Sapporo Grand Hotel

Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

At a Glance

  • Interesting historic hotel built in 1934 as the first Western-style hotel on Hokkaido
  • Good choice of restaurants and bars available

  • On-site shopping and art gallery

  • Central location linked by underground walkway to Sapporo Station and several subway stations

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Hokkaido is a year-round destination for travellers as its distinct seasons benefit the activities you can do here. The hotter summer months of July and August are perfect for witnessing colourful meadows full of flowers. Winter peaks in January with colder temperatures than the rest of the country, but it is then that the snowy slopes are at their best for skiing. The months of April, May and June are spring-like with pleasant temperatures and long sunny days, which is great for hiking. Autumn arrives early on Hokkaido and by mid-September the famous autumn colours are once again changing the landscape.

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Description

Built in 1934 as Hokkaido’s first Western-style hotel, Sapporo Grand Hotel is full of heritage features, impressive public spaces, stylish restaurants and wonderful Japanese hospitality in central Sapporo.

The historic Sapporo Grand Hotel is spread across three buildings in central Sapporo, just a five-minute walk from Sapporo Station and linked to a number of subway stations via an underground walkway. The large public spaces and lobby are full of old-world charm with plush velvets, marble columns and dark woods, and walls are adorned with contemporary art, providing a stylish blend of classic and modern design. Guests can choose from a wide range of room categories and restaurants, and there are on-site shops as well as an art gallery.
 
There are three main types of room: Grand by Grand offering the most upscale contemporary rooms and suites, with access to the Executive Lounge for complimentary refreshments; Comfort Rooms which offer smaller, but comfortable and modern accommodation, some with Jacuzzi baths and Standard Rooms which are smaller and have traditional furnishings. While the rooms vary greatly in style and design, standard amenities include en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, air purifier, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and mini-fridges.
 
Guests have a wide range of restaurants to choose from including the Northern Terrace Diner for Western dishes; Garden Dining Waraku for Japanese cuisine; Kokadu for Chinese cuisine and Hokkaido Dining Big Jug for grilled meats and fish. Bars include dark red sophistication at the Lounge Bar & Old Saloon 1934 for live jazz and cocktails; Bar Caravel for an Olde English vibe or the contemporary Mizar Lobby Lounge. There is also an ons-ite coffee shop and bakery. Access to the small gym is chargeable unless staying in a Grand by Grand room and there is a spa for relaxing treatments and massage. With many of the city’s main attractions within easy walking distance, the Grand will appeal to those looking for a hotel with an interesting historic past.
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Accommodation

There are three main types of room: Grand by Grand offering contemporary rooms and suites, with access to the Executive Lounge for complimentary refreshments; Comfort Rooms offering smaller but comfortable accommodation, some with Jacuzzi baths and compact Standard Rooms. Rooms vary greatly in style, but standard amenities include en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, air purifier, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and mini-fridges.

Childcare

While children are welcome at the hotel there are no specific facilities or childcare, although there is a 24-hour nursing room available.

Facilities

For health and fitness, the Healing Court Rennox includes a sauna, massage treatment room and gym. There is a select on-site shopping arcade, nail salon, beauty parlour, café, library & business centre and nursing room, while the Granvista Gallery exhibits the work of local artists and writers. There are three on-site restaurants offering Japanese, Chinese and Western cuisine and three bars to choose from.

Activities

Guests can enjoy a range of Japanese activities including a sushi roll making, flower arranging or origami lesson. Saki tasting is also on the menu and kimono fitting which can then be rented and worn during your stay. For classic Japanese culture, a tea ceremony and Zen meditation session can also be arranged.

Experiences

  • Abashiri City Highlights

    Take a tour of Abashiri City and visit the Okhotsuku Ryuhyo Museum and Prison Museum.

  • Active Winter in Asahidake

    Today, visit Daisetsuzan National Park, one of the largest national parks in Japan, and embark on a light winter snowshoe trek in the park. Finish the day with a tour on the Asahidake ropeway, which provides great views of the scenic winter landscape.

  • Biei Nature Tour - Flower Fields and the Blue Pond

    Drive to Biei and visit the Patchwork Hill and Shikisai Hill, which offers fantastic views of the countryside and various flower fields. After lunch, visit the Blue Pond which is a mesmerising blue colour before hopping on a Norokko Train.

  • Birdlife and Nature in Onuma National Park

    Reconnect with nature as you visit Onuma National Park, known for its bird life and an abundance of diverse vegetation.

  • Boat Ride on Lake Akan

    Take a Boat Tour and enjoy the scenery of the unspoiled lush forest around Lake Akan and the famous Marimo, one of Japan's unique natural wonders.

  • Hakodate Morning Market and the Grand Matsumae

    Today, visit the Morning Market of Hakodate and experience the local life. Continue to Matsumae, a former castle town, where you can take a tour of the town and the grand Matsumae Castle.

  • Half Day Tour of Kushiro

    Today, take a trip to the Hoso'oka Observation deck to view the spectacular Kushiro Marsh before heading to Washo Market that boasts Japan's largest fish catch!

  • Highlights of Sapporo

    Enjoy a Half Day City tour of Sapporo. You will see the Sapporo Clock Tower, Odori Park, the Old Hokkaido Government Building, the viewing point of Okurayama Ski Jump Hill and more.

  • Hiking in Shiretoko National Park

    Enjoy a three hour hike around the Shiretoko Goko Lakes and discover the untouched nature of Shiretoko.

  • Horseback Riding

    Enjoy a leisurely nature tour on a 70-minutes horseback ride through the great outdoors while taking in the beautiful scenery of Abashiri.

  • Insight into Sapporo Beer

    Take a tour of the Sapporo Beer Factory for an insight into beer and brewing.

  • Morning Local Immersion in Rausu

    This morning, explore the local fishing village of Rausu. Enjoy the chance to witness a real fish auction and watch how the locals snap up their deals at the market.

  • Otaru by Rickshaw and Foot

    Explore Otaru by rickshaw and experience the city in a unique way. Afterwards, take a stroll along the Otaru Canal and have a chance to visit the original stone-built warehouses.

  • Refreshing Lake Toya

    Tour Lake Toya. Enjoy great views of the lake and the neighbouring Showa Shinzan at the observation deck of the Usuzan Ropeway. Make a stop at Lake Hill Toya and taste some of the best home-made icecream. Afterwards, proceed to Niseko for a horse-trek.

  • Sushi Making in Yoichi

    Learn how to make sushi by preparing your own sushi rolls for lunch!

  • Tanaka Sake Brewery Visit

    Enjoy a visit to Tanaka Sake Brewery to understand more about the brewing process of Sake and get a taste of some of the excellent sake of the brewery.

  • Tofu Making Class in Honbetsu

    Take a trip to Honbetsu town to learn how to make tofu from soy beans with the local farmers - a wonderfully unique activity.

  • Tokachigawa Winter Dog Sledding

    Get ready for a winter adventure as you try your hand at mushing a team of Alaskan Huskies!

  • Whisky Factory Visit in Yoichi

    Visit the Nikka whisky factory, one of Japan's top whisky makers.

  • Winter Exploration of Akan

    Discover Eastern Hokkaido as you visit Mt Iou, Lake Mashu, known as the 'foggy lake' and immerse in the culture of the Ainu at the Ainu Kotan.

Holiday Ideas

  • Hokkaido in Summer

    Asahidake, Furano & Sapporo

    from £5000 pp inc flights & transfers for 6 nights

    • Opt to cycle along the Panorama Road of Biei and take in the marvellous views of flower fields.
    • Visit the charming town of Otaru and enjoy a tour of the Nikka whisky factory, one of Japan's top whisky makers.
    • Hop on the Lavender Norokko train from Biei to Furano, a unique train experience that offers stunning of the flower fields and rolling hills.

Location & directions

Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

The hotel is centrally located and is just a five-minute walk by undercover walkway from JR Sapporo Station.

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