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UpdateApril 10, 2019
ReleaseMarch 28, 2018
Drinking Culture of Sapporo
Sapporo Beer GardenSapporo Beer is one of Japan’s leading beer brands. The Sapporo Beer Museum next to the garden introduces you to the history of Sapporo Beer. You can see the gigantic cauldron built in 1912 in the restaurant in the garden, where you can enjoy Hokkaido specialty “jingisukan” with beer.
9-2-10 Kita Nanajo Higashi, Higashi-ku, Sapporo City
7 min bus ride on Sapporo Beer Garden/Ario Line Shuttle Bus (direct) from JR Sapporo Sta. North Exit bus stop No. 2
Chitosetsuru Sake Museum“Chitosetsuru” is local sake of Sapporo. The museum is packed full of its sake making history. In addition to tasting sake, visitors can enjoy water for creating sake and sake lees soft serve, so both adults and children can have fun! How about finding your favorite sake for a souvenir?
5-1 Minami Sanjo Higashi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo City
5 min walk from Subway Bus Center Mae Sta.
Sapporo Odori Beer GardenGo to a beer garden if you want to have great fun and drink beer in Sapporo! Every summer Japan’s largest beer garden is held at Odori Park for about one month! It has about 13 thousand seats and the beer garden is taking up half of the park, which is about 1.5 km long. You can enjoy dif.ferent kinds of beer in different sites from daytime, and it is fun to choose what you want to drink. Why not enjoy the refreshing summer in Sapporo along with the locals?
Late July to mid-August*
*Event schedules vary from year to year. Go to the event information page for details.
Hokkaido’s Sake Enjoyed Around SapporoHokkaido is a treasure house of tasty foods, and sake making is also popular. If you take a short trip from Sapporo, you can join local sake brewery tours that you can only participate in right there where they make it!
Otaru Beer, Otaru Soko No.1 Brewery Tour5-4 Minato-machi, Otaru City
Yoichi Wine, Wine Brewery Tour1318 Kurokawacho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi County
When Drinking in Hokkaido, Eat Saketoba!“Saketoba” is thin strips of salmon (caught in autumn) with skin that is washed in sea water and dried in sea breeze. It is tasty even to the skin! It is Hokkaido’s version of salmon jerky! You can get it easily in convenience stores and supermarkets, so why don’t you try some?
What Is Your “Shime” After Drinking?Generally, in Japan, “osake no shime” (food you want to eat after drinking) is ramen. However, in Sapporo, people have a culture of eating parfait as “shime”! The name of the parfait is “shime-parfait.” Eat parfait after you have enjoyed drinking and refresh your mouth! Would you like to challenge yourself to ramen – or parfait?
“Salt Caramel and Pistachio” parfait at “Parfait, Coffee, Liquor ‘Sato’”
“Fragaria Citron” parfait at “INITIAL”
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*The information herein is as of March 2018.