Known as one of the best spots to appreciate the beautiful autumn leaves in Hokkaido, you should not miss Hokkaido University’s Ginkgo Avenue. You can also see amazing autumn leaves in peaceful Nakajima Park and Hiraoka Jugei Center, which is known for its radiating red maple tree tunnel. The autumn leaves peak in Sapporo is between mid October and early November.
Another place you can’t miss for panoramic sightseeing is Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium – The stage for the 90 meter ski jump competition at the 1972 Winter Olympics. Visitors can ascend all the way to the top of the mountain via the ski lift. Looking back down after you have reached the top, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city. There is also Sapporo Olympic Museum, where you can learn more about competitions through game simulations. The museum is the perfect place to see, touch, experience winter sports.