Discover Sapporo

Sapporo is a major city where urban function and lush nature co-exist in harmony, something rarely seen in the world.

Sapporo offers abundant attractions, such as art, events, and cuisine featuring locally-sourced ingredients. And yet, at any time of the year, just a short distance from the city center, visitors can easily experience Sapporo’s vibrant nature through excursions, activities, hot spring visits, and more. The excitement of the big city comes together with the tranquility of vast nature, offering the best of both worlds.

Access

Sapporo is Hokkaido’s hub, with many other amazing destinations on the island easily accessible from it. Make Sapporo your base for exploring any number of the other beautiful places Hokkaido has to offer by bus and train. There are numerous direct flights from overseas to New Chitose Airport, which is also connected to every major city in Japan, making going to and from Sapporo comfortable and convenient.

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From New Chitose Airport to Sapporo
By JR train: 40 min.
By bus: 1 hr.

Climate

Even among Japan, Sapporo stands out for its magnificent seasonal beauty. Long winters bring about five meters of yearly snowfall, and summers are comfortable, with less humidity and cooler temperatures than other regions of Japan. In any season, Sapporo’s remarkable climate inspires visitors to enjoy the great outdoors.

In addition to Sapporo’s legacy of becoming Asia’s first city to host the Winter Olympics in 1972, due to its cool, comfortable summers, Sapporo was the venue for of the Olympic marathon and race walking events for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

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Sapporo Experiences

Modern City

The fifth largest city in Japan and the largest city north of Tokyo, Sapporo is a vibrant urban center filled to the brim with gourmet restaurants using local ingredients, every kind of shopping imaginable, cultural institutions, and a vibrant nightlife. Spend your day in the excitement of Sapporo’s downtown area, or take in the city for a while before or after your nearby outdoor adventures.

NATURE

While a very short trip from the city center, Sapporo’s mountains feature abundant nature untouched by human hands, and are easily accessed for hiking.

Art

Sapporo’s wonderful art scene seamlessly blends with the natural environment. Stroll through bountiful greenery as you explore sculptures and other works by artists from throughout Japan and around the world. The outdoor environment creates a remarkable ambience to experience art.

Cuisine

Surrounded by three different ocean currents, Hokkaido’s expansive plains are home to vast farm and pasture land. The abundant supply of marine, agricultural, and dairy products creates a veritable treasure trove of cuisine. Hokkaido’s finest ingredients come together in the capital of Sapporo, allowing visitors to enjoy the unique regional cuisines from around Hokkaido.
Sapporo itself is the place of origin of a number of dishes and culinary culture which are now beloved throughout Japan, and is renowned nationwide for the quality of its local cuisine.

Snow Activities

Wrapped in pure white snow, Sapporo is a true winter wonderland. Cold air currents from Siberia cross the Sea of Japan, depositing large quantities of premium powder snow throughout Hokkaido, captivating skiers, snowboarders, and winter sports enthusiasts from the world over. The city is home to a number of ski areas, offering rewarding experiences and activities to beginners and experts alike. The nearby city center is another major attraction, offering a rich variety of après-ski opportunities.

Jozankei Hot Spring
Resort Area

Wrapped in pure white snow, Sapporo is a true winter wonderland. Cold air currents from Siberia cross the Sea of Japan, depositing large quantities of premium powder snow throughout Hokkaido, captivating skiers, snowboarders, and winter sports enthusiasts from the world over. The city is home to a number of ski areas, offering rewarding experiences and activities to beginners and experts alike. The nearby city center is another major attraction, offering a rich variety of après-ski opportunities.

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