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

Sapporo Satoland

Experience agriculture made fun with lush orchards, interactive exhibits and fun workshops for all ages at Sapporo Satoland.

By Irdina Auni

Situated in the heart of Sapporo is Sapporo Satoland, an agriculture-themed park where you can experience animals, nature and outdoor fun all at once. Covering approximately 180 hectares, equivalent to 14 Sapporo domes, this family-friendly attraction is designed to educate and entertain, showcasing the various aspects of Hokkaido’s rural life and agricultural practices. It is a unique destination for both locals and tourists seeking a taste of rural life amid urban surroundings.

Agricultural Experiences

Sapporo Satoland

Photo by: PIXTA/ saeppppi Explore a diverse range of agricultural exhibits

At Sapporo Satoland, you can explore a diverse range of agricultural exhibits that highlight Hokkaido’s rich farming traditions. From rice paddies to fruit orchards, the park features interactive displays and demonstrations that educate visitors about cultivation techniques unique to the region. For a hands-on experience, visit the Satoland Experience Farm from May to early November to harvest fresh seasonal vegetables. You can check daily harvesting availability on their website before your visit to avoid any disappointment.

Outdoor Activities

Sapporo Satoland

Photo by: PIXTA/ hiro cafe From early summer to fall, witness the blooming lavenders and other flowers

Beyond agricultural exhibits, the park offers plenty of outdoor activities for visitors of all ages. The park includes playgrounds, picnic areas and open spaces for recreational activities. You can rent an interestingly shaped bicycle to explore the different attractions, take strolls through scenic gardens, or visit Furei Ranch for an animal-feeding experience. From early summer to fall, witness the blooming sunflowers, lavenders and other flowers by riding a carriage around the garden. During the winter months, Sapporo Satoland transforms into a snow-covered playground with activities like snowshoeing and ice skating, providing a different experience depending on the season.

Culinary Delights

Sapporo Satoland

Photo by: PIXTA/ はっさく Sample Hokkaido’s renowned culinary treats

At Satoland, you can sample Hokkaido’s renowned culinary treats. The park consists of several food stalls and restaurants offering fresh produce straight from the farms. You can try dishes made from local ingredients like sweet corn, melons and dairy products. Visitors can also engage in food-making activities led by local experts to learn traditional Hokkaido techniques, with options ranging from crafting dairy products in summer to making miso or soba noodles in winter.

Throughout the year, a variety of cultural festivals and events are held. Visitors can enjoy traditional performances, snack on local festival foods and even attend tea ceremonies.

Things To Know

Hours and fees

Entry to the park is free, but the various hands-on experiences and activities are available at different prices. Visit their website, for more information on cost and schedule.  

How To Get There

Address

By bus

Take Chuo Bus (East 61) or (East 76) bound for Nakanuma Elementary School street. Satoland’s central gate is a 10-minute walk from Okadama High School bus stop.

By car

Approximately 30 minutes from central Sapporo.

Where To Stay

Hotel Sapporo Sunplaza
  • 5 Kita 24-Jo Nishi, Sapporo-shi Kita-ku, Hokkaido, 001-0024 Japan
  • ¥10,000 - ¥12,400
  • 4.07/5 (289 reviews)
  • 6.5 km
Hotel Sunroute Sapporo
  • 1-1-22 Kita 7-Jo Nishi, Sapporo-shi Kita-ku, Hokkaido, 060-0807 Japan
  • ¥15,370 - ¥18,650
  • 3.63/5 (756 reviews)
  • 7.1 km
APA Hotel TKP Sapporo-Eki Kitaguchi Excellent
  • 3-7 Kita 10-Jo Nishi (1-4-Chome), Sapporo-shi Kita-ku, Hokkaido, 001-0010 Japan
  • ¥14,500 - ¥14,500
  • 7.1 km
JR-East Hotel Mets Premier Sapporo
  • 2-5-3 Kita 7-Jo Nishi, Sapporo-shi Kita-ku, Hokkaido, 060-0807 Japan
  • ¥16,900 - ¥29,900
  • 4.79/5 (505 reviews)
  • 7.1 km
Sapporo Washington Hotel Plaza
  • 1-3-9 Kita 6-Jo Nishi, Sapporo-shi Kita-ku, Hokkaido, 060-0806 Japan
  • ¥14,000 - ¥28,980
  • 7.2 km

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