About Hokkaido

Hokkaido’s Sightseeing and Foods

Sightseeing Places

北海道地図

*All distances are from Sapporo, researched by Northern Road Navihttp://northern-road.jp/navi/. It was timed in summer time with no road restrictions of the winter season.

Foods

Hokkaido is famous for both farming and fishery. Experience why Hokkaido is considered to have the best food in Japan.

寿司
ラーメン
蟹
In the activities at Hokkaido JaLS, we will take you to restaurants recommended by locals.

For more information click here http://www.visit-hokkaido.jp/for details.

Price of Sapporo Daily Life(sample)

Traffic Fees

Shin-Chitose Airport⇔Sapporo 1340Yen(Train)
1000Yen (Bus)
Sapporo Subways One way 200Yen〜
JR Hokkaido Train One way 160Yen〜

Food

Drink (500ml) 150Yen
Box Lunch 300Yen〜500Yen
MacDonald’s (Big Mac Set) 630Yen
Hot Coffee 200Yen〜300Yen
Japanese Noodles 500Yen~1,000Yen

An estimate total cost for a week

Including all traffic fees, food, weekend activity fees 20,000Yen~40,000Yen

Sapporo’s Climate & Seasons

Average Temperature & rainfall

グラフ

Events in Sapporo and Clothing

  • 4月 Snow will start to melt, and you can feel that spring is almost coming.
    In the mountains, snow still remains, so you can feel the winter too.
  • 4月の風景
    イベント
    Jouzankei Hot Springs Koinobori http://www.jouzankei.com/
    服装
    There is no need for a down jacket, but in the beginning, we prefer a wool coat and a spring coat in the second half.
  • 5月 Cherry Blossoms start in the first half of May.
    You will see more green day by day, and walking outside gets comfortable everyday.
  • 5月の風景
    イベント
    Sapporo Riraku Festival http://www.sweb.co.jp/kanko/lilac/
    服装
    Long sleeve shirts and cardigans or a spring coat to prevent the wind is preferred.
  • 6月 A season of beautiful flowers and green.
    Hokkaido doesn’t have a rainy season, so it is one of the best seasons of the year.
  • 6月の風景
    イベント
    Yosakoi Festival http://www.yosakoi-soran.jp/
    Hokkaido Jingu Festival http://www.hokkaidojingu.or.jp/
    服装
    It is sunny in general, but the wind is little chilly, so you should have a long sleeve shirt or something to wear on top of a T-shirt.
  • 7月 It is the flower season. The famous Furano lavender blossoms at the middle to the bottom of July. It is hot but dry and good weather.
  • 7月の風景
    イベント
    Sapporo City Jazz http://www.sapporocityjazz.jp/
    Sapporo Summer Festival (Oodori Beer Garden) http://www.sapporo-natsu.com/
    Toyohira River Fireworks
    服装
    Half sleeve shirts will do, but you should have something to wear on top just in case it gets cold in the morning.
  • 8月 Season of green. Many people go to a trip around Hokkaido this season.
    It is great weather and a season to enjoy many outdoor activities.
  • 8月の風景
    イベント
    Sapporo City Jazz http://www.sapporocityjazz.jp/
    Sapporo Summer Festival (Oodori Beer Garden) http://www.sapporo-natsu.com/
    服装
    Half sleeve shirts will do, but you should have something to wear on top just in case it gets cold in the morning.
  • 9月 Sapporo faces fall a little faster than Tokyo, and leaves start turning red in the mountains.
    At the Autumn Festival, the best food from all around Hokkaido gather for people to simply enjoy great food.
  • 9月の風景
    イベント
    Sapporo Autumn Festival http://www.sapporo-autumnfest.jp/
    服装
    It gets chilly even in daytime, so you should have a cardigan.
  • 10月 Seasons of colored leaves. See the beautiful leaves while canoeing, or the taste of autumn food. There are activities to see and taste.
  • 10月の風景
    イベント
    Sapporo Autmn Festival http://www.sapporo-autumnfest.jp/
    服装
    You won’t need a winter coat, but you will need a jacket.
    It especially gets cold at night, so you should have something like a stole.
  • 1月 Sapporo gets covered with snow, and you can enjoy the white view of the city.
    Enjoy winter sports like ski and snowboards.
  • 1月の風景
    イベント
    Sapporo White Illumination http://white-illumination.jp/
    (Chitose)Shikotsuko Ice Festival http://www.shikotsuko.com/hyoto2011/
    服装
    Warm coats and down jackets are needed.
    The road gets slippery with ice, so you will need to put stoppers on the bottom of your shoes.
  • 2月 There is snow all over.
    A beautiful winter season, and the famous Sapporo Snow Festival will be held.
  • 2月の風景
    イベント
    Sapporo Snow Festival http://www.snowfes.com/
    服装
    Warm coats and down jackets are needed.
    The road gets slippery with ice, so you will need to put stoppers on the bottom of your shoes.
  • 3月 Snow still remains, but it will get a little warmer, and will be the last season to enjoy winter activities.
  • 3月の風景
    イベント
    Sapporo Moiwa Mountain Festival http://www.rinyu.co.jp/modules/pico02/
    服装
    You will still need a warm jacket and gloves, as well as stoles.