Recommended cycling courses in Sapporo! Visit famous and lesser-known spots using a bicycle-sharing service.
Would you like to go cycling in Sapporo, Hokkaido’s biggest city? Sapporo has many things to enjoy, such as photogenic food items and art spots. If you want to visit these places and avoid the crowds, cycling is the best means of transportation! Here, we introduce a one-day cycling course using a bicycle-sharing service called “Porocle,” which allows you to pick up and drop off a bicycle here and there within the city of Sapporo.
Porocle is a bicycle-sharing service available in Sapporo, which allows you to borrow and return a battery-assisted bicycle at one of more than 50 ports (dedicated bicycle parking lots) in the city. You can pick one up at a port and drop it off at a different port.
One-day pass fees
- Purchase at tourist information centers, hotels, and other facilities: 1,650 yen.
- Advance purchase on the web or at convenience stores: 1,430 yen.
* If you need support in English to buy a pass, it is recommended to purchase one at a tourist information center or hotel, or purchase one on the web, which gives instructions in English.
* Pass valid until 23:59 on the day it is used.
Porocle One-day pass
Rent a bicycle at Sapporo Station!
Purchase a one-day Porocle pass at Hokkaido Sapporo Tourism Information Center at JR Sapporo Station. Then go to the port at the north exit of the station, get a bicycle, and off you go around the city!
- Business hours: 8:30-20:00
- Closed: Open 365 days
- Address: JR Sapporo Station West Concourse North Exit, Kita 6-Jo Nishi 4-chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo City
Visit popular spots in Sapporo
Visit many of the famous tourist spots in Sapporo quickly and comfortably, such as Gingko Avenue and Poplar Avenue at Hokkaido University, the former Hokkaido Government Office, Sapporo Clock Tower, Odori Park, and Sapporo TV Tower. On a bicycle, there is no waiting for trains or buses! For a hearty lunch, the kaisen-don (bowl of rice topped with various kinds of seafood) at Nijo Market is recommended.
The former Hokkaido Government Office
Avenue at Hokkaido University
Odori Park and Sapporo TV Tower
Sapporo Clock Tower
↓About 10 min.
Photogenic cafe “Nagayama Rest”
This cafe is located inside the Former Takeshiro Nagayama Residence, one of the tangible cultural assets in Sapporo. It serves various savory dishes, such as curry and beef stew, as well as popular parfaits with cute soft-serve ice cream. A perfect place for a break on your cycling tour! Make sure to check out the century-old historical architecture.
Former Takeshiro Nagayama Residence: https://sapporoshi-nagayamatei.jp/
Omelet rice and beef stew
|Address||Kita 2-jo Higashi 6-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo City|
|Business hours||11:00-20:00 (Last order: 19:00 for food, 19:30 for drinks)|
|Regular holiday||Second Wednesday of the month|
↓About 60 min.
To get to Moerenuma Park from the city area, you can ride on the Toyohira River cycling road! Since there are no cars on the road, you can ride safely.
Toyohira River cycling road
Enjoy nature and art at “Moerenuma Park”
Moerenuma Park is a vast green space located about 1 hour by bicycle from the city area. At the spacious 188.8 hectare site, you can see art works by Isamu Noguchi, a prominent sculptor, here and there in harmony with the natural surroundings. Have fun cycling around the park looking for art works!
Glass Pyramid “HIDAMARI” (Courtesy of Moerenuma Park)
Moerenuma Park (Courtesy of Moerenuma Park)
Forest of Cherry Trees (Courtesy of Moerenuma Park)
|Address||1-1 Moerenuma Park, Higashi-ku, Sapporo City|
|Business hours||East Entrance Gate: 7:00-22:00 (Admission until 21:00)|
West Entrance Gate: 7:00-19:00 (Apr. 20-Nov. 20)
South Entrance Gate: 7:00-19:00 (Apr. 16-Nov.20)
|Regular holiday||Open 365 days (facilities are closed on various days)|
↓About 40 min.
Sapporo Beer Garden
Quench your thirst at “Sapporo Beer Garden”!
Once back in the city, you can drop off your bicycle at the port at the entrance of Sapporo Beer Garden. This beer garden is attached to Sapporo Beer Museum and is run by the city’s own popular brewing company. You can enjoy draft beer and “Genghis Khan,” a Hokkaido grilled mutton specialty and the “soul food” of Sapporo. “Sapporo Five Star,” the recreated high-end beer first launched in 1967, is only available here. A perfect way to complete your cycling trip!
Sapporo Beer Garden
Sapporo Beer Garden Kessel Hall
Sapporo Beer Garden Genghis Khan
|Address||2-10, Kita 7-jo Higashi 9-chome, Higashi-ku, Sapporo City|
|Business hours||11:30-21:00 (last order at 20:40)|
|Regular holiday||Closed on Dec. 31|