Sapporo (Otaru)


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Cruises to Sapporo

Considering its population was just seven in 1857, Sapporo is one of Japan's youngest major cities. Hosting the 1972 Winter Olympics gave the city a lot visibility. Catch a chair lift to the top of a ski jump to Okurayama Observatory for incredible views of Sapporo below. Or, head to the Historic Village of Hokkaido just outside the city to tour around 60 buildings dating from 1868 to 1926, which are set up as a typical town as well as fishing, farming and mountain villages. Alternatively, pay a visit to Noboribetsu to pamper yourself in healing, mineral-rich hot springs.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Sapporo Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    JST (Japan Standard Time) UTC/GMT +9 hours
  • Language
    The official language is Japanese.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Japanese Yen (JPY)
    • Famous For
      The Clock Tower is a city symbol. Built in 1878 in the North American architectural style, the building serves as a museum and ceremony hall.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The first-ever Olympic Winter Games in Asia were held in Sapporo in 1972, putting Japan’s fifth-largest city on the world map.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Looking for fantastic sushi? You're in luck, as Sapporo is known for its outstanding sushi restaurants. The city is also birthplace of miso ramen.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Beer lovers should visit the Sapporo Beer Museum. Learn the history of beer in Japan and the brewing process, stay for the tasting session at the end.
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