Opened in 2003, the 38-floor JR Tower (173m) offers the best views of Sapporo. It's easy, all indoor, and there are shopping, eating and...
Sapporo Clock Tower
No Japanese tourist can leave Sapporo without snapping a photo of the city's signature landmark, the clock tower. Built in 1878, the...
Old Hokkaidō Government Office Building
Known by all as Akarenga (red bricks), this magnificent neo-baroque building was constructed of bricks in 1888 and is surrounded by...
There is some truth to the observation that cocktails seem to taste better when consumed at great heights. Here on the 35th floor of the...
If Rāmen Yokochō is the original Rāmen Alley with history and atmosphere on its side, then these guys are the shameless copycats. The...
Lonely Planet review
The frigid seas surrounding Hokkaidō are extremely bountiful and yield some of the tastiest crustaceans on the planet. There is no better place to dine on all manner of exotic crab than at the famous Kani-honke, which serves up elaborate kaiseki ryōri (Japanese cuisine following strict rules of etiquette) centred on these juicy little critters. Seasonal set courses are priced according to the size and rarity of the crab, so simply choose depending on how much you want to spend. Don't miss the opportunity to sample the tarabagani (red king crab), which is considered to be the most expensive yet most delicious decapod known to humankind.