After arriving in Hokkaido, eating sesame miso ramen and relaxing at the hotel…
I decided to go out to the night city of Sapporo after sunset.
Because there is Santa at night in Sapporo!
…No, there ’s no Santa in Hokkaido
Some people may have thought.
There is Santa!
In Sapporo !!
I thought there was no Christmas market in Japan, but there are in Sapporo!!
I came to Hokkaido with a bullet to do Christmas, so I couldn’t go back to Tokyo without seeing Santa! Have Santa do a big hug for me !!
So I went there＼(^o^)／
17th (2018) in Sapporo
Munich Christmas Market
I think there are some people who “What is a Christmas market?”.
The Christmas market is a glittering market that runs mainly around Germany from the end of November until Christmas !!
This Christmas market sells ornaments, figurines, Stollen and other foods that decorate Christmas! I really want to go to Germany one day!
It seems that it has been 30 years since Sapporo signed a sister city agreement with Munich, and this Munich Christmas Market was started to help Japanese people know about Munich!
There was a German official Christmas market in Sapporo!
What surprised me when I went there was that there were lots of western people with high noses out there! They opened a shop for authentic food, tapestry and figurines!
The shop was also created in the image of a western-style hut, and it was illuminated, so the atmosphere was real Christmas!
Munich Christmas Market
Directions & Sapporo Map
Munich Christmas Market is held in Sapporo’s representative park named “Odori Park”!
Getting to Odori Park is quite easy! As you can see from the “Sapporo Map” below, it is almost straight out of the station!
There are two routes, the orange route, and the pink route, but it takes about 10 to 15 minutes for either route!
If you want to go around from the edge, go to pink route,
If you want to go without lost, go to Orange Route.
The part surrounded by yellow dots is the illumination area!
And The blue part is where Munich Christmas Market is held.
First of all, I would like to start with illumination!
I stayed at Hotel Monterey Sapporo, so I went to Sapporo TV Station on the Pink Route!
Sapporo TV station Illumination
This tower is built at the end of the park, it is beautiful and good! When I looked at Odori Park from this tower, it must have been beautiful!
Odori Park TV Station Tree
And here is a big tree in front of the TV station! The snow is nice!! It is only in the Tohoku region or Hokkaido where snow falls in Japan at Christmas!
Illumination in front of a TV station
There was also illumination at the bottom of this tower!
Odori Park illumination
And here is the illumination around 3-4 block! As you can see there was a large object! There was a little more object in the back, but I didn’t go further!
Snowman on the way
This is a snowman around the entrance of Christmas City! cute!
That was the illumination!
Munich Christmas Market
Shop & Atmosphere
Now, take a look at the Munich Christmas Market!
I went there on the 23rd (Sat) night, so it was quite crowded!
There were Christmas ornaments, figurines, bakery and food shops, and almond shops!
There are shops on both sides of the road like this! And everywhere is sparkling and cute! I feel like a winter market! This is exciting!!
Christmas Ornament shop
Really… really really CUTE !!
The color is Christmas! Unfortunately, there is no tree in my house, but if you are in a foreign country, you will probably buy a lot of these!
Christmas Figurines Shop
What is this bear!! What a lovely expression …! Oh, the snowman has the same eye! Lol, cute!
This dwarf is … a candle! There is a thread on the tip of the hat. It seems to be scary if you set fire … lol
There was also a candle stand! It’s Nice! I’ve only seen such a long candle at a grandmother’s funeral! (Mouth chuck)
Christmas Figurine Shop
It is good to decorate the accessories on a red cloth everywhere! It seems Christmas !!
The prices are a little higher, but I really wanted to decorate one at home, so I looked around carefully!
Homemade Christmas House
A foreigner was also a clerk in this store, but it seems that the person is making it! The object in this house was really cute! I already got a souvenir, so I gave up, but I should have bought one! !
Russian Matryoshka Shop
Well, what did I buy in worried…
Here!! A Matryoshka !!
This is a matryoshka Shop from the Russians! (I wanted her nose in half because her nose was high！)
I don’t have Matryoshka! And there was a Christmas matryoshka here so I bought it!!
Santa and snowman come out from the tree!! lol C U T E !!
I got this Christmas matryoshka and the bag was so cute!
And there ’s something I ca n’t overlook in this shop…I found it when I left this shop …
That’s Putin President T-shirt !! lol
There is Russia…I know, Putin ’s T-shirt also cute…
There was a food shop but it was too crowded to eat here! However, there was only a picture of an almond shop!
Price like that↓
The choir sings a song
There was another stage like this, and the choir was singing.
Listen to the holy song on Christmas Eve, I feel my heart become clean !!
The TV tower behind it is also beautiful!
I’m sorry for a few photos, but there were quite a few people and It was covered with snow that I wasn’t used to…!
On the way back, I saw a clock tower in Sapporo! I couldn’t enter because the admission time was over!
Wait…Is there Santa? I think there are like a person who thought, but there was Santa properly!
But I was giving up because he was doing a big hug to the boy and there were kids around him and there was no chance for me to hug! But it was good to see him !! Because he is Westerner. (I don’t want to see a Japanese Santa.)
After this, I couldn’t eat anything at the Christmas market, so I went for a walk in Sapporo for a search of delicious sushi!
Did I come across inspiring sushi !? ( I did !!)
Next time on sushi! See you soon!