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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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 1988. At that time, the marsh of Moere-numa was a dreary waste disposal site, but finally it completed in 2005.…

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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 1931 that hosted the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics. The chairlift (8.30am-6pm 29 Apr-3 Nov, 9am-5pm 4 Nov-28 Apr; Closed ski…

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Maruyama Park and Hokkaido Jingu

Hugging the gentle mountains and forest, the leafy Maruyama Park has a nice shrine, zoo, baseball and ski jump stadiums. English missionary to the Ainu people John Batchelor (1855-1944) wrote ‘the most exhilarating promenade in the neighborhood of Sapporo’ in…

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