■Sapporo Odori Park
Hotel → Sapporo Odori Park (Opposite the hotel)
It has been shortlisted under the following: “Japan’s Top 100 Roads and Streets,” “Japan’s Top 100 Urban Parks,” “Japan’s Top 100 Urban Landscapes” and “Japan’s Top 100 Historical Parks.”
■Sapporo Clock Tower
Hotel → Sapporo Clock Tower
600 m (10 minutes’ walk)
The Clock Tower is one of Sapporo’s popular photographic spot.
Hotel → Odori Station → Maruyama koen Station (5 min. via Subway Tozai Line) → Odori Nishi 25-chome (5 minutes’ walk) → Mt. Moiwa Ropeway Station (15 min. via JR Hokkaido Bus) → the foot of Mt. Moiwa (via free shuttle bus)
Located almost in the center of Sapporo City and with 531 meters in height, Mt. Moiwa is an excellent place to enjoy panoramic views of Sapporo. Visitors can climb up to the mountain peak and admire Sapporo’s tree-lined avenues, or romantic night-time views.
Hotel → Odori Station → Maruyama koen Station (5 min. via Subway Tozai Line) → Maruyama Zoo (15 minutes’ walk)
Maruyama Zoo is in Sapporo’s Maruyama area and lies next to Hokkaido Shrine, Maruyama Park and Mt. Maruyama Primeval Forest. “Maruyama Zoo Shirokuma (polar bear) Ramen” is a popular souvenir. Maruyama Zoo is a great sightseeing spot for families traveling with children.
■Sapporo Beer Garden
Hotel → Odori Station → Higashi kuyakusho mae Station (6 min. via Subway Toho Line) → Sapporo Beer Garden (5 minutes’ walk)
Enjoy Hokkaido’s local food like jingisukan (Genghis Khan) lamb barbecue, crabs, potatoes and cheese with freshly-brewed draft beer in a quaint, red-brick building that was built in the Meiji era. A place to go for beer lovers.
■Sapporo Factory (Shopping Mall)
Hotel → Odori Station → Bus Center mae Station (1 min. via Subway Tozai Line) → Sapporo Factory (2 minutes’ walk)
One of the largest shopping mall in Japan that houses some 160 establishments including retail stores, restaurants, a cinema complex, amusement facilities and a hotel.
■Susukino Entertainment District
Hotel → Odori Station → Susukino Station (1 min. via Subway Namboku Line)
Hokkaido’s largest entertainment district “Susukino” encircles the Susukino Subway Station and is packed with some 4,000 bars and restaurants. This area, the size of three Tokyo Domes, is home to numerous dining establishments such as Japanese-styled pubs and restaurants selling Sapporo ramen or jingiskan lamb barbecue.