9 Best Sightseeing Spots in Sapporo

Hokkaido Tour Sapporo 2016.09.21
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About Mitsui Garden Hotel Sapporo

Last time, we introduced a great hotel to you. Mitsui Garden Hotel Sapporo which is owned and operated by Mitsui Group.

This time, we will show you 9 famous sightseeing spots in Hokkaido!

01. Sapporo TV Tower

This 147 feet tall TV Tower was built in 1957 and sits in the heart of Sapporo. It is a great place to enjoy the night view of Sapporo!

Information
Address: 1 chome Odorinishi, Chuo-Ku, Sapporo, Hakkaido
Hours: 09:00 - 22:00
Observation deck admissions fee:
720 yen (19 years old and over)
600 yen (High school students)
400 yen (Jr. high school students)
300 yen (Elementary school students)
100 yen (children between 3 to 5 years old)
Homepage: http://www.tv-tower.co.jp/en/

02. Former Hokkaido Government Office

Just 3 minutes walk from Mitsui Garden Hotel Sapporo, you can find this red brick building which was used as the Hokkaido Government Office for about 80 years. Don't miss this great photo spot!

Information
Address: Nishi 6 chome, Kita 3 jo, Chuo-Ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Hours: 08:45 - 18:00
Admissions fee: Free
Homepage (Japanese): http://www.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/sm/sum/sk/akarenga.htm

03. Sapporo Ramen Yokocho (Street)

Since a Chinese restaurant was opened in front of the Hokkaido University back in 1921, there were more and more ramen shops opened on the same street. Now there are 16 ramen shops opened here! It is a great place to visit if you want to try the original miso ramen!

Information
Address: Nishi 3 chome, Minami 5 jo, Chuo-Ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Homepage: http://www.ganso-yokocho.com/rekishi.html#english

04. Sapporo Beer Garden

It was actually a candy factory when it was first opened in 1890. In 1966, it became a beer garden! Beer lovers cannot miss this place!


Information
Address: 9-2-10, Kita7Jo, Higashi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Hours: 11:30 - 22:00 (L.O. 21:30)
Holiday: December 31
Reservation Hotline: 0120-150-550
Homepage: https://www.sapporo-bier-garten.jp/global/english.html

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05. Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill

"Boys be ambitious!"

Dr. William Smith Clark, the father of pioneers in Hokkaido and man who left the famous words "boys be ambitious", is the model of the sculpture created by sculptor Tando Saka. 

Information
Address: 1 Hitsujigaoka, Toyohira Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido

Hours:

08:30 - 18:00 (May - June, September)
08:30 - 19:00 (July - August)
09:00 - 17:00 (October - April)
Admission fee:
520 yen (Adults)
300 yen (Elementary and Jr. high school students)

Homepage: http://www.hitsujigaoka.jp/en/second/

06. Otaru Canal

Otaru canal was built and completed in 1923. This 1140 meters long canal was first used to carry products to the warehouses. Now it is a famous spot for many visitors!

Information
Address: Minato-machi, Otaru, Hokkaido
Access: 8 minutes walk from Otaru Station by JR Hakodate Line

Homepage: http://otaru.gr.jp.e.go.hp.transer.com/

07. Biei

08. Lake Shikaribetsu

Located in the center of Hokkaido, the whole lake is frozen in winter! Making use of this special moment, various festival and artworks are held and created every year from January to March. You can also try the foot bath here!


Address: Kato District, Hokkaido 

Access: Obihiro Staton by JR Shintoku Station

(There may be chances the road is closed due to heavy snow)
Homepage: http://www.nature-center.jp/kotan/
 

09. New Chitose Airport

Don't miss your last chance to get some local souvenirs before you go home! Save some time and shop here!

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