I'll be staying south of Sapporo near Lake Shikotsu for 2 nights in Dec 2013. We were hoping to be able to visit Sapporo city during our stay here, but we are not sure how long is the road journey gonna take us? we have a rental car to travel around.
Welcome your advice on our best possible option. Cheers
I am going to visit Sapporo during the snow festival and I was wondering what kind of clothes would be required to visit Sapporo. I am from India ( and a hot city from South) and currently live in Tokyo and I was planning to get a couple of Uniqlo Ultra Light Down for this Winter.( Its damn light)
But I am not sure whether this will be enough for the Sapporo Climate. I am going to layer myself but still, will it be enough to hold up the heat? Any other recommendations_
Is 7 days too long to spend in Sapporo?
Is it possible to travel by express or regular bus service from Narita airport to Sapporo?
I have lots of free time and would like to see the country side slower than taking a flight or a train.
Thanks in advance for your time...Yoku dekimashita...
We will be visiting Sapporo from a cruise ship.
Is the cruise ship whalf reasonable walking distance from the centre of the city?
What is the 2 main sights/features of Sapporo we should see whilst we are there?
Many thanks for any info.
Hi, I'm hoping to take the Hamanasu night train from Sapporo to Aomori. I understand that I can try to reserve a seat in the Carpet car or Dream car without incurring extra charges if I have a JR Pass. The problem is that we only arrive in Japan about 3 days before this leg of the trip.
Do you know how difficult it is to reserve those types of seats for a Monday night in mid May? Do you think we'll have trouble getting a reserved seat if we only reserve 3 days in advance? If those seats are not available, is it usually easy to get a regular seat?
What are the ways that one can travel to the Sapporo downtown and get around while in Sapporo and then return to the cruise ship dock. What is the most economical and which is the most efficient and what are the costs for each? Are there Tour operators that service the port area?
I'm finalising my plans to attend a conference in Sapporo in September and should only have a day or two afterwards to see anything other than the 'walking tour' of Sapporo the conference is organising midweek.
I would appreciate some advice on whether that is enough to see anything outside of Sapporo? What I can do/see and where I can go on a day trip? Or if I need to get out of Sapporo at all? I heard about the Ainu (?) people? Can I go to where they are on a day trip and does it require an organised trip or can I do it by myself? Will language be a problem since I don't speak Japanese other than the basic greetings!
I should be arriving in Sapporo (CTS) on September 10 at either 10.55am or 4.25pm (depending on which flight I manage to get from NRT) with at least 2 pieces of baggage (a large suitcase and a hand baggage) or with the 3 pieces of baggage I travelled into Canada with (one large suitcase and 2 hand baggage sized smaller pieces).
Though all are on wheels, I have only one pair of hands and can drag only two at a time! ;-) So, I need some form of convenient ground transportation to a hotel in town (which I have yet to select/book).
Appreciate information on all possible options and possible costs. Thank you! :-)
I'm interested in going to the Ainu Kotan Village that's near Lake Akan from Sapporo.
Could you tell me how to do so via train or bus.
If there's a website that includes schedules and prices, please let me know.
what are other option for "day trips " from sapporo.
thanks for any help.
I would arrival New Chitose Airport after 11 pm in Jan. Would there still be train or Bus departure from airport to downtown Sapporo? The taxi fare is very expensive.
As I will be in Sapporo next week, I am interested to know if I can buy Kyocera ceramic kitchen knives from Tanukikojo Shopping Street? or do I have to go to a supermarket to buy this item?
Where is the nearest supermarket located from Hotel Royton Sapporo?
I will be staying at Royton Sapporo Hotel.
If my brain serves me right the winter olympics were first held in japan in 1972 in Sapporo.
From any Olympics games it leaves venues for future generations and Olympics fans to visit.
I was wondering if anyone has ever visited any olympic sights in Sapporo or if anyone knows any websites with some more information?
Or have they all be pulled down meaning i should visit Nagano.
Just plan to goto Sapporo for a few days in winter. Willl be good to have some snow fun in japan
I am will be staying in Sapporo in mid Aug 2010. The accom. arranged by my host is at Hotel Royton Sapporo. I would like to know whether it is possible to access public transportation to places of interest such as:
Tanukikoji Shopping Street
Sweet Factory Outlets at Mitsui Park
Central Wholesale Market
Ishiyiya Chocolate Factory
Historical Village? Is this worth visiting?
As this is a business trip, I am unable to sign up for the Chuo bus sight-seeing trips and would need to rely on public transport.
I would appreciate if someone can advise me of a website showing map of Sapporo, that outlines the location of my hotel to the abovementioned places.
Going to Sapporo for 5D in last wk of March and probably gonna head to Niseko slopes then.
- Suggestion for cheap airport transfer/ski lift pass package?
- Suggestion for good accomodations in Hirafu : preferably near base station or SeicoMart? Or is there a better place to stay? (I remember the last time we stayed there, didnt know how to use the shuttle bus!)
- Any accomodations with onsens?
- As always, any restaurant recommendations?
Interested in long term fully furnished mansion/apartment/hotel for a month in Sapporo in mid-June to mid-July, 2010. Could be a studio or 1-bedroom. Would like western type accommodations with washer/dryer, ice box, microwave, stove, AC/heater, etc. Not interested in luxury accommodations, but something clean, safely located, near super markets, transportation, etc. Budget around 100,000 Y/month including utilities. No "key" money. Any suggestions? Mahalo and Aloha.
I AM TAKING MY MOTHER TO SAPPORO THE FIRST WEEK IN JUNE 2010 AND WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A COUPLE OF DAY TOURS FROM THERE TO OTARI AND FURUNO (DIFFERENT DAYS OF COURSE). THE CHUO BUS WEBSITE SEEMS TO BE AN OLD SCHEDULE, THEREFORE WONDER IF ANY OF THE LOCAL MEMBERS COULD ADVISE US ON THE FIRST DATES THAT THESE TOURS WILL BEGIN AND WHICH HOTELS NEARBY THE BUS STATION WILL HAVE PICK UP BY THE TOUR BUS. IT WILL BE MUCH EASIER ON MY 78 YEAR OLD MOTHER TO STAY IN A HOTEL WHERE THE TOUR BUSES COME TO PICK US UP. ANY ASSISTANCE WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
I will be traveling to Sapporo in December and have come up with a list of places to go:
- Sapporo Beer Garden
- Ishyiy Chocolate Factory
- Sapporo Central Wholesale Market
- Old Hokkaido Govt Building
- Clock Tower
- Sapporo Brewery
- Historical Village
- Odori Park
- Genghis Khan
My problem is I don't know where exactly these places are and have problem grouping them according to convenience in movement. e.g. I should visit which places at the same time because they are within the same region etc...
Also, are there anymore must-go places that I should include?
Can someone help? Thanks!
I will be going to Sapporo on 7th June. From the website the temperature is range between 20'c - 15'c.. Is it very cold?
Hi all ,
need to know if flying is cheaper or by night train is cheaper ?
i see on JR site is that the night train we have to pay for the accomodation .. dont look cheap to me ...
what are your thoughts
thanks in advance
I have 3 days open during my trip to Japan next month. I’ve never been to Sapporo and was thinking about using the last 3 days of my Rail Pass to go there from Tokyo and back but I have concerns about the train service during winter. Are the scheduled train services affected by winter storms if so, how often?
I am very interested in purchasing bottles of the Genghis Khan sauce. I saw it in Sapporo. Any idea how I can order it?
In April I and two other students will arrive to Chitose airport in Sapporo and will need to spend one night in a hotel, have you anything to recommend? Since we cannot afford anything too expensive, the price is the main issue but I also want it to be close to transportation. Any suggestions?
Is this a nice hostel "Ino's Place", is the location easy to reach? What type of transportation can I take from the Airport to this hostel directly?
For a private double room 4,300 yen each person, do you think this is reasonable?
Thank you for your help and kind attention.
I want to go to Sapporo in April 2007, can anyone tell me if there are any reasonable accommodation and where I can go for sight seeing? Thank you.
Hi everybody, My friend and I are from Hawaii,and we are planning a snowboarding trip to Japan in January,and we will be in Sapporo for 3-4 days.Can anyone give me some information on where to snowboard around Sapporo area or Niigata area? and information on how to get to the mountain? Thank you very much,I would really appreciate it. Herb
My grandmother was born in Fukuoka-Ken and before she left Japan for the United States in 1953 she was living in Sapporo Japan. I have the exact address where she lived and area. I want to get the Koseki for her since she left behind a brother and sister. I also want to know if anyone can help me translate a page written in Japanese. I think it might have been her passport but not sure. Feel free to email me.
I plan to go to Hokkaido at Christmas with my girlfriend.
We will spend 1 night in Sapporo and then have booked into a pension for 4 days in Furano.
My question is:
What can we do in those four days in Furano? We are not "skiers" but would like to try some snow sports. Anyone recommend any other activities? Onsens? Day trips in a rented car? Do you think that 4 days is too long? Are we going to freeze our butts off?
Thanks very much for any tips and suggestions...
Hi we are planning for a trip to Hokkaido and Sapporo is going to be our base. Our current problem is that our departing flight from Saporro leaves early at 0750 so not sure how can we get to the airport on time. We should be living in Saporro city near the Saporro station. But not sure how early does the Airport Express start? Don't really want to do Taxi as it is way too pricey. Any other suggestion? Our flight flies from Saporro to Nagoya to Shanghai.