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This area of Hokkaido has a population of around 1,900,000 people.
The national capital, Tokyo, is located 520 miles south of Sapporo, while Ebetsu lies 11 miles to the east.
Get started at the famous the Sapporo Beer Museum and the Historical Museum of Hokkaido.
Let the kids run wild at wonderful family attractions such as Sapporo Satoland and Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park.
Do you want to learn about some underwater creatures? If so, make sure you spend some time at Chitose Salmon Aquarium. Otaru Aquarium and Sunpiazza Aquarium are also worth checking out.
The little ones can spend a whole day zipping around and gawking at the exotic animals at the Maruyama Zoo and the North Safari Sapporo.
The Hokkaido University Botanic Garden plays an integral role in safeguarding the region's botanical species. Be sure to head over and admire the important work that they do.
Bring along a bite to eat and take some time out in the peaceful, green surroundings of Odori Park and Moerenuma Park. There's also plenty of space to lay about on the grass at Maruyama Park and Asahiyama Park.
A stop at Shikotsu Visitor Center is one way to get a bit of interesting information about the area.
If the sun is out, the sparkling, placid surface of Lake Shikotsu is a wonderful sight.
Leave your phone in the glove compartment and take a break from the noises of the modern world at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park and Mount Moiwa. Mount Tarumae and Mount Tengu are also highly recommended by nature enthusiasts.
See the world in a new light by spending some time at one of the area's educational exhibition spaces. The Hokkaido University Museum and the Sapporo Winter Sports Museum offer a range of collections that are bound to keep you captivated. The Otaru Music Box Museum and the Ishihara Yujiro Memorial Museum are also well worth a visit.
The science museums here feature vast amounts of inventions, models and displays. Take in the wonderful world of science when you stop at the Sapporo Science Center or Okurayama Observatory.
Observe the variety of specimens on display as you stroll around the overflowing collections of the Sapporo Salmon Museum.
Build on your appreciation of the artistic process, and maybe even find a piece for the lounge room at one of the many gallery and exhibition spaces. Soak up the cool atmosphere at the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art and the Hongo Shin Memorial Museum of Sculpture, Sapporo. If these leave you feeling energized, finish up the afternoon at the Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art and the Sapporo Miyanomori Art Museum.
Admire the interesting displays and browse the illuminating vestiges from the past at the Otaru Museum.
The Clock Tower and the Hokkaido University are certainly worth taking a look at, even if you're not a passionate history buff. More tales from a bygone era await at Sapporo TV Tower and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building.
The area's spiritual side can be glimpsed at Hokkaido Shrine and Jozankei Shrine. If you want to see more religious sites, have a stroll around Nishino Shrine and Tomioka Catholic Church.
Sapporo's most famed sights sometimes overshadow its less touristy, yet equally rewarding activities. Ramen Yokocho and the Shiroi Koibito Park are two good options. If you have more time to spare, also visit the Sapporo Racecourse or the Moiwa Ropeway.
Located in Sapporo City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nijo Market and Sapporo TV Tower. Clock Tower and Odori Park are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Sapporo City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Clock Tower, Sapporo JR Tower and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building. Sapporo TV Tower and Odori Park are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Sapporo City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Clock Tower and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building. Sapporo JR Tower and Odori Park are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Odori, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sankichi Shrine and Odori Park. Former Hokkaido Government Office Building and Clock Tower are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Odori, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ramen Yokocho and Nijo Market. Sapporo JR Tower is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away.
Located in the heart of Sapporo, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Sankichi Shrine and Odori Park. Former Hokkaido Government Office Building and Clock Tower are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in Chuo-ku, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nitori Culture Hall and Odori Park. Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Sapporo City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ramen Yokocho and Odori Park. Sapporo JR Tower and Former Hokkaido Government Office Building are also within 1 mile (2 km).