Region
Hokkaido
Island
Hokkaido
Largest City
Sapporo
Population
5,682,950

Sapporo Rainbow Pride

Pride in the north! 🌈

  • Date & Time ー October 7, 2018, starting at 11 a.m.
Sapporo Rainbow Pride has been a staple to the Hokkaido scene since its revival in 2017.

Still an up-and-coming event compared to more established pride fests in Tokyo or Osaka, it usually goes down in autumn in northern Japan’s most LGBTQ-friendly city, Sapporo. Held in Odori Park, the main event of the pride fest is the parade. The parade starts at the sixth block (6-chome) of the park, which is famously very long and spans across multiple city blocks. You can participate in the parade for free.

Sapporo

Sapporo, Japan downtown city skyline at Odori Park.
At the end of the park is Sapporo TV Tower — a beautiful sight 147 meters tall all lit up in rainbow colors at night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

At the pride fest, there are some other events and parties for those who identify as LGBTQ (as well as allies) at the venue in Odori Park. You can also hit up other gatherings offsite at more cozy places like FIL Morning and Sapporo Jibun Cafe. A full listing is on their website, although it is in Japanese.

The Sapporo Rainbow Pride venue opens at 11 a.m. and if you’re interested in being more than an onlooker of the parade, sign up before 1:30 p.m. The parade itself starts at 2 p.m. and ends around 3:30 p.m. You can check more details and a map of locations on their website.

It is organized by the Sapporo Rainbow Pride committee and most of the information online is in Japanese. For current updates on the event, you can go to their Twitter (which can be translated into English via Google Chrome browser). Have fun and let loose at this cozy pride event in Sapporo!

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Sapporo, Japan downtown city skyline at Odori Park.

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Time and Place

Date: Sunday, October 7, 2018  | Place : Odori Park 6-chome, chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido (〒060-0042 北海道札幌市中央区 大通西7丁目)

How To Get There

Address

Japan, 〒060-0042 Hokkaido, Sapporo, Chuo Ward, 大通西7丁目 Ōdōri Park

Where To Stay

Hotel Resol Trinity Sapporo
  • Chuo-ku Odori Nishi 5-3 Sapporo-Shi, Hokkaido 060-0042
  • 8.4/10
  • 0.2 km
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Sapporo Classe Hotel
  • Chuo-ku Minami 1 Jo Nishi 7-1-2 Sapporo-Shi, Hokkaido 060-0061
  • 7.2/10
  • 0.2 km
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Best Western Sapporo Odori-Koen
  • Chuo-ku Odori Nishi 8-2-36 Sapporo-Shi, Hokkaido 060-0042
  • 8.7/10
  • 0.2 km
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Hotel Okura Sapporo
  • Chuo-ku Minami 1-jo Nishi 5-chome Sapporo-Shi, Hokkaido 060-0061
  • 8.5/10
  • 0.3 km
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