By Akihiro Hibi, a graphic designer and ski instructor who has been living in Sapporo for most of his life.
Edited by Elodi Troskie
Sapporo, the scenic capital of the Japanese island of Hokkaido, is often overlooked by travellers who visit Japan. And this is exactly why Sapporo needs to be on your travel bucket list! Surrounded by mountains and beautiful nature landscapes, Sapporo is best known for its snow and skiing facilities, but there’s an energetic city life here too. If you want to explore off the beaten path Japan, Sapporo is a must visit destination. I’ve been living here for most of my life, and so I’ve come across a hidden gem or two, but here are my favourite 10 hidden gems in Sapporo.