Sapporo is situated at the scenic northernmost main island of Japan
It is the heart of Hokkaido that famous for beer, skiing, and lovely views
Visiting Sapporo during winter for Snow Festival is a must for a first-time travelers
Enjoy the scenery of scenic streetscape from the view at Otaru Canal. It is situated around 38 km away from Sapporo. In the late 19th century, this city used to be a port town. So you will see old warehouse buildings renovated as restaurants, shops, or museums.
The heart of Hokkaido is Sapporo which known to have best beer in Japan. Touring Sapporo Beer Museum can be a great alternative when visiting the downtown area.
Sapporo is a shopper's paradise. There are 11 famous shopping spots there. Find the most superb shopping mall in Sapporo Stellar Place. If you can't go further, ESTA, a shopping mall can be an alternative for its direct access to Sapporo Station.
Sapporo is a foodie paradise. The best dishes in Sapporo are King Crab (Tarabagani), Snow Crab (Zuwaigani) and Hairy crab (Kegani). Basically, it is best to taste seafood in winter. For a note, Sapporo beer is a must while enjoying seafood in Sapporo.
Sapporo is an modern city with its city cultures but still adheres to its Japanese roots.
Sapporo is most popular with its outdoor snow activities, like skiing and snowboarding. Thus, the most popular time to visit is in winter season. It's best from December to February. You can visit the Sapporo Snow Festival in Odori Park around the time.
If you are going to travel Hokkaido by train, you should book Mitsui Garden Hotel Sapporo since it's only 5 minutes away from Sapporo Station. The Mitsui Garden Hotel offers comfortable accommodation and amenities for the visitors. The hotel also has the much needed public bath for guests to relax their bodies after a long journey exploring Hokkaido. But, if you visit Sapporo for Snow Festival, Hotel Resol Trinity Sapporo is a better choice as the hotel faces directly at the festival venue (Odori Park).
Japan is known as home for sushi. You can't miss sushi when you are in Japan. In Sapporo, enjoy the best quality of sushi in Hanamaru Sushi Restaurant. In winter, Sapporo has the best ramen to enjoy in dreary weather like snow. Ramen Kyowakaku is one of the best ramens in the whole region.
Tsubaki Sunset Cafe offers a cliff-edge view facing the sea. Relax while having delicious ginger tea or coffee. The scenery is wide open to be seen through their window. For coffee addicts, Baristart Coffee is a must to try. Enjoy a cup of coffee while relaxing in the view of Hokkaido.
To the nightlife lovers who find a foreigner-friendly club in Sapporo, the Club Booty night club is the answer. If you want to enjoy a beer with a different atmosphere, Sapporo Beer Garden is the place to enjoy a beer with all you can eat buffet. This place is famous as the Genghis Khan in Sapporo.
Explore the historic views in Hakodate port. Take early morning 6/7am train from Sapporo to Hakodate. The memories of historic events still hang all over the sides. But if you are in search of nature, Noboribetsu is a great place for you who want to relax with at a natural hot spring foot bath!
Moerenuma Park, a unique designed and very wide park in Sapporo will fill your Instagram post with its attractive green spaces. The park is filled with great view spots of man made features for your photo stocks. The other placer to visit for its Instagramable spots is Farm Tomita. With the farm view, it will be a beautiful background for your Instagram post.