Activities


Sapporo is a vibrant city with much to offer, but in just a few minutes drive, you can be out of the city and enjoy beautiful, natural scenery. In Hokkaido, the food is great, the people are kind, and the nature is beautiful. To help you enjoy all aspects of Sapporo, Hokkaido Japanese Language School provides you with many after school and weekend activities. Below are some examples.

Activities at Hokkaido JaLS

Recreation Activities

Hokkaido’s nature is very diverse and changes throughout the year – every season brings new possible activities.

Spring: Horseback Riding, Dairy Farming, Farming, etc.
Summer: Bon Festival, Fruit Hunting, Rafting, etc.
Autumn: Canoeing, Vegetable Harvest, etc.
Winter: Skiing, Snowboarding, making an Igloo, Fishing on Ice, etc.
All Season: Soba (Japanese buckwheat noodles) cooking, Hot Springs, Edo Era experience, etc.

Social Activities

Local Japanese (students, office workers, businessmen…) join these activities as well. It’s a great activity to make local Japanese friends!

・Go drinking with local Japanese
・Karaoke
・Tour conducted by local college students
・Game Party with the school staff
・Movies
・Hanging out at popular cafes
・Play human bingo with Japanese
etc.

Gourmet Activities

Hokkaido is said to have the best food in all of Japan. Surrounded by sea and beautiful nature inland, you can enjoy some of the best foods in the world!

・Japanese Noodle store you won’t find in tour books
・Fresh sushi at the 2 jo ichiba fishmarket
・Delicious sweets recommended by local Japanese
・Ice creams at a farm
・Soup curry restaurant you can only eat in Hokkaido.
・Eat the best miso ramen in Sapporo
and etc.

Tour Activities

There are one day trips and also over night trips. If the timing is right, you can enjoy local festivals too.

・Otaru
・Noboribetsu Hot Springs
・Furano
・Niseko
・Asahikawa
・Hokuryucho Sunflower Village
etc.

How to join activities (3 simple steps)

Once you enroll in Hokkaido JaLS, you can follow these 3 simple steps to join an activity.