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  • What to pack

    For cool seasons (Sep-Nov, Mar-May):

    1. A warm jacket and scarf
    2. Comfortable walking shoes
    3. Moisturiser and lip balm

    For warm season (Jun-Aug):

    1. Sun protection – hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
    2. Comfortable walking shoes

    For cold season (Dec-Feb):

    1. A thick winter jacket and scarf
    2. Covered walking shoes and winter boots
    3. Moisturiser and lip balm
  • Our Hotels

  • Odori Park

    Odori Park is an oasis in Sapporo’s bustling city centre, and boasts as many as 4,700 trees across 92 species including lilacs, the official tree of Sapporo. With various sculptures, fountains, playgrounds and more, Odori Park is sure to keep the kids entertained all day. In early February, the park also hosts the stunning Sapporo Snow Festival.

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  • Historical Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku-no Mura)

    Get a blast from the past when you soak yourselves in the atmosphere of the frontier period of Hokkaido at the Historic Village of Hokkaido. The Village is an open-air museum with about 60 buildings from all over Hokkaido, dating from the Meiji and Taisho Periods (1868 - 1926). Immerse yourself in Japanese history in the four sections: a town, a fishing village, a farm village and a mountain village.

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  • Sapporo Maruyama Zoo

    For the nature fans, head to Maruyama Zoo, which recreates habitats so you can observe animals at their most natural behavior. You can also find animals indigenous to Japan and Hokkaido such as Japanese snow monkeys, white-tail eagles, and wolves - not to mention exotic animals from other parts of the world such as tigers, red pandas, giraffes and more.

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  • Shiroi Koibito Park

    Kids will adore the whimsical Shiroi Koibito Park, a theme park by local chocolate company Ishiya. Ishiya's flagship product is the Shiroi Koibito white chocolate cookie, one of the most famous souvenirs from Hokkaido. The park also has a café which allows visitors to savour Ishiya’s original sweets and the Cookiecraft Studio where kids can try their hand at making their own Shiroi Koibito cookies.

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  • Sapporo TV Tower

    A Sapporo landmark, the TV Tower offers unbeatable views of the city from its observation deck. See Odori Park in its full glory, and the far-off Ishikari countryside – a perfect backdrop for a family photo. Be sure to check the light-up schedule before you visit, for a stunning night-time view of the tower illuminated by floodlights.

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  • Jozankei Onsen

    Natural hot springs, or onsen, are highly popular across Japan. The onsen waters of Jozankei, Sapporo’s most famous onsen town, were discovered in 1866. Ask your friendly Holiday Inn concierge for a recommendation of the best spas for family and kids! After a relaxing soak, explore the many natural and historic attractions around the Jozankei area.

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  • Mt Moiwa (Moiwayama) Ski Area

    If you’re visiting Sapporo in the winter, be sure to make full use of its world-class ski slopes with a day trip to the Moiwayama Ski Area, just a 20-minute drive from the city centre. It offers more than 10 types of ski courses for absolute beginners, to experts. Kids will love the Sightseeing Road Course in particular, which offers a stunning view of the city of Sapporo beneath.

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  • Sapporo Snow Festival

    One of the best things about visiting Sapporo in February is the stunning Sapporo Snow Festival. Held over seven days, it features spectacular snow and ice sculptures, concerts, snow slides and local stalls, attracting more than two million visitors from across the world. Staged across three sites (the Odori Site, Susukino Site, and Tsu Dome Site), the Festival is sure to keep kids entertained for days on end.

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  • Moerenuma Park

    The sprawling Moerenuma Park is a paradise for kids, with lovingly designed activity areas such as hiking trails, water fountain shows, children’s playgrounds, and more. In the warmer seasons, enjoy a picnic on the many well-kept grass areas or view the stunning cherry blossoms. In the winter, rent sleds or snow shoes and explore the many interesting slopes across the park.

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  • Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park

    From spring to autumn, enjoy the colourful flower garden, giant playground equipment, trampolines, mazes, waterfalls, and even a forest within the sprawling grounds. In the winter, Takino Suzuran becomes a wonderful place to play in the snow, making this a must-visit for all seasons of the year.

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  • Nijo Market

    Eat your way around the famous Nijo Market, a public market in central Sapporo boasting unbeatable fresh local produce and seafood such as crabs, salmon eggs, sea urchin and various fresh and prepared fish. The market is also a feast for the eyes, with exotic crustaceans and sea creatures on display. Try a fresh seafood bowl, one of the delicacies for which Sapporo is famous.

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  • Hanamaru Sushi

    For a meal that will surely delight the kids, try Hanamaru, an authentic kaiten-sushi (conveyor belt) restaurant on the 6th floor of JR Tower. Once inside, simply proceed to choose your sushi as it rolls past you on the colourful conveyor belt. For the best view, take the counter seats, and for a more local experience, try the traditional Japanese-style seats!

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  • Jingisukan Daruma Rokuyon

    Jingisukan, a signature Hokkaido dish where lamb and vegetables are cooked on a dome-shaped skillet, takes its name from the conqueror Genghis Khan. At the popular Jingisukan Daruma Rokuyon founded in 1954, kids can try their hand at cooking this authentic Mongolia-inspired dish for themselves.

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  • Kinotoya Bake

    Hokkaido’s reputation for excellent dairy and dairy products is well deserved. And there’s no better place to bring your kids to the original Kinotoya Bake confectionery which opened in Hokkaido in 1983. Apart from the confectionery’s milk cookies, the kids will love the rich and creamy BAKE Cheese Tart for which Kinotoya became famous for.

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  • Suage +

    Everyone knows that Hokkaido is famous for seafood – but did you know that it is also the birthplace of soup curry? This unique dish is served with assorted vegetables, topped with roast chicken or stewed pork, and served with rice. Suage + Soup Curry is one of the best places to try this, right above the bustling Susukino subway station.

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  • ANA Holiday Inn Sapporo Susukino

    Holiday Inn ANA Sapporo Susukino is situated in the heart of the lively local entertainment area of Susukino, the vibrant downtown of Sapporo. A five-minute walk from Odori Park, the hotel also offers easy access to iconic tourist destinations such as the Sapporo Botanical Garden and Sapporo Clock Tower, and is a breezy two-minute walk from Susukino Subway Station.

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