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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Dec 17, 2020

Interplay Cafe and Deli

Interplay is a small cafe and deli near Maruyama Koen, and kinda in an inconvenient location, but they do the biggest, most delicious sandwiches in Sapporo.

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Jun 30, 2020

Interplay Cafe and Deli

Interplay is a small cafe and deli near Maruyama Koen, and kinda in an inconvenient location, but they do the biggest, most delicious sandwiches in Sapporo.

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Feb 21, 2020

Tax Return in Japan

Filing a tax return in Japan is compulsory if you are self-employed in Japan. This article gives you simple instructions on filing your tax return.

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Dec 13, 2019

Learn to Snowboard

Learn to snowboard in the powder mecca of the world, Hokkaido, Japan.

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May 16, 2019

The Importance of Blood Type in Japan

Do you know your blood type? Well, if you are visiting or living in Japan, you should. Knowing one’s blood type is common in Japan and the Japanese are very curious to know yours.

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May 08, 2019

What are Japanese Weddings like?

While Japanese people celebrate weddings with their own unique traditions, some wedding ceremonies and receptions blend in a few fashionable aspects from western custom.

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May 05, 2019

Beginning the New Reiwa Era With a 10 day Golden Week Holiday

Reiwa begins! Special guest Yumi joins the podcast again to talk about the special 10 day Golden Week holiday. The Reiwa era begins on May 1.

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Apr 24, 2019

The Truth About Fitness and the Mindset of Japanese Women

Special guest Yumi talks about fitness on the podcast to give the guys a new perspective on life in Japan. Our podcasters learn about the growing exercise .....

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Apr 24, 2019

Beer, Sake, Shochu, Sleep......Repeat!

Beer, Sake, Shochu, Sleep.......Repeat! Drinking is such a big part of Japanese life. The Voices in Japan Podcast talk about the drinking culture in Japan.

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Mar 12, 2019

Voices in Japan podcast

Listen to the Voices in Japan Podcast and discover what Japan is REALLY like. Join Burke and Ben, as they share their personal experiences and opinions about living in Japan.

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Oct 11, 2018

Brian Brew

Brian Brew is another one of those Irish bars in Sapporo, right downtown and easily accessible on foot. This is one of the better ones and they always

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Oct 10, 2018

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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Oct 03, 2018

Hobetsu Campsite

Hobetsu campsite is a pleasant little camp site about an hour away from Sapporo city, kind of in the middle of nowhere with not much nearby except an onsen

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Sep 25, 2018

Best of Sapporo: The Sapporo Science Center

In this post I've decided to tell you about the incredible Sapporo Science Center which can be a top day out for family and friends - or simply those of you who are interested in all-things scientific!

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Sep 20, 2018

Ajito Yakitori

This little restaurant is a really cool place specializing in yakitori (grilled meat on sticks). You don't get your usual yakitori but more of a fancy

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Aug 13, 2018

Manee Thai

Manee Thai is definitely the best Thai restaurant in Sapporo, Japan. Real Thai cooks and staff. I've been to pretty much every Thai restaurant in Sapporo

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Aug 11, 2018

La Giostra Italian Bar

In my humble opinion, La Giostra is one of the best Italian bars in Sapporo Japan. The wine selection is awesome, the food is delicious, and the owner

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Jul 17, 2018

Chicken Wings at Tebaya

Tebaya (手羽家) is one of the best chicken wing restaurants in Sapporo Japan. Most of their food is mainly fried and very reasonably priced. There are a couple

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Jun 11, 2018

Join Sapporo American Sushi Bar

Do you like American style sushi? You know, the sushi rolls with avocado, cream cheese, cucumber and a tiny bit of fish all rolled into one, that everyone

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May 15, 2018

Kirin Gyoza Bar

Kirin gyoza (dumplings) bar is one of the best gyoza bars I have been to in Sapporo Japan. It's small and cozy and has a rustic, feels like you are eating

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Apr 16, 2018

Hina Chan Hiroshima Syle Okonomiyaki

Hina Chan is a Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki Restaurant in Sapporo Japan. Okonomiyaki is a kind of pancake with vegetables (mainly diced up cabbage and onions)

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Mar 18, 2018

Okinawa restaurant Mensore

Mensore or if you want the full name which is Okinawa Kitchen Mensore (沖縄厨房めんそーれ) is, in my humble opinion, the best restaurant in Sapporo Japan for Okinawan

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Mar 13, 2018

Bistecca meat bar

Bistecca 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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Mar 07, 2018

Moon and Sun Brewing

Craft Beer of all kinds at this awesome joint. This bar/restaurant is always my first choice when I wanna drink good, craft beer, but most of the time

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Feb 26, 2018


Weekday---BAR STYLE//NO Cover charge!Pay as you order.... FRI.&SAT.---CLUB STYLE//DANCE HALL Susukino kaikann BLD.4F South7 West4 Chuuouku Sapporo BAR

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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 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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