Sapporo Station is the main train station for Hokkaido’s capital city. It is a central travel hub for many travelers to Hokkaido, thanks to being 40-minutes by train from Hokkaido’s main airport at New Chitose. By 2031, the Hokkaido Shinkansen line will be extended from its current Hakodate terminus, making train travel from Tokyo possible (information as of March 2022).
The station has a range of amenities and is surrounded by a variety of shopping malls and department stores, providing limitless options for entertainment, shopping, and dining in the near vicinity.
Sapporo Station’s platforms serve different regions of Hokkaido:
(Please see the JR timetable for details)
This observation deck presents a panoramic and unhindered view of the city. Located on the 38th level of the JR Tower, it stands 160 meters tall and opens until late, giving a stunning view of the Sapporo nightlife. During the day, you can see Mount Moiwa. An on-site cafe provides a rest area serving hot drinks and something to eat.
Sprawling with local shops offering high-quality goods and places to eat, Stellar Place Sapporo is a diverse shopping/dining destination. Sushi is a popular choice, with many coffee shops also to be found.
The Daimaru Sapporo shopping center is located on the southwest side of the Sapporo station building. Fashion, jewelry, cosmetics, premium brands, interior goods, daily groceries, souvenirs, and traditional attire are all available at Daimaru, which spans nine floors.
Located at Sapporo Station, JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo offers superb convenience to guests. The hotel offers luxurious and spacious interiors, with a 35th-floor restaurant providing guests an exceptional view of Sapporo City and a romantic dining experience.
Apia Dome is a Sapporo Station landmark that is also a common meeting spot. This glass structure derives its name from the Italian word, apparire, which means to appear. Thanks to it being covered, it’s a great way to escape from rain or snow while enjoying shopping, cafes, restaurants, and other shops.
Sapporo Station can be reached in 40-min by train from New Chitose Airport to the south-east.
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