lodging & dining
All the amenities of a modern city without the overwhelming nature of Tokyo.
There are hundreds of places to stay in Sapporo, and it’s actually pretty difficult to find one that’s not clean and welcoming at any price range. Our favorite is The Sapporo Park Hotel, a classic spot on the banks of the Toyohira river, but it can be hard to get a last-minute room during the Snow Festival.
Any trip to Sapporo requires a stop at the Sapporo Beer Garden and a bowl of noodles and buttery broth in Ramen Alley. A pint of Sapporo Classic is the perfect way to celebrate your arrival in the city—the suds are brewed with local ingredients and available exclusively in Hokkaido—and the beer garden is within walking distance from the Sapporo train station.
Between the Park Hotel and the Snow Festival grounds is the Original Ramen Alley, which features a visual and olfactory appeal that matches the taste of some of the best miso ramen we’ve ever had.