Sapporo Blog

The Sapporo Blog is my little mini journal about Sapporo. It....

- lets you know when any new Web pages appear on the site such as new found places to eat or things to do

- keeps you up-to-date with news or other postings about Sapporo, like the latest soup curry shop.

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Feb 05, 2018

Bisteca meat bar

Bisteca meat bar has some of the best quality meat you can get in Sapporo. It's off the beaten track so you won't be able to find it on the usual Trip

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Jun 22, 2017

Elska Italian Restaurant

Shit man! I was impressed with Elska. This little Italian (with a Japanese twist) restaurant is so unassuming and then when the food comes out, BAM! Just

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Jun 06, 2017

Sapporo Bone meat shop

Check out Sapporo Bone for lots of meat. What I like about this place is that there is local Hokkaido meats on the menu, which is a little bit pricier

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Feb 06, 2017

Shabu shabu Onyasai

Onyasai 温野菜 is your bog standard shabu shabu chain restaurant. Shabu shabu is when you dip uncooked strips of meat (pork or beef) and dip them into a large

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Dec 21, 2016

Royal Century Hotel Sky restaurant Rondo

My friend recommended The Sky restaurant Rondo on the 23rd floor of the Royal Century Hotel for a romantic dinner such as a special birthday or anniversary.

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Sep 29, 2016

Day trip onsen at Honoka

Honoka onsen is a chain of super onsens. There are about seven establishments scattered around Sapporo. Check out their website at the bottom of this article

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Jul 13, 2016

Sapporo Craft Beer Festival

This festival is awesome! Craft beer is going through a boom in Japan and rightly so. There are some craft beer bars around Sapporo but usually the prices

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May 12, 2016

Hinode Honpo

Hinode Honpo is a fun Japanese style restaurant where lots of young people go. The food is cheap and cheerful and you can get a course or all-you-can-eat

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Mar 07, 2016

Soup Curry King

Soup Curry King has jumped into my list of favorite soup curry restaurants. I had been here a long time ago but had forgotten how good this place was.

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Feb 26, 2016

Sushi Bar (すし Bar)

Don't be fooled by the name. They have sushi here but it's definitely not a sushi bar in the traditional sense. They have all sorts of food here such as

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Feb 19, 2016


Mugishu-Tei, which translates to Beer-Joint in Japanese, is celebrating its 36th anniversary this year of being the hub for beer geeks around the world.

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Feb 19, 2016

Chinese Shabu Shabu

This shabu shabu restaurant is bit different your run of the mill Japanese shabu shabu establishment. Shabu shabu, for those who don't know, is where you

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Jan 06, 2016

Hakatatetsunabe Izakaya

Hakatatetsunabe Izakaya is famous for their mini gyoza (pan fried dumplings) and motsunabe (pork guts hot pot). Yeah, pork guts doesn't sound that appealing

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Jan 05, 2016

North Island Beer Bar

North Island Beer Bar in Sapporo is one of the best places for craft beers. They brew their own, which makes them even tastier and rare. They are a bit

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Sep 18, 2015

Bird Watching French Yakitori

Bird Watching is a fairly new place that opened up around 2013/2014. I stumbled across it when walking past Norebesa one night. It is on the ground floor

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Jul 06, 2015

Ramen Sora

I like ramen Sora. I've had it recommended by friends for ages. It is good and really easy to find (the main branch). It's right next to Tanukijoi 5. What

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Feb 10, 2015

Bier Keller Sapporo Kaitakushi (Sapporo Factory)

The ジンギスカン king is back!! I had a friend visiting from Kanto and he loves Jinghis Khan, so out of the 4 days he was here we went out for it 3 times! As

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Nov 07, 2014

Meat on sticks at Colombia

Colombia or コロンビア (katakana Japanese) is a wicked little yakitori (meat on sticks) restaurant bang smack in the centre of town, about a 30 second walk

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Oct 04, 2014


They have a few restaurants dotted around Sapporo, but my nearest one is at the back of Maruyama Koen in the Miyanomori area. I love the coconut soup with

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Sep 19, 2014

Oysters at Lungo Carnival

Lungo Carnival is a sweet place for oysters and seafood located in Odori, about a five minute walk from Odori station. Big juicy oysters, raw, grilled

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Sep 11, 2014

Precious Hall

Precious Hall is well known around the world as having one of the best sound systems in any club in Japan. This night club is the best place to come for

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Aug 18, 2014

Chicken Wing restaurant

I love chicken wings and Meishibokami is one of the best chicken wing restaurants in Sapporo Japan. Deep fried chicken wings for 30 yen each! Yep, 30

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Aug 15, 2014

Zero Ramen

Awesome ramen shop in the centre of town. Located in Tanukikoji 1 chome between Odori and Susukino. Get the special miso as it comes with a huge piece

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Aug 15, 2014

St John's Wood

Located bang smack in the middle of town, at the main Susukino intersection, next to Macdonald's. St John's Wood is an Irish style pub open till late

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Aug 04, 2014

lavi lavi was splendid!

Loved this place! 30/50 on spiciness was perfect and quite spicy. Just put your name down at the door and wait a few minutes for a table.

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Jun 14, 2014

Yozora Jinghis Khan

This place is lamb heaven!! ジンギスカン(Jinghis Khan) is one of my all time favourite foods! It has totally replaced Yaki-niku in my repertoire of restaurant

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Jun 14, 2014

Toranoko in Maruyama

This is the first ramen shop I went to in Sapporo due to it being right around from my house. The day we moved in we went for a walk around the neighbourhood

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Jun 14, 2014

Yamaokaya - The smelliest but most delicious ramen

Just as some of the dodgiest, most ghetto looking yakitori shops end up being the best yakitori shops, so it is for ramen shops! It can be a dingy little

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Apr 28, 2014

Hokkaido Beer Garden

Hokkaido Beer Garden is a top establishment for you jingiskan lovers out there. A staple Hokkaido food, millions of salivating carnivores travel to Sapporo

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Mar 17, 2014

Veggie no Ie

Veggie no Ie which translates to Veggie House is a good restaurant for vegetarians. All the food is freshly made with delicious Hokkaido vegetables.

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Feb 25, 2014


address: south 7 west 4 near susukino. entrance FREE for all! music: first floor: supposed to be for dancing, some kind of soft rnb, rock thingy (personally

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Feb 07, 2014

Okushiba Shouten Soup Curry

Okushiba Shouten Soup Curry shop is a locals favourite with a charming, homely atmosphere.

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Jan 14, 2014

Pretty Japanese Girls in Sapporo's Red Light District

Pretty Japanese girls are in abundance in the red light capital, Susukino, of Hokkaido Japan. In normally conservative Japan, things can get a little, or a lot, more liberal after hours.

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Jan 06, 2014

One Niseko Resort Towers

One Niseko Resort Towers is a beautiful place to stay for a ski trip. It’s especially suited to couples hoping for a romantic getaway or families.

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Oct 08, 2013

The Meat Shop

Meat, meat, meat! Yes, that’s what you get (and lots of it) at the aptly named The Meat Shop in Sapporo Japan. It opened its doors in early 2013 and

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Aug 27, 2013

Big Fun Garden Party 2013

The party of the year has come again.

September 1st,Sunday 2013

Open: 12:00 - 21:00

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Aug 17, 2013

Summer Gate Beach Party Sapporo Japan

Summer Gate beach party which is more like a dance party / rave on Otaru Starlight beach( a small area right next to Otaru Dream Beach) is held in early August.

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Jul 19, 2013

Ramen Sakurajima

Oh boy. Ramen at Sakurajima (桜島) in West ward (main branch)Sapporo, Japan is frigging awesome! I was first taken here by a friend when I first arrived

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Jul 02, 2013

Meer Lounge Birthday Party

The birthday party bonanza at Meer Lounge is Saturday June 6th 2013. The party really gets going around midnight and then it’s carnage until the early

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May 28, 2013

Tony Roma's Sapporo

I had never heard of Tony Roma’s before. We don’t have them in the UK, but they should! Tony Roma’s is awesome. It’s not Japanese food and if you are

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May 13, 2013

Masazushi Zen Sushi

The sushi at Masazushi Zen is delicious and fresh and all what you would expect from Japan. Otaru has loads of sushi restaurants and pretty much whatever

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Apr 17, 2013

Ramen Ajinokura

Ramen Ajinokura (味の蔵 is what you will see on the sign board as there is no English) is one of my favourite ramen shops in Sapporo. There are a few branches

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Apr 08, 2013

Ramen Sumire

Ramen Sumire is popular among the locals and one of the best ramen shops in Nakanoshima (so my friend tells me). I should really write about ramen shops

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Mar 02, 2013

The Best Soup Curry Shop In Sapporo Japan? Possibly

The best soup curry shop in town? It used to be called Campbell’s soup curry way back when, circa 2009 possibly.

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Feb 14, 2013

Kushidori - Delicious Yakitori in Sapporo Japan

Kushidori is one of my favourite yakitori restaurants in Sapporo Japan. Originally from Sapporo, it has branches all over the city and has expanded to other cities around Japan.

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Feb 13, 2013

Asarigawa Onsen Ski Resort

Asarigawa onsen ski resort is for you park rats out there. There are small, medium and large jumps, some pipe rails, boxes and some barrel rails to jib off.

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Feb 06, 2013

Otaru Snow Light Path Festival 2013

An alternative to the Sapporo Snow Festival if you want to get away from the huge crowds.

Dates: February 8 - February 17

Lanterns are lit from 17:00 - 21:00

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Feb 04, 2013

Sapporo Snow Festival 2013

The 64th Annual Sapporo Snow Festival from February 5th (Tuesday) to February 11th (Monday), 2013.

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Jan 28, 2013

Yukichichibu Onsen Niseko

Yukichichibu onsen in Niseko is possibly the best onsen I have ever been to. There are 11 rotenburos (outdoor baths) in total.

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