Useful Information for Foreign Tourists in Sapporo: Proper Footwear and Walking Tips for Enjoying Winter in Sapporo.

Keep warm and don’t slip.

It is necessary to be careful when walking on the slippery frozen surfaces of Sapporo’s winter roads. Although de-icing agents are applied on sidewalks near JR stations, subway stations, and other public facilities where many pedestrians pass through, it is still a good idea to keep a few tips in mind for walking in the winter. This is especially important if you are planning to visit Sapporo between mid-December and February when the temperatures drop below freezing. The trick to avoiding falling down is to consciously lower your body’s center of gravity and take small sliding steps while walking. Quality winter boots help, but if you need that extra bit of grip, anti-slip spikes are sold at most convenience stores and can be easily attached to the bottom of your soles. Sand scattered over the icy roads is just another useful tip often used by Sapporo locals.

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