Category: Sapporo & Around

Shinshinotsu Onsen and Ice Fishing

Ishikari Region’s smallest agricultural village of Shinshinotsu (新篠津村) is ideal for rural driving and family vacation. You can enjoy camping and getting into hot water around the pretty lake. Shinotsu-ko (しのつ湖) The crescent-shaped lake Shinotsu-ko is the village’s big attraction.…

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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 hillside area has flower gardens (tulip, lily, lavender and cosmos), adventure playgrounds, park golf courses, waterfalls, walking and cycle paths…

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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 is open-air Sapporo Sculpture Garden (9.45am-5pm late Apr-early Nov; ¥700) with 74 unique works by Japanese famous artists and Norway’s…

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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 (札幌ドーム) is the home of baseball team Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters (will be relocated to Kitahiroshima in 2023) and J-league…

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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 good views of the mountains and starry sky. Indian cuisine is speciality of this place. It is also offering canoeing…

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