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Get Your Hokkaido Souvenirs Here! 5 Choice Sapporo Shopping Spots

Get Your Hokkaido Souvenirs Here! 5 Choice Sapporo Shopping Spots

Date published: 8 February 2019

Located in the center of Sapporo, Hokkaido, one of Japan’s foremost tourist areas, are shops we recommend that you leisurely swing by during your sightseeing time. You can enjoy a variety of shopping ranging from specialty shops offering representative confectioneries of Hokkaido, regional snacks, souvenirs, Hokkaido regional gourmet cuisine plus drugstores offering Japanese cosmetics.

1. Sapporo Souvenir Shop Tanukikoji 5-Chome / Amazing selection of Calbee and Nestle products

A shop specializing in Calbee and Nestle products popular among foreign tourists located at Tanukikoji 5-Chome, an arcade shopping street between Odori Park and Susukino in the center of Sapporo. Calbee has put together a limited selection of Hokkaido products beginning with its Local Flavor Series version of the popular Jagariko and includes such other items as Hokkaido Imo Komachi and Jaga Crispy Inca no Mezame.
Nestle with its familiar KitKat offers a lineup of unique items in addition to its popular standard matcha (green tea) flavor.

Many drugstores and souvenir shops are found within the Tanukikoji Arcade

Shelves burgeoning with Calbee and Nestle products

The kitchen space of Calbee Plus, where Calbee fried snacks can be sampled, was renovated in June 2018. Here you can eat crispy, chewy, churros and the Potechuro Soft ice cream as well as other products like the fried potato Poteriko Salad derived from the popular Jagariko.

Kitchen space in the rear of the store

Freshly fried Poteriko Salad

  • SAPPORO SOUVENIR SHOP Tanukikoji 5-Chome Store
    サッポロスーヴェニールショップ狸小路5丁目店
    • Address Matsuyama Building 1F, Minami 3 Jyo, Nishi 5 Chome 33, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaidō 060-0063
    • Phone Number 011-271-3232

    Hours: 10:00 a.m. ~ 10:00 p.m. (Kitchen corner 11:00 a.m. ~ 9:00 p.m.)
    Closed: Open daily
    Access: 5-minute walk from the subway Susukino Station

2. Souvenir Shop Kobushiya / Every sort of Hokkaido souvenir imaginable

A long-established shop specializing in souvenirs located in the Tanukikoji 4-Chome arcade section of central Sapporo. Here you will find a broad selection of attractive and popular Hokkaido-limited snacks and sweets of such famous brands as Rokkatei, Royce', Shiroi Koibito, and Jagapokkuru as well as ramen and soup curry.

Located within the Tanukikoji 4-Chome arcade it can be reached by the underground walkway from the Odori subway station and Susukino Station.

The store is full of souvenirs representative of Hokkaido

This corner has a selection of Ishiya confections such as Shiroi Koibito

In addition to food, there are character goods such as Hello Kitty and Melon Bear, lavender goods, even original T-shirts and music boxes; here you can definitely get all types of souvenirs both standard and trending in Hokkaido.

Original T-shirts with “Hokkaido” printed on them.

Original Kobushiya products. You can make your own music box by combining your favorite kitty design and song

  • Souvenir Shop KOBUSHIYA Sapporo
    おみやげの店 こぶしや 札幌店
    • Address Minami 3 jyo Nishi 4 Chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaidō 060-0063
    • Phone Number 011-251-3352

    Hours: 9:00 a.m. ~ 10:00 p.m.
    Closed: Open daily
    Access: 5-minute walk from the Odori subway station and Susukino Station

3. Hokkaido Lifestyle Department Store Sapporo Norbesa / Select famous Hokkaido regional products

“Be One with Hokkaido.” This is the concept behind the selection of exclusive food items and sundries from regions throughout Hokkaido offered at this select gourmet shop. Products categorized by genre are displayed in an orderly manner along the walls of the spacious interior with its high ceilings making viewing and selection easy and enjoyable.

The “Food Museum” sales area shelves are stocked with delicious regional items of Hokkaido

Here you will find a careful selection of not only seasonings, such as soy sauce and miso carefully made using local ingredients, but also other items such as jams and dairy products. Here you probably will be able to find those rare souvenirs not carried in other shops.
There is also a rich selection of various regional Hokkaido retort curries and drinks. The handmade sundries and aroma products are also popular.

Onion soup made with lots of onions from the Kitami district of Hokkaido has a rich flavor

Cafe au lait cake mochi made with milk from Nanae Town near Hakodate and coffee roasted in Hokkaido

A Satsudora (Sapporo Drugstore) is located in the same space and offers a large lineup of health foods and cosmetics popular with foreign visitors. Being able to leisurely shop in the spacious interior of the store is part of its charm. Japan tax-free sales are also possible.

Exterior view. There are multiple entrances

  • Hokkaido Kurashi Store Sapporo NORBESA
    北海道くらし百貨店 札幌ノルベサ
    • Address NORBESA1F, Minami 3 Jyo Nishi 5 Chome 1-1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaidō 060-0063
    • Phone Number 011-223-3566

    Open: 10:00 a.m. ~11:00 p.m.
    Closed: Open daily
    Access: 5-minute walk from the subway Susukino Station

4. Kita Kitchen Aurora Town Shop / Collection of famous regional items of Hokkaido

Located in Aurora Town in the underpass that leads from the Odori Subway Station, this is a select shop of Hokkaido souvenirs recognizable by its orange color. The concept of the shop is reflected in its display of a variety of products from various Hokkaido regions that you would enjoy eating every day.

There are three entrances to the spacious interior

Famous products are displayed in their respective corners. You are bound to be able to find whatever you are searching for

There is a great selection of all sorts of foods you would like to eat ranging from old, traditional dishes to seafood, such as salmon roe and Okhotsk Atka mackerel, other delicacies, processed meats, and Genghis Khan. Many local residents come here to buy food to eat at home.

Other items offered include puddings and dairy products such as milk and cheese as well as a selection of long-selling memorable confections. Check out the freshly baked bread delivered every Sunday from locations around Hokkaido.

Batajaga (buttered potatoes) is a popular product made with potatoes from Minami Furano and flavored with Hokkaido butter.

  • <Marui> Dousan Shokuhin Select Shop KITA KITCHEN Aurora Town
    <まるい>道産食品セレクトショップ きたキッチン オーロラタウン店
    • Address Odori Nishi 2 Chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaidō 060-0061
    • Phone Number 011-205-2145

    Hours: 10:00 a.m. ~ 8:00 p.m.
    Closed: when Sapporo underground shops are closed
    Access: 3-minute walk from the subway Odori Station

5. Ainz & Tulpe / Drugstore with the theme of beauty and health

Ainz & Tulpe occupies a large space on the 1st floor and basement floor of Le Trois, a commercial building facing Odori Park. The shop is fully stocked with a rich assortment of both foreign and domestic products such as those for skin care, cosmetics, over-the-counter drugs, supplements, hair care, and body care. For those who are conscious of their health and beauty, this is like being in a dream.

The bright, spacious interior

The original Lips & Hips brand is located on the first floor which primarily displays cosmetics. Skin care and beauty related products are primarily located on the basement floor. Here you can find the latest in cosmetics and Hokkaido limited edition packages of horse oil that make perfect souvenirs. There is also a rich selection of supplements, over-the-counter drugs, and health foods. Japan tax-free sales are also possible.

A full line of Lips & Hips body care and hair care products as well as fragrances

  • AINZ & TULPE le Trois
    アインズ&トルペ ル・トロワ店
    • Address le Trois B1F〜1F, Odori Nishi 1 Chome 13, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaidō 060-0042
    • Phone Number 011-200-9360

    Hours: 10:00 a.m. ~ 9:00 p.m.
    Closed: Open daily
    Access: 1-minute walk from the subway Odori Station

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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