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Susukino

Susukino

Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Japan

The Basics

Susukino is best explored on foot. Go shopping in Tanukikoji covered shopping arcade, or in a large department store such as Mitsukoshi or Daimaru. There are plenty of dining options, particularly for local favorites such as fresh seafood and crab, lamb barbeque, and miso ramen. The many nightlife options in the district include all-you-can-drink (nomihodai) bars.

A number of Sapporo sightseeing tours include a stop in Susukino, along with other popular city attractions such as Odori Park, JR Tower, Chocolate Factory, or the Fish Market. Join a nighttime walking food tour of the district to sample local favorites and find hidden gems off the beaten path.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Susukino is ideal for shoppers, foodies, and nightlife enthusiasts.

  • Many establishments can be found on the upper floors of buildings.

  • A number of shopping centers in Susukino offer tax-free shopping; show your passport for extra discounts.

  • There’s free Wi-Fi over most of Susukino.

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How to Get There

Susukino is located south of central Sapporo. It’s easily accessible by taking the Namboku line to Susukino Station or the Toho line to Hosui-Susukino Station. Susukino is also one terminus of the Sapporo Streetcar (shiden) that runs a loop from central Sapporo to the western part of the city.

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When to Get There

There’s always something going on in Susukino, but the area is at its liveliest at night, when the neon lights are on and the streets are filled with after-work and late-night revelers.

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Ramen Alley

It is said that miso ramen was developed in Sapporo, and in particular at Ramen Alley in Susukino. Located a few blocks south of Susukino Station, Ramen Alley is a narrow alley full of stalls serving some of the best ramen in the prefecture. Try different regional variations with a variety of toppings.

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