Comfort Hotel Sapporo
Minami 3 Nishi 9, Chuo-ku
Phone: (81) 11 221 2311
Fax: (81) 11 261 4772
With ten floors above ground and two basement levels, Marui-Imai has just about enough shopping options for everyone. Whether you are looking for foodstuff or designer clothes, you should find what you want here. The first floor is a good place to buy light souvenirs such as fans, dolls, paper products and toys. The tenth floor contains restaurants and coffee shops. The food section (the basement floors) has some fantastic lunch-box offerings, including deluxe crab, sushi and steak. Buy one and dine in the open air of the nearby Odori Park.
This little arcade is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sapporo. The reason being it houses about 20 restaurants that serve delicious Hokkaido-style ramen noodles served in a miso (soy bean) soup. Just about every variation of ramen dish is on offer here and more often than not there are display pictures of specialties to make your choice a little easier. The best place to try 'Miso ramen' in the land it was invented.
If you are looking for inexpensive gifts, from fashion items to incense sticks, aromatic candles or household accessories, try this store out. Almost everything sold here is from China, so the prices are cheap. If you are looking for souvenirs to take home, Daichu has a range of gift items that might do, including carvings, dolls, lacquer bowls and boxes, and bamboo items.
Conveniently located in the basement concourse between Odori Station and Sapporo TV Tower, this shopping mall is the ideal place to shop. There are 150 stores as well as restaurants and coffee shops in this 300-meter-long underground promenade. You will find stores selling items such as clothes, footwear, bags, stationery, CDs, electrical and photographic goods, and candies. Many of the world's top brand goods are on offer, too. And if you get tired of shopping or feel hungry, don't worry, just drop into one of the many restaurants or coffee shops.
The largest shopping mall in Sapporo, Tanuki Koji has a history that stretches back 123 years. There are more than 200 stores offering a variety of goods ranging from clothes and footwear to electrical items and furniture. The unique aspect of this mall is that you will find old and traditional merchants selling kimonos, tea or incense side-by-side with the modern stores specializing in computers and software or state-of-the-art electronics or digital cameras. There are also game centers, restaurants and coffee shops. Shopping here is fun, why not try it?
Kinokuniya is the second largest outlet for foreign books in Sapporo. The English section here covers a wide range of subjects, including Japanese language textbooks, books on Japan, computers, business, history, philosophy and the arts. The store also stocks a reasonable selection of foreign magazines and newspapers. In addition to English titles, you will find in stock a smaller selection of French, Spanish and German books. There is a comprehensive collection of CDs, DVDs and videos, as well as a conveniently located ticket sales counter for event-goers.
This department store is one of Sapporo's largest and most popular. Here you can find all kinds of world-famous luxury brands of clothing, accessories, shoes and more. The friendly staff will be happy to assist you with anything. There are also food concessions available.
The Paseo shopping and dining mall is conveniently located in the east and west wings of Sapporo Station, as well as in the basement beneath the station. There are more than 200 stores and restaurants located in seven zones that cover women's fashions, menswear, Hokkaido products, gourmet dining, urban life, fancy goods and imported goods. With such a wide range of shopping and dining options under one roof, this is probably one of the best places in the city to spend a wet or snowy afternoon.
The Sapporo Factory is a multi-functional complex that opened in 1993. It occupies the site of the very first Sapporo brewery, which was built in 1876, so it is one of the oldest buildings in the city. It is a massive structure united by a central atrium, the largest in Japan, that is a great place to hang out or enjoy the events that frequently take place here. The Sapporo Factory houses a shopping mall, scores of restaurants, cinemas, a hotel, a sports club and even a natural thermal spa. There is something here for the whole family. Open daily from 10 AM.
APIA, a large underground shopping mall is conveniently located between Sapporo Station and Sapporo Subway Station. It consists of two corridors: Central Avenue-Fashion Walk and Culture Walk. There are 115 stores and restaurants, so you can just about do all your shopping and dining here. There are shops selling clothes, footwear, jewelry and other accessories. You will find a number stores offering souvenirs from Hokkaido. Many of the restaurants serve Hokkaido cuisine, including crab and noodles, but there are also a number of international fast-food restaurants here.