Flights to Sapporo, Hokkaido
Sapporo is the fifth largest city in Japan. As the prefectural capital of Hokkaido, it is a hub for travellers to pass through to visit Hokkaido’s nature spots like mountains and hot springs. The city itself also has interesting museums, parks and shrines.
The main international airport in Sapporo is the New Chitose Airport.
- 50 km to central Sapporo
- A taxi ride to central Sapporo costs around RM700 (¥18,122) and takes about 1 hour
- The JR Express Train offers a more affordable option at RM42 per person for a non-reserved seat and takes around 35 minutes.
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Best Time to Visit Sapporo
In early summer and mid-summer months from May to July, Sapporo has the best temperatures.
However, the wintertime is a popular time to visit as well as there are many winter activities such as snow sports and skiing.
Things to do in Sapporo
What to see in Sapporo
Sapporo’s most famous building is the Former Hokkaido Government Office. The red-brick neo-Baroque building also houses a free museum.
Art lovers can go to Moerenuma Park to see the impressive glass pyramid and art park designed by Isamu Noguchi. The Nakajima Park is also another beautiful green spot in Sapporo. It holds regular puppet shows at the Sapporo Children’s Puppet Theater.
Main shopping areas in Sapporo are linked by underground passageways, which are not only convenient on rainy or snowy days but offer many food and shopping options as well.
Other attractions include the Sapporo Beer Museum, Odori Park and the Hokkaido Shrine.
What to eat in Sapporo
Apart from Sapporo ramen, locals also love a good soup curry filled with chunky vegetables, which is a comforting treat in the colder months.
Day trips from Sapporo
The city of Sapporo is surrounded by nature. Visit nearby onsens such as Jozankei and Noboribetsu for steaming hot soak.
The city of Otaru is also easily accessible by train which is only half an hour from downtown Otaru. It’s known for glassworks, music boxes and sake distilleries.
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