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Shopping in Sapporo

As Sapporo is the biggest city in Hokkaido and the fifth largest city in Japan, you know there are going to be great shopping opportunities. Whether you’re looking for souvenirs, gourmet snacks, clothing, or even vinyl records, Sapporo has you covered.

Shopping in Sapporo
  • Shopping in Sapporo

    Shopping in Sapporo

    Saturdays Chocolate is an artisanal chocolate shop located just outside Odori Station in the center of the city. Inspired by artisan chocolatiers in America, Saturdays Chocolate creates handcrafted chocolate in small batches that emphasize the natural flavor of the cacao beans. They also make an assortment of cafe items, so you can sit down and relax while enjoying some world-class chocolate.

    Shopping in Sapporo

    Shopping in Sapporo

    If you really love chocolate, you should also head to Shiroi Koibito Park. The area not only looks like a fairytale village, but it is also home to one of Hokkaido’s most beloved confections – the Shiroi Koibito cookie. For just a few hundred yen, you can take a tour of the factory and see the production process from start to finish as well as various exhibits. On your way out, visit the gift shop to pick up some treats you can’t get anywhere else.

    Shopping in Sapporo

    Shopping in Sapporo

    Rokkatei is one of Japan’s leading sweet shops. Rokkatei’s Maruyama location is the perfect place to pick up some delicacies for the road or to take back home as souvenirs. Their best-selling item is their butter sandwich cookies. These cookies are made with white chocolate, Hokkaido butter, and raisins; they’re the perfect treat to go with tea, as they’re not too sweet. They sell desserts and savory items in their cafe, as well as pre-packaged treats for travelers on the go.

    Shopping in Sapporo

    Shopping in Sapporo

    From the outside, Space 1-15 just looks like a regular Japanese apartment building, but inside, you can find four floors of unique shops with a variety of handmade items. Space 1-15 features cafes, restaurants, clothing and accessory shops, and more; each of the 20 shops has something different you’ll want to see.

    Shopping in Sapporo

    Shopping in Sapporo

    One shop in Space 1-15 is Takecha’s Records, a vinyl record shop with over 20,000 records on the 5th floor. It originally operated as an online shop for five years before joining Space 1-15. Japanese record collectors are known for going to great lengths to secure the best items, so if there’s a rarity you’re looking for, this is a good place to start. Space 1-15 is located outside of Nishijugochome Station in central Sapporo and is only open on weekends, so be sure to check this spot out while you’re in town.

    Shopping in Sapporo

    Shopping in Sapporo

    Most areas have a covered shopping street, and Sapporo is no exception. Sapporo’s Tanukikoji Shopping Arcade has been in operation since the late 19th century. There are plenty of things to buy, eat, and do at the Tanukikoji Shopping Arcade. You can grab a quick bite, play some video games, hit up a karaoke room, and buy plenty of things to take home with you. The shopping street is conveniently located outside of Tanukikoji Station.

    Shopping in Sapporo

    Shopping in Sapporo

    There are other shopping plazas scattered throughout Sapporo. For instance, you can check out the basement of Akarenga Terrace Park. This underground pedestrian area has its own shops and also connects to various shopping malls throughout the area. There’s another underground shopping district, called Pole Town, which stretches 400 meters from Odori Station to Susukino Station. There’s a lot of restaurants and shops, so it’s definitely worth the walk if you’re looking for something unique.

    サタデーズチョコレートファクトリーカフェ
    Address
    北海道札幌市中央区南二条東2-7-1 サーモン
    Phone
    011-208-2750
    Shiroi Koibito Park
    Address
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Nishi-ku Miyanosawanijou 2-11-36
    Phone
    0116661481
  • space1 15
    Address
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamichijounishi 15-1-319
    Phone
    Nishi 15 Chome
    Address
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamichijounishi 15-chome
    Phone
    Tanuki Koji Shopping Street
    Address
    Minamijijo, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 1-3-chome Minami-Sanjo-ya
    Phone
    Akarenga Terrace
    Address
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitanijounishi 4-1
    Phone
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