Sapporo tour packages & holidays
Sapporo as a tour and holiday destination
Sapporo is the largest city in Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan and also the country's 4th most populated city. It is a city of snow and of festivals and is one of the best travel destinations in the country.
Most tourists would stop over in Tokyo and book a flight to Sapporo. Others will try to ride to Sapporo by train, which is a nice experience to see the countryside as the train will pass most major cities in Japan from Tokyo. Also, the train will pass through the Seikan tunnel, which connects Hokkaido with the mainland. It is a 53 km tunnel and is currently the longest underwater railway tunnel in the world.
Things to do in Sapporo
The city is home to various travel attractions which range from beautiful, unique and peculiar. The Sapporo TV tower, which many tourists dubbed as the "Eiffel tower's carbon copy," towers proudly over the city. Its 90m high observation deck is one of the most sought after vantage point to view the city, especially at night. The famous beer museum is also a nice travel destination and also the Ishiya Chocolate factory, which became popular when they sold the "Lovers in White" chocolate which was notoriously famous in Japan.
Ramen, the famous Japanese noodle dish is the specialty of the day in Sapporo. One can easily taste various recipes of this noodle dish in the city. The Ramen Yokocho is an alley filled with ramen houses and stall. One can find all sorts of ramen tastes in this amazing alley. Shopping in the city is also a breeze. One can find various types of souvenirs in the city. The famous Shiroi Koibito (white lovers) chocolate is also a nice delicacy of the city which every tourist must taste.
Susukino is the center of nightlife in Sapporo. All sorts of nightclubs, bars and pubs are located in this district and one can really find their after sunset experience extremely invigorating. Other places of lesser nightlife intensity are also present in the city. Grills, karaoke bars and beer houses are frequent choices.
Best time to visit Sapporo
The best time to visit Sapporo is during the winter months and holiday season. The Sapporo snow festival, which starts at the 1st week of February, is the main festival of the city. It features all sorts of ice sculptures ranging from simple snowman statues to large scale castles all made from ice and snow.
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