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Sapporo

Getting around

Bus & tram

JR Sapporo station is the main terminus for local buses. From late April to early November, tourist buses loop through major sights and attractions between 9am and 5.30pm; a one-day pass costs ¥750, single trips are ¥200 (basic fee).

There is a single tram line that heads west from Ōdōri, turns south, then loops back to Susukino. It’s convenient for a trip to Moiwayama, and the fare is a flat ¥170.

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Local transport

Subway

Sapporo’s three subways are efficient. Fares start at ¥200, and one-day passes cost ¥800 (weekend only ¥500). There are also ¥1000 day passes that include the tram and buses as well. Or get a pay-in-advance ‘With You’ card (¥1100), which can be used on subways, buses, trams, Jōtetsu and Chūō buses; unlike the one-day passes, the ‘With You’ card does not expire at midnight.

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