Odori Park occupies a narrow stretch of land about 1.5 km from east to west in the heart of Sapporo. Home to some 4,700 trees, the park extends from Nishi 1-chome to Nishi 12-chome. It's the ideal place for Sapporo's citizens and visitors alike to soak up the summer sun, with plenty of benches and lawn to relax on.
The main sightseeing area starts at Nishi 1-chome, where the Sapporo TV Tower dominates the skyline, and runs up to Nishi 3-chome with its fountain and statues. If time allows, take in all the sights the park offers as you stroll from Nishi 1-chome all the way to Nishi 13-chome, where you'll encounter the Sapporo City Museum. Dotted throughout the park are various monuments, including a stone slide made by Isamu Noguchi called Black Slide Mantra, as well as a rose garden at Nishi 12-chome.
The park also hosts the Sapporo Snow Festival and a slew of other big events throughout the year.
Odori Park is situated 8 minutes by foot through the underground walkway from JR Sapporo Station, or a short walk from Odori Subway Station or Nishi-Juitchome Station on the Tozai Subway line.
Odori Park Events
(1) Yosakoi Soran Festival / June 6–10, 2018
This festival takes place at 19 locations in the city including this park, with willing teams gathering from around Japan to show off their dancing.
(2) Sapporo Summer Festival / July 20–August 17, 2018
The park transforms into a beer garden during the festival, featuring booths selling beer and food to enjoy outside. Be sure to catch the Hokkai Bon Odori dance, which is held on certain days during this period.
(3) Sapporo Autumn Fest / September 7–30, 2018
Farm produce and seafood from all over Hokkaido gather here as Sapporo celebrates the annual harvest. Don't miss the chance to sample and savor specialties from locales right across the island.
(4) Munich Christmas Market in Sapporo / Late November–late December, 2018
This event recreates the Christmas market in Munich, Sapporo's sister city. Stalls sell all sorts of Christmas-related wares, and food stalls set up shop serving hot wine, sizzling sausages, and other warming morsels to stave off the city's winter chill.
(5) Sapporo White Illumination / Late November–December 25, 2018
Beautiful illuminations adorn each block in Odori Park. Amble through the light tunnels and discover photo spots to preserve you memories. Rest areas and other facilities are also available.
(6) Sapporo Snow Festival / February 4–11, 2019
Sapporo's major winter event. Over 200 snow and ice sculptures grace Odori Park, one of three festival sites along with Susukino and Tsudome.
Corn Wagons Open for a Limited Period
Stalls selling sweetcorn, called Corn Wagons, set up shop in Odori Park at Nishi 1-chome, 3-chome, and 4-chome between late April and early October (subject to change.) Corn is served roasted or boiled, and the aromatic roasted sweetcorn drizzled with a sauce that blends sugar and soy sauce is particularly delicious.
Odorinishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido 1-12 chome, 060-0042
- Nearest Station
Nishi hatchome Station
･ Sapporo Streetcar Yamahana Line
- Phone Number
011-251-0438Available languagesonly in Japanese
- Public Site
- Official Site
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