Sapporo, the capital of the Japanese island Hokkaido, might not be the first destination that comes to mind when thinking about Japan’s major cities. But this unique city offers so much to do! You might be staying in the city, but you’ll be within close reach to the breath-taking hiking trails and skiing hills surrounding Sapporo. In the city itself, you won’t have a dull moment with the exciting nightlife and amazing restaurants and food markets where you can try all of Sapporo’s must-eat dishes. If you’re planning a visit to this Japanese oasis, here are my suggestions for the coolest unusual things to do in Sapporo that are not in your guidebook.