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.

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