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What to do in Sapporo
Sapporo is the biggest and capital city of Hokkaido, Japan. It’s home to parks, fascinating monuments, and exciting winter events. The city is also your gateway to exploring the rest of Hokkaido. So if you want to see the lush side of Japan, it’s time you book flights to Sapporo.
Start your Sapporo story with a picture in front of Tokeidai Clock Tower. Bring your camera next to the Sapporo TV Tower and Memorial Tower for great views of the city. Get the best panoramic view of Sapporo at the JR Tower. Then hop on a cable car to reach Mount Moiwa and watch the city light up at night.
Get a blast from the past when you visit the Hokkaido Pioneer Village. If you’re looking for art, just head straight to the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art and Miyanomori Art Museum. You can also see massive sculptures and more at the stunning Moerenuma Park and Sapporo Art Park.
For a twist on museum visits, enjoy a free guided tour at the Sapporo Beer Museum. And for a taste of another Hokkaido classic, don’t miss a visit to Ishiya Chocolate Factory. Then enjoy the local food of the city with this Sapporo food guide.
Spend time admiring the lush scenery of Sapporo at the famous Odoro Park and Asahiyama Park, which is extra romantic when you visit with your special someone during spring and autumn.
Explore the rest of Hokkaido too! Schedule your trip for July and see the gorgeous lavender fields of Furano. Enjoy a dip at the lakes of Akan National Park. See waterfalls and wildlife at Shiretoko National Park. And don’t forget to visit the scenic Shikotsu-Toya National Park.
Check out this Sapporo travel guide and start planning your awesome trip to Japan!
When to visit Sapporo
The best time to visit Sapporo is from April to July for great weather during your trip. Winter from December to February is also the best time to visit Sapporo because the city becomes a winter wonderland, especially during the Sapporo Snow Festival and when you ski at Mt Teine.
Australians can fly to Japan and visit Sapporo and Hokkaido visa-free for up to 90 days as a tourist. Make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months on your return date to Australia. Visit Smartraveller for more info.
Travelling to and around Sapporo
After your flight to New Chitose Airport, take the bus, JR train, or a taxi to reach your next destination. Travel around Sapporo by train, subway, bus, streetcar, and taxi.
It’s time you explore Hokkaido! Just pack your bags and grab your passport to book your Sapporo flights with Skiddoo today.
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