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What to see in Sapporo

Sapporo Attractions

Sapporo is a clean, well-organised, and attractive city with plenty of parks and gardens, wide tree-lined streets, a number of good museums, and galleries. On top of this, there are enough shops, restaurants, and bars to keep everybody entertained.

The main attraction of the city is Mount Moiwa and the mountain's ski slopes, which caters to all ski-enthusiasts with its 11 different courses right on the city's doorstep. Sapporo is a great holiday destination for families who are keen to enjoy a skiing holiday in Japan.

For some insight into the fascinating Ainu culture and the region's history visit the outdoor museum in the Hokkaido Nopporo Forest Park, and the Hokkaido Ainu Centre a little way out of the city. For aprés ski relaxation and pampering take an excursion to the famous hot springs of Noboribetsu. Beer lovers should be sure to sample the delicious local brew, and enjoy the free tours offered by the Sapporo Beer Museum.

The city offers many an opportunity for a scenic stroll and those looking for exercise and fresh air should explore Moerenuma Park, Odori Park, or even the pretty Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus. Getting around in the city is easy thanks to modern and extensive public transport systems.

Historical Village

Situated in a corner of the Hokkaido Nopporo Forest Park in Sapporo, this impressive and entertaining outdoor museum village depicts Hokkaido life in days of old. The site features…

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Mount Moiwa

Fondly known as Sapporo's backyard ski resort, Mount Moiwa offers 10 different courses for all grades of skiers from beginners to advanced. Most of the slopes are well lit to enable…

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The famous hot-spring resort of Noboribetsu Onsen is situated inside the Shikotsu-Toya National Park. The spa complex is one of many found in Hokkaido, but being closest to Sapporo…

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Sapporo Beer Museum

For beer lovers, a visit to the beer museum in the historic Sapporo Brewery building is a must, together with a tour of the brewery itself, which, of course, ends with a tasting.…

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