Whether you’re planning to visit Sapporo in summer or winter, there are so many things to do in Sapporo. In summer, you can go for an excellent sightseeing tour along the tree-lined boulevards of the city, and the winter season brings a range of snow-related activities like skiing and snowboarding. There is also a huge selection of festivals to attend and landmarks to visit in Sapporo.
Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido prefecture in Hokkaido Island, Japan.
There is a big variety of things to do in Sapporo, for example there are a host of parks, towers, and museums throughout the city, so make sure to get a tourist map so that you can plan out your sightseeing itinerary.
The Clock Tower is one of the most iconic symbols of Sapporo. Almost all the Japanese tourists who travels to Sapporo feels the need to visit this landmark. The Clock Tower is therefor one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city.
Another interesting holiday destination is the Sapporo Beer Museum which houses extensive displays and exhibits about the history of beer in Japan. The Beer museum also offers guided tours about the beer brewing process, plus you can have a taste of the different kinds of beers at the Beer Garden adjacent to the museum. The Beer Garden is the perfect place to soak in everything you just learned at the Beer Museum.
Because of the heavy snowfall received by Sapporo every winter, the city holds an annual Ice Festival in the first week of February. The Ice Festival is one of Sapporo’s biggest events, featuring an ice sculpture competition attended by different artists from around the globe.
Sapporo is also a famous skiing destination because of the several ski resorts and mountain lodges in and around the city. If you want to experience world-class powder skiing and snowboarding, go from Sapporo to Niseko which is just two hours away by bus.
In Sapporo, the summer season runs from June through September and has an average daily temperature of 16.7 to 22.3 °C (62.1 to 72.1 °F). The winter season covers the months of November through March, with average daily temperatures ranging from -3.6 to 4.9 °C (25.5 to 40.8 °F).
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