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SAPPORO ITINERARY 2

In this journey, you will experience local cuisine and the boundless nature of Hokkaido.

    • Day 1

      Hotel in Sapporo
      TAXI
      Sapporo Station
      Subway
      Nakazima koen Station
      Walking

      Hoheikan

      The Hoheikan is the only traditional Western-style hotel in Hokkaido, built by the early Meiji period administrative government (1869-1882), and preserves the architectural style of the period.
      Not only did this serve as a place of lodging for Emperor Meiji on visits to the area, but it was also visited by the Crown Prince before his ascendancy as Emperor Showa. The site is registered as an important cultural property.

      With a symmetrical facade, the center of the building opens up into a semi-circular carriage porch atop which a balcony sits.
      The wooden parts of the building are painted, with the clapboard white and the pillars and window frames an ultramarine blue, creating a vivid exterior contrast.
      Address1-20 Nakajima Park, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido Prefecture
      Bus
      Sapporo Station
      Walking
      Lunch in Sapporo
      Walking

      Sapporo Bier Garten

      The Sapporo Bier Garten is housed in a historic red brick building that was used in the Meiji administrative days and serves fresh draught beer shipped direct from plants in Hokkaido, as well as “jingisukan” grilled mutton, a kind of local Hokkaido soul food.

      Since its opening in 1966, the site has served as a popular Hokkaido destination for over fifty years, seeing 500,000 guests from around the world every year.
      Address9-2-10 Kita Nana-jo Higashi, Higashi-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido Prefecture
      Walking
      Dinner in Sapporo
      TAXI
      Hotel in Sapporo
    • Day 2

      Hotel in Sapporo
      TAXI
      Sapporo Station
      JR
      Noboribetsu Station
      TAXI
      Lunch in Noboribetsu
      Walking

      Noboribetsu Bear Park

      Located at 550 meters elevation, the Noboribetsu Bear Park can be accessed via cable car from the Noboribetsu Hot Springs area. Upon arrival, visit Parks 1 and 2 to see Hokkaido brown bears, which inhabit the region. There is also the “human cage,” in which you are protected by thick-walled glass and can see bears approach you. There is also the Yukar no Sato, a reproduction of an Ainu-style village from the early Meiji period. Also don’t miss the Tsukinowa (Full Moon) Attraction zone, where you can ride swings and seesaws. There is so much to see here.
      Address224 Noboribetsu Onsen-cho, Noboribetsu-shi, Hokkaido
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      Noboribetsu Hot Springs

      Located in southern Hokkaido, this area is one of Japan’s foremost hot springs resorts. Featuring an abundance of hot water of excellent quality, it is thronged by guests each year.
      There is more to this destination than just bathing, though. There are many charming things to experience.
      AddressNoboribetsu Onsen-cho, Noboribetsu-shi, Hokkaido
      TAXI
      Noboribetsu Station
      JR
      Sapporo Station
      Walking
      Dinner in Sapporo
      TAXI
      Hotel in Sapporo
    • Day 3

      Hotel in Sapporo
      TAXI

      Nijo Market

      In the early Meiji period, fishermen on the shores of Ishikari opened the Nijo Market as a place to sell freshly-caught seafood.
      It originally spanned from Nishi 1-chome to Higashi 2-chome on the bank opposite the Sosei River, but more and more fishmongers emerged, and the area gradually evolved to include noodle shops, pubs, and greengrocers, giving it the shape it has today. Even after over half a century in use, it remains the place where locals go to get their groceries. Its pride of place in the center of town also brings in tourists seeking Hokkaido specialties like crab and scallops.
      At the Noren Yokocho within the market, there are countless unique eateries and buildings housing various vendors. It is as popular a destination as even Maruyama and Tanukikoji.
      AddressHigashi 1-chome through Higashi 2-chome, Minami Sanjo Higashi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
      TAXI
      Lunch in Sapporo
      Walking
      Sapporo Station

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