Enjoy Sapporo

 


There are so many reasons to enjoy Sapporo!  A short drive away from some of Japan’s snowiest ski resorts and most beautiful natural scenery, this city has everything you need to get the most out of an unforgettable holiday in Japan.

 

 

The city of Sapporo, Hokkaido. Northern Japan. Home to the best powder skiing in the World
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Sapporo city in Winter. Hokkaido Snow tours

 

Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island.  With a population of 2 million, it is blessed with incredible amounts of superbly dry powder snow every winter.  Summers are milder and less humid here than in other parts of Japan, drawing visitors from around the country and the World who enjoy the beautiful nature and outdoor activities.  The city is also famous for its amazing seafood and other local specialities.  It has a vibrant nightlife, interesting cultural sites and many other places to explore.  A visit to Sapporo is an absolute must for all snow lovers, sushi lovers and Japan lovers in general!

 

 

 

 

 

Ski

Hokkaido has deep fluffy powder snow
Hokkaido has deep fluffy powder snow
View from Sapporo Teine, with Sapporo city in the background. Ski and snowboard here for some of Hokkaido's best winter views. Join us in deep powder Japan
View from Sapporo Teine, with Sapporo city in the background

 

Sapporo is a really convenient place to base yourself to explore Hokkaido’s best ski areas.

Numerous resorts are within a short drive of the city, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds: mountain (awesome powder skiing) and city (superb dining, nightlife, shopping etc.)

Check out Why Ski in Japan? for more information on the region’s amazing skiing.  Or check out Our Ski Tours to join us in the powder snow!

 

 

 

 

 

Food

Sapporo sashimi. The best and freshest sushi in Japan.
Japan’s freshest seafood
Tasty ramen noodles, Hokkaido style. Taste the best food in Japan
Tasty ramen noodles, Hokkaido style
Tempura sushi, delicious Japanese food in Sapporo
Tempura Sushi

 

Japanese food at its best!  Sapporo has the freshest selection of sushi and sashimi (try the crab, scallop and salmon roe in particular), Hokkaido’s famous specialities ramen noodles and soup curry…  There is something for everyone in this culinary paradise.  For our “Hokkaido Food Top 5”, check out our blog entry.  And why not join one of our Sapporo City Day Tours to get a flavor of what is on offer here!

 

 

 

 

 

Social

 

Susukino, Sapporo's Entertainment District
Susukino, Sapporo’s Entertainment District
Enjoy Sapporo and meet new friends
Meet new friends!

 

Japanese ski resorts are not particularly good at apres-ski; most of them close down completely once the ski lifts stop running (the notable exception being Grand Hirafu in Niseko which is an Australian party town).  Instead, party revellers, foodies and night owls should head to Sapporo for a huge array of entertainment options.  Whether you want to eat in a traditional izakaya, relax with a fun group of locals, or party hard till dawn, Sapporo has it all.  Join our Sapporo club to enjoy some of our social events!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Culture

 

Visit the Hokkaido Shrine on our Sapporo City Day Tour. You will see the best places in Sapporo, Japan
Hokkaido Shrine
Sapporo Snow Festival
Sapporo Snow Festival

 

 

If you want to experience Japanese culture and other activities away from the ski slopes, a stay in Sapporo is a must.  Much quieter than Tokyo, Japan’s fourth largest city offers a great insight into the Japanese people and customs.  Visit the Hokkaido Shrine, check out the daily catch at the fish market, take a tour around the Sapporo Beer Factory or enjoy the regular Japanese festivals…  Click here to join one of our Sapporo City Day Tours!

 

 

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