Kick off the Japanese summer season with one of the most interesting dance festivals in Japan: the Sapporo Yosakoi Soran Festival! Dances are a modern adaptation of the traditional Awa Odori and the moves mimic fishermen hauling their catch. How awesome is that!
A nice way to enjoy Japan in June is by going to the Hokkaido Shrine Festival in Sapporo. You'll see an amazing procession of portable shrines, you'll hear traditional and modern music, you'll have the chance to try out some of the best festival foods there is, and you'll see plenty of people dressed in traditional summer kimonos!
Sapporo is pretty much THE place to visit for fresh and delicious seafood. While you're visiting, you should definitely try these 10 restaurants to get a taste of all that Japan has to offer. Here is a list of "kaiten sushi" (conveyor belt sushi) as well as high-end restaurants. Both have their perks and are delightful!
Do not miss tempura while you are in Hokkaido! Tempura is a deep fried food (usually seafood and vegetables) which is coated with special light and crispy batter. As Sapporo is located in the northernmost prefecture Hokkaido, they have unique and local tempura too that you should try!
When you think of Hokkaido, you probably think of heavy snow, beautiful sceneries, and deliciously fresh fish! So it can be quite surprising to find out there are such awesome cafes to try as well. These cafes are not only delicious, but the atmosphere makes you feel like you stepped into a wonderful parallel universe.
Jingisukan (Genghis Khan): 6 Selected Restaurants In Sapporo To Try Hokkaido's Iconic Grilled Lamb Dish!
Jingisukan (Japanese pronunciation of "Genghis Khan") is a famous grilled mutton dish in Hokkaido. It is somewhat difficult to find outside of the northern part of Japan, so if you happen to travel to Sapporo, this is a must-try specialty of the local cuisine! Here are some of the best restaurants for having the Sopporo jingisukan.
Visiting Sapporo? Sapporo, the capital city of the northernmost prefecture Hokkaido, is known for being a gourmet city where you can have an nice breakfasts too. Here is a list of the most popular breakfast cafes and shops in Sapporo. Try one of them, and you can start off your day in the best way!
When you're craving pizza, there's not much you can do except indulge. Sure, Sapporo is famous for seafood and fresh fish, but why not get it on top of a beautiful slice of pizza for a change! Here is a list of the top pizza joints in Sapporo!
Beer is pretty good in Japan and among the best brands Sapporo Beer definitely comes to mind. The company even has its own museum in Sapporo. The Sapporo Beer Museum is really popular, and for good reasons! You get an interesting history of beer in Japan, plus you can sample loads of beer at a really cheap price!