The 38-floor JR Tower (173m) offers the best views of Sapporo. It's easy, all indoor, and there are shopping, eating and drinking...
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...
If Rāmen Yokochō is the original Rāmen Alley with history and atmosphere on its side, then these guys are the shameless copycats. The...
N3W2 Chūō-ku · interesting places nearby
These are THE crab guys! The frigid seas surrounding Hokkaidō are bountiful and yield some of the tastiest crustaceans on the planet. Kani-honke is legendary for its crab offerings – try the recommended Kanisuki menu for ¥4400 per person. Crab and vegetables are cooked in a pot, consumed, then rice and egg are added to the remaining soup.
There are two Kani-honke restaurants in Sapporo. One is near Sapporo station and the other one block east of Susukino crossing . For both, look for the sign with the huge crab and the enormous かに本家 sign on top of the building.