- April 15th, 2016
[Sapporo Factory in Sapporo] Various Events and Fall Foliage Can Also Be Enjoyed in Shopping Mall
Sapporo Factory (サッポロファクトリー) a commercial complex in Chuo ward, Sapporo city, and has been opened a business since 1993. Here used to be the first beer factory "Hokkaido Development Commission Brewery (開拓使麦酒醸造所)" in Japan. The ruins of buildings utilized an old atomosphere were rebeared as one of the largest shopping malls in the Japan. About 7,000,000 people come. Brick Building (レンガ館) has beautiful ivied walls, so superb fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn.
Sapporo (札幌) that about 1,960,000 people live is the largest city in Hokkaido. Although there are various theories, its origin of the name is "Dry Big River (乾いた大きな川)" in Ainu language. A population of the Sapporo is the 4th largest city after Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya in japan, and the population accounts for 36 % of Hokkaido's population! So the Sapporo has been flourished as the center of the Hokkaido. The area of the Sapporo is 1,121.26 km2, and is about as big as Hong Kong, and is the 7th largest city in the Hokkaido. The Sapporo is also famous as a tourist city, and about 15 million people come. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 25 degrees in a summer, but it is easy to live without moisture. I always feel a little cool. It is cold that temperature falls to nearly -10 degrees in a winter, and amount of snowfall sometimes has more than 1 m. Article is here
Look of Sapporo Factory
The Sapporo Factory is roughly divided into 7 buildings, the Brick Building, Article 1 Building (1条館), Article 2 Building (2条館), Article 3 Building (3条館), Atrium (アトリウム), Frontier Building (フロンティア館) and Hotel Clubby Sapporo, and there are 160 shops and facilities such as a movie theater, a shopping center, restaurants, cafes, a hotel at the those buildings. I ate an ice cream at ICE CREAM FACTORY, and it was tasty.
ICE CREAM FACTORY
ICE CREAM FACTORY (アイスクリームファクトリー) is an ice cream store at Sapporo Factory (札幌ファクトリー) in Chuo ward, Sapporo city. An ice cream and a soft serve ice cream are sold. A kind of menus are abundant, and there seem to be more than 30 kinds. I visited here around daytime on weekdays. There were a lot of visitors in Bon vacation and 5 preceding visitors lined up. I lined up, too. About 10 minutes later, my turn had come. Article is here
The Sapporo Factory is originally a former brewery, but beer is brewed for sampling at present, too, and tourists can take a look at the facilities and documents. For some reason, Sapporo Shrine (札幌神社) is built at the site, too. There are many places with a characteristic space like an atrium of the colonnade, bricks utilized old building and wooden corridors.
The Brick Building is covered with colored leaves in the autumn, and the state is beautiful, too. Gradations of green and red leaves are very good. The Brick Building is one of best places to see the fall foliage in the Sapporo.
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Pay parking is provided (1850 cars)|
|Business hour||10:00-20:00 * Depending on facilities|
|Regular closing day||Open year all round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||9 523 509*18|
At the Atrium, various events are held through the year. A huge Christmas tree that is displayed during Christmas season is famous in particular, and became the specialty of the Sapporo Factory. An abies sachalinensis with about 15 m in height and about 3 t in weight is decorated with 35,000 illuminations, and the state creates beautiful space with other illuminations. A lot of visitors come to see those.
Atmosphere of Sapporo Factory Christmas Illumination Can Be Watched on Youtube
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations near the Sapporo Factory. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
|Hotel Clubby Sapporo(ホテルクラビーサッポロ)|
|JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo(JRタワーホテル日航札幌)|
|Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo(京王プラザホテル札幌)|
|Mitsui Garden Hotel Sapporo(三井ガーデンホテル札幌)|
|City Cabin by Nikoh Refre(シティキャビン by ニコーリフレ)|
|Sapporo Grand Hotel(札幌グランドホテル)|
|New Otani Inn Sapporo(ニューオータニイン札幌)|
|Hotel Hokke Club Sapporo(ホテル法華クラブ札幌)|
|APA Hotel TKP Sapporo Ekimae(アパホテル ＴＫＰ札幌駅前)|
|Cross Hotel Sapporo(クロスホテル札幌)|
|Hotel Sapporo Garden Palace(ホテル札幌ガーデンパレス)|
|Richmond Hotel Sapporo Ekimae(リッチモンドホテル札幌駅前)|
|Hotel Pearl City Sapporo(ホテルパールシティ札幌)|
|Century Royal Hotel Sapporo(センチュリーロイヤルホテル)|
|UNIZO Inn Sapporo(ユニゾイン札幌)|
|Sapporo Sumire Hotel(札幌すみれホテル)||
|Hotel Gracery Sapporo(ホテルグレイスリー札幌)|
|Royton Sapporo Hotel(ロイトン札幌)|
|Hotel Route-Inn Sapporo Kitayojo(ホテルルートイン札幌北四条)|
|Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo(ホテルモントレエーデルホフ札幌)|
|Nest Hotel Sapporo Ekimae(ネストホテル札幌駅前)|
|JR Inn Sapporo(ＪＲイン札幌)|
|ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo(ＡＮＡクラウンプラザホテル札幌)|
|Sapporo Clark Hotel(札幌クラークホテル)|
|Hotel Mystays Sapporoeki Kitaguchi(ホテルマイステイズ札幌駅北口)|
|Apa Hotel TKP Sapporoeki Kitaguchi(アパホテル(TKP札幌駅北口) EXCELLENT)|
|Hotel Route Inn Sapporoeki Kitaguchi(ホテルルートイン 札幌駅前北口)|
|Toyoko Inn Sapporoeki Kitaguchi(東横イン札幌駅北口)||
|Hotel My Stays Sapporo Aspen(ホテルマイステイズ札幌アスペン)|
|Hotel Sunroute Sapporo(ホテルサンルート札幌)||
|Hotel WBF Sapporo North Gate(ホテルWBF札幌ノースゲート)|
|Hotel Keihan Sapporo(ホテル京阪 札幌)|
|Hotel Mets Sapporo(ホテルメッツ札幌)||
|HOTEL LiVEMAX Sapporo-Ekimae(ホテルリブマックス札幌駅前)|
|Hokkaido Christian Center(北海道クリスチャンセンター)||
A page of Sapporo is here
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