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Sapporo is Japan's fifth largest city and the capital city of Hokkaido, the northernmost island state of the country. From a population of 7 in 1857 to over 2 million people today, being the youngest of Japan's major cities, Sapporo has undergone great development to become a dynamic urban centre. Sapporo gained worldwide recognition when it hosted the Winter Olympic Games back in 1972. Beyond that, the city is also well known for a lot of things including its beer, ramen and snow festival.


Where to go in Sapporo

Sapporo is a city bursting with attractions and there's something for everyone to see and do within the city.


Sapporo Beer Museum : Sapporo is most popular for its eponymous beer -Sapporo beer, one of the oldest and probably best known beer brand in Japan. The Museum was first opened in 1987 and you can take a guided tour of the museum for an in-depth knowledge of Japan's beer brewing history after which you can engage in beer tasting sessions for fun.


The Clock Tower: Constructed in 1878 for Sapporo Agricultural College now Hokkaido University, the clock tower has gradually become the symbol of Sapporo. Explore around the tower and enjoy exhibitions about the building and Sapporo's history.


Odori Park : Odori Park is Sapporo's most famous park for a number of reasons including being the spot for the annual Sapporo Snow festival. The strategic positioning of the park separates the city into north and south stretching over 15 city blocks across Sapporo. Filled with beautiful flowers and trees, the park is a site to behold in warmer months.


Sapporo TV Tower : Just below 150 metres in height, the tower is Sapporo's version of the famous Eiffel tower in Paris. The observation deck is at 90 metres from where you can soak in a spectacular aerial view of the city. The tower is illuminated at night and if you visit then, nothing would stand out as a more remarkable sight.


Hokkaido University Botanic Garden: Opened in 1886, the botanical garden comprises 2 rock gardens, a greenhouse, a museum and several small flower gardens. However, in winter, only the museum and greenhouse are accessible to the public. It is most commonly used for scientific and educational purposes. Still, the scenic gardens with its walking trails and beautiful lawns create a pleasant family friendly recreational space you can relax in.

Where to eat in Sapporo

The most famous local Sapporo meal is most likely miso ramen, a noodle dish with miso paste added to the stock, perfect for cold winter days. Seafood like hairy crab and sushi are also remarkably popular among the residents. If you are looking to try out the ramen, visit Aji No Tokeidai, Menya Saimi and Ramen Yokocho. These are the most popular ramen noodle restaurants in the city and they offer a wide variety of ramen dishes other than miso ramen such as scallop ramen, crab ramen and bata-kon ramen (butter and corn ramen).


The Sapporo Beer Garden, Beer Museum consists of a few restaurants most of which come with atmospheric and lively beer halls. Try out the Garden Grill restaurant if you're down for a beer drinking session and a mutton barbeque. No visit to Japan is complete without a taste of sushi and Sushi-no-uo-masa is where you can have some of the best sushi in the city. Kani-honke is your go to restaurant for everything seafood and Daruma is one of the stand out barbecue joints in all of Sapporo.


Where to stay in Sapporo


If you're visiting Sapporo, picking a nice should be the least of your worries. offers a list of 311 hotels with 36225 of genuine reviews. From budget hotels to mid-range hotels to luxury hotels, there is a wide assortment of hotels to choose from. Some of the best hotels you would within the city are Premier Hotel, Tsubaki, Sapporo Grand Hotel, Grand Park Otaru, Hotel Emisia Sapporo, Nakamuraya Ryokan. There are more than enough worthwhile attractions to keep you in Sapporo for days in addition to its youthful and open atmosphere.


The summer months are the most convenient period for tourists. However, the annual Sapporo Snow festival, one of Sapporo's most popular festivals holds in February during the winter. So plan your visit to coincide with whatever season you prefer and you can be rest assured you'll have the time of your life. What are you waiting for? Book your hotels via and enjoy discounts as using our promo code now!

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