Edited by Matthew Wears
Even though Sapporo might be more famous for its extreme winter weather, visiting Sapporo in summer can actually be one of the most fulfilling and beautiful times of the year. The temperature is warm without being too hot, the stunning countryside comes alive with vibrant natural colors and an exciting summer festival calendar begins to get up and running.
If you’re wondering what to do in Sapporo this summer, I’m going to be telling you what festivals and attractions need to be on your Hokkaido summer itinerary, and what local spots should be pinned on travel maps. Lavender fields, beaches, and crazy celebrations all make up this list of the best things to do in Sapporo in summer – so get ready to see a new side of Japan's most northerly island.