Sapporo: What to do (Odori Park, photo with the Sapporo sign, Sapporo Beer Factory, Susukino Shopping District, Shopping at 5 floored Daiso, Ippudo Ramen, Exploring Sapporo JR Station) and how to go there

Just like what I mentioned from my previous blog post, we joined a tour for this Hokkaido trip so I cannot give the “how to” of some places. But I did my best to take down notes and took photos of the “how to” of the places that we went to in Sapporo. It was mostly spontaneous so I would like to apologize in advance if there are directions that aren’t as clear.

Odori Park

During our time there, our tour guide mentioned that there was a festival held in Odori Park where they served beer, wine, ramen, beef, ice cream you name it!

We decided to head to Odori Park to check it out!

How to go to Odori Park:

Odori Park is N07 from the train and coming from Sapporo Station you need to pay 200 Yen for the fare

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Click the english option on the screen and choose the 200 option. Insert the money on the specific area (there are english words so it’s not hard to understand)
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how the ticket will look like
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Insert ticket as shown above. Follow the arrow that is on the ticket as you insert it inside the machine
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head towards the sign with Odori written on it
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we decided to take exit 5

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this is what you’ll see as you get out of exit 5
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you just have to turn around from the exit
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and you’ll see Odori Park already!
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festival we attended!

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Taking a photo on the Sapporo sign

I noticed there were some people who posted their photos on a Sapporo sign so I asked my dad to help me find the place and it turns out he knows where I can find it! The place is just accross Odori Park! It’s in front of the clock tower.

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view from the Sapporo sign pt 1
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view from the Sapporo sign pt 2
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towards sunset

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Sapporo Beer Factory

We were almost unable to visit the factory since a week before we arrived there was an earthquake in Hokkaido. Fortunately the factory already opened it’s doors when we arrived! The only downside we faced was that the tasting room was closed when we were there because it was a holiday 💔

How to go to Sapporo Beer Factory:

We actually told our tour guide to drop us off the beer factory after our day trip to Biei then we walked home. It was quite far so I would suggest that you take a cab to the Beer Factory.

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There is also a restaurant accross the Beer Museum and a gift shop. If you want to eat beef and lamb, I’d recommend the restaurant accross the Beer Museum.

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there will be a black square on that will be placed on the table and when you expand it it’s a bib for you to wear

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we ordered another lamb because it was so delicious!
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there is a Sapporo Classic that’s only available in Hokkaido! We drank this kind of beer everytime we could!

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Susukino Shopping District

My parents already went to Sapporo before so my dad already knew about Susukino. It’s a long alley of shops that’s similar to Shinsaibashi (if you know the place or have been here).

How to go to Susukino Shopping District:

From Sapporo Station, Susukino is at N08 so same as Odori Park you have to pay 200 yen for the one way train ride.

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we decided to get out of exit 4

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view as you get out of exit 4
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turn left
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walk a bit and turn left as soon as you see the pedestrian on your left side
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walk straight
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keep on walking straight
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just keep on walking straight and crossing pedestrians
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so sorry it’s blurry but I just wanted to show you that you have to still walk straight
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Until you will see this dome shape on your left! If you see this dome shape, you have already arrived at Susukino Shopping District!
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It’s a long district! This was my view from accross where I stood

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Shopping at 5 Floored Daiso

How to go to the 5 Floored Daiso:

From the Susukino Shopping District, find the area with number 1

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you should see the this sign with 1 BUT YOU WILL NOT CROSS HERE
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instead you will turn left
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just keep on walking straight and you’ll already see Daiso
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floor guide inside Daiso and the their operating time

Ippudo Ramen

How to go to Ippudo Ramen:

From Susukino Shopping District, find the area with number 6

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you should see the this sign with 6 and YOU WILL CROSS HERE
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before crossing, you’ll see the lighted Ippudo sign so after crossing turn left and walk straight

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I decided to get the Shiromaru Classic!

Exploring Sapporo JR Station 

There are a lot of shops and restaurants inside Sapporo JR Station and outside as well.

We didn’t have much time in Sapporo so we only had a chance to have dinner inside the station but I would recommend this place to those who wants to discover restaurants and shop.

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view inside the station as soon as you get in
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they have an area called paseo dining but their whole “paseo” area under the station IS HUGE
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we decided to pick this restaurant

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it’s always a hassle to remove my shoes whenever this is the type of place where we will eat but I AIN’T COMPLAINING! this actually takes me back to our first trip to Japan when we were still kids!

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the only english menu pt 1
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the only english menu pt 2
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ONLY HOKKAIDO!!!

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prawn tempura bowl
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mini seafood rice bowl
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lamb hotplate (MUST TRY! The lamb was so good!!)

all photos taken using an iPhone / Fujifilm X-A5 18-55 mm

I can’t wait to go back to Hokkaido one day and explore more of Sapporo! I feel like the city has more to offer!!

Sapporo manhole c/o papa!

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💚, R


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