Most importantly of all, Japan & Sapporo is very gay friendly, especially for foreigners. There are plenty of Gay Friendly Hotels Sapporo.
Homosexuality is legal in Japan. There are no explicit religious prohibitions against homosexuality in the traditional religion of Japan, Shintoism, or in the imported religions of Buddhism (see “Buddhism and sexual orientation”) or Confucianism.
Sapporo, capital of the mountainous northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, is famous for its beer, skiing and annual Sapporo Snow Festival featuring enormous ice sculptures. The Sapporo Beer Museum traces the city’s brewing history and has tastings and a beer garden. Ski hills and jumps from the 1972 Winter Olympics are scattered within the city limits, and Niseko, a renowned ski resort, is nearby.
Sapporo has a small but vibrant gay scene where most of the gay bars are located within the SA Building in Sapporo’s city centre.
Top attractions to visit in Sapporo
While outdoor lovers will thrive when visiting in winter, Sapporo is definitely worth a visit even in summer with its cultural and food attractions. Here are my top four must-visit places in Sapporo for summer.
Day Tours Sapporo
- Asahiyama Zoo, Fascinating Aoi-Ike Light Up and Shirohige Falls in Winter!
- Explore Lake Shikotsu, Toya & Mount Usu
- Asahiyama Zoo & Shirogane Blue Pond Tour (from Sapporo)
- Hokkaido’s Top Sightseeing of Farm Tomita, Shikisai no Oka in Biei & Blue Pond!
1. Mercure Hotel Sapporo 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Sapporo
Centrally located in thearea in , Mercure Hotel provides non-smoking accommodation just a 5-minute walk from . It offers a French and include free Wi-Fi, a humidifying air purifier, extra-long and flat-screen TV.
The stylish rooms at Mercure Hotel Sapporo include a private bathroom with a bathtub and amenities. Pay-per-movie movies and cable channels offer entertainment, and a tea maker and fridge are provided.
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Mercure Sapporo is the Mid-scale hotel for business trips or leisure The Mercure Sapporo enjoys a location in the popular entertainment district of Susukino, renowned for its many bars and restaurants. Offering easy access to the Sapporo ski resorts and attractions such as the Clock Tower and Sapporo TV Tower, this hotel has it all, including a shopping mall within the building!
Featuring 285 rooms equipped with complimentary Internet access, plus a French restaurant and conferencing facilities, the Mercure Hotel Sapporo is ideal for both business and leisure.Located in Sapporo, Hokkaido- Fifth largest city in Japan by population – Famous for its cuisine, such as Miso Ramen, Seafood, and Jingisukan.- Point of interest, such as TV Tower, Tokei-dai, and Beer Museum.
– great location. Surrounded by food, cafe, shopping mall, underpass train station
– you can use bus from chitose airport to drop off point near the hotel. You only need to cross the main road to reach the hotel.
– if you want to go to niseko for ski. The hotel has a bus service. You need to book in advance
– the hotel staff can speak english
– the hotel breakfast is very delicious. Especially for french bread with butter and jam.
– the hotel room is pretty modern. Spacious for japanese standard hotel. The bed and pillows are comfortable.
– the heather within room works well. There is a windows you can open if you want some fresh air to come in
– the hot water works well
– there are basic toiletries like toothbrush, comb, soap, shampoo provided
– bath tube available in room
– free in room wifi.
The room is spacious and has bigger space that other Japanese brand chain hotel. Breakfast was generous and tasty especially grilled fish that is so fresh. The amenities provided have high quality.
The hotel is located near Susukino station which is 2 stations away from Sapporo, you can either take subway or walk through underground walkway or you could take shuttle bus from JR Sapporo.
Mercure Hotel Sapporo is perfectly located at the center (Susukino the entertainment district), near where the ice sculptures are, train station is closeby, restaurants are just around the area, its just perfect. The rooms are very spacious, the bed is comfortable.
The rooms were big and clean. Breakfast spread was quite good, but you had to queue to get in.I loved the location, close to Susukino station, and you can walk underground all the way to the JR station. Lots of shops, restaurants and a supermarket close by. Also close to Ramen Alley, and a huge coin laundromat nearby. The airport bus drop-off and pick up points are also very close. Would definitely stay here again. Late check-out is allowed, but at a reasonable fee. There is also a parking service next door, at subsidised rates.
The room was spacious, clean and the decor is fashionable. There was an ample supply of tea, green tea and coffee. The hotel is in a great location on the main route 36 and near the Susukino tube station and Hosui Susukino tube station. A couple of doors down is an international bar and grill called TK36. English is spoken and there is a wide menu at reasonable prices.
Location: a 2-minute walk from Chitose Airport bus stops at the Susukino area. The subway station is also just a minute or two away. Hundreds of restaurants and shops are nearby. Duck into the underground arcade during bad weather days and to walk to Odori and Sapporo if necessary.
Reception: not the most sophisticated looking area but one doesn’t normally spend much time there.
Rooms: not the newest but overall well-maintained with a few scratches. Rooms are also spacious by Japanese standards including a decent sized bathroom. They are well furnished–definitely at the better end of the business hotel spectrum. A multi-port charger is provided but bring your own cables. Minor points off for the tiny nightstand, very tight wardrobe, and most importantly, strangely sloping mattress. It was still decent enough to sleep on though. For folks who want English TV, there is only CNN and Dlife (English TV shows).
The gym has good enough equipment for those interested in a work-out. I did not try the breakfast so cannot comment.
Service: typical good service offered by Japanese hotels.
How much does a room costs at Mercure Hotel Sapporo?
Prices start 85 $/night for Standard Queen Room – Non-Smoking. The Privilege Queen Room – Non-Smoking is 105$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
Relax and unwind in the stylish room on high floor. Special benefits such as brand amenity, bathrobe, complimentary soft drinks, coffee machine and late check-out until noon.
Where to book online – Mercure Hotel Sapporo – Gay Friendly Hotels Sapporo – you can find the best hotels deals in Sapporo during The Sapporo Snow Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Sapporo on Booking.com and Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Best Western Sapporo Odori-Koen 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Sapporo
Featuring free WiFi, Best Western Sapporo Odori-Koen is situated in Sapporo, 400 m from Odori Park and 500 m from Former Hokkaidō Government Office. Located in the Sapporo City Centre district, the property provides guests with access to a restaurant. The property is less than 1 km from Sapporo Clock Tower.
At the hotel, rooms are fitted with a desk and a flat-screen TV. Every room has a private bathroom with free toiletries. The rooms will provide guests with a fridge.
A buffet breakfast is available each morning at Best Western Sapporo Odori-Koen.
Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Chuo, Best Western Sapporo Odorikoen is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Best Western Sapporo Odorikoen makes it easy to enjoy the best of Chuo.
The rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.
Best Western Sapporo Odorikoen features a 24 hour front desk. In addition, as a valued Best Western Sapporo Odorikoen guest, you can enjoy an on-site restaurant that is available on-site.
Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Sapporo Education Community Center (0.4 mi) and Akapla (0.4 mi), guests of Best Western Sapporo Odorikoen can easily experience some of Chuo’s most well known attractions.
Chuo has plenty of steakhouses. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Sapporo Bone, Yakiniku (Grilled meat) Kongozan, and Special Smoked Meat Oz Bar, which are serving up some great dishes.
Chuo is also known for some great art museums, including Sapporo Miyanomori Art Museum and Koharadojo Calligraphy Art Museum, which are not too far from Best Western Sapporo Odorikoen.
Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Best Western Sapporo Odorikoen is sure to make your visit to Chuo one worth remembering.
Hotel is located in the heart of Sapporo – Odori park. It is 20 min walk from Sapporo JR station. Hotel is new. Rooms are well-equipped. Staff is very kind and skilled. Wi-fi is free and fast.Hotel offers buffet breakfast at the lobby.
For a very reasonable rate, this hotel offers an exceptional buffet breakfast, friendly front desk personnel, convenient location next to Odori Park, a modern spacious(for Japan) room with generous amenities and efficient check-in/check-out. I appreciated the hand-sanitizer at the entrance. It is a short walking distance to the subway and underground.
The Best Western in Sapporo is very well located in front of Odori park so walking everywhere is easy and taking the underground is about 5 minutes walk from the hotel. The rooms are smallish like most Japanese hotel rooms are but very clean and had all amenities one would need and more. The breakfast was nice and offered lots of interesting foods which was nice to try. The staff is exceptionally helpful and nice.
The BW is a new property, and overlooks Odori Park (koen), and is about 6-7 minutes walk back to the Odori subway and the TV tower. Rooms are modern if not a little pokey, but space wise we managed with a couple of suitcases and carry on, although did find we were falling over each other a bit. As with all Japanese hotels at this time of year the rooms are hot, I am told that’s what the locals like, I often had to turn off the AC as it was too warm in the room, and you cannot open the windows.
A walk to JR station is about 15-20 minutes, but you can do this all underground in this arcade Toronto style. A taxi back when we were leaving was 710 yen.
There are a few dining options around the hotel, but if you are looking for action, try Susukino which is 15 minutes walk away from the JR station. There is a Lawsons just next door and the hotel does breakfast buffet for around 1400 yen I think.
Service from the front desk was professional and efficient, and whilst we liked the hotel in general.
How much does a room costs at Best Western Sapporo Odori-Koen?
Prices start 48 $/night for Double Room – Non-Smoking. The Superior Double Room is 81$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This double room features air conditioning, flat-screen TV and electric kettle.
Where to book online – Best Western Sapporo Odori-Koen – Gay Friendly Accommodation Sapporo – you can find the best hotels deals in Sapporo during The Sapporo Snow Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Sapporo on Booking.com and Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. UNWIND HOTEL & BAR SAPPORO 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Sapporo
Located 1.2 km from Odori Park in Sapporo, UNWIND HOTEL&BAR features free WiFi access and private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.
Each room has a flat-screen TV. Rooms come with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries.
Guests can purchase souvenirs beside the front desk at the accommodation.
The greatest charm of lodges and cottages is the distance from the hustle and bustle of life, as well as the comfort of being in a place like home. UNWIND is a lifestyle hotel that creates the cozy atmosphere with its warm design and unique features, to unwind not only in the rooms but in the entire hotel.
The location is great, 3 minutes walk from a subway station, 5 minutes subway ride to Susukino or 10 minutes to Sapporo station. Staff speaks good English, the service was helpful and professional. Lots of accessories in the room, including free smartphone you can use during your stay (even outside of the hotel). The room was sparkling clean and very cozy. Every room has its own router, so wifi signal was excellent.
The highlight of this hotel was the daily breakfast that gets delivered to your doorstep. They leave it out at your door (so you won’t get disturbed if you are sleeping) and you put the whole tray back outside when you’re done eating. They serve soup with toasts, coffee and cute packs of fruit juice. The soups were absolutely delightful – it comes with a flyer everyday explaining all the locally sourced items put in the soup. It was SO YUMMY! Wish they could share the recipe. Soups are kept in thermo flasks. Room has a toaster too so you can toast your baguette. The room design was okay-ish. It’s a lodge, camping theme. The room is super dim and orangey – I kept bumping into furnitures cos it was too dim. Comfy shower and very comfy bed. Toilet and bathroom are separated.
Good location a short walk from Nakajimakoen subway station and about a 10 mins walk from the happening Susukhino district. Nice quiet location and decent bar next door.
Comfortable room with two small double beds, multi-function toilet room with separate room for bath/shower/basin. Coffee and tea facilities. Not spacious but not bad sized rooms for Japan. Beds very comfortable, shower decent and WiFi worked well. Staff all very friendly and helpful. Good English spoken. Room comes with free smart phone with internet connectivity which is very useful when you are out and about. My only suggestion would be to include Google translate on the default apps.
Breakfast is served on a tray for consumption in your room. They don’t knock and leave breakfast outside at the time agreed on check-in. Breakfast comprises very tasty bread and superb soup. The minestrone soup on the 2nd morning was right up there with the best I’ve ever had.
How much does a room costs at UNWIND HOTEL&BAR SAPPORO?
Prices start 90 $/night for Double Room. The Pendleton Room – Double Room is 97$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This double room features air conditioning, flat-screen TV and electric kettle.
Where to book online – UNWIND HOTEL&BAR SAPPORO- Gay Friendly Hotels Sapporo – you can find the best hotels deals in Sapporo during The Sapporo Snow Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Sapporo on Booking.com and Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. OYO Teine Station Hotel Sapporo 2* – Gay Friendly Hotels Sapporo
Situated within 12 km of Sapporo Prince Convention Hall and 12 km of Former Hokkaidō Government Office, OYO Teine Station Hotel Sapporo features rooms in Sapporo. The 2-star Japanese-style business hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.
All guest rooms in the japanese-style business hotel are equipped with a kettle. The rooms in OYO 44631Teine Station Hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a hairdryer.
The accommodation can conveniently provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area.
Welcome to Teine Station Hotel, your Teine “home away from home.” Teine Station Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.
Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.
Teine Station Hotel features a 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and newspaper, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts an on-site restaurant. If you are driving to Teine Station Hotel, parking is available.
While visiting Teine, you may want to try some yakiniku at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Tokuju Teine or Yakiniku Dining Sumika Teine.
Should time allow, Hoshioki Park is a popular park that is relatively easy to get to.
Teine Station Hotel puts the best of Teine at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
The rooms are basic but always clean and staff very friendly but with limited English (we are ok with this). Easy to travel by train to Sapporo and to Otaru. Hotel is close to large supermarket and bus to Teine ski slopes is outside front door. There are a few local Izakaya and Yakitori that open up early evening.
. There are some good restaurants nearby and you can be at Sapporo Station in about 15 minutes or about 45 minutes to Otaru. The rooms are small by US standards but very clean. The staff speaks some English but they are helpful if you can speak some Japanese.
The Bus to Teine Highland stops in front of the hotel and the JR station is about a 2 minute walk, mostly inside which is very nice in the winter.
Overall it’s a nice clean gay friendly hotel in Sapporo.
How much does a room costs at OYO Teine Station Hotel Sapporo?
Prices start 76 $/night for Double Room. The Japanese-Style Quadruple Room is 133$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This double room features air conditioning, flat-screen TV and electric kettle.
Where to book online – OYO Teine Station Hotel Sapporo- Gay Friendly Hotels Sapporo – you can find the best hotels deals in Sapporo during The Sapporo Snow Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Sapporo on Booking.com and Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Hotel Okura Sapporo 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Sapporo
Hotel Okura Sapporo is a 5-star hotel located a 1-minute walk from Odori Subway Station and a 5-minute walk from the Susukino entertainment district. It features a massage service, 5 dining options and a souvenir shop. Rooms have free Wi-Fi/wired internet. New Chitose Airport is a 75-minute limousine bus ride away and a bus stop is conveniently located 1 block away from the hotel.
Each room has a work desk, a fridge and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The en-suite bathroom comes with toiletries and a bathtub. Guest rooms offer both air conditioning and heating facilities.
Hotel Okura Sapporo is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Chuo, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.
Close to some of Chuo’s most popular landmarks, such as Sitatte Sapporo (0.3 mi) and Akapla (0.4 mi), Hotel Okura Sapporo is a great destination for tourists.
The rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.
Hotel Okura Sapporo features a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and a chapel. In addition, as a valued Hotel Okura Sapporo guest, you can enjoy breakfast that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to parking.
Chuo has plenty of wine bars. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Organic+, Hige 6jo, and Wine Bar & Restaurant Rencontre, which are serving up some great dishes.
Chuo is also known for some great monuments and statues, including Leonard Bernstein Statue, Arishima Takeo Literary Monument, and Horace Capron Statue, which are not too far from Hotel Okura Sapporo.
The hotel quite old and they’re still using manual door key. However the location is good. Walking distance around 300m to Tanukikoji shopping street, 100m to PARCO, 200m to nearest street car station and alsi subway station. The room quite big. We brought 2 big luggages, no problem with the space.
The hotel is in a perfect location, just 2 blocks from Odori park and the nearby Odori subway station, and just few short blocks from the major department stores including Mitsukoshi, Parco, and Marui Imai. The famous Tanukikoji shopping street is 3 blocks away and the fabulous Susukino night life is just beyond. Everything to enjoy is in walking distance from the hotel.
The room is spacious and also lots of convenient store around.
Apart from snow fest venue, the Odori Park, the Tanukikoji shopping street is also nearby. Walking distance of around 5 minutes. The local tram station is also nearby, you can take the tram or walk to Sushukino and also to the famous Sapporo night view.
How much does a room costs at Hotel Okura Sapporo?
Prices start 85 $/night for Standard Double Room. The Spacious Double Room is 108$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This double room has a electric kettle and air conditioning
Where to book online – Hotel Okura Sapporo- Gay Friendly Hotels Sapporo – you can find the best hotels deals in Sapporo during The Sapporo Snow Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Sapporo on Booking.com and Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.