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Downtown Retro – Gourmet Stroll Best 8: Sapporo Tanukikoji District

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Located in central Sapporo near Odori Park, the “Tanukikoji” district is famously known for its many new fashion buildings. In actuality, it is a location with many retro-style buildings remaining from the Showa period, which makes it the perfect area for this “stroll around town”.
 
On this occasion, we shine a spotlight on the Tanukikoji district ―particularly the West 2nd block to the West 8th block― as we take breaks, eat loads of food, and close it with tasty Yakitori (grilled chicken). We selected the best 8 discoveries that only a local writer could recommend.
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Downtown Retro – Gourmet Stroll Best 8: Sapporo Tanukikoji District

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Located in central Sapporo near Odori Park, the Tanukikoji district is famously known for its many new fashion buildings. In actuality, it is a location with many retro-style buildings leftover from the Showa period, which makes it the perfect area for this “stroll around town.”

On this occasion, we shine a spotlight on the Tanukikoji district ―particularly the West 2nd block to the West 8th block ― as we take breaks, eat loads of food, and close with tasty yakitori (grilled chicken). We selected the best 8 discoveries that only a local writer could recommend.

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Tea time in Sapporo! A selection of 5 cafes run by famous sweets shops

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When walking around a lot between sights here and there, aren’t there times when you’d like to a break at a nice cafe for a bit? Sapporo in particular is a city with an abundance of cafes. The number of cafes listed on the iTown Pages alone amount to about 700 establishments. Among them are many famous cafes, and the competition between them is fierce. When visiting Sapporo with a limited amount of time on your hands, you may easily be overwhelmed by the number of choices available.

Here we will narrow down this scope to famous sweets shops that sell their creations directly through their cafes. After all, you can hardly go wrong with Hokkaido’s most famous sweets freshly made at their place of origin!

It is with this in mind that I present to you a selection of 5 cafes run by famous Sapporo sweets shops.
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How to fully enjoy the shopping in Sapporo Central Wholesale Market!

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Do you know what Sapporo Outside Market (Jyogai Ichiba) is like?

As Sapporo’s kitchen, Outside Market is busy with many customers who come to buy fresh seafood and produce.

Hokkaido is known for “food;” if you are looking for the freshest ingredients, this place is suitable for these purposes!

Here, we list our recommendations at Sapporo Central Wholesale Market and the adjacent Outside Market, popular menu items, and points when shopping.
Please do enjoy flavors of Hokkaido at the Central Wholesale Market.

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Effective Ways to Rent a Car in Sapporo, and Recommended Driving Spots

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A rental car is indispensable when traveling in Hokkaido. Many people think about flying to New Chitose Airport, lodging in Sapporo, and renting a car.

But there are many rental companies in Sapporo, and it’s hard to know where to go.

For that reason, we’d like to give you our suggestions for how and where to rent a car, as well as our recommendations for the best driving spots!

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7 great places for cherry blossoms in Sapporo City

sapporo cherry odouripark In general, cherry blossoms bloom from late March to early April in Japan. However, it is different in Hokkaido.
As it is located in the northernmost part of Japan, it is last to become warm weather.
Spring eventually comes in late April in Sapporo, the capital of the Prefecture, and cherry blossoms bloom till May.

Since its location is in the northernmost part, Hokkaido’s climate and plants are unique in comparison to many other parts of Japan. There are also varieties of cherry blossom trees that are not found in Honshu.
In this time, we introduce 7 recommended places within Sapporo during the cherry blossom season.
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【From Sapporo to Hakodate】Comparison among JR, Express Bus, Plane and Car!

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There are four ways to travel from Sapporo to Hakodate: Japan Rail (JR), highway bus, airplane, and car. However, it’s difficult to know which method is the best.

In this article, we offer a thorough comparison of these four means of transportation.
We offer a detailed explanation which can suit anyone’s Hokkaido travel plans and goals.

Try to find the mode of transportation that best suits you!
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Six tips to enjoy the “Sapporo Snow Festival(さっぽろ雪まつり)”

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A famous Japanese winter event, the Sapporo Snow Festival!
Every February, people from all over Japan and, lately, all over the world gather in Sapporo.
However,
Where should we go to see the sights? How do we get there?
Where are the main grounds?
Where are convenient places to stay?

You may have many questions like these.

A professional from a Japanese tourism company that has planned Hokkaido tours for many years is here to answer your questions!

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Seven Recommeded Autumn Leave Spots in Sapporo!

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Autumn leaves can be seen all over the city of Sapporo, leading people to say that “the entire city turns crimson.”
In this article, we will be presenting seven autumn leaves viewing spots on the outskirts of Sapporo that are much loved by its citizens from classic spots to best-kept secrets.
We will also be talking about clothes for the autumn leaves season and hope that this will serve as a good reference for you!
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