Kickstart your trip to Sapporo
Kickstart your trip to Sapporo
Kickstart your trip to Sapporo
Kickstart your trip to Sapporo
Kickstart your trip to Sapporo
Kickstart your trip to Sapporo
Kickstart your trip to Sapporo
Kickstart your trip to Sapporo
Kickstart your trip to Sapporo
Kickstart your trip to Sapporo
Introduction to the city 3 hours

Kickstart your trip to Sapporo

Practical know-how, chopstick etiquette and a few ramen recommendations. Yum!

3 hours

From $38.13  USD per person (based on 8 adults)

  • From $38.13 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish)

What you'll do

Buckle up for a practical crash course in navigating Sapporo like a pro – and a golden opportunity to check out a couple of the city’s must-sees along the way. You’ll jostle your way through a traditional market, Nijo, trawl the 150-year-old Tanukikoji covered shopping arcade for sweet treats and souvenirs, and head to local hangout Nakajima Park, where you could check out the museum and traditional teahouse, or stroll the lush lawns along Sōsei River towards Iyahiko Shrine. When it’s time for a snack, it’s only right for an honorary Sapporo local to try the city’s specialty at Soup Curry GARAKU, before downing a draft of Japan’s most iconic beer in the city that invented it while your host shares more essential insider tips for your trip.

  • Kickstart your trip to Sapporo
  • Kickstart your trip to Sapporo

Where you’ll go

Get a feel for central Sapporo, with a knowledgeable local guiding you every step of the way. Kick off your introduction to the city in Ōdōri Park, a mile-long green strip hosting year-round festivals and connecting famous attractions like the Sapporo TV Tower, the Clock Tower and Susukino – the city’s own neon-lit “mini Tokyo” packed with chic stores, chicer locals and rowdy izakaya. Once you’ve mastered the art of navigating the crowded entertainment district with the ease of a salaryman on a Friday night, you’ll hop on the subway west to get to grips with a totally different side of Sapporo: a peaceful oasis of snow-capped mountains, thrilling winter sports, and unspoiled forests in the stunning Maruyama district. 

    • See some of central Sapporo’s most iconic locations (and a couple reserved for in-the-know locals)
    • Explore beautiful nature, bustling city and historical shrines in just three hours
    • Take the opportunity to try Sapporo’s specialty dishes, soup curry and sea urchin, at one of the many restaurants or markets
    • Set yourself up for a successful trip by learning how to navigate the city like a local
    • Have a helpful host on hand to share tips and recommendations for the rest of your trip
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • A private and personalized experience
    • 3 hours with your host
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

Meet our locals in

We will match you to the local host best suited to your requirements specified in our lovely post-booking questionnaire

How it works

  • 1
    Tell us about you! Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
    Tell us about you!
  • 2
    We introduce you to your perfect local Build your perfect tour and experience together
    We match you with a host
  • 3
    The best part! Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
    The best part!

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