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 Wholesale Market ("Sapporo Jogai Ichiba" in Japanese) is one of the major points of interest in the city. It's one of the best spots to try fresh seafood Hokkaido is famous for (the place is also called Sapporo Crab Market). Here's a guide to the market that includes the best places to eat Hokkaido's specialties!
Whether you want to have a relaxing lunch break with the sound of jazz or want to enjoy some excellent night-time live jazz jams, Sapporo has some little gems worth going to. Here is our selection of three jazz bars and cafes really worth going to in Sapporo.
Sapporo in Japan is synonymous with amazing seafood. Crab, uni (sea urchin), ikura (salmon roe), shrimps, and all kinds of fresh sashimi are things you should absolutely try there! Here is our selection of some of the best places to have great seafood in Sapporo.
When it comes to bars, Sapporo has much to offer. If you are looking for a warm, old-fashion classy bar with lots of character and great cocktails and drinks, there are some little gems you should know about! Here is our selection of the 5 best classic bars in Sapporo!
Okonomiyaki is often referred to as a Japanese savoury pancake. It's a dish packed with all kinds of ingredients and fried in a large pancake shape right in front of you. It's a must-try if you are in Japan! Although the dish is most famous in the Kansai region, there are some good restaurants in the north as well. Here's our selection for Sapporo.
Whether grilled or teppanyaki style, these are some of the best places in Sapporo for steak! Some of this selection are high-end restaurants while others are quite cheap. All of them are restos very popular with the locals that you can't go wrong with!
Hokkaido is known as a popular place for people with a fine palette. There are so many good foods to try on the island, and meat is no exception. If you are in Sapporo and would like to have some yakiniku, here are some of the best places there is for it!
For a true taste of Hokkaido, nabe dishes are a great option (especially during the cold season!). There are many restaurants serving seafood in Sapporo that also serve some amazing local nabe (Ishikari, yosenabe, etc.) that you should definitely try. Here are some of the best!
Seafood cuisine is naturally what comes to mind when one thinks of Sapporo. But a lesser-known fact is that the city also boasts some really exceptional Italian cuisine! These 5 restaurants use fresh seafood, meat and produce from Hokkaido to make some Italian dishes that don't disappoint!