A major festival that symbolizes summer in Sapporo!
The Summer Festival, now in its 61st year, is a summer tradition in Sapporo that lasts a whole month. For around a month starting early July, beer gardens are set up in and around Odori Park! The Summer Festival closes with a Bon festival dance as summer in Sapporo reaches its height. The Toyohiragawa Fireworks Festival in late July is another popular attraction.
By public transportation
A quick walk from Odori Subway Station (differs by venue)
Hours: Differs by venue and event
Admission: Free in principle (food and drink differs by venue)
Address: Odori Park Nishi 1-chome to 11-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
Airport: New Chitose Airport
Shiraoi Ainu Museum (Porotokotan)
Tsuruga Adventure Base SIRI (Lake Akan/Akan River/Hyotan Marsh fishing (full day)
Abashiri Nature Cruise
Furano Flower Fields
Drift Ice Cruises (Abashiri Aurora and Icebreaker Garinko-go) — Introducing the New Garinko-go III
The March of the Penguins (Asahiyama Zoo)
Cape Notoro (Notoro Misaki)
Horonobe Reindeer Sledding Experience (Horonobe Reindeer Ranch)