Note: Here, we introduce a sightseeing tour that is accommodating to Muslims. However, you should know that there are numerous private and personalized excursions that are offered and that, depending on your preferences, some of them may be more suitable. If you want complete flexibility and control over your itinerary, you also have the option to request a customized tour that is designed according to your preferences and needs.
One-Day Highlights Tour Of Sapporo
The tour starts at 10 a.m., when your guide will pick you up at your hotel's lobby.
Visiting Nijo Market
The first stop will be at the fresh food market in the center of the city, the famous Nijo Market. It is known for its huge range of fresh local produce, seafood, and dining stalls. Aside from the fresh food, some stores sell dried fish and other processed seafood products. There are many fruit and vegetable shops in Nijo Market as well.
If you purchase something, you don’t have to worry about carrying it with you on the rest of your tour. Many shops offer delivery for an extra fee, ensuring a hassle-free trip. Nijo Fish Market has been serving people in Sapporo for over a century.
Visiting Shiroi Koibito
Next, you will take the subway to visit a local chocolate company, Shiroi Koibito. You are going on a factory tour where you will see a few large windows through which visitors can watch how the cookies are made.
The tour takes you on a journey through time, learning about the history of the factory and getting a chance to enjoy a candy-making experience. The theme park consists of shops, cafes, restaurants, and a lot more. Shiroi Koibito opened a new prayer room to accommodate their Muslim visitors.
Lunch At Horyu Ramen Restaurant
For lunch, you will go back to the city center. Horyu, a long-established restaurant, has halal and Muslim-friendly ramen and dumplings on its menu.
For 65 years, they have been trying to make dining more enjoyable for a wider range of customers. They serve Genghis Khan miso ramen using halal-certified lamb, the pork and alcohol-free Kireuma miso ramen, and spicy dumplings that are intended for Muslims. It will be a pleasant experience for ramen lovers.
Visiting Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium
After lunch, you will take the subway to visit one of the competition venues for the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympic Games, the Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium. Nowadays, the stadium is used for the World Cup or other ski jumping events.
The Okurayama Observatory, at the top of the hill, can be accessed via a chair lift for an eye-catching view of Sapporo. From the observatory, you can see the starting line for the ski jump beneath you and experience how ski jumpers must feel before they make their run. The tour will end with a ride back to your hotel.
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One-Day Highlights Tour of Sapporo