The source of Jozankei’s hot spring water is a sodium chloride spring, giving it a transparent colour and slightly salty composition. There are also two onsen (hot spring) close to Jozankei Onsen, namely Koganeyu Onsen and Hoheikyo Onsen.
Address: Jozankei Onsen, Tonan-ku, Sapporo 061-2302
Opening hours: 09:00-17:00
Access: 75 minutes by bus from Sapporo Station. Take the Jotetsu Bus bound for Jozankei Onsen at Gate 12.
Ganso Ramen Yokocho
Nowadays Sapporo is famous in Japan’s world of culinary artistry for its ramen, and the best ramen can be found at the famed ramen street called Ganso Ramen Yokocho. Here you will find 17 ramen restaurants in one place, with an authentic atmosphere that harks back to the old days.
Address: 5-3 Chuo, Sapporo 064-0805
Opening hours: 11:30- 3:00
Access: A short walk from the subway exit at Susukino Station (Namboku line)
Sapporo TV Tower
Sapporo TV Tower offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the city and is located on the grounds of Odori Park, which divides Sapporo into north and south. Odori Park is home to not only the famous Sapporo Snow Festival, but also the Sapporo Autumn Festival, which runs at the same time as RWC 2019.
Address: Odori Nishi 1-chome, Chuo, Sapporo 060-0042
Opening hours: 09:00-22:00
Access: A short walk from Sapporo Station or Susukino Station
Sapporo Dome is truly one of the world’s great sporting stadiums. From the outside it resembles an extra-terrestrial spacecraft, while inside it’s a fully enclosed, 40,000-seat technological masterpiece. It was designed to host baseball matches in a diamond format and then reshape to house a rectangular field for rugby or football. Incredibly, the rectangular pitch is a natural grass turf, grown outdoors. When the stadium transforms, the pitch automatically floats in and is positioned around the newly reconfigured seating set up. Check out this video to view the transformation in action.
1 Hitsujigaoka, Toyohira Ward, Sapporo 062-0045
Sapporo Dome will open its doors two hours 30 minutes before kick-off to allow spectators time to get to their seats as well as enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime RWC 2019 atmosphere. Due to large crowds, spectators may experience delays when entering the stadium, so we recommend you arrive at the stadium at least 90 minutes before kick-off, allowing at least 60 minutes to clear security and access your seat.
Saturday, 21 September 13:45 (JST) Australia v Fiji
Sunday, 22 September 19:15 (JST) England v Tonga
Rugby World Cup 2019™ Fanzones
Rugby World Cup 2019™ Fanzones bring together fans from all over the world to celebrate everything that is rugby. Take in the unique culture, entertainment as well as local food and beverages of each host city while watching matches live on the big screen and enjoying one-of-a-kind RWC 2019 events on show. Make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience and make friends with fans from all across the globe!
Getting to Sapporo Odori Park and Sapporo Station South Plaza Fanzones
Sapporo Odori Park
2-minute walk from Odori Subway Station
Opening days: 20-29 September (10 days)
Sapporo Station South Plaza
1-minute walk from JR Sapporo Station
Opening days: 20-22 September (3 days)
Located in the same park as Sapporo’s world-famous annual snow festival and at the train station known as the ‘gateway to Sapporo’, Sapporo’s two Fanzones will host many special events throughout the tournament for spectators to enjoy. Gather in the heart of this magnificent city to experience a once-in-a-lifetime RWC 2019 – Sapporo style!
Getting to and from Sapporo Dome
- There will be no parking at Sapporo Dome on match days. Please use public transport or taxi services.
- Public transport, shuttle buses and taxi services are expected to be very busy before and after the match. Make sure you factor this into your commuting time.
- The closest station to Sapporo Dome is Fukuzumi Station on the Subway Toho line. A 13-minute journey from Sapporo station, Fukuzumi Station is a 10-minute walk to Sapporo Dome
- Free shuttle buses will run between Sapporo Dome and Odori Park Fanzone and Sapporo Dome and Sapporo Station South Plaza Fanzone before and after the match. Shuttle buses to Sapporo Dome start three hours 45 minutes before kick-off and run until one hour 15 minutes before kick-off. Please allow at least 45 minutes for the journey.
- Please click here to find out more information about shuttle bus pick-up and drop-off points.
- Before and after the match, free shuttle buses will run between Sapporo Dome and four stations: Makomanai station and Hiragishi Station on the Subway Namboku Line, Nango Juhatchome Chome Station on the Tozai Line and JR Shiroishi Station. Please allow between 15 and 30 minutes for the shuttle bus journey.
- Please allow plenty of time to get your return transport back; do not wait until the last service.
- For more information, please visit rubyworldcup.com
- For live transport updates follow us on Twitter at @Japan2019_ENG
There will be plenty of food, drink and entertainment on offer in the stadium that you can enjoy, however, to ensure the safety of spectators, the following items are prohibited from being brought into match venues.
- Weapons of any type, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, cans or bottles, metal containers, long umbrellas, any luggage, selfie sticks, drones, flares, radio wave emitting devices (such as walkie-talkies, wireless microphones) etc)
Please note that there will be no place to leave luggage, either inside or outside match venues.
Further information about security can be found here