Flights to Sapporo, Japan
Sapporo is served by only 1 international air facility: the New Chitose Airport, largest air transport hub in Hokkaido and one of Japan’s busiest. The airport has been operational since 1991, and is located about 50 kilometres from the city centre. However, the city also has a smaller airport serving a handful of domestic air connections located less than 10 kilometres from the city called the Sapporo Okadama Airport.
- A taxi ride from New Chitose Airport to Sapporo would take around an hour, at a fare of about JPY 16,000 (SGD 198.83).
- A taxi ride from Sapporo Okadama Airport to Sapporo would cost much less - about JPY 2,000 (SGD 24.85) only - and take around 20 minutes.
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Best Time to Visit Sapporo
Sapporo is known for its wintry beauty and amazing powder-snow-covered ski slopes, so winter is naturally the best time to visit this wonderland. The months of January to February are especially magical, though, as that’s when the famed Sapporo Snow Festival usually takes place. An annual event inaugurated in 1950, tourists flock to the city during the Snow Festival to witness stunning sculptures made of snow and ice set up all around the city.
Things to do in Sapporo
No matter what season you visit Sapporo in, you can always find the charms of winter immortalised at the Sapporo Winter Sports museum, one of the city’s top-rated tourist attractions. Prized relics, exhibits, photos and documents from the 1972 Winter Olympics can be found in this museum, reminding locals and visitors alike of the city’s pride in once having hosted the Winter Olympic Games. You’ll also be able to go through game simulations of individual winter sports and find out more about the nitty-gritty details of being an Olympic athlete not usually revealed to the public.
Another must-see in Sapporo is the Hokkaido Shrine, a religious site that has over 100 years of history. One of Japan’s most beautiful temples, the Shrine becomes a truly spectacular sight in early May thanks to the cherry blossoms that bloom all around it.
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