From historic landmarks and bustling food markets to panoramic views and a lively nightlife scene, Hokkaido’s biggest city has lots to offer. Here are great ways to spend 48 hours in Sapporo.
Odori Park (Odori Koen)
1-12 Odorinishi, Sapporo, Japan
Odori Park stretches for 0.9 miles (1.5 kilometers) from east to west, across five zones and 13 sections (orchome). Find Sapporo TV Tower at the eastern end and the Sapporo City Archive Museum at the western end. In between are plentiful trees, seasonal flower beds, lawns, fountains, sculptures, playgrounds, and benches.
Explore Odori Park independently or as part of a half-day or full-day Sapporo sightseeing tour. Stop at other popular city sites, including Sapporo TV Tower, the Former Government Building, Clock Tower, or the Sapporo Beer Museum. Or opt for a private tour to fully customize your itinerary.
Things to Know Before You Go
Odori Park is ideal for families and nature lovers.
A tourist information center and official shop can be found inside the park.
Playgrounds and slides for children can be found in 8-chome and 9-chome.
Public toilets are available in Odori Park.
There is free Wi-Fi at Odori Park.
Odori Park is generally wheelchair-accessible, but some festivals and events may not be.
How to Get There
Odori Park is located in the center of Sapporo. Its eastern end starts just outside Odori Station, where all three subway lines stop. JR Sapporo Station is about a 10-minute walk from Odori Park.
When to Get There
Odori Park can be visited year-round. Many visit as part of a big festival, including the Sapporo Snow Festival in February, the Lilac Festival in May, the Yosakoi Soran Festival in June, the Beer Garden in July, the Autumn Festival in September, the White Illumination in November, and the Munich Christmas Market in December.
Sapporo TV Tower
At the eastern end of Odori Park is Sapporo TV Tower, which stands 483 feet (147.2 meters) tall with a 295-foot-high (90-meter-high) observation platform. The views from Sapporo TV Tower are spectacular, particular at night when all the buildings of Sapporo are lit up.
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