Local guide mean local hospitality! Thoroughly enjoy this Muslim-friendly tour of Sapporo!
Sapporo, under the auspices of the Meiji government’s “Hokkaido Kaitakushi” development plan in 1869, was designated to be a large-scale metropolis. The Meiji government was interested in advancing the modernization of Japan, and Hokkaido, with its rich natural resources, was to be a key part of the plan. Sapporo, as the center of all things Hokkaido, has rapidly progressed in its role as a central city, growing up to a true metropolis of 1.9 million people. In February, 2017 as hosts of the Winter Asian Games, Sapporo is focused on being even more representative as an international city that showcases Japan’s best.
After leaving your accommodation, you will first visit the famous Nijo Market. This market is popularly known as the kitchen of Sapporo, with the best of seasonal seafood, fruits, and other specialties on display as you walk around.
After Nijo market, you’ll ride the subway to the “White Lovers” (known in Japanese as “Shiroi Koibito”) Park. In this theme park, you will find an overflowing of candy charm, plus factory tours and of course the "white lover" confection itself, an institution in Hokkaido. You’ll not only enjoy a candy making experience, but also a learning one, specifically about the history of the brand and company, including a display of valuable antique cups. It goes without saying that there will be lots of chances to enjoy the chocolate, be it white, brown, or black. In September 2016, White Lovers opened a new prayer room to accommodate their Muslims visitors. Should you wish to do so, you are welcome to take your time of worship here.
After finishing up at “White Lovers” Park, we’ll return to the city center and visit the long-popular ramen shop (founded in 1958) "Horyu", which is always bustling at lunch. The ramen here has a rich broth with a delicious infusion of miso, a perfect match for the perfect noodles and toppings. Particularly recommended is the "Genghis Khan Ramen," which allows you to taste the two major Sapporo specialties of Genghis Khan and ramen at the same time!
After lunch, by subway and bus we will visit Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium. Okurayama is well known as the ski jump venue during the 1972 Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo, but even now many international ski jumping competitions are held. Ride the lift to the 307m summit and admire the city of Sapporo and the Ishikari Plain spreading out before you. During winter, you can enjoy a particularly superb view, with the pure white snow dazzling the scene around you. Beneath the 307m summit’s observatory is the starting line for the ski jump. Here you can realistically experience the jumper’s feeling before they make their run. After enjoying the ski jump stadium, the tour will end with a return to your accommodations. With our local guide leading the way, enjoy Sapporo to your heart's content during this splendid one day tour.
・Explore Nijo Market, where fresh seafood and fruit are bountiful.
・Learn and taste the candy manufacturing process at White Lovers Park.
・Dive in to delicious Sapporo miso ramen at the popular ramen shop "Horyu".
・Be amazed as you look out at Sapporo from the Okurayama observatory lounge.
・Get a thrill as you view the plunge from a ski jumper’s perspective at the Okurayama ski jump launch area.
・During severe winter weather, your tour agenda may be subject to change.
・Tour duration can be extended at a rate of 3,000 yen per group, per hour, payable in cash.
Price (per person)
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Hours Start Time 10:00, scheduled end time 16:00
· English Speaking Guide
· Food and drinks
Gread Day in Sapporo
We had good time with our tour and our guide, Chieko. She was very friendly and helpful. She answered all of our questions and even gladly taking our pictures, too...!
All of my family member enjoyed this tour very much.
k m yuen（Hong Kong）★★★★★
Great day out in -10C degrees
I travelled alone this time, it's better idea to join a day tour to explore attraction in town. Thanks to Ms Chieko Mizukoshi being my tour guide, brought me to a few interesting attractions in town in such cold weather. She is very a caring, and friendly person. With her good care, I finally made it to Okurayama! Enjoyed the beautiful snowflakes dancing on my face, we hiked a bit of Okurayama on the thick clean snow, and then took Chairlift to go up to The Jump Sky Stadium. It's so worthy to see the beautiful city up there. It was a very unforgettable experience.
Winter Day Tour
We enjoyed our tour with Ms Chieko Mizukoshi! She is very friendly and had thought us a lot about Sapporo city and even help us to take photo throughout the tour. We are so happy that the tour is muslim friendly where they provide us halal food and showed us the place for our prayers. We enjoyed the thick snow on our way hiking the okurayama and the view was breathtaking. Would definitely recommend this tour to others.
Distinct tours from our tropical climate... :)
It was a great time to touch real snow for the first in life...
As we come from tropical rain forest haha...
With Maki San as tour guide, she was honest, very friendly and helpful.
Jenghis khan ramen was also very delicious in such cold weather (and hungry haha...).
Muslim Friendly Tour
Chieko, our guide, is very knowlegeable about the history of Sapporo. My wife and I are not Muslims, but we enjoyed the tour and the delicious Halal Ramen at the restaurant she brought us to. Had a wonderful time at JumpSki station. The White Lover chocolate plant tour was interesting. Hope to see Chieko again. Can you have a ski tour package next year?
Recently I was able to take the opportunity to go to Sapporo, Japan.
It is a wonderful city with wonderful and pleasant people. There is a lot of hustle and bustle for those that seek that but also areas and attractions for relaxation and rest. The food is spectacular with many little niche sushi restaurants and ramen houses.
Toshimi-san was a wonderful tour guide with lots of experience and lots of knowledge about the city and of Japan. Together we went to the famous fish market, tasted salmon roe and observed the variety of foods available. I was surprised at how large the crabs were. Also that the fish market had been around for quite a long time.
We later went to the "white lover park" which is a famous chocolate biscuit factory reminiscent of Willy Wonka with a lovely garden in the centre and animatronics that sing and move at the strike of each hour.
We travelled along the subway to experience the common method of travel and travelled to a Halal Ramen house that has been established for more than 60years; a ramen house that was on the Michelin list.
Following lunch we went to the Winter olypmic ski jump site which overlooks Sapporo and can the entire city can be seen from the peak. It was a wonderful way to experience Japan
Autumn Tour in Sapporo
Had a great day in Sapporo with help from Ms. Chieko. Very thoughtful and friendly person. We learned a lot of tips in, and also history of Hokkaido. Had a great date with my mom at Ishiya Factory. It was great since they really care whether the ingredients of the biscuits are fine with us Muslim or not. Then, had a delicious lunch at Horyu Ramen. It was to our taste, since we love sour & spicy things in Malaysia. Lastly, I had a good time at Okurayama Ski Jump as the view was breathtaking even in autumn, and since it was the first time I experienced the chair lift. I recommend this tour course.
1 day Muslim-Friendly Tour Sapporo
We had Toshimi-san as our guide. He was very approachable, warm and friendly. He was very forth-coming and we had a very good time at the chocolate factory. We missed our bus at the ski jump and he called a cab so that we did not have to wait for too long in the cold. He even showed us the way to the grocery shop thay sells halal products. After we had gotten home, he actually called to check on us if we had gotten back safely to our apartment. We would recommend this tour and Toshimi-san to others.
Nisa Ahmad （Singapore）★★★★★
Awesome walking tour in Sapporo
I booked this tour early january 2018. It was my sister’s first time in Japan and in Hokkaido. Booking was a breeze and communication was very prompt and clear - special mention to Takashi on this!!! Winter definitely shown a different sight of Sapporo and i m glad that Chieko is our guide. She was early picking us up from the hotel and we started to walk towards odori park and Nijo market. The fish market seller even let us try the famed king crabs!!! Chieko shown us the halal eatery there which was a bonus. As my sister’s shoes were not snow prepared..we stop by a nearby shopping area to buy her boots which was on sale!!! We then took the subway and made our way to white lovers park of the tour. It was truly a magical journey seeing the antiques of old hot chocolate covers and cups from all over the world to seeing how the famed white chocolate biscuit is made. The aroma was tantalising and since it is cold of course we just have to get the hot chocolate. It really felt willy wonka’s chocolate factory. Walking around the park and just soaking in the atmosphere was just awesome and the snow adds more character to this particular trip. Of course we bought the biscuits as souvenirs. Next we went to the susukino area and had a late lunch at Horyu, the ramen soup was definitely something to savour especially when its freezing outside, definitely a must try. Then we proceeded to go to Okurayama Ski Jump...the amount of snow was incredible and so close nature...the short hike up was pleasurable and taking the ski elevator was a plus point...with the background playing the theme song from the 1972 winter olympic, it feels like we r bought back in time! Magnificent sight on the observation deck. This tour had been so incredible for my sister and me. Chieko had been great giving us insights on hokkaido history and the people who help to build the city. We had so much fun and will look forward for more tours with omakase! Keep up the wonderful work guys!
Sapporo walking Tour
Chieko deserve all our praises, she went out of her way or beyond her duties to help us enjoy this tour, we would definitely recommend any tourist this tour!