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SapporoJapan

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

Top hotels in Sapporo

Quintessa Hotel Sapporo Susukino
Quintessa Hotel Sapporo Susukino
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$281 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan

Located in Chuo-ku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ramen Yokocho, Tanukikoji Shopping Street and Nakajima Park. Nijo Market and Sapporo TV Tower are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (25 reviews)

"Good place,good staff I’m recommend this hotel low price nice room."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2021

Quintessa Hotel Sapporo Susukino
KOKO HOTEL Sapporo Ekimae
KOKO HOTEL Sapporo Ekimae
2.5 out of 5
3-3-10, Kita 1 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$189 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan

Located in Chuo-ku, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sapporo Clock Tower and Odori Park. Tanukikoji Shopping Street and Former Hokkaido Government Office ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)

"Great location, very clean, and welcoming. Very close to the underground walkway."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2021

KOKO HOTEL Sapporo Ekimae
Sapporo Grand Hotel
Sapporo Grand Hotel
4 out of 5
Nishi 4-chome 1-jo Kita Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
The price is HK$487 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan

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. Tanukikoji ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,483 reviews)
Classic hotel in the center of the city

"The hotel is lovely. They're fastidious about Covid-19 prevention measures (masks, temperature checks, disinfecting spray). The bed was very comfortable and the room itself was quiet, and had a view of small courtyard garden. The bar makes an enormous list of cocktails and has live jazz. The location ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Sapporo Grand Hotel
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.

Holiday Rentals in Sapporo

UCHI Living Stay Otaru Suitengu
UCHI Living Stay Otaru Suitengu
3 out of 5
Aioicho 4-40, Otaru, Hokkaido
The price is HK$183 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan

Situated in Otaru, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Sakaimachi Street and Otaru Canal. Suitengu and Otaru Music Box Museum are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (47 reviews)

"the property is great, only access with the car in snowy weather is very difficult I had to leave the car in paid parking for reasons of not being able to go up the street!"…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

UCHI Living Stay Otaru Suitengu
Villa Koshido Kotoni
Villa Koshido Kotoni
2.5 out of 5
The price is HK$608 per night from 17 Jan to 18 Jan

Located in Kotoni, this apartment building is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Sapporo Crab Market and within 3 miles (5 km) of Hokkaido University and Odori Park. Hokkaido ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)

"部屋にはキッチン、冷蔵庫、洗濯機が常備しています。 洗剤や食器などもあるので、長期滞在には最高だと思います。 近隣にはコンビニや居酒屋などもあるので、そこそこ便利です。 そして、部屋は綺麗に清掃されていて気持ちが良いです。 フロントの方の接客も大変素晴らしいです! 私は琴似へ行く事が多いので、何度もリピートさせて頂いています。 価格も安くて最高です⭐︎"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2020

Villa Koshido Kotoni
Adamas Chitose B
Adamas Chitose B
3 out of 5
The price is HK$1,186 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb

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. ...

Adamas Chitose B
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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