Articles 04 Mar 2024

Sapporo Has Some Amazing Destinations. You Should Visit Them!

Being one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, Japan offers various destinations with amazing attractions, starting from traditional tourism with a variety of cultural sites to modern tourism—all you can find in the Land of the Rising Sun.

So, if you want to go on a holiday, choosing Japan as a tourist destination will give you an unforgettable experience. While in Japan, don't forget to visit Sapporo, the fourth largest city in Japan which has amazing tourist destinations. Check the list of tourist attractions in Sapporo first before you create an itinerary!

Hokkaido Jingu

First, you can visit Hokkaido Jingu or Hokkaido Shrine, one of the most popular shrines in Hokkaido, Japan. This shrine was built during the reign of Meiji Emperor in 1872 or after Hokkaido officially came under the direct control of the Japanese government. According to Trip Japan, the shrine which was formerly known as “Sapporo Shrine” was founded as a sacred place for three gods, namely:

  1. Ōkuninushi, in charge of building and making the foundation of the shrine from soil,
  2. Okunitama, in charge of creating all the miracles that come from nature,
  3. Sukunahikona, in charge of healing.

Interestingly, at the shrine, there is also a complex of Shinto places of worship and a place of fortune slips and amulets. Here, you can look at your luck by making a small offering of 200 yen to receive a fortune slip written on strips of paper called omikuji. There are seven types of fortune: daikichi, chukichi, shokici, kishi, suekichi, kyo, and daikyo. If you get an unlucky slip (kyo, and daikyo), you can ward off bad luck with an amulet called omamori and pay another 200 yen.

The shrine is located at 474 Miyagaoka, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido. The place offers free entry and one-hour free car parking. However, if you park for two hours or more you will usually be charged 500 yen/hour. It is about 15 minutes from Maruyama-koen Station.

Sapporo Beer Museum

The tradition of drinking “sake" or alcoholic drinks has been deeply rooted in the Japanese culture. So, it is not surprising there are a lot of breweries, and some even are hundreds of years old and in fact there is a brewery which has been converted into a museum, the Sapporo Beer Museum. This museum is believed to be the only beer museum in Japan.

Before becoming a museum, the building was a sugar factory in 1890 called the Sapporo Sugar Company. Then it was liquidated and changed to become the Sapporo Brewery in 1903. The brewery was operated until 1965 and closed for economic reasons. Only then, around 1980, the Sapporo city government bought the building and renovated it into a museum in 1987.

Since then, the Sapporo Beer Museum has officially opened to the public. This museum introduces the history of beer, the process of beer making from the selection of raw materials, filtering, fermentation, to packaging. Not only that, in this museum there are also various collections related to beer, for example, the beer-making tools, miniature buildings, posters, beer bottles, and others.

The museum is located at 9 Chrome-1-1 Kita 7 Johigashi, Higashi Ward, Hokkaido. If you wish to come here, you can take a taxi or walk for 15 minutes from Higashi-Kuyakushomae Station. The entrance fee is around 500 yen.

Moerenuma Park

Moerenuma Park is a beautiful park located on the outskirts of Sapporo city. The word moerenuma is derived from the Ainu language, "Moyre Pet" which means a gently flowing river because there is a large river surrounding the park complex. This park was originally used as a waste dump area, but thanks to the arrival of Isamu Noguchi in 1982, this area was finally transformed into a beautiful park.

It was built in 1988 and opened to the public around 2005. Now, this park is a favorite place for both adults and children to spend their holidays. There are also various attractions here, including:

  1. Hidamari Glass Pyramid, a glass pyramid that introduces the history of the park, and has meeting rooms and relaxing rooms.
  2. Sea Fountain, a dancing fountain which has a maximum height of 25 meters.
  3. Moere Beach, an artificial beach with waves and sand where children can play,

Where is the location? 1-1 Moerenumakoen, Higashi Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido. This park can be accessed by bus and subway train. You should get off at the Moerenuma Koen Higashiguchi bus stop. There is no entrance fee or free if you want to visit this park.

Those are some tourist destinations you should visit in Sapporo City, Japan. What's attractive is all these three destinations is not far from the Don Quijote Store, the Sapporo branch. So, you can experience and enjoy the sights of Sapporo and take some time for shopping for souvenirs at the Don Quijote Store.

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