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City break in Sapporo. Active leisure ideas for Sapporo - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Temple Sapporo is an ideal destination for those tourists who give preference to sport entertainments and hiking. One of the main advantages of the city is still plenty of parks and marvelous gardens, excellent sport complexes and special entertainment centers for a whole family. City guests who will visit the Moerenuma park will have a chance to enjoy fantastic fountains and visit the aquatic park located on the area of the parkland. The Nakajima park is a perfect destination for tourists and local residents to escape from city buzz and enjoy the grandness and charm of nature. The park will be a perfect place for hiking and cycling tours.
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Tourists visiting the city of Sapporo in winter should necessarily explore the Mt Moiwa park with excellent skating and skiing areas for skaters and snowboarders equipped on its territory. Those tourists who love distant and long exploration tours will better like the Takino Suzuran Hillside park as its vast territory is crossed with numerous hiking routes. Considering local entertainment facilities for a whole family the Maruyama zoological garden is best worth visiting.
Among its inhabitants tourists will meet bears, dears and leopards. The animals live in spacious clean cages and enclosures. The zoological park boarders on a marvelous wood. The park also offers its guests to enjoy an observation wheel and various attractions for kids of all ages. The North Safari zoological park is of great popularity among city guests as well. The Sunpiazza aquarium offers its visitors to explore the diversity of underwater world organizing interesting and exciting tours for city guests. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Quite young, but already a well-developed city, Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido. Clear geometrically correct and well-marked structure of the city is built in accordance with the lines of … Open
Considering sport attractions and entertainments the Sapporo city offers sport fans excellent skiing runs. Professional skiers should necessarily visit the Mt. Okura Observatory sport complex. Snowboarders are recommended to visit the Sapporo International Ski Place being the best skiing center of the city. The best destination for active sport leisure for amateurs and tourists travelling with kids are the Moiwayama Ski Area and Sapporo Teine sport centers. Those tourists wishing to mix sport activities and spa treatments and relaxation are strongly advised to spend a day in the Onsen resort area providing various attractions and entertainments for the whole family.
Farewell Sapporo Sapporo is not a nightlife center. The city lacks buzzing night clubs and dance floors however dancing enthusiasts and disco fans will not get bored on the resort. The Precious Hall dancing club invites city residents and guests to spend an evening in a friendly atmosphere enjoying good music. The largest shopping center of the city is considered to be the Stellar Place. The Daimaru shopping center equals to the Stellar Place in a choice of goods and services provided. True shopping addicts are recommended to visit and explore the Sapporo Factory shopping complex.
Restaurants and cafes of ethnic cuisine are predominating in the city of Sapporo. True eastern cuisine admirers will have an excellent chance to enjoy the greatest assortment of favorite … Open
In the capital of Hokkaido prefecture, you can find a lot of excellent sports centers where you can have great leisure and at the same time improve your health and physical form. Accordingly, sports and playgrounds are put in place for locals and travelers in the Tsudome complex. During the winter season, you can enjoy winter sports around the center including ice skating, sledging, and skiing. The complex is one of the places where the most famous festivals of the city are held. The Ice Sculpture Festival is a great example. Another center – Hoshioki Skating Rink – allows tourists to have a great time while skating.
sapporo factory There are many cafes in the capital of Hokkaido where animals “rule the day”. Animal Cafe Jungle Go Tanukikoji, for example, offers its visitors an adorable company of beautiful creatures. Here you can find a real “menagerie”: owls, hedgehogs, snakes, meerkats, and parrots. The best part about it is that you can chat, feed, and stroke the animals. All the animals here are tame so this will bring mutual pleasure. In the Cat Cafe Puchi Marry Rasora Sapporo, the rightful owners are cats, with whom you can have completely relaxing leisure time surrounded by the cute creatures. Locals have an enviable opportunity to take the pet they are fond of to their home. Horse lovers should visit the equestrian center Steven’s Stables. Here you can book an equestrian tour and preliminary horse riding lessons along the picturesque surroundings of Sapporo.
After the Olympic Games of 1972 which took place in the city of Sapporo tourists from other countries have been associating the city with majestic winter holidays. One of the main events of … Open
Gamblers and lovers of horse races have an opportunity to visit a perfectly appropriate place – the Sapporo Racecourse. Sports fans will be able to find a place to their liking in Sapporo. In Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center, for example, you can watch some basketball matches. Tsukisamu Sports Center is the best choice for lovers of ice sports. This place has a diverse program which includes large-scale ice hockey matches and figure skating competitions. The monumental Sapporo Dome stadium is the most popular place among football and baseball fans. Those who want to get acquainted with local dramatic art should visit the beautiful Sakura Theater. The art café Magic Bar Trick is famous for its magnificent shows and would appeal to the lovers of colorful performances. It is worth noting that magic shows, despite the fact that they are considered as performances for children, will incredibly enchant adults. This place can leave unbelievably bright and cheerful impressions.
Sapporo Beer Casino Vegas Vegas is a real catch for gamblers who prefer slot machines. Here you can find a slot that will satisfy tourists with the most sophisticated taste. Sanko Bowl center will be appreciated by fans of bowling. It is worth mentioning such a center as Dinos Park Sapporo Chuo for fans of arcade games. Here you can find an enormous amount of arcade games, which were always an important and recognizable part of modern Japanese culture. Climing Land Nobo Nobo is created for indoor rock climbing. Here you can learn mountaineering in a comfortable environment before trying a real outing in the mountains. This is a pleasant and useful active pastime suitable for adventure lovers.
The city of Sapporo is known for its marvelous parks and gardens, internationally acclaimed scientific and cultural centers, historical landmarks and sites as well as astonishing museums. … Open
The game of golf has not gained much popularity in the capital Hokkaido, but there are still a few great clubs for those who find it captivating. These, for example, are Yuni Tobu Golf Club and Sapporo Fuyo Country Club. In the picturesque park Sapporo Satoland, you can “kill two birds with one stone” – spend time actively and enjoy aesthetically the beauty of nature. Here is situated an amusement park, equestrian center, several picnic areas, and at every step you can find benches for tired travelers. In winter the park is also great for an active pastime. Many tourists select to go on excursions to farms, where they can enjoy a wonderful pacifying atmosphere and learn a lot of interesting information. Such places are the Jozankei Fruit Farm, Toyama Fureai Orchard, and Yumekobo Sato lavender garden.
Sapporo Orthodox Church One of the mandatory points that you should definitely have in your list of activities to do during your time in any Japanese town (including Sapporo) is, of course, tea ceremony training. This is a world famous ritual, which has its centuries-old traditions and astonishes with its grace and elegance. The master classes of Tea Ceremony Ren are the best place to start your dive into the topic. “Hokkaido Ninja Do!” offers amazing courses that can help anyone to feel like a real ninja. Culinary workshops are also available for tourists. Here you can learn, for example, how to make sushi in the Japanese style. The best among them is considered to be the course Sushi Mafia Hokkaido.
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The capital of the Hokkaido province can boast of a variety of great places for night entertainment. In addition to the already-mentioned club Precious Hall, many others await guests of the city. Let us go over the main examples. The bars “Cats & Dogs” and “Jazz K’s Bar” stand out for their cozy entourage and live music performances. You can dance all night long in KING XMHU night club, and enjoy magnificent shows that reflect the national flavor in LaLaToo bar. Excellent cocktails are offered by Discotheque & Lounge Bar Booty. Furthermore, those who prefer fine wine will be happy to visit Vinos Yamazaki Sapporo Parco bar.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Sapporo and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Sapporo

Sapporo Beer Garden
Where: Kita 7 Higashi 9, Sapporo; Telephone: +81 (0)11 742 1531;
Electric Ship Bar
Where: Watanabe Bldg. 9F, Minami 4, Nishi 2, Sapporo; Telephone: +81 (0)11 520 2233;
Betty Bleu
Where: APR 1F, Minami 5 Nishi 2, Sapporo; Telephone: +81 (0)11 552 2515;
Rans
Where: K Bldg. B1, Minami 2 Nishi 3, Sapporo; Telephone: +81 (0)11 251 7757;
Beer Inn Mugishutei
Where: Onda Bldg. B1, South 9 West 5, Sapporo; Telephone: +81 (0) 512 4774;
VIVA BAR
Where: Just Bldg. 1F, S7 W4, Chuo-ku, Sapporo;
Rad Brothers
Where: Mituswa Bldg 1F, Minami 7, Nishi 3, Sapporo; Telephone: + 81 (0)11 561 3601;
Champagne
Telephone: +81(0)11 200 1424;
Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Sapporo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Asahi yama' , 3.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Nopporo' , 11.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Shikotsu toya' , 33.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Shodai san' , 33.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Esan' , 139.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Amusement parks near Sapporo
♥   Amusement park 'Teine Olympia' Teine, 13.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Hokkaido Greenland' Iwamizawa, 36.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Rusutsu Resort' Rusutsu, 50.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Asahiyama Zoo' , 120.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to your best city break in Sapporo - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Sapporo - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Sapporo?' disappears immediately.
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