hokkaido Shrine: Most Beautiful Cherry Blossom Season
  • Sapporo Beer Museum: Drinking Hokkaido Draft Beer
  • Former Hokkaidō Government Office: See Hokkaido History
  • Hokkaido University: Go to The Garden University to Visit The Museum
  • Skiing near Sapporo: Sapporo Teine
  • Sapporo Tanukikoji Shopping Street: A Good Place to Find Delicacies
  • Sapporo TV Tower: Panoramic View Overlooking Sapporo
  • Shiroi Koibito Chocolate Factory Makes Cookies by Hand
  • Ramen Republic: One-stop Shop for All The Ramen in Hokkaido
  • Show More

Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido and the most important city in and out of Hokkaido. There are not many famous spots in Sapporo, so scheduling one day is enough. As the most prosperous city in Hokkaido, Sapporo is mainly for shopping, dining, and transit, so please go eat and shop!

Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido and the largest city in Hokkaido. However, it is filled with a relaxed atmosphere compared to other Japanese metropolises. Hokkaido University is like a park. The Shiroikoibito Park, where you can see the making of Shiroi Koibito biscuits, is worth a visit. Sapporo has beautiful scenery in all seasons, cherry blossoms in the spring, beer and rock music in the summer, food markets from all over Hokkaido in the fall, and the white lighting festival and ice festival held in Odori Park in winter is like a fairy tale world. Of course, it is also a gathering place for dining and shopping!

Blow through Sapporo, Hit all Popular Attractions

Sapporo is famous for its Winter Snow Festival, but the summer festival is not to be underestimated also. There are many festivals such as “Sapporo Odori Beer Garden”, “Beihai Obon Dance Festival”, and “Sapporo Flea Market”. Of which the Sapporo Odori Beer Garden is the most popular among Japanese. It is also the largest open-air beer festival in Japan. Famous beer companies from Japan and around the world set up their stalls in Odori Park with snacks and jazz music playing, enjoying the beautiful summer atmosphere of the north.

Blow through Sapporo, Hit all Popular Attractions

Jozankei is the closest hot spring spot to Sapporo, and in the red leaf season it is even more beautiful. It is the perfect bathing place near Sapporo in the autumn. Whether you are going to Jozankei to experience the free open-air foot soak, or staying in a hotel with open-air hot spring for a day to watch the red leaves, it is a great place for enjoyment. Jozankei is about an hour’s drive from Sapporo. Previously named Japan's most popular hot spring location, the town is very quiet and there are many hot spring hotels. It is a great place to relax. There are no particularly major attractions in the town, so it is mainly for hot spring vacations. All parts of the town could be visited on foot.

Blow through Sapporo, Hit all Popular Attractions

Not far from the downtown area of Sapporo, there is the Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill with European style pastures. Here you can see the pastoral grazing of the flocks of sheep, and you can also see a panoramic view of Sapporo. In the summer this is the secret place for viewing lavender plants. In the autumn and winter a variety of snow activities such as skiing, snowman, etc. will also be held here, suitable for visitors who have time to tour Sapporo.

Blow through Sapporo, Hit all Popular Attractions

Hokkaido Shrine, the place of the god that created and guards Hokkaido. In the shrine, the 4 pillars of the gods are worshipped - the Okunitamanokami, the Onamuchinokami, the Sukunahikonanokami and the Meiji Emperor. It is very beautiful in the cherry blossom season. Locals like to pray for the New Year here, and visitors can also draw lots for signs of fortune.

Blow through Sapporo, Hit all Popular Attractions

The Sapporo Beer Museum, a red brick building that pioneered the architecture of the era, highlights the historical changes from the Meiji year 9 brewing to the production of beer through various exhibitions and video archive. The beer in the beer factory include draft beer, classic flavors, expanded flavors and non-alcoholic varieties. The beer in the factory is 200 yen a cup / bottle, cheaper than buying from the vending machine.

Blow through Sapporo, Hit all Popular Attractions

The landmark building of Sapporo, the old Government Office is affectionately known as the "red brick house" and is in an American architectural style. It was built in 1888 as the residence of the Hokkaido ambassador. It is free to visitors, and there is a Hokkaido historical exhibition inside. There is a tourist office on the second floor where you can get some information, maps, and discount tickets for attractions.

Blow through Sapporo, Hit all Popular Attractions

Hokkaido University is a famous national university in Japan and historically one of the 7 Imperial Japanese universities. It retains buildings from the Meiji period, and it is like a large garden. The scenery in spring, summer, autumn, and winter are all beautiful. There is a comprehensive museum in Hokkaido University, covering the history of the school’s founding, an exhibition hall of Nobel Prize winners, and more than 120 years (since the school was founded) worth of research. The powerful display creations are quite the visual stimulation.

Blow through Sapporo, Hit all Popular Attractions

The Sapporo Teine Ski Resort is the closest ski resort to Sapporo. It was used for the Winter Olympics, but is suitable for beginners and for those seeking a challenge. It offers daily pass in the winter, and is suitable for beginner tourists that depart from Sapporo on winter days.

Tanukikoji Shopping Street is a famous shopping street in the central area of Sapporo, with more than 200 kinds of shops. There are also many Japanese cuisines, and it is a good place to shop.

Blow through Sapporo, Hit all Popular Attractions

The TV tower at the eastern end of Odori Park was built in 1957. People can climb up to the observation deck to look down at Sapporo. One interesting little detail is that the male washroom at the observation deck is completely transparent and can create a feeling of “peeing into the sky”. It is recommended that men try this experience.

Most people who have been to Hokkaido will buy Shiroi Koibito chocolate biscuits as gifts. The Shiroi Koibito Chocolate Factory located in the suburbs of Sapporo has become a must-go place. In the fairytale-like chocolate factory, not only can the entire chocolate-making process be seen, but there are also desserts that can be tasted. You can also sign up for hands-on activities that teach you how to make Shiroi Koibito cookies.

The Sapporo Ramen Republic is a theme park that brings together the 8 most popular ramen noodles in Hokkaido. You can taste all the various ramen noodle styles of Hokkaido. Here, Shirakaba Sanso, Kamome, Baikohken, Gimparou, and other ramen shops are gathered together. Each store is not very big, but behind a bowl of hot steamed noodles, there is always a meticulous chef, creating the ramen noodles out of devotion.

Blow through Sapporo, Hit all Popular Attractions

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