Getting to Sapporo
Direct Sapporo flights are mostly from nearby Asian countries and flights from Australia require a connection in Tokyo or one of the many other transit airports throughout Asia. Direct flights from Australia to Tokyo are between 10 to 12 hours in length and an additional 1 to 2 hours to Sapporo.
Airlines from Australia
Airlines that offer flights to Sapporo include Japan Airlines with flights from Sydney via Tokyo Narita. Code share flights with Japan Airlines are also available through Narita from the Gold Coast and Cairns on Jetstar. Additional Sapporo flights with one-stop service include the following airlines:
Sapporo International Airport (CTS)
Sapporo Airport’s domestic terminal is an easily navigable half circle with departure gates located along the outer edge. The international terminal is located in a separate building which is connected by enclosed moving walkways. The quickest method of travel from the airport to the city is by the Rapid Airport Express train. Travel time to the city is approximately 40 minutes. Travelling by car takes about 1 hour.
Find cheap airfares to Sapporo at Flight Centre and enjoy Japan’s most modern big city to the north. Sapporo is famous for its urban parks, picturesque cityscapes and wintertime festivals. The country’s fourth largest city, Sapporo is a place where residents enjoy the outdoors no matter what season. Odori Park is a centrepiece of the city and a place where many festivals and celebrations take place. Music festivals and beer gardens are favourite summertime highlights while the famous Sapporo Snow Festival with its intricate ice sculptures and snow displays bring an air of festive cheer in the winter. And what better time to enjoy another Sapporo favourite, a bowl of miso ramen soup, a now famous dish that originated in the city.
Other attractions include Asahiyama Park noted for its sweeping views of the city and colourful springtime cherry blossoms. The Sapporo TV tower is a popular structure in the heart of the city with an observation deck while the Sapporo Clock Tower has become a must see for Japanese visitors to the city. Sapporo is home to several fascinating museums including the Museum of Modern Art which houses a large collection of glass works. A different kind of museum altogether but one that is equally popular is the Sapporo Beer Museum, home to the brewery and beer garden of the Sapporo Brewing Company, maker of one of the world’s great beers.