Where to Stay in Sapporo
Finding a place to stay in Japan is never easy. Never easy because of the fact that there just so many available accommodation choices. Hotels in Sapporo are considerably cheaper than the bigger cities like Tokyo and Osaka but nevertheless we had to watch our budget. We recommend staying near Susukino; although it is the red-light district of Sapporo, that’s also where nightlife is the busiest. And therefore food (our utmost priority) is readily available. For this leg of our trip, we stayed at The B Sapporo Susukino.
The B Sapporo Susukino
Like all other Japanese hotels, you’ll be greeted with warmth the moment you enter the lobby. One thing we haven’t seen in other hotels, was the free coffee and tea machines at the lobby. As with all other Japanese hotels, the rooms were small but modern, and most importantly had free Wi-Fi. If you’re driving, there are parking facilities here too, for ¥1650 a day.
What I really loved about the hotel was the shower room. Look at that! There was a rain shower head, as well as 8 massage sprays. This is undoubtedly the best shower facility we’ve ever seen in Japan.
We kinda messed up our itinerary and ended up having to stay here from 25 Dec to 26 Dec, followed by 29 Dec to 31 Dec 2019. One thing really commendable about Japanese hotels is the hospitality. Because of our itinerary, we had to leave our luggage with them when we headed up towards Niseko and they were more than willing to secure and keep our luggage for us.
Why We Chose The B Sapporo Susukino
The location of the hotel was the deciding factor. It was less than 5 minutes away from Susukino Station. Because of its location in the center of the nightlife area, there’s gonna be good food everywhere. Minutes away from here lies Tanuki-koji Shotengai, the oldest shopping arcade in Hokkaido. This place was our location of choice when it comes to food. Honestly we spent lesser time here than we would have loved to because of the cold.
And if you are a sucker for touristy must-visit spots, The B Sapporo is close to the famous Odori Park. This is the place where the Sapporo Snow Festival happens, usually in early February. We didn’t get a chance to see it because of our timing, but we’ll be back again. It is also somewhat close to the Sapporo TV Tower, we which visited (but didn’t go up the tower). During winter, the area is decorated with Christmas lights, but meh it wasn’t our cup of tea.
Information About The B Sapporo Susukino
Address: Japan, 〒064-0805 Hokkaido, Sapporo, Chuo Ward, Minami 5 Jonishi, 6−14-1
Price Per Night: SGD175 for standard double room without breakfast
Parking: ¥1650 per day (unlimited entries and exits)
Nearest Subway Station: Susukino Station
Nearest Tram Station: Shiseikanshogakko-Mae Station