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Hokkaido: Sapporo Natsu Matsuri

Summer festival in the city. If it heavily rains, fireworks display will be postponed to Aug. 4.

Schedule & Key events:
● July 20-Aug. 15, noon-9 p.m. Open-air beer halls set up in Odori Park
● July 28, 7:40-8:30 p.m. Fireworks display near Minami Ohashi Bridge over Toyohira River
● Aug. 11-Aug. 17, 6-9 p.m. Bon Odori in the Odori Nishi-2-chome area

Location: Toyohira River, Sapporo, Hokkaido


Access:
JR Chitose Line to Sapporo Station. From there, (1) Fireworks display site: take Namboku Subway Line to Nakanoshima Station, and then walk 5 min.; (2) Bon Odori, Beer Garden site: take Namboku or Toho Subway Line to O-dori Station.


Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.