Sapporo, the romantic Northern city with ever-changing features throughout the seasons
Sapporo is the capital and largest city of Hokkaido where half of the region's population lives there. With its unique natural resources, Sapporo is a treasury of ingredients of delicacies that creates a unique food culture. Sapporo has distinct colors throughout the year, no matter it is a flower in spring and moon in the autumn, or the breeze in summer and snow in winter, the city always attracts tourists from all over the world to experience the charm and style of the romantic city in different seasons.
Sapporo presents distinctive charms throughout the four seasons. Flowers bloom in spring and summer, reddish yellow maple leaves in autumn, and a snow-capped landscape in winter. Odori Park is the best place in Sapporo to feel and experience the details and beauty of the city, where the lively summer festival and the internationally renowned Sapporo Snow Festival are held. Sapporo TV Tower is another landmark building on the east side of Odori Park. The 360-degree observatory platform is a popular place to fully enjoy the views of urban streets, distant mountains and coastal attractions.
The Sapporo Clock Tower and the former main building of the Hokkaido Government Office are symbols of history and inherit the memories of the city. The Sapporo Clock Tower symbolizes the reclamation period of Hokkaido with an American architectural style. It stands in the city and forms a contrast with the surrounding modern buildings. The former main building of the Hokkaido Government Office is in Baroque style, with red bricks and green gardens, and attracts tourists to take photographs. The rich historical materials in the museum preserve the story of Hokkaido. The Otaru Canal is built for ships to load and unload goods in the old days. In the long winter, lights and candles are lit, providing warmth and ambiance to the cold night, thus forming the famous "Snow Light Path."
Hokkaido's rich natural resources have always been regarded as Japan's granary. As the central city of Hokkaido, Sapporo collects famous products and fresh ingredients, making it a wonderful city where nature and gourmets coexist. As the center of the "ramen battlezone" in Hokkaido, there is miso ramen boiled with miso in broth and served with bean sprouts, onions and chudochi noodles, making it one of the three major ramen fractions in Japan. Genghis Khan BBQ is grilled in an iron pot, in which the mutton is fully soaked with sauce and served with vegetables, which is a well-known local dish in Hokkaido. And don't miss the well-known Nijo Market and Bagai Market, where you can find all kinds of seafood bowls, sushi, and crabs.
The best travel season
Sapporo is suitable for travel all year round, and travelers can arrange their itinerary according to their favorite scenery. The Sapporo Snow Festival held in Odori Park every February is an internationally renowned winter event, and August is the peak travel season due to the summer vacation and pleasant weather conditions.
The urban area of Sapporo has public transportation, including buses, subways, JR, trams, etc., that connect various important attractions. In Sapporo, JR has ten major lines. In addition to the scenic spots in the urban area, you can also visit Asahikawa, Otaru, Hakodate, and many other places using the Hokkaido Rail Pass, which is the most convenient way of transportation.
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Are there any current entry restrictions in Sapporo?
During the pandemic, the entry restrictions of various countries have been adjusted on a rolling basis. Kindly remind you that please be sure to check the entry restrictions of your destination and prepare relevant documents before your departure. For details, please refer to the latest travel restrictions.
When can I fly to Sapporo with a lower fare?
You can plan your trip by taking the reference of the lowest fares found by travelers within the latest 48 hours. Log in as a COSMILE member at the time of ticket purchase to earn mileage upon completing your flight.
How many flights are there to Sapporo every week?
STARLUX Airlines offers daily flights from Taipei and Los Angeles to Sapporo. You can check the detailed flight dates and information via timetable.
How many international airports are there in Hokkaido?
Hokkaido's airports include Sapporo New Chitose Airport (CTS), Hakodate Airport (HKD), and Asahikawa Airport (AKJ). STARLUX Airlines provide flight transportation to and from New Chitose International Airport. New Chitose Airport is designed with two terminals of four-story buildings. It combines the essence of Hokkaido delicacies and specialties. Whether you just get off the plane or are about to leave, you can always feel the full features of the land of the north.
How far is the New Chitose Airport from downtown?
New Chitose Airport (CTS) is located about 40 kilometers southeast of Sapporo, Hokkaido). Kindly remind you to plan your transportation to the city before departure.
How to get from the airport to downtown?
After arriving at New Chitose Airport (CTS), you can reach the downtown area by taking JR trains and airport shuttle buses. There are 10 JR lines connecting the airport, and you can take the "JR Rapid AIRPORT Line," which reaches directly to Sapporo Station or Otaru Station in 37 minutes. The Hokkaido Rail Pass provides convenient and cost-effective transportation service. There are several stops of airport shuttle buses along the way to the city, including stops for specific hotels. If you happen to be staying near any of these bus stops, the airport shuttle bus would be a convenient and great option for transportation.