Sapporo City Sightseeing
||This is an oasis in the city center and extends
1.5km east-west. Decorated with fountains,
sculptures and flower beds, the park serves
as a site for the Snow Festival in February,
the Lilac Festival in May, the Yosakoi Soran
Festival in June, the Beer Garden and summer
festival in summer, the White Illumination
in winter and various other events.
|Sapporo TV Tower
||This prominent land mark in Odori Park provides
good view of Sapporo from its 90m-high viewing
1 minutes walk
from Odori station.
||This is the symbol of Sapporo, was constructed
in 1878 as a drill hall of Sapporo Agricultural
3 minutes walk from Odori Park
||Opened in March 2003, the view from JR Tower's
160m high Observatory "Tower 38"
Connected with JR Sapporo Station
||Run by Hokkaido Univ., has more than 5,000
varieties of Hokkaido's flora on 14 hectares,
and provides a relaxing spot.
There is a small Ainu (the indigenous population
of Hokkaido) Museum with a good collection
of tools, clothing, household utensils and
10 minutes walk from southwest of JR Sapporo
||Looks rather dull by day, but comes to life
at night. There are some very good restaurants,
discos and shot bars in the area.
Between the south 4 and south 9 blocks around
|Ramen Yokocho (Alley)
||An alleyway crammed with some two dozen ramen
noodle shops. Sapporo is famous for Miso
1 minutes walk from Susukino station.
||531 meters above sea level.
The small mountain is covered with virgin
forest of a wide variety (450 species) of
trees and plants. A five minutes ride on
a large gondola and three minutes aerial
lift will bring you a great view of Sapporo.
11 minutes by bus from Maruyama Koen station.(Tozai
Then 4 minutes
walk to the Ropeway station.
|Historical Village of Hokkaido
||This impressive museum, laid out across a
spacious park, gathers together some sixty
buildings constructed around Hokkaido between
the mid 19th and 20th centuries. To cover
the whole site will take you a good one day.
15 minutes by bus from Shin-Sapporo station.
|Sapporo Art Park
||There are a sculpture garden and some studios
for craft, glass & ceramics, wood crafts
etc. on a 40Ha hill.
Some workshops are available.
13 minutes by bus from Makomanai station.(Nanboku
|Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium
& Sapporo winter sports museum
||Large hill events of the Sapporo winter Olympics
took place this stadium.
Enjoy views of Sapporo and Ishikari Plain
from 300m-high observation lounge.
Try ski jump simulator or test your skills
as an ice hock goalkeeper etc. in a museum
beside the jump stadium.
15 minutes by bus from Maruyama Koen station.(Tozai
||Popular hot spring resort among Sapporo citizens
& tourists. Find some Kappa (water sprite)
statues! They are considered guardian deities
of the area.
70 minutes by bus from Sapporo station.
|Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort
||Big Ski area in Sapporo.Enjoy powder snow
There is a
reasonable one day tour. (incl.
one day lift ticket and rental
ski or snow
90 minutes by bus from Sapporo station.
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Area official website
Recommended Day Trip from Sapporo
( Prices are for one way only)
||A granite path with gas lamps along the Otaru
Canal, which runs east to west close to the
harbor area - is very romantic at dusk.
Famous for glassblowing, Sushi, and fresh
(by train) JR rapid 33min./\620
(by bus) 60 min./\590
||Japan's second deepest lake. It's a caldera
lake surrounded by several volcanoes.
Enjoy hot springs, boat excursions, and nature
trail during summer.
(by train & bus) JR rapid 30 min./\810
& Bus 40 min./\800
||Large and attractive lake in Shikotu-Toya
Enjoy hot springs with beautiful scenery
of the lake.
(by train & bus) JR Limited Express 2h20min./\5760
& Bus 20min./\320
(by bus) 2h40min./\2700
||One of Japan's most famous ski resorts with
excellent facilities for powder skiing.
Famous for lavender fields during summer.
(by train) JR Limited Express 1h30min./\4680
& Local 1h10min./\1230
(by bus) 1h50min./\2100
||Town of hills Great scenery of potato, wheat
and beet field look like a patchwork.
(by train) JR Limited Express 1h30min./\4680
& Local 30min./530
(by bus & train) bus 2h30min./\2000 &
Local train 30min./\530
||One of Hokkaido's prime ski resorts during
winter, and a hiking base during summer &
Numerous hot springs in the area are also
To Kucchan station
(by train) JR rapid 2h10min./\1790
(by bus) 2h30min./\1700
To Niseko station
(by train) JR rapid 2h30min./\2100
(by bus) 3h10min./\2100
-- Nisko Hirafu
This is a reasonable one day ski tour from
4,900 yen for 1 person.
JR train &
Bus, one day
ski or snow board
||One of Japan's leading hot spring resorts
Jigokudani(Hell Valley) from which hot water
and volcanic gasses gush out, is a popular
(by train & bus) JR Limited Express 70min./\4360
& Bus 15min./\330
(by bus) 2h40min./\1900
||Port city with something of an historical
heritage, such as Goryo-Kaku fort.
Don't miss the night view from summit of
Mt. Hakodate, and Asa-Ichi(the mooring market)
(by train) JR Limited Express 3h30min./\8590
(by bus) 4h50min./\4680