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  • Sapporo Dome
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Toyohira-ku Hitsujigaoka 1
    Sapporo Dome is located in the southeast of the city and is Sapporo’s largest all-weather indoor dome. It is one of a few stadiums in the world that are home to two professional teams in soccer and baseball, which are Consadole Sapporo and the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. It is widely used as a transmission point for sports and entertainment, holding global sporting competitions and large-scale concerts with more than 50,000 people. There are also dome tours that allow you to see behind the scenes.
  • Asahiyama Zoo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Higashiasahikawachou Kuranuma
    Asahiyama Zoo is a zoo in Asahikawa City. The exhibits allow you to see the expressions of the animals close up and include the penguin enclosure where you can see the penguins swimming as if they are flying through the air from an underwater tunnel that gives a 360° view (at the Penguin Building), the polar bear enclosure where the 300kg giants swim around energetically (at the Polar Bear Building), the seal enclosure where you can watch the distinctive swimming of seals (at the Seal Building), and the beasts of prey enclosure where you can see tigers, lions, leopards and other from various angles (at the Beast Building). The penguin walk held outside in the snow season is also popular.
  • Sapporo Factory
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitanijouhigashi 4
    The Sapporo Factory has about 160 shops and facilities, which include a shopping center and all-weather entertainment. It was built on the site of the Kaitakushi Beer Brewery, which was the predecessor of Sapporo Beer, and used the red bricks from the building creating a historical feel. With limited edition items and one-of-a-kind stores, it is recommended for souvenir buying. There are also lots of ways to have fun, including a lush indoor garden, a cinema complex, and a beer hall.
  • Hokkaido Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Miyagaoka 474
    Hokkaido Shrine is located about 15 minutes’ walk from Maruyama Koen Station on the Tozai Line. It was erected to worship the three deities of reclamation: Okunitama no kami, the deity of reclamation and development, Onamuchi no kami, and Sukunabikona no kami. In 1955, the Meiji Emperor, who adopted Western culture and built the foundations of Japan, was newly enshrined. Hokkaido Shrine is also known as a famous place for cherry blossoms in the spring and is popular among the local people.
  • Noboribetsu hot spring
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Noboribetsushi Noboribetsuonsenchou
    This onsen, which is consistently ranked at the top of Japan's Top 100 Onsen each year, is in the tourist onsen area called Jigokudani Valley, and is known as the Onsen Department Store for its nine different kinds of hot spring waters. In addition to the onsen of Jigokudani, there is also the Noboribetsu Bear Ranch nearby.
  • Shiroi Koibito Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Nishi-ku Miyanosawanijou 2-11-36
    Shiroi Koibito Park is a theme park where you can tour the production plant for Shiroi Koibito, a well-known confectionary that is symbolic of Sapporo (an entry fee is charged). There are also hands on activities such as a course in drawing pictures on the Shiroi Koibito, which can be enjoyed by children and adults. The Shiroi Koibito Park is packed full of areas where you can experience things first hand such as a lounge where you can enjoy the sweets in a space surrounded by English antiques as well as a candy lab where you can watch demonstrations by candy craftsmen. There is also a beautiful rose garden which presents different aspects in summer and winter.
  • Odori Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Odorinishi 1 from 12-chome
    Odori Park is a unique park located in the center of Sapporo City running about 1.5 kilometers from Odorinishi 1-chome to Odorinishi 12-chome. It also forms a base point that divides the city into north and south. In addition to the beautiful flowerbeds and lawns, as many as 4,700 trees from 92 species are spread about inside the park, and their changing appearance can be enjoyed through the four seasons. Odori Park is also a venue for the Lilac Festival, YOSAKOI Soran Festival, and Sapporo Snow Festival, and is popular as a place where many Sapporo locals and tourists gather for recreation as well.
  • Mitsui Outlet Park Sapporo Kitahiroshima
    Shopping
    Hokkaido Kitahiroshimashi Omagarisaiwaichou 3-7-6
    This is a large indoor outlet mall in Kitahiroshima City, Hokkaido. The facility has over 180 shops, selling not only fashion and household goods, but also local Hokkaido specialty souvenirs. There's also an enormous food court. The Elfin Court also hosts flea markets and other events, making it quite popular for family trips.
  • Goryokaku Tower
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    1899 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Goryoukakuchou 43-9
    The Goryokaku Tower is an observation tower located near the entrance of the Goryokaku Park, and the current tower is the second one to be built here. You can see almost all of Goryokaku from the observation floor, which is at a height of 107 meters. Inside the tower, a special display allows you to learn about the history of Goryokaku. In addition, there is the “see-through floor,” where you can see directly below you through a tempered glass floor as well as a shop where you can buy original Goryokaku goods. The bronze statue of Toshizo Hijikata, who came from Goryokaku is also not to be missed.

    We caught a tram to a stop close to this tower. You get wonderful views of the area, especially the star-shaped Fort. It is interesting to read about the history of the area. We had an enjoyable...

  • Sapporo Beer Garden
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Higashi-ku Kitashichijouhigashi 9-2-10
    Sapporo Beer Garden is a complex of restaurants located to the east of Sapporo Station. There are five restaurants full of individuality with different tastes and atmospheres on the site where a historic red brick building stands. Among them, Kessel Hall has an enormous beer brewing cauldron (kessel) made in 1912, and you can enjoy draught beer directly from the brewery and “Genghis Khan” cuisine in a large space like a beer hall. In the Garden Grill, there is a fully private room complete with an exclusive terrace where you can relax and enjoy the private space.
  • Otaru Canal
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Otarushi Minatomachi
    Otaru Port played an important role as a gateway in the development of Hokkaido. During the late Taisho period small boats called “barges” were used to unload ships, but as the amount of cargo increased, the “Otaru Canal” was constructed so the barges could enter the warehouses directly. There are 63 gas lamps along the cobbled pathway and at night the lights create a nostalgic atmosphere. The warehouses along the canal are wooden frame and stone constructions kept in their original state, currently used as restaurants, etc.
  • Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena
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    17 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Makomanaikouen 1-1
    A multipurpose facility located in Sapporo City. The stadium has ice hockey, figure skating, and other competitive sport rinks and courts. The facility also has an adjoining gymnasium where badminton and table tennis games are held. The arena is also used for sports classes and as a concert venue. Some of the arena's facilities are only available for use in summer or winter.

    札幌市街地からは少し離れています。私はタクシーで行きましたが、真駒内駅からバスでも行けるようです。ライブなどで大人数が来る日は臨時バスも出ているようですので、調べてから行くことをおすすめします。

  • Hokkaido University
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Kita-ku Kitahachijounishi 5
    Hokkaido University, which first opened as Sapporo Agriculture College in 1876. After that, it has made a great contribution not only to agriculture, but also to the development of Hokkaido. The words Professor Clark left for his students on his departure from Sapporo “Boys be ambitious!” remain as the university’s motto today. The university grounds are enormous, the Sapporo campus being approximately 1.77 million square meters, which is the size of 38 Tokyo Dome baseball stadiums. Walking around the nature-filled campus with its avenues lined with poplars and elm forests is an enjoyable experience.
  • Cape Soya
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Wakkanaishi Souyamisaki
    "There is monument featuring a motif of the North Star, indicating the north latitude of 45° 31' 22"", and the northernmost point of Japan located at the northern tip of Hokkaido main island in Wakkanai City. There also stands a statue of Rinzo Mamiya who discovered the Mamiya Strait. Looking straight out over the ocean you can see the outline of Sakahlin 43 kilometers away, and you can feel that you are indeed at the northernmost point of Hokkaido. "
  • Nijo Fish Market
    Shopping
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamisanjouhigashi 1 from 2-chome
    The fish market is located in the center of Sapporo. With a continuous history since the Meiji period, it is still popular among locals as a kitchen. There are about 50 shops offering a wide range of goods, including fruit and souvenirs in addition to fresh seafood. The free samples that can be eaten at the shops are also fun. In the surrounding area, there are old-fashioned shops as well as new cafes and Italian and other stores, making it popular as a lively gourmet food spot.
  • Sapporo TV Tower
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Odorinishi 1
    Built in the eastern end of Odori Park, this television tower has a height of 147.2 meters. It was constructed when television broadcasting first began in Sapporo. Now it is popular as a view spot that affords a 360° view of Sapporo’s urban area. One can appreciate the scenery of Sapporo’s four seasons including the abundant greenery of Odori Park, the YOSAKOI Soran Festival, and the Sapporo Snow Festival from the observatory that is 90.38 meters from the ground below. Inside the tower is a restaurant and shop selling merchandise for the television tower’s character, Terebi Otosan (TV Dad).
  • Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort
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    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Jouzankei 937 ahead
    This ski resort is in Sapporo's Minami Ward. The expansive resort has seven slopes for everyone from beginners to experts. There are also snowboard courses and children's slopes so snowboarders and family groups are also welcome. They also offer clothing and other rentals as well as ski-related goods for sale.

    国際スキー場センターハウス内には1階に、テイクアウトショップ「エルム」、ラーメンの「アウル」、2階には、ピザ専門の「ウッドペッカー」、ビーフシチューやハンバーグセット、カツとじ定食などの「スカーレル」、ラーメンやカレー、ソフトクリームの「ラビット」などの飲食店が入っています。 それぞれ、エリアも会計も別々になっています。 私たちは、「スカーレル」で食事をして、食後のコーヒー、デザートなどを「ラビッ...

  • Sapporo Maruyama Zoo
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Miyagaoka 3-1
    Sapporo Maruyama Zoo is located around 15 minutes’ drive from JR Sapporo Station, and around 7 minutes’ journey on the shuttle bus service from Maruyama Koen Station on the Sapporo Subway’s Tozai Line. The philosophy behind the development of the Zoo was to create linkages between people, animals and the environment, and this is reflected in programs to help people learn about the importance of animal life and the environment, experiential activities at the Zoo’s animal hospital, and tours of the Zoo led by volunteer guides. The Zoo has more than 150 different mammal and reptile species.
  • Rusutsu Resort
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Abutagunrusutsumura Izumikawa 13
    A resort in Rusutsu Village. Rusutsu Resort boasts an array of facilities and offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy year-round, including an amusement park and golf course in summer and a ski area in winter. The resort was used for the international media center during the G8 Toyako Hokkaido Summit in 2008. The resort's amusement park was ranked as one of the best in Japan in a 2015 theme park list. Rusutsu Resort has also been introduced as one of the best resorts in the world in international travel magazines.
  • Jozankei hot spring
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    175 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Jouzankei Hot spring
    This valley is in Sapporo's Minami Ward. In addition to Jozankei hot springs there are also tourist attractions like Hoheikyo Onsen, Jozankei Dam, and Hoheikyo Dam. It's also a great place to enjoy the fresh green of spring and autumn leaves. Many visitors come for walks on the walking paths along the valley.

    Visited on 2 Dec 2018. Travelled 70 mins by bus from Sapporo. Quiet and no crowd when we were there. There is a free foot bath which you can try. It is not a big place. You can spend a couple of...

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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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