Hokkaido’s prefectural capital in the Ishikari Plain, Sapporo encompasses dramatically different features, from the cosmopolitan city center to the scenic neighborhoods. The well-laid-out city center has a lot of green oasis, new skyscrapers, Western-style historic buildings and commercial facilities, which makes a pleasant stroll.
Sapporo’s most popular sightseeing and shopping district contains the historic landmarks, art galleries, museums, department stores, modern skyscrapers, seafood markets, greenery parks and gardens.
With a dozen of family-oriented parks, excellent ski resorts, hiking trails and varied museums popping up around the city. Most attractions are easily accessible by public transport.
Jozankei & Around
Jozankei is Sapporo’s closest onsen resort in the northern part of Shikotsu-Toya National Park. The area has wonderful open-air baths, orchards and ski resorts, particularly fall foliage makes the colorful backdrop.