Basic information about Sapporo to help plan your visit

Sapporo is Japan’s northernmost ordinance-designated city. It covers roughly the same area as Hong Kong and is home to a growing population of more than 1.95 million. Sapporo is one of the few cities in Japan to have a mild and humidity-free summer, and in the winter it can see snowfall amounts reach upwards of five meters. This climate provides the city with unique and sharp contrasts in each of the four seasons. Here, you will find a host of basic information about Sapporo that will help you to plan your visit.

Sapporo is Japan’s northernmost ordinance-designated city. It covers roughly the same area as Hong Kong and is home to a growing population of more than 1.95 million. Sapporo is one of the few cities in Japan to have a mild and humidity-free summer, and in the winter it can see snowfall amounts reach upwards of five meters. This climate provides the city with unique and sharp contrasts in each of the four seasons. Here, you will find a host of basic information about Sapporo that will help you to plan your visit.

Basic Information

Introducing Sapporo, its history and climate

Access

Information on city transportation and access from the airport

Map

Download the Sapporo sightseeing map and Sapporo tourism app.

Currency and currency exchange

Basic information on money matters in Japan

Tourist Information

Find tourist information centers and call centers where you can learn more about sightseeing in Sapporo

Wi-Fi service

There are free Wi-Fi hotspots in Sapporo City.

Emergency Inquiries

If you have a problem during your travels, please contact the following.

Useful Information for Foreign Tourists

Useful information for foreign tourists who are sightseeing in Sapporo.

Promotional Video

Introducing the streets of Sapporo and its food through video

Sapporo accommodation facilities

We introduce accommodation facilities in Sapporo city by area.