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A comprehensive list of fun things to do In the summertime in Sapporo

A comprehensive list of fun things to do In the summertime in Sapporo

“What’s a good recommendation for sightseeing in Sapporo in the summertime?” Here you can find information to that question and more with tips about fun things to do in and around Sapporo City in the summertime. With activities like beach swimming, visiting beer gardens, coastal hiking, as well as on parks where you can enjoy the great Sapporo weekend pastime of barbecuing, swimming areas safe for young children, and traditional Japanese cultural events, there’s certainly plenty to do. And of course, who could forget the ice cream!? Which would you like to try first?

Guide to Sapporo mountain climbing even beginners can enjoy

Guide to Sapporo mountain climbing even beginners can enjoy

Sapporo is a city next door to nature. If you make your mind up to go out on a fine day, there are mountains that are right nearby. In spring, they shine with the yellow-green of newly growing shoots and leaves. In summer, there is the lively chirping of cicadas in the deep-green forests. In autumn, the leaves are colored red and yellow. In winter, everything falls silent, piled up with snow. In Sapporo, where the climate changes with the seasons, nature also changes vividly. The day after you have enjoyed some shopping and eating gourmet food, take a little side trip, away from the center of the city, and set out into the heart of nature. This time, we introduce mountains with spectacular views that can be enjoyed even by beginners. Make your choice of transport, such as subway, streetcar or car, depending on your level of stamina.

Get out of Sapporo to drive around nearby wheat-growing towns

Get out of Sapporo to drive around nearby wheat-growing towns

Hokkaido is a major producer of wheat. If you go on a drive away from Sapporo, you will be treated to the beautiful sight of wheat fields in vibrant colors of green or dazzling gold. The sight of fields steeped in the colors of spring wheat (planted in the spring), and autumn wheat (wheat planted in autumn that spends the winter under the snow until spring) are one of those unique scenes only found in Hokkaido. Visitors are encouraged to get out of Sapporo and go for a wheat-inspired drive to enjoy great scenery and a delicious meal.

Enjoy craft beer! Try your hand at Sapporo beer tourism

Enjoy craft beer! Try your hand at Sapporo beer tourism

Craft beers with unique tastes and ingredients made by small production breweries are becoming more and more popular in Japan. The main attraction of craft beers is the wide variety of tastes they offer—be it the bitterness or aroma of the hops, or a spicy or fruity flavor. In Sapporo there is a growing number of brewpubs(*) with their own attached brewery, as well as taprooms that showcase craft beers from both Japan and abroad, adding an extra dimension to Sapporo beer tourism. Learn to love craft beer by mingling with the brewer, or sample different flavors with a tasting set. Which craft beer will you try today?