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Susukino is situated in the center of Sapporo, Hokkaido. This area spreads from Susukino Station on Subway Namboku Line and Hosui-Susukino Station on Subway Toho Line. It is a red-light district where many restaurants and clubs stand. Furthermore, there are also many big commercial centers and hotels. Therefore, many tourist from all around the world visit here every year. Since it is close to Sapporo TV Tower and Sapporo Clock Tower, you can walk in this area and see famous sightseeing spots of Sapporo.
- Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
- Contact No.
- Right next to Susukino Station on Sapporo Subway
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Opening hours vary depending on stores.
Closed days vary depending on stores.
- Official Website
- Time Required
- Half day to one day
- Admission fee
- Price varies depending on stores.
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One of the three biggest red-light districts in Japan
Susukino is known as one of Japan's three biggest red-light districts after Kabukicho in Tokyo and Nakasu in Fukuoka. There are in total of 4,500 restaurants and clubs in the center of Susukino. Therefore, the place is animated until late at night.
Situated between Susukino and Odori Park, Tanukikoji is one of the oldest commercial streets in Hokkaido with more than 100 years of history. This 900 m long shopping arcade has about 200 stores. It is a popular spot among tourists, where they buy local products of Hokkaido at the store, Dosan-shokusai HUG. They also enjoy tasting food made of local products in restaurants and take-out shops.
Ganso Sapporo Ramen Yokocho
Ganso Sapporo Ramen Yokocho is a street where approx. 15 ramen restaurants stand. In fact, it is said to be the birthplace of the internationally popular Sapporo ramen. Each restaurant serves its original ramen. Ramen made with seafood of Hokkaido is popular among tourists.
On the south of Susukino lies Nakajima park with many trees and flowers. Inside this park, there is a Japanese garden and a tea house built during the Edo period. On top of that, you can also visit the Western-style building, Hoheikan, built at the beginning of the Meiji period. Furthermore, Astronomical Observatory, Concert Hall, Hokkaido Museum of Literature and Children's Center are also available. It is a relaxing place for citizens of Sapporo.
The complex "NORBESA" has become a landmark of Susukino as the only building in Hokkaido that has a Ferris wheel on the roof of the building. As a result, you can enjoy the view of Sapporo from 78 m above the ground. There are restaurants, karaoke bars, a bowling center inside the building. You can spend a whole day here.
In the center of Susukino, there is a shopping center called Susukino Lafiler. There are a variety of stores such as a supermarket, clothing stores, food court, etc. On top of that, don't forget to take pictures with nine big trick art paintings inside the building.
Popular Food of Susukino: Genghis Khan Daruma
Genghis Khan is a lamb barbecue which is a famous specialty of Hokkaido. In Susukino, Genghis Kahn Daruma is a well-established restaurant founded in 1954. Tasty lamb is barbecued with vegetables on the special hotplate. It goes so well with the sauce mixed with garlic or red pepper.
Popular Food of Susukino: Ice Cream Bar Hokkaido Milk Mura
Since many dairy farms are located in Hokkaido, dairy products are also its specialty. Because Susukino is a red-light district, Ice Cream Bar Hokkaido Milk Mura offers ice creams served with liquor. In fact, there are more than 130 liquors to choose from.
Pole Town: Sapporo Underground Shopping Mall
Sapporo underground shopping mall called "Pole Town" links between Subway Odori Station and Susukino Station. There are more or less 100 restaurants and fashion accessory stores here. It is a popular shopping spot where you can enjoy shopping even during the coldest season.
Susukino Natural Hot Spring Tokakyo
On the corner of the red-light district Susukino, there is a natural hot spring bath. Susukino Natural Hot Spring Tokakyo is where you can spend a relaxing time although you are in the middle of the big city. You can spend a rich moment while taking an open-air bath under the sky of Sapporo or enjoy salt sauna or massages to heal your tired body.
Susukino Matsuri (festival)
Susukino Matsuri takes place every August. One part of the street is closed for car circulation during the festival, so that many performances such as Oiran parade, mikoshi, shishimai, Japanese drums and YOSAKOI Hokkaido Soran dance, will be performed. Furthermore, the street is filled with more than 100 street stands. Don't miss this amazing festival!