Is your family coming along with you to Sapporo-Shi? Relax! There are so many family friendly attractions to visit, everyone from your kids to your wife will thoroughly enjoy it. A variety of things to do in Sapporo-Shi, the city has something or the other to offer everyone and can be explored in a couple of days. Here is an exhaustive list of some of the best things to do in Sapporo-Shi.
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6 Chome Odorinishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture 060-0042, Japan
09:00 am - 10:00 pm
Constructed in 1871, the Odori park is located to the center of the city and covers 1.5 kilometers from east to west- dividing the city in the northern administrative part and the southern commercial and residential part.
92 species of trees including varieties of lilac.
Several modern fountains
Slide designed by Isamu Noguchi.
The park itself is a popular spot to simply get some green therapy and take some time off from the hectic urban life. The place is a must-visit during festivals like the Snow festival and the Sapporo Beer festival when the locals and tourists are present to witness the grandeur and fun side of Sapporo.
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Sapporo, Hakkido, Japan
A huge underground place which is an escape during the winters gives you easy access to a sea of malls and shops, subway stations and the famous Odori park. You can explore the local food served at many of the underground restaurants and eateries or simply get some retail therapy as you hop from station to station.
The place is also one of the most loved hangout spots for people of all ages.
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2-1-1 Kita 1 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture 060-0001, Japan
08:45 am - 05:10 pm
Built in 1878, the Clock Tower was originally built for military drills for the Sapporo Agricultural College. The first floor rooms were used as lecture rooms, exhibition halls and laboratories for the college.
Today, the classic building still remains one of the oldest structures in Sapporo and is loved for its old-world charm, classic functioning clock and simple architecture.
Do visit the place during evenings (especially in winter season when the clock is lit up while the building is covered in snow).
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6 Chome Kita 3 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture 060-0003, Japan
08:40 am - 06:00 pm
The former Government Office’s red Building was built in the 1880s and houses a museum shop, the tourist information center, a conference hall, library and exhibition halls which themselves display some of the best architectural pieces you will see in Sapporo.
Drop by at the place to see the city’s history etched it the magnificent building and the innumerable historical artifacts it holds. The buildings adjoining the garden and the pond are great for a small walk as well.
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The red-light district of Sapporo city is located to a rough area which is filled with restaurants, adult entertainment business and a flood of neon lights which make the street come to life after dark. The place also has a few shops where you can buy clothes and accessories.
If you want to explore the erotic side of Sapporo or simply want to enjoy its vibrant nightlife, take a few hours to visit the place.
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5 Chome Kita 8 Jonishi, Kita Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture 060-0808, Japan
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
A beautiful campus which boasts of some of the best gardens and historical buildings, makes the Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus a good place to stroll around and take in its Ginkgo tree-lined streets which change their color during autumn season.
The highlight remains the historical buildings spread throughout the campus.
Tourist also have access to the souvenir shops of the university and its canteen to grab a bite while you are here.
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1274 Miyanomori, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture 064-0958, Japan
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Mt. Okura Observatory offers a rare view of the city. Hop on a chairlift and reach the top of the mountain and in winters, if you are game for it, ski at its Ski Jump Stadium and visit the nearby Sapporo Winter stadium to call it a complete day!
The highlights include:
Observation Deck which offers a panoramic view of the city.
There is also a dining area where you can treat yourself to delicious Mangolean barbeque dishes among other musts!
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Sapporo, Chūō-ku, Hokkaido 060-0042, Japan
09:00 am - 10:00 pm
Located close to the Odori Park, the Sapporo TV tower was built in the 1950s and offers a pristine view of the city. The tower is about 90 meters tall and on a clear day you can see as far as the Sea of Japan.
During your stay in Sapporo, do visit the tower to escape from the crowded spaces and see the bustling life of the city from a bird’s eye view!
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5 Chome-3-7 Fushimi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture 064-0942, Japan
Mount Moiwa is a popular haunt to see the city lights shape the beautiful landscape of Sapporo after dark.
If you are not a great fan of clubbing or pubbing, take some time out to visit the mountains observation deck through the beautiful Ropeway which operates from the base of the mountain to the mini-cable car stop. The mini- cable car takes you to the sensational view of the city.
The place also has a planetarium, a restaurant and a theatre if you want to make a day trip out of the visit.
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2 Chome-5 Kita 5 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Located on the 38th floor of the JR station, the Observatory is one of the best ways to see the city lights after sunset. The deck overlooks the city center and is loved for its bird’s eye view of the city and the distant horizon.
The JR station itself has a Ramen restaurant on the 10th floor which offers scrumptious meals with the view. Many nearby shops make sure to cater to your shopaholic needs when you visit the observation deck.
Do carry a camera for this one to capture the electrifying sight!
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1-1 Moerenuma Koen, Higashi-ku, Sapporo 007-0011, Hokkaido
07:00 am - 10:00 pm
If art and nature could be merged seamlessly, it would be at the Moerenuma Park. The park is designed by Isami Noguchi is one of the best landscape projects you will come across while in Sapporo. The park is known for its aesthetic modern fountains, geometric additions to its greenery, the iconic cherry blossoms which embellish the park during spring and the winter wonderland which it turns into for skiers and snow-sport addicts!
The place is ideal for people of all ages and is a must during your sojourn in Sapporo.
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474 Miyagaoka, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-city, Hokkaido
07:00 am - 04:00 pm
The Hokkaido Shrine is perfect to take a step closer to the spiritual side of Sapporo. The beautiful shrine was built in 1869 and is a highlight during the Sapporo Matsuri Festival held in June. The minimalistic architecture of the shrine and its traditional design are akin to travelling back in time.
The nearby greenery is loved for bird-watching and simply enjoying the calm ambience of the place. Watching the cherry blossoms here in spring is an absolute must while its snow covered terrain during winters is just as charming!
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Yubinbango 064-0959 Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi Miya~keoka, Japan
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Maruyama Zoo is simply where the fauna from all over the world is placed lovingly in Sapporo. The Zoo is home to Polar Bears, Squirrel Monkeys, Giraffes Hippopotamus, Reptiles, raptors among other animals and also has special museums for tropical animals, apes and kangaroos.
If you are travelling with children, the place will keep your tiny tots busy with educational tours with trained care takers and after a long day you can grab a quick bite at the Zoo’s Cafeteria and explore its gift shop.
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1 Hitsujigaoka, Toyohira Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture 062-0045, Japan
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
One of the most popular tourist attractions, the Sapporo Dome is celebrated for its high technology details and for also hosting the iconic FIFA World Cup in 2002.
The place offers regular tours which give you a curious peak into the stadiums dressing rooms and even play for a short time on its legendary grounds. If you are a football fan, watch a football match here with its homegrown team.
The place also has a restaurant and a children’s play area.
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Japan, 〒065-8633 Hokkaido Prefecture, Sapporo, Higashi-ku, Kita 7 Jōhigashi, 9
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
The Sapporo Beer Museum is every beer lover’s paradise with crafted beers being their highlight. The tour of the place is free and will take you around the process of brewing beer, its various types and induced flavors. Taste from its old beers which date back to manufacturing since the 1870’s!
After the tour, you can pay a visit to the Beer tasting room and if you feel like, buy your favorites to have a sip of the Sapporo goodness later!
An in-house restaurant also offers some staples which complement the beer flavors.