Sapporo e-Brochures

Sapporo e-Brochures

Overview Hokkaido’s 150-year-old capital and Japan’s fifth-largest city, Sapporo (札幌) is a spacious and laid-back place. The compact city center…

Day-trip to Jozankei Onsen

Day-trip to Jozankei Onsen

Set on the upper stream of Toyohira-gawa in the northern part of Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Jozankei (定山渓) is Sapporo’s main…

Takino Suzuran Hillside Park

Takino Suzuran Hillside Park

About 20km south of Sapporo Station, the city’s largest recreation park (国営滝野すずらん丘陵公園) is a great playground for kids. The pleasant…

Sapporo Art Park: Geijutsu-no-mori

Sapporo Art Park: Geijutsu-no-mori

On a hillside forest setting, Sapporo Art Park (札幌芸術の森: Geijutsu-no-mori) contains the modern exhibition halls and workshops. The main attraction…

Watching Sports at Sapporo Dome

Watching Sports at Sapporo Dome

One of Japan’s most modern and largest oval stadiums built for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, this 43,000-person Sapporo Dome…

Nopporo Forest Park and Hokkaido Museum

Nopporo Forest Park and Hokkaido Museum

This 2000-hectare sprawling lowland forest (野幌森林公園), extends from Eastern Sapporo to Ebetsu, has been preserved from the late 19th-century. There…

Hoheikyo Onsen Half-day Trip

Hoheikyo Onsen Half-day Trip

Hoheikyo Onsen (豊平峡温泉) is known as Sapporo’s best onsen with 100% free-flowing hot sulfur spring, the large-scale open-air bath has…

Moerenuma Park Art Scene

Moerenuma Park Art Scene

(モエレ沼公園) Approximately 10km northeast of the center, this grand-scale artistic park was designed by the world-famous sculptor Isamu Noguchi in…

Okura-yama Jump Stadium

Okura-yama Jump Stadium

Okura-yama Jump Stadium (大倉山ジャンプ競技場) is Japan’s most famous ski jump stadium built and donated by the industrialist Okura Kishichiro in…

Historic Heart of Sapporo

Historic Heart of Sapporo

The heart of Sapporo has pleasant gridded streets, relaxed parks and handsome Western-style historic buildings. You can easily explore on…

Climbing and Skiing Moiwa-yama

Climbing and Skiing Moiwa-yama

Moiwa-yama (531m), just 5km southwest of the city center along the tramline, offering breathtaking views over Sapporo, especially after dark.…

Walking Across Hokkaido University

Walking Across Hokkaido University

Established in 1876 as Sapporo Agricultural College, Hokkaido University (北海道大学: simply called Hokudai in Japanese) lie in spacious leafy grounds…

Sapporo Factory Shopping Mall

Sapporo Factory Shopping Mall

Sapporo Factory (サッポロファクトリー : 札幌工廠購物中心) is a large-scale shopping complex on the site of former Sapporo Kaitakushi Brewery (founded in…

Sapporo Beer Museum and Beer Garden

Sapporo Beer Museum and Beer Garden

Inside the magnificent old red brick brewery, the popular Sapporo Beer Museum (サッポロビール博物館: 札幌啤酒博物館) displays the history of Sapporo Beer…