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  • Sapporo Dome
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    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.
  • Shiroi Koibito Park
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    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.
  • Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
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    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。

  • Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
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    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...

  • Moerenuma Park
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    4.5
    766 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Sapporo, Hokkaido, Higashi-ku, Moerenuma Park 1-1
    Moerenuma Park is a comprehensive park in northeast Sapporo for which globally renowned sculptor Isamu Noguchi created the basic design. Based on the concept of “the whole being a single sculpture,” it was recommended to build on a site where 2.7 million tons of waste had been put in landfill, and the park opened in 2005. Hills with geometric forms, fountains, and play equipment have been arranged in a vast site equivalent to 40 Tokyo Domes, allowing a landscape that fuses art and nature to be enjoyed. Another attraction is that seasonal pastimes can be enjoyed with cherry blossoms in the spring, water activities in the summer, autumn leaves in the fall, and cross country skiing in the winter.

    The first impression of the park from the internet was a cool looking park designed by Isamu Noguchi. Once I enter the park, I was delighted to find out that you can rent a bike to ride in the...

  • Sapporo Teine
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Teine-ku Teinehonchou 593
    Sapporo Teine is the largest leisure facility in the suburbs of Sapporo. About 40 minutes from Sapporo City center, it enjoys good access, being a mere seven minutes from the Teine Interchange on the Sapporo Expressway. The Highland Zone with an elevation of 1,023 meters is a ski resort which was also used as a competition venue at the Sapporo Olympics held in 1972. There are plenty of ski slope attractions including the Terrain Park with its dynamic atmosphere and the Kyoryu Kids Park, where powerful dinosaurs can be played with. There is also free all-day parking that can accommodate 3,000 cars.
  • Historical Village of Hokkaido
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    4.5
    478 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Atsubetsu-ku Atsubetsuchou Konopporo 50-1
    The Historical Village of Hokkaido is an outdoor museum which reproduces the frontier days of Hokkaido where you can learn about frontier history. There are four separate areas which are the Farm Village, the Sea Village, the Mountain Village and the City and you can walk through each village to experience the different atmospheres. At the Frontier Village Restaurant in the museum, you can eat the simple but delicious “Imo Mochi” and the restaurant’s original Tondenhei (Settlers’) Set Meal.

    The third time l’ve been here. A very nice and informative museum. The museum is a lot of old buildings they’ve moved here from different places in Hokkaido, and you really get to see the 150 year...

  • Takino Suzuran Hillside Governmental Park
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Takino 247
    Takino Suzuran Hillside Park is the only state-owned park in Hokkaido, with a size of about 400 hectares. The park is divided into four zones. In the central zone you can enjoy the beautiful country garden where flowers bloom throughout the seasons; in the mountain stream zone relax by the waterfalls and rivers; and in the Takino forest zones (east and west) you can take long forest walks and make use of the play equipment. Ashiribetsu Waterfall was chosen as one of the 100 must-see waterfalls in Japan. In winter it’s also possible to have a go at some tube sledding.
  • Hokkaido Bank Curling Stadium
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Toyohira-ku Tsukisamuhigashichijou 9
    The Curling Stadium, opened in September 2012, is the first public sporting facility for curling open all year round in Japan. In addition to providing opportunities for enjoying winter sports, the stadium was built to host various conventions including international competitions, and as a place for people to enjoy sport. On days when there are no competitions, sports classes such as yoga and other exercises, as well as curling can be enjoyed here. You can hire curling equipment such as shoes and sliders making it easy to have a go at this sport without the need for your own kit.
  • North Safari Sapporo
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    3.5
    130 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Toyotaki 469-1
    A safari park in Minami Ward, Sapporo City. Here you can get up close with many kinds of rare wild animals and reptiles. In the on-site Kitchen Savanna restaurant you can try some of their bizarre food such as fried geckos and fried coconut worms! They also have plenty of more usual foods on the menu so no need to worry! Opening times differ depending on the month so it’s worth checking first before you go.

    I went here because I saw on TV that a baby bear had been born. The zoo turned out to be very different from what I expected. It was interesting to see so many animals up close and even go inside...

  • Teiyamagensen Park
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Jouzankeionsenhigashi 3 (Main building of Tsukimi bridge)
  • Hokkaido Museum
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Atsubetsu-ku Atsubetsuchou Konopporo 53-2
    Also known affectionately as “Mori no Charenga,” Hokkaido Museum preserves research reports and historical materials relating to Hokkaido’s natural environment and the relationship between this environment and the people who live here, the culture of the Ainu people, the lives of the people who migrated to Hokkaido from Honshu, etc., and has displays on five key themes. To reach the Museum, take the Hokkaido Bus service to Hokkaido Kaitaku-no-mura (Historical Village of Hokkaido) from JR Shin-Sapporo Station and get off at the Hokkaido Hakubutsukan (Hokkaido Museum) bus stop; the journey from the Station takes approximately 15 minutes.
  • Sapporo Yurigahara Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Kita-ku Yurigaharakouen 210
    This extensive site of about 25.4 hectares is a flower park. Approximately 6,400 flowers and plants are grown here. The one hundred kinds of lilies, collected from all over the world, are especially superb. A train called the “Lily train” runs a 1.2 kilometer course around the garden over 12 minutes and from it you can leisurely enjoy the scenery woven by the flowers. Another popular spot is the Silo Observatory which is located in the center of the park and overlooks the garden. There are many ways to enjoy the garden such as park golf courses and a restaurant where visitors can enjoy a menu using lily bulbs.
  • Star Hall
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Kitanosawa 1956
    A dome-style theater located in an observatory on top of Mt. Moiwa. Depending on the time of day, the theater shows a 3D movie introducing the city of Sapporo or operates as a planetarium showing an original program by Ohira Tech using the company's Megastar-IIB planetarium projector. In the adjoining observatory restaurant The Jewels, you can enjoy a meal as digital art created by artists is projected on the dome ceiling; the restaurant is also available for weddings and other ceremonies.
  • Noushi Park
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Nishi-ku Hachikengojounishi 6-95-21
    This park in Sapporo was made on land from the Hokkaido Agricultural Research Department. Hammer Square lets visitors try out woodworking tools for free, there's a Mini Traffic Grid to teach about traffic safety, and in summer children can play in the water at Splash Square. This is also a lovely flower viewing spot, with sakura in spring and Japanese rowan in fall.

    西区のお花見スポットとしても有名です。 駐車場も完備されていて利用しやすい公園です。 自転車ロードがあり、休日は沢山の子供たちが元気いっぱい自転車をこいでいます。 小さい子供はよちよち歩いてると危険ですので気を付けてくださいね。 横たわったガリバーの遊具は人気なので、小さい子供はお砂場がいいと思います。 夏になると水遊びもできるそうです。

  • Sapporo Moiwayama Ski Resort
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Moiwashita 1991
    A ski resort opened in 1960 and located in Sapporo City Hokkaido. Located very close to urban Sapporo the resort is for skiers only and is the only slope in Hokkaido to prohibit snowboarding. The resort has 10 different courses and everyone from beginners to advanced skiers can have fun here. The Sapporo Moiwayama Ski Resort Festival is also held here each year and the facility is a popular destination for locals.

    This small skiresort is the place to be when the fresh snow starts to fall. Inside the resort boundaries treeskiing possibilities are numerous. Outside, using gates 6 and 10 is fabulous. Ps:bring...

  • Makomanai Park
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Makomanaikouen 3-1
    A park situated along Makomanai-dori Street in Minami Ward, Sapporo City. Facilities include the Makomanai Sekisui Heim Ice Arena and Makomanai Sekisui Heim Stadium. The park was used as the main venue for the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the skating competitions of the 1972 Sapporo Olympics. Situated along the Toyohira river, the park is naturally lush and a renowned destination for fall foliage and spring cherry blossom viewing. Visitors can also enjoy other seasonal flowers like dogtooth violets and lavender.
  • Megmilk Snow Brand Museum / Sapporo Factory
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Higashi-ku Naebocho 6-1-1
    Located a 20-minute walk from JR Naebo Station, this museum is where you can learn about the history of dairy farming and dairy industry development. The 74 cowbells hanging in the entrance lobby are impressive and can actually be rung. The museum exhibits literature that tells the history since its foundation, newspaper articles from the time and manufacturing machines. You can easily learn the steps taken by the Japanese dairy farming in chronological order. If you make a reservation, you can tour the factory and get a taste of dairy products. At Katsugen Shrine, created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the long hit product “Katsugen,” you can pray for success or to pass exams.

    we visited the factory while we were at sapporo. Basically, its only one stop away from the sapporo subway station and after alighting, got to walk for another 15 minutes to reach the factory. They...

  • Sunpiazza Aquarium
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    3.5
    62 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Atsubetsu-ku Atsubetsuchuo 2-5-7-5
    This compact urban aquarium raises around 200 species of sea creatures such as rockhopper penguin, harbor seals and Asian small-clawed otter. You are able to freely drop in and enjoy a “marine girl feeding show,” “fish circus” or “penguin guide tour.”

    It was a petite aquarium. We brought our 3 toddlers and a baby here since it was rainy day. Although the tour was very short, about 2 hours; but our kids enjoyed looking at the big octopus, the...

  • Water Park Teine Pool
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Teine-ku Maeda 1-5
    This outdoor water park located in Teine Inazumi Park is the largest in Hokkaido. The central lazy river is one-meter-deep and 250-meter- long. It has seven other pools including a waterfall with an 8.3-meter-tall and a 6.6-meter-tall straight water slides. It is a popular destination for families with children.

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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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