Sapporo Shopping and Districts

(Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan)

Photo of the Factory mall complexIf you are planning to do a spot of shopping during your stay in Sapporo, you won't be disappointed. Sapporo is home to a number of large underground shopping malls, department stores and local shops selling a range of gift ideas, ranging from paper fans and kimonos, to jewellery and electrical goods.

The Tanuki Koji Shopping Arcade, close to the Susukino train station, is amongst the largest and most historic malls in the city of Sapporo and boasts in excess of 200 individual stores and a good selection of eateries.

When to Shop and Opening Hours

Most shops in Sapporo usually open on a daily basis, although the smaller shops may not open on Sundays and open from 09:00 and 17:00 during the rest of the week. The largest department stores often open from 10:00 until as late as 19:00, while supermarkets generally open seven days a week, from 09:00 or 10:00 until 17:00. Some department stores do choose to close for one of two days each month.

Where to Shop

Plenty of shopping opportunities await you all around Sapporo and include the popular Parco department store, which is spread over ten floors and is full of high-street fashion, together with an impressive restaurant on the top floor, where the views of the cityscape are excellent. Close to the Sapporo train station you will find more than 100 shops at the underground shopping mall of APIA, and plenty of further outlets in the Arc City Mall, which also boasts accommodation and a cinema complex.

Also near to the Sapporo train station is the Paseo shopping centre, where you will find in excess of 200 shops and restaurants, with a strong focus on fashion. Another popular shopping mall in Sapporo is Aurora Town, close to the Odori Subway and located underground, with around 150 shops and eateries, including many of Japan's favourite high-street stores.

APIA - Kita 5 Nishi 3 and 4, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hakkaido, 060-0005, Japan, JP

Arc City - 2-2 Atsubetsu-chuo, Atsubetsu-ku, Sapporo, Hakkaido, 004-0052, Japan, JP

Aurora Town Shopping Mall - Odori W1-W3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hakkaido, 060-0042, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 011 251 7600

Paseo Shopping Centre - Kita 6 Nishi 2-4, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hakkaido, 060-0806, Japan, JP

Sapporo Factory - Kita 2 Higashi 4, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hakkaido, 060-0032, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 011 207 5000

Parco - Minami 1 Nishi 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hakkaido, 060-0061, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 011 214 2111

Tanuki Koji Shopping Arcade - Minami 2/3 Nishi 1/7, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hakkaido, 060-0062, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 011 241 5125