Wing Bay Otaru

Opening Hours10:00 - 20:00
NotesSupermarket, clothing stores, restaurants, fast food stores, entertainment areas, movie theatre, furniture stores, 5000 parking, swimming pool, wheelchair access
Location /
Getting There
Wing Bay Otaru is right across from Otaruchikko Train Station on the JR Otaru line. 25 minute train ride from Sapporo station
〒047-0008 11 Chikko, Otaru-shi, Hokkaido

The JR train line on the way to Otaru passes some great coastline. Along this JR line there are various stops before the final destination of Otaru. Two stations before the Otaru train station, you can find the Wing Bay Otaru department store. Opened in 1999, this huge department is about 1.5km long. It is one of the largest shopping complexes in Japan.  The centre is 4 stories and has ample parking. In terms of shopping there are plenty of outlet shops, including mens, womens, and kids clothing stores. There is also a Nittori which is a huge furniture and home furnishing store. 



Apart from all these shops, Wing Bay Otaru shops has a huge hotel overlooking the marina. There is a cinema, a swimming pool, a bowling alley and a sports club, plus a large play centre for the kids. To fuel the body for shopping and all these activities there are about thirty different restaurants ranging from Mos Burger to gourmet dining. There is also a supermarket to pick up some fresh food. It is here you can get some boxed lunches. Why not grab one and head out to the park overlooking the water or eat outside along the boardwalk. 


Omotesando Street Festival

DatesFirst weekend of July
Opening HoursAll day
Location /
Getting There
Located in West Sapporo in the suburb of Maruyama. It runs down 6 blocks adjacent to Maruyama subway station.
Minami 1 Jo-dori Ave, 25-chōme-2 Minami 1 Jōnishi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 064-0801

Street festivals in Japan are a fantastic look into Japanese culture and a great way to enjoy a day, taking in the sights, activities, and the local food. The Omotesando Street Festival is one of these festivals. This festival runs all day and can be found running the length of one of the main streets in the suburb of Maruyama, West Sapporo. It is on on the same day as the Sapporo Craft Beer Forest, which is not too far away. It’s a great idea to check out the Craft Beer Forest event and then finish the rest of the day at the Omotesando Street Festival!

The day is a real family affair. There is a lot to see and do. Lining both sides of the streets, there are plenty of food stalls. It is here you can grab some local food and enjoy it with a beer, wine or non alcoholic drinks. Local food includes oysters, BBQ chicken, edamame (steamed beans), and shellfish, just to name a few. For the kids, there are magic shows, and game stalls to win a price. The cafes, bars, and restaurants are also open along this street, so its all happening here! On a beautiful sunny day, you can’t beat the street festival.

Kitara Concert Hall

札幌コンサートホール キタラ
AdmissionDepending on show
Usually from ¥1000 - ¥8000 per ticket
Opening HoursDepending on show
NotesConcert hall, no parking, public transport available (near subway station), restaurant plus bar inside
Location /
Getting There
Located in Nakajima Park. The hall is a 5 minute walk from Nakajima Koen subway station.
1-15 Nakajimakoen, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 064-0931

One of the top concert halls in Sapporo

There are only a couple of concert halls in the city of Sapporo where you can see some great musicians and orchestras. The Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara is one of the best in the city and is synonymous with beautiful music. The venue  can be found in the heart of Nakajima Park which is a beautiful and tranquil spot in itself. The concert hall mainly known as ‘Kitara’ was established in 1997. It is not only famous for its sound, but in the main concert hall there is a huge pipe organ which was built by Alfred Kern &Fils Manufacture D’Orgues. 

The pipe organ is modelled after the needle leaved trees of Hokkaido and has an impressive 4,976 pipes. Every year an exclusive organ player is invited from overseas to play. The concert hall consists a large main hall, a small chamber music hall, and rehearsal rooms. There is also a nursery room, restrooms, and museum shop located in the building. The large arena style hall has seating for up 2,008 audience members. To buy tickets and look at the monthly schedule, simply click on their website www.kitara-sapporo, where you can order online. If you are in the mood for a bit of classical music and a great show, Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara is a great hall!


Round One

(per person)
¥1580 - ¥2580 Spotcha (all other sports & activities)
¥310 - ¥360 Darts per 30minutes or ¥1190 to ¥1340 free time
¥590 - ¥730 Bowling per game
¥310 - ¥460 Karaoke per 30 minutes or ¥890 to ¥2050 free time
¥310 - ¥470 Billiards per 30 minutes or ¥990 to ¥1420 free time

Opening Hours10:00 - 6:00 (in the morning)
Sapporo Susukino location open all day
No admission after 22:00 for under 18s
Contact011-865-8051 Shiroishi
011-520-1022 Susukino
011-733-8801 North ward
016-649-5071 Asahikawa
NotesAmusement and game centre. Darts, billiards, bowling, karaoke, indoor tennis, basketball, archery, indoor skating rink, archery, table tennis, futsal, volleyball, batting practice, rodeo
Location /
Getting There
3 locations in the city of Sapporo in north ward, central ward, and shiroishi ward.
1 location in the city of Asahikawa.


Round One is a well known spot that is a popular place for families, groups of friends and dates. There are three Round One establishments in the city of Sapporo, with one being located in central Asahikawa. All the Round One buildings are huge as there is a lot to do inside them! They all have plenty of parking and are three to four floors high. In the middle of the round one centre is a large skating rink that is used for inline skating, scooters, and they have segway lessons there! There are two options once inside, a flat rate to use all the courts & spaces, or you can pay for just one activity or sport. 

The individual spaces that can be rented include billiards, darts, bowling, and karaoke. Patrons can book for every thirty minutes or for an unlimited time flat rate. All the prices vary depending on age and and what time of day or night you are visiting. There is so much to do at round one, you will never be bored! If sports aren’t your thing, then you can enjoy the vast game centre here, playing video games on the machines. And of course, to make any visit memorable, they have the photo booths (knowns as Purikura) to capture those special moments. 

Hokkaido University Festival

Dates1st weekend of June (3 days)
Opening Hours9:00 - 22:00
NotesAlcohol not permitted, no parking
Location /
Getting There
5 minute walk from Sapporo station. Take the north exit from the station, head one block north. The university is on the left hand side
5 Chome Kita 8 Jonishi, Kita Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0808


International food festival

The Hokkaido University Festival, also known as Hokudai-sai, is a three day event that is held at the start of June. It is a popular festival for the locals of Sapporo. The event allows the students to show the public their skills and cultural backgrounds. The event is actually compromised of ten festivals which are held down the main street of the campus in stalls, plus some of the surrounding buildings. One of the main attractions is the International Food Festival where you can sample foods from all over the world! These stalls are run by the international students attending the university.

One of the cosplayers

Besides the International Food area, there are further stalls set up along the road. These stalls sell Japanese cuisine, and include games and events. There are student performances on stage, a rock festival, haunted house, and a cosplay event. Simply take a long stroll down the main road that runs through the campus and take in the sights and smells. The stalls run for a few hundred meters so there is a lot to see! The event starts during the first week of June and runs through the weekend. If you are in Sapporo around that time, make sure to put the Hokkaido University Festival into your schedule.

Golf & Darts Bar Nice Shot

Pricing Guide
(Avg. cost per person)
¥700 per hour - darts & billiards (weekdays)
¥800 per hour - darts & billiards (weekends)
¥4000 per hour - Golf simulation
Opening HoursMon to Fri - 15:00 to 5:00
Weekends - 13:00 to 5:00
NotesGolf simulator, billiards tables, electronic darts
Credit cards accepted,
Smoking, ATM, Wi-fi,
Party plan, all you can drink available
Booking ahead recommended for weekends
Location /
Getting There
2 minute walk from Susukino station. Top floor of Norbesa building, under the ferris wheel. 6th floor
Hokkaido, Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku Minami 3-jo Nishi 5-Chome 1-1 NORBESA 6th floor


Indoor golf simulator

If you are looking for some billiards, darts, or even to have an indoor golf game, then the ‘Golf & Darts Bar’ is for you. It can be easily found on the 6th floor of the Norbesa Building in Sapporo. Simply look for the giant ferris wheel on top of the building. The ‘Golf & Darts Bar’ is next to the ‘Dinos Bowling’. The bar has three billiard tables, five electronic dart machines, and two large golf simulators. It’s a great spot for parties and groups, there is a bar there and a small food menu. Party plans are available for groups, plus there is an ‘all you can drink’ option.

Clean break

There are two kinds of party plans, the first being a ‘darts & all you can drink plan’ for ninety minutes which will cost ¥2600 per person. The other being the ‘billiards & all you can drink plan’ for ninety minutes. This course will cost each person ¥2700. It is wise to book ahead, especially for the billiard tables as there are only three of these. The drink menu includes beer on tap, Coronas, and Carlsberg. There is a whiskey menu that accompanies this. There is also a cocktail menu and for shots, Jägermeister!