With its rich natural landscape, stunning scenery and distinctive seasons, Sapporo would satisfy the explorer in any one of us. This capital of Hokkaidō, the most northern and second largest island of Japan, was established in 1868, its vast open wilderness backed by magnificent mountains appealed to the early settlers.

Facts

Population

1.9 million

Currency

Yen (¥) (no subdivisions)

Opening hours

Business hours are usually from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, some businesses are open on Saturdays from 9am to 12pm.

Newspapers

The Hokkaido Shimbun - a daily from Sapporo (Japanese only) What’s on in Sapporo - Free monthly Newsletter Daily Yomiuri (good for arts entertainment fixtures) The Asahi Shimbun

Tourist information

Sapporo International Communications Plaza MN Building, Kita 1 Nishi 3, Chuo-ku +81 11211 3670 (Opposite famous Clock Tower) Open Daily 9am – 5pm

Travel to Sapporo

Stretched out at the feet of majestic mountains, Sapporo gleams like a green and silver jewel. Parks run through the city’s heart, offering its guests a respite from the hustle and bustle. Book your flights to Sapporo with Etihad Airways and discover a city alive with excitement.

Top 5 Things To Do in Sapporo

  • Ascend Mt. Moiwa using the Ropeway. At the top you can look out over the sparkling city or hit the slopes for great skiing
  • Witness life in the Hokkaido prefecture as it was many years ago with a visit to the Historical Village of Hokkaido
  • Enliven your mind with a performance at the Hokkaido Shiki Theatre. The company produces classic European works as well as their own original productions
  • Dedicated to the legacy of the Winter Olympics, the Sapporo Winter Sports Museum is a must-see for all sports and history enthusiasts
  • Walk along the breathtaking Lake Jozan Hohei Dam

Plan Your Sapporo Holiday

Sapporo is famous for its winter sport offerings. If you want to enjoy skiing and similar activities, the winter season (December through to February) is the best time to visit. However, if you want to enjoy the lovely parks and scenery along the dams, May until October will offer you the best weather and views.

Finding flight deals to Sapporo is easy with Etihad’s popular deals. Whatever time you intend to travel, we recommend you book your tickets to Sapporo several months in advance to ensure accommodation. To find cheap hotels in Sapporo and avoid the crowds, consider planning your trip during one of the “shoulder seasons” (April through to May or September to November). Temperatures will be a bit chilly but not cold and you will miss the huge crowds there for the winter sports or the summer season.

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