Kickstart your trip to Sapporo

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

  • Private &

  • 3 hours

  • From
    $38.13  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

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.

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

How does it work?

  • 1 Tell us about you!

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
  • 2 We match you with a host

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect experience together
  • 3 The best part!

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me here. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

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Reviews for this experience

Exploring Sapporo

A very pleasant morning with a courteous and helpful guide

May 2019

Reviewed by Anna B

Reviews for Sapporo

Sapporo with Robin

Had a great day with Robin, my wife and kids enjoyed his company and his ability to show us around the agreed sites. Highly recommend Robin for families visiting the area. He communicated great and the whole experience from booking to the days activities were spot on. Will definitely see him again on our return

Reviewed by Titos C, hosted by Robinn

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Robinn asked our preference ofvthe places to see and actually followed our suggestions. Was glad to have explored the city using their public transport. Would have been better if Robinn shared info and facts about the places we visted though. But appreciated that he brought us to this amazing soup curry resto-Garaku! Got hooked to soup curry!

Reviewed by Maribel I, hosted by Robinn

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