Stayed in the area of Susukino with lots of shopping and dining restaurants ! Good food and there is a shop called Tokyu Hands where we met a nice chinsee Japanese speaking salesman by the name of YANG , who was very helpful in helping us in our shopping and handling matters related to Tokyu Hands.
Market nearby had very fresh sea food and lots of eateries . However, we noted that the local people in Sapporo were rather rude , impatient and not helpful at all . Encountered an unpleasant stoned faced receptionist at our Dormy Inn hotel who refused to help , at the market the stall keepers were just interested in making their sales and brushed you off when you questioned them ! Only interested in finishing whatever and off you go type !
The Mecure Hotel is in a good location to experience the Sapporo Ice Festival. It is very close to Susikino where the ice sculptures are and a few blocks from Odori Park where most of the festivities take place.
The rooms are a reasonable size by Japanese standards and the fit outs are tasteful
there's a lot of day trips available in sapporo. most things are quite spread out. if u want to visit all the main areas comfortable and add in 2-3 days of sking, then u'll most likely need about 7-10 days.
This is the great city for sightseeing, hot spring and great seafood. We were there in mid July. The temperature was bit hot on the first day but the rest of the trip was between 16-22 degree Celsius.
Highly recommend for family relaxation on Onsen, Japanese hot spring at Noboribetsu.
It's small compared to Tokyo or Osaka, and definitely much more spaced out. In terms of shopping in the major shopping arcades, there really isn't much difference from one Daimaru or Parco to the other.
Away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, this place is perfect if you want somewhere quiet and yet still considered "city living". Costs of most things are also lower (compared to Tokyo, apart from fixed price items like that of department stores), and food is generally very fresh! I only had 1 day which I felt was too short - I think 3 days would be just right. Weather is also especially nice in summer, since it's in the northernmost part of Japan. Where it gets to 35°C in Tokyo, here it rarely goes above 25°C in summer!
Sapporo is a very small city (I mean the Tourist part). You can go to most of the touristic places within the 3 stations of Namboku Line (Sapporo, Odori and Susukino stations).
You can also walk from one end of Sapporo station to the end of Susukino, either above ground or in the underground. It is all linked and very convenient. I would put Sapporo station area as Food/Shopping/Trains - this is where JR line is, which you can take the JR trains to the other cities or the local train to the near by cities/sites. The Odori station area is more for touristy things - the famous Clock Tower, TV Tower, Odori Park and more shopping places can be found here. The Susukino station area is more for food and entertainment. It comes alive at night. You can also find the famous "Ramen Street" tucked in one side. There about 12 - 15 Ramen small shops for you to eat at. If not, there are a lot of restaurants to choose from.
There are many interesting shops which I think are cheaper than Tokyo. The people are also generally friendlier & this place is less crowded compared to Tokyo.
Central Sapporo is only about 3 stations. If you walk along the Namboku line, the Sapporo and Susukino stations marked the ends of the Central Sapporo area.
The popular tourist sites: JR Tower Observation, TV Tower, Clock Tower, Odori Park, Underground arcades are all within walking distance. Only Mount Moiwa, Sapporo Beer Museum.Garden, Sapporo Factory needs a longer transport. Most importantly, you can use your PASMO pass for local trains and metro.
This is a good town to visit if you have children. There are lots to do here. You can visit the chocolate factory, the wine factory and cultured temples.
It is not far to travel to other town nearby like Otaru. I think that it is a must to visit and kids will enjoy and so would adults. Food in Sapporo is great if you love seafood. The local beer is also not to be missed. You need about 5 days to explore around Sapporo, a great town to visit.
Sapporo is a place to visit definitely, but should be here in winter time I reckon. We went there on the summer season and there's not much happening.
Not many activities to do except shopping and dining.
Sapporo is a small town with one main street for sightseeing and shopping. The distance from Sapporo station to Suskino is only 30 minutes walk.
Its a very nice city, and surrounded by many sattelite city that you can go to like Furano, Otaru, Hakodate, Asahikawa, Tomakomai, and Chitose
Sapporo is good place to stay but can try to stay other place with 2 night 2 night so don need to travel back to hotel in the night time
The food is good, and the people are nice. It's not easy to drive around the Sapporo station area for the foreigner due to heavy traffic.
We recommend staying 3 night at Sapporo city, 1 night at Otaru (visit ski resort), 1 night at Hakodate and 1 night at Chitose.
Sapporo is a good stop over city if you want to see the other cities in Hokkaido. I went to Otaku and Norobeitsu from Sapporo.
It is a very tourist friendly city. If you are flying domestic, the New Chitose Airport's departure terminal is a huge shopping for must buys before you leave Hokkaido.
Great city with lots of shopping and dining to choose from. Locals are friendly and helpful too if you ask them questions
Great place to visit. Plenty of great food at reasonable prices. Plenty of shopping. Night life can be fun and relaxing.
It is easy to get around! Very friendly and accommodating people! But most of all the attractions in Sapporo are great!
Sapporo is easy to love. Despite its cold weather and gloomy snow storms the people here are very warm and welcoming.
My heart easily melt in this city!
You can't miss the city, with food, shopping. i will definately recommend the hokkaido university, 狸小路 and 成吉思汗 meet
During the snow festival, we must visit there once in your life. There were many snow scultures around Odori park.
You can buy some limited edition suvenoirs.
Sapporo is a beautiful city and we can have a lot of activities either with family or groups or business purposes.
Beautiful city, feel different from other big city in Japan. The people are more friendly, and the food is great.
Try jingisukan (mutton BBQ), curry soup, miso ramen and their sushi/ sashimi/ kaisen-don. Also don't forget the ice cream and desserts and any milk based food.
After sweating from the humidity in Tokyo, I was surprised when I arrived to cold weather! Yet, it felt good.
My surprise was at the people. People in Sapporo are so nice, customer service beats that of Tokyo. For a vity with such cold temperatures, the people are so warm! THIS is the place to visit in Japan! Not to mention the surrounding areas, such ss Lake Akan (people in Kushiro are also very nice!)
Beautiful place with many places of interest and cultural to explore. A great place for seafood lovers as well
We will come back again because we had so much fun & we would like to like to go to the Sapporo snow festival.
The undercover shopping mall that spans many blocks and the Nijo market is also about 6-8 mins walk away.
There are many restaurants, bars and even the amazing Ramen Alley is close by
Food paradise for those who love food. Fresh seafood such as crabs, scallops, sea urchin, you name it.