Sapporo Factory

At the birthplace of beer making in Japan
Shopping without concern for the weather

This commercial facility stands where the former “Hokkaido Development Commission Brewery”, built by the Hokkaido Development Commission in 1876, once stood. The Hokkaido Development Commission Brewery was the first brewery to be made by the Japanese. The building is divided into seven areas. What gives it character is the “Atrium”, which is similar to a large greenhouse.
There is an open ceiling from the basement to the fourth floor and visitors can enjoy shopping at the various outdoor, variety and interior goods stores. From November to the end of December a huge Christmas tree is brought over from Hiroo Town in the Tokachi area and is decorated and lit with illumination. Visitors can also enjoy tasting beer that was made during the start of the brewery for ¥250 at the Sapporo Development Beer Store in the Entotsu (Chimney) Square area.

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Event Calendar
NOVEMBERJumbo Christmas Tree at Sapporo Factory
DECEMBERJumbo Christmas Tree at Sapporo Factory

Sapporo Factory

Address
Kita 2-jo Higashi 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Open
Shops: 10:00 - 20:00
Restaurants: 11:00 - 22:00
Closed
Closed occasionally
Fee
Free admission
Parking
Available; First hour free; ¥200 per 30 minutes; 3 hour free parking with purchase over ¥2000
Telephone
011-207-5000
Website
http://sapporofactory.jp/foreigin/english/index.html
Access
3-minute walk from Odori Station on the Subway Namboku, Tozai and Toho Lines
From Sapporo Station on the JR Line and Subway Namboku and Toho Lines, take the Chuo Bus (Kan 88) and get off at "Sapporo factory" bus stop
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