Updated: November 07, 2018
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Sapporo Autumn Fest - Do Not Miss This Matsuri!


Sapporo is the theatre of one of the best fall festivals in Japan: the Sapporo Autumn Fest. Held in the beautiful Odori Park, there are many venues where you can enjoy all kinds of local specialties.

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Sapporo Autumn Fest

The Sapporo Autumn Fest takes place from around mid-September to late September on the iconic Odori street park in downtown Sapporo. There are along the way different venues, eight of them to be exact, where you can enjoy different things that are related to the harvest season. Here are the main venues along the Odori Park!

Sapporo Oktober Fest

In the Odori 1-Chome Site, you can enjoy a German-style Oktober fest. They serve food, and of course, many kinds of beer. Some tasting sets are available.

Welcome Park

The Welcome Park on the Odori 4-Chome Site is the place where you can gather all kinds of information about the Sapporo Autumn Festival.

There are also plenty of stalls selling seasonal delicious Hokkaido products.

Eat 'Til You Collapse Place & Ramen Festival

The name is quite descriptive: it's a place where you can have loads of different kinds of Hokkaido ramen... and you're welcome to do it until you collapse! This is at the Odori-5-Chome Site.

Blue Sky And Sky Full Of Stars Harvest Festival

The Odori 6-Chome Site is all about autumn foods. A popular item you can have there is a special Hokkaido pizza cooked on firewood.

The Bar

You've guessed it, this 7-Chome Site is where you should have all kinds of tasty Hokkaido-produced alcohols. The wine is apparently surprisingly good. There's been a real explosion of it on the Japanese wine scene. Of course, you should also try the sake!

Sapporo Odori Hokkaido Market

This 8-Chome Site is really nice because you can find all kinds of local products, all made in Hokkaido. Make sure to try the ice cream!

The Meat Site

The Odori 10-Chome Site is heaven for meat lovers. You can find grilled pork, chicken, beef, and most importantly lamb! Lamb is a meat that is very popular in Hokkaido, contrary to the rest of Japan. But the meat choices don't end there, you'll find stalls offering all kinds of Hokkaido game meat.

THE Autumn

Finally, at THE Autumn site in Odori 11-Chome, you can have special one-time-only foods made by local chefs with fresh fall ingredients. Highly recommended!


It's easy to take a full strolling through the Odori Park and stopping at the many venues. If you happen to be there during the season, the Sapporo Autumn Fest is a must-do thing in the city! Every year it attracts huge crowds and the atmosphere is very festive.
Japanese food culture enthusiast. Love to explore new areas and discover local specialties.

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