Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu
A famed winter wonderland, Sapporo, Hokkaido, played host to the 1972 Winter Olympics, leading to worldwide acclaim for the town’s trifecta of assets; winter sports, beer, and Ramen. While the annual Snow Festival is the city’s biggest draw (we pack our parkas and join the millions admiring the ice sculptures), stylish cafes, mouth-watering Ramen, and timeless brews in the Susukino neighborhood make Sapporo far more than just skis and slopes. A quick walk from the city center sits Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu, where killer views, large rooms, and easy access to the town's signature sights make this sleek hotspot your best bet to get the most from your Sapporo stay.
At a Glance
- Walk to nearby Susukino, the heart of Sapporo, to enjoy a nice Genghis Kahn dinner (Mongolian BBQ)
- No matter the season, you may find yourself in the midst of beer, food, or snow festivals
- Overlook the sparkling city lights from any of 381 guest rooms rising 20 stories into the sky
- Fuel up for the day or wind down with a Western or Japanese meal at one of the two on-site restaurants
- Summit Mount Moiwa, drink a locally brewed craft beer in Susukino, or visit the historic Clock Tower
- Meeting space available holding anywhere from 56 - 160 people for your event
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- 232 of 381 guest rooms are non-smoking and 12 are “Women Only.” Reservations required
- Overlook Japan’s fifth largest city and its surrounding hills from one of the hotel’s 20 stories
- All guest rooms boast complimentary WiFi and are wheelchair accessible
- Hosting a gathering? A meeting room is available for your convenience and seats up to 160 people
L’arbre Restaurant — Start the day off right with a fresh Western- or Japanese-style breakfast buffet. All day dining available. Reservations required.
Karamatsu — Grab a seat and enjoy a traditional Japanese dinner as you discuss your day from nature, to shopping, to the art galleries of Sapporo.
Maple — Steps from your room, grab a cocktail or glass of wine in this classic lounge atmosphere.
Clock Tower — Constructed in 1878 with a clock purchased from Boston, this is Sapporo’s most famous landmark and oldest building. Just 10 minutes from the hotel, the clock is reported to have never missed tolling the hour since its construction (that’s more than 139 years, but who’s counting?). After navigating the crowds for a photo op, head inside the wooden tower to check out the museum.
Odori Park Sapporo TV Tower — Splitting the city of Sapporo into north and south sections, this area has been reinvented several times from a potato field during World War II, a baseball field, and eventually, as it is today, a flower garden. A 10-minute drive from the hotel, you can see the iconic Sapporo TV Tower. It’s totally worth climbing up to the observation deck, or taking the lift to the top, for a spectacular view of all of Odori Park and the city of Sapporo. If you swing by after dark, you’ll be treated to a dazzling display of lights.
Mount Moiwa — Smack dab in the middle of Sapporo, we only had to climb halfway up the mountain before we took the “Morris Car”, or cable car, to the summit where we ogled jaw-dropping, panoramic views of Sapporo, Ishikari Bay, the Sea of Japan, and Shokanbetsu Peak in Shike town.
Susukino — Nothing compliments the cool weather like a piping hot bowl of Ramen, which we found in plenty of little shops in the alleyway of Ramen Yokocho. After our bellies were full, we were ready to venture out to the glut of shops, restaurants, bars, karaoke rooms, and pachinko parlors. The thriving craft beer scene and brewpubs in the area are something to keep on your radar while making your way through this neon-lit neighborhood.
Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu
Sapporo Excel Hotel Tokyu is situated on the northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido. The hotel is a quick 3 minute walk from the Nakajima-KōenStation and 70 minutes by car from New Chitose Airport. Downtown Sapporo and Susukino are within easy walking distance of this conveniently located hotel. If you’re itching to hop on the train to explore more of Hokkaido, the hotel offers a free shuttle to Sapporo Station.