Monday, 11 February 2019

Finnair to fly to Sapporo from December

From December 2019 onward, one of Europe's most respected airlines, Finnair will be flying direct from Helsinki to Sapporo, Japan twice a week. 

While it's famous for its gorgeous winter landscapes and the Snow Festival, Sapporo offers a unique setting to experience all of the four seasons – from cherry blossoms to autumn foliage. The airline is offing cheap fares for the new service at the moment, for a limited time. Finnair will fly the new route from December 15th to 27th March with two weekly frequencies.

“Japan is a key market for us, and we are excited about adding Sapporo to our network” says Christian Lesjak, Senior Vice President, Network and Resource Management. “Finnair is the only European airline to fly a scheduled route to Sapporo, and with five key Japanese cities in our network, we are now the largest European carrier flying to Japan.”

Here are 5 reasons to travel to Sapporo

See the snow festival
Sapporo is known for its gorgeous winter landscapes. Each year in February the city hosts a snow festival where you can truly enjoy the authentic winter. You also get to see some wonderful ice sculptures!

Experience the season's change
If you wish to experience the four seasons, Sapporo is a wonderful destination due to its northern location. Whether you wish to see winter landscapes, smell cherry blossoms, go to summer festivals or witness autumn foliage, Sapporo has all of it.

Time for taste
“The City of Food” Sapporo is known for its delicious ramen and refreshing beer. Stop for a minute to enjoy local Hokkaido produce like delicious soups and seafood. Don’t forget to try their local soft ice cream!

Clear skies to search the heavens
Sapporo is surrounded by hills that offer wonderful opportunities for stargazing and sightseeing. You can climb on top of Mount Hakodate or Mount Moiwa, for example, to have a look at the stars – or the city lights!

Enjoy some park life
Get to know Hokkaido’s history and nature by visiting a gorgeous park or two in Sapporo. You can, for example, visit the breath-taking botanical garden of the Hokkaido University campus.

Top 5 Sapporo Parks

The Odori Park

The Maruyama Park also houses the Maruyama Zoo.

The Nishioka Park

The Asahiyama Memorial Park

The Hokkaido University Botanical Gardens and The Chizaki Rose Garden

The Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill has a farm with sheep and attracts visitors with a statue of William S. Clark.

Top 5 Places of Interests

Hokkaido Shrine

Sapporo Beer Museum

Sapporo Factory

Sapporo Concert Hall

                                                      JR Tower

Top 5 Hotels

Suizantei Club Jozankei

Vessel Inn Sapporo Nakajima Park

Premier Hotel -TSUBAKI- Sapporo

Century Royal Hotel

Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo

Top 5 Eating Places

Hyosetsu no Mon

Sapporo Kani Honke


Kaitenzushi Toriton Hiragishi

Nemuro Hanamaru JR Tower Stellar Place