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My son will be graduating from Hokkaido University and we are planning to attend his graduation ceremony. Please advise me some nice hotels, where we can celebrate his graduation with delicious food.

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My son will be graduating from Hokkaido University and we are planning to attend his graduation ceremony. Please advise me some nice hotels, where we can celebrate his graduation with delicious food.

My son will be graduating from Hokkaido University and we are planning to attend his graduation ceremony. Please advise me some nice hotels, where we can celebrate his graduation with delicious food.

  • Married couple
  • Hokkaido
  • March

JR Towrer Hotel Nikko Sapporo

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JR Towrer Hotel Nikko Sapporo

5.0

  • address
  • 2-5, KITA5-JONISHI CHUO-KU SAPPORO-SHI, HOKKAIDO, 060-0005, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • Directly adjoins Sapporo Station.

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Beautiful view

Congratulation on your graduation. I recommend sky restaurant ‘Bocyou’ that is located on 35th floor of JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo. You can eat normal Hokkaido Kaiseki dishes and you can look across the view of Sapporo city as there are no other high buildings around. I recommend that you make a reservation of the table in window side.

Magnificent view and good restaurant

JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo is a new hotel with new facilities so you can have a relaxed stay there. It’s convenient to go out from this hotel because it is connected directly to Sapporo station. In addition, you can look magnificent view from the restaurant of this tower hotel. I think this is a perfect place to have dinner with your family for celebrating the graduation.

Everything is prepared

This hotel is directly connected to Sapporo station. You can eat at hotel’s restaurant-bar with live music but also there are many restaurants in the station building. It’s very convenient because you don’t need to walk outside to access these restaurants so it means you don’t need to walk on the snowy road. This hotel is well-known city hotel from Sapporo with spa. I think you’ll be satisfied with your stay if you could book an average room. It’s difficult to make a reservation and the rate is expensive comparing the average rate in Sapporo. These two are the minus points of this hotel.

You can enjoy looking the night view of Sapporo. After dinner, you can go to the nice bar.

his is a tower hotel where you can enjoy looking across the night view of Sapporo city’s landscape. There are some restaurants and bars with very elegant atmosphere on top floor. I went there with my colleagues for New Year’s celebration party and I felt a bit awkward to go there for such a casual party. But if you stay there with your partner, I think you’ll have good and memorable time. In addition, if you want to enjoy eating delicious seafood of Hokkaido, I recommend that you go to Kyodoryori Kofuji. This restaurant is popular among locals and I often go there with my colleagues. It takes about 10mins by foot from the hotel. I highly recommend it.

Mikuni Sapporo

This is a French restaurant which is produced by Mikuni from Hokkaido.
The dishes are created by using a lot of local ingredients and of course very delicious.
I think this is a perfect place for celebration dinner.
In addition, it’s easy to access to this restaurant as it’s directly connected to JR Sapporo station. It’s also close to Hokkaido university and you can get there by subway.
I think you’ll have a great night while looking across the night view of Sapporo from your room.

A land mark tower of Hokkaido

I recommend ‘JR Tower Hotel Nikko Sapporo’ which is located next to JR Sapporo station. This hotel is located 22nd to 36th floors of ‘JR tower’ that is 173m high and stands in the south gate of the station. This is a city hotel that is located right above the Sapporo station and it’s convenient to arrive and departure to/from Hokkaido. I think this hotel is one of the greatest hotel that provides great quality of service (stay and restaurant). I recommend that you dine at sky restaurant ‘Bocyou’ in 35th floor for cerebration dinner of graduation. I think you can enjoy eating Japanese dishes that are carefully cooked by seasonal and fresh ingredients from Hokkaido with night view of Sapporo.

Ingredients of Hokkaido turn to elegant dishes

This hotel is located a few stations away to the university.
There are several restaurants such as Japanese restaurant or dinning bar inside the hotel. All restaurants are using well-selected ingredients from Hokkaido and meals are luxury and delicious.
In addition, there is a restaurant of chef Mikuni in the same building as this hotel.
I’m sure that you can take memorable sinner there.

A restaurant you can look across the landscape of Sapporo town

The view from the restaurant on 35 floors is very magnificent. The night view looks more beautiful in winter due to clear air. The meals are delicious and you can eat meals with live music depending on time. I think this hotel is a perfect place for celebration.

A high quality hotel with good access to transportation

This tower hotel is a landmark of Sapporo and located next to JR Sapporo station. You can reach Hokkado University from this hotel easily because it’s just one station away. I think that this hotel offers you a perfect place to spend and share precious time with your child.
I recommend that you have dinner at SKY-J where you can see beautiful night view from 35 levels. I also think that eating seafood from Hokkaido in Susukino is great idea.
I hope you’ll have a memorable trip with your child.

A clean hotel with good access

This hotel is very close to Sapporo station so it’s very good location. You can look the view from the upper floors and you might be so impressed by the beautiful night view. The room is clean and comfortable. There are many restaurants so I think this is a perfect accommodation for you to spend a relaxed time with your family.

A high-class hotel close to the station

It’s very convenient because this hotel is directly connected to JR Sapporo station. You don’t need to walk around to find the hotel in the cold. You’ll have no problems of quality of interior and luxury atmosphere because it is a high-class hotel. you can look across the night view of Sapporo from the upper floors. Even though it’s good hotel, it doesn’t cost that much so I really recommend. You can also eat French food that is cooked with local ingredients at the restaurant. You’ll also receive great service there. I think this is a perfect place to celebrate the graduation.

You can see the university

This hotel isn’t just close to the university but is almost part of the university as you can see the university from the window of your room.
This hotel is located in JR Sapporo station so it’s very convenient to access to the public transportation or go sightseeing. The building of this hotel is high so you can look magnificent view from the restaurant on higher floor.
If you are a student, you cannot really afford eating there so I think he or she would love it.

Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo

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Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo

4.8

  • address
  • KITA 5 JO, NISHI7-CHOME, CHUO-KU, SAPPRO, HOKKAIDO 060-0050, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • 36 MIN. BY AIRPORT SHUTTLE FROM CHITOSE AIRPORT.
    5 MIN. WALK FROM JR SAPPORO STN.
    70 MIN. BUS RIDE FROM CHITOSE AIRPORT.

    In the center of Sapporo,close to the Botanic Gardens and Hokkaido University. Also within strolling distance of the JR Sapporo Station, Clock Tower,Daimaru, Stella Place and the Hokkaido Government Office Building. Hokkaido's famous Niseko ski area is 90 minutes away by train. New Chitose Int'l Airport:25 mi/40 km, 30 minutes.

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This hotel is great and close to Hokkaido University.

I don’t think you need to take a taxi to go to Hokkaido university but it takes about 5mins to get the university by taxi and about 13mins by foot.
This hotel is located very close to Sapporo station and it takes about 3mins to get there from the station by foot.
The hotel is very great so I think you’ll be satisfied with your stay.

Luxury-like

Firstly, I want to congratulate your graduation. I recommend that you stay at a luxury hotel because graduation is really grateful event. I don’t know where you live but I think you can travel to Hokkaido cheaper if you take a package deal with flight tickets as you are not going during the snow festival. This is the luxury hotel which is close to Hokkaido university. There are several nice restaurants inside of the hotel. I recommend you to ask the staffs at restaurant that you want to dine to celebrate the graduation. I hope it helps you.

Close to the university and easy to travel by subway

Congratulation on your son’s graduation. This hotel is located close to Sapporo station and plants park. You can reach the university if you walk the backside road. It’s convenient enough for accessibility. You can eat Japanese, Western and Chinese foods at restaurants inside of Keioi Plaza Hotel. It’s easy to access to main street or Usuno by subway so you can go out for dinner without any problems.

I used this hotel when I was student

I used this hotel as a party after the graduation ceremony when I was student. I remember that I ate wonderful and delicious meals.
I stayed there about 4 years ago so I don’t really remember clearly but why don’t you stay at this hotel?

Century Royal Hotel

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Century Royal Hotel

4.7

  • address
  • WEST 5, NORTH 5, CHUO-KU, SAPPORO, HOKKAIDO 060-0005, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • [Nearest Station]
    2-minutes. walk from South Exit of JR Sapporo Station
    2-minutes. walk from Sapporo subway Station. on the both Namboku Line and Toho Line.
    5-minutes. walk from Sapporo Bus Terminal.

    [From New Chitose Airport]
    5 stops (36-minutes.) by rapid train 'Airport' to the JR Sapporo Station.
    70-minutes. by bus to Sapporo City.

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Enjoy eating delicious food of Hokkaido

The special dinner is cooked by chef Kaneko and seasonal ingredients are carefully selected to make authentic Japanese dishes. Both are beautiful dinner course you can enjoy eating food of Hokkaido. In addition, breakfast buffet with well-selected 120 dishes is also popular. This hotel is connected to Sapporo station via underground so you can access to this hotel without being wet on rainy day.

A panorama restaurant that goes into a 360-degree roll

If you want to stay close to Hokkaido university, I think it’s better to stay at hotel around Sapporo station. You can reach this hotel walking though the underground of Sapporo station. The panorama restaurant ‘Rondo’ is on top floor of this hotel and moves one round per 3 hours. You can look across beautiful view such as an area of the north gate of Sapporo station (direction of Hokkaido university where your son is going to graduate from) or some other landscapes. The meals are of course delicious. I think this restaurant is a perfect place for your family to spend special time together as it has a very relaxed atmosphere and spaces.

Viewing the snowy landscape at sky restaurant

This hotel is close to the south gate of JR Sapporo station and Hokkaido university. You can enjoy viewing the snowy landscape of Sapporo at sky restaurant which is located on 23rd floor of hotel’s building. This restaurant goes into a 360-degree roll (one circle per a hour?). If you aren’t planning to eat ‘dinner’ there, it’s better to confirm with the hotel. I think it’s better to make a reservation anyway.

Close to the station and meals are delicious

Century Royal Hotel isn’t located in front of Hokkaido university. It takes 2mins from the south gate of JR and subway Sapporo station and it’s located in southern area across the rail road if you look at the hotel from Clark statue. It’s close to the plants park. I end up recommending this hotel after searching the hotels with delicious meals around Sapporo station.


The Sapporo Grand Hotel

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The Sapporo Grand Hotel

4.9

  • address
  • KITA-1, NISI-4, CHUO-KU, SAPPORO, HOKKAIDO 060-0001, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • [Nearest Station]
    Within 10 min. walk from JR Sapporo Sta.
    5 min. walk from Odori Sta. on the subway Line.

    [From New Chitose Airport]
    36 min. by rapid train 'AIRPORT' on the JR Line to JR Sapporo Sta.

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This hotel is called as Teikoku hotel in Hokuriku.

This hotel is my favourite hotel in Sapporo. This hotel has history and has been loved by famous people of various sectors from a long time ago. This is a high-class hotel but there is no snobbish atmosphere. The staffs take really good care of guests. I think this hotel is close to Hokkaido University so I recommend that you stay there once.

It’s convenient because you can access to this hotel directly from Sapporo underground path

This is a long-established hotel in Sapporo. This hotel has a relaxed atmosphere and is directly connected to Sapporo underground path. You’ll feel safe and convenient especially in winter if you are not really get used to the frozen road because you can go shopping or sightseeing from there. It’s not far to go to Hokkaido university if you take a taxi. The room size is average but I recommend this hotel especially for someone who wants to spend time at hotel in peace because this hotel offers the package plan with entry to the club lounge with cheaper price. There are several restaurants. You can enjoy eating local dishes that are speciality of Hokkaido at the buffet restaurant with reasonable price.

Delicious meals

I recommend Grand Hotel if you want to dine at the hotel. However, many rich Chinese tourists stay there lately so it’s going to be really noisy if you happened to be in the same location with them. This is the only concern. I think you’ll be fine because it’s already end of the ski season…

ANA Hotel Sapporo

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ANA Hotel Sapporo

4.8

  • address
  • 2-9, Kita 3 jyo, Nishi 1 chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo city, Hokkaido 060-0003, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • 7 minute-walk from the JR Sapporo Station 1 minute-walk from the Toho-line Sapporo Station (21 Exit) Direct bus from the airport stops in front of the hotel: 90 minutes, no walking JR Rapid Airport line to JR Sapporo Station: 36 minutes, 7minute walk from the JR Sapporo Station

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There is a Japanese-style restaurant in underground, where you can eat very delicious sea urchin don

You wrote that you want to stay close to the university so I recommend Zennikkuu Hotel. You can access to this hotel from Sapporo station, which is also within walking distance from the university, by foot. This hotel is more luxury than business hotel so I think it’s suitable for celebrating the graduation. If you really want to dine at the restaurant in the hotel, you can go to one of the good restaurants located inside of the Zennikkuu Hotel. If you don’t mind going out to dine, you can go to a Japanese-style restaurant called ‘Sugino’ that is very famous for sea urchin food. This restaurant is very near from the hotel (a minute by foot) and located in the underground. I recommend this restaurant because you can eat something very Hokkaido-like. I think you need to spend around 10,000yen per person if you would eat sea urchin do and drink some alcohols at this restaurant. ‘Sugino’ is one of the reasons why I recommend this hotel.

This hotel is located within walking distance to Hokkaido university

This hotel is located in opposite direction from Hokkaido university having Sapporo station in between but you can go to Hokkaido university easily by foot. I actually checked-in this hotel after walking around the area of Hokkaido university. In addition, this hotel has a great restaurant which is suitable for celebrating the graduation. Although it’s a bit expensive, you’ll receive high quality service. I assume that you have many bags with you because you want to use this restaurant after the graduation ceremony. It has a cloak room service so you can leave your bags there safely.

Sapporo Prince Hotel

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Sapporo Prince Hotel

4.9

  • address
  • Minami 2-jo, Nishi 11-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo city, Hokkaido 060-8615, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • 5 min by taxi from Sapporo station / 2 min walk from Nishi-juitchome station on Sapporo Municipal Subway Tozai Line

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For good or bad, Prince Hotel

You need to walk a bit from Hokkaido university but the neighbourhood of this hotel is quiet because this hotel is located a bit far from downtown. The building of this hotel is high so you can enjoy viewing a mindscape of Sapporo. In addition, there is a big common bath with a hot spring so I think you appreciate it in Sapporo in the cold winter. You’ll have no problem of facilities because this hotel belongs to Prince Hotel group.
The building is cylindrical shape so don’t make mistakes of right and left, otherwise you might need to walk around if you go to wrong direction after getting off the lift.

You can eat a lot of different dishes at buffet

This hotel has a buffet restaurant called Hapuna which is same affiliated group as the one in Shinagawa Prince Hotel. This restaurant was on TV the other day and got really popular since then. The price is reasonable and you can eat crabs as much as you want with all-you-can-eat deal.

Sapporo Aspen Hotel

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Sapporo Aspen Hotel

4.6

  • address
  • 5-BANCHI, NISHI-4CHOME, KITA-8JO, KITA-KU, SAPPORO, HOKKAIDO 060-0808, JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • [Nearest Station]
    2 min. walk from North Exit of JR Sapporo Sta.
    5 min. walk from Sapporo subway Sta. on the both Namboku Line and Toho Line.
    5 min. walk from Sapporo Bus Terminal.

    [From New Chitose Airport]
    5 stops (36 min.) by rapid train 'Airport' to Sapporo.

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Elegant atmosphere

You can have a relaxed stay at this hotel. A room is spacious and decorated with retro taste so I think older people will like staying there. This hotel isn’t located in front of Kanazawa station but you’ll have no problem reaching there. This hotel has a big common bath with natural hot spring, although many hotels don’t have a natural hot spring. The quality of spring is good and bath tub isn’t small. I recommend it.

The hotel located in the north part of JR Sapporo station (the side of the campus of Hokkaido university) for a stately night

This hotel is a high-class and luxury hotel and has a high-class restaurant ‘Forest’ ,where you can dine for celebrating your son’s graduation from the university. This hotel has a stately atmosphere which makes people with children feel nervous so it can assist you to enjoy the stately night of adults only. I highly recommend that you reserve a table at the restaurant ‘Forest’ when you stay there.

Hotel Gracery Sapporo (Washington Hotel Chain)

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Hotel Gracery Sapporo (Washington Hotel Chain)

4.9

  • address
  • W4, N4, CHUO-KU, SAPPORO-SHI, HOKKAIDO 060-0004
  • Transport Access
  • [Nearest Station]
    1 min.walk from JR Sapporo Sta. through the basement concourse.

    [From New Chitose Airport]
    36 min. by JR Rapid service(Rapid Airport) to JR Sapporo Sta.
    70 min. by bus to Sapporo City.

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A long-established hotel close to Hokkaido university and Sapporo sta

The Hokkaido university is located close to Sapporo station so I think it’s better to stay at a hotel in front of the station so that you can choose freely where to eat according to your preferences. You can dine at hotel, station building or restaurants around. Washington hotel is long-established hotel and also memorable one for me as I have stayed there before.

Chateraise Gateaux Kingdom Sapporo

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Chateraise Gateaux Kingdom Sapporo

4.8

  • address
  • 132, Higashi-barato, Kitaku, Sapporo city, Hokkaido 002-8043, Japan
  • Transport Access
  • We offer complimentary shuttle service at JR Sapporo station's north exit or Subway Asabu station

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The only resort spot in Sapporo and you can eat Japanese, Western and Chinese food

It takes about 45mins by free shuttle bus to get this hotel from the group bus stop at the north gate of Sapporo station. This hotel with 11 floors is located solely in the nature. There are hot springs, beauty massage, restaurant and bar for the wedding and Buddhist memorial service. This belongs to Chateraise group so I bought sweets as a souvenir. I’ve heard that this building was originally built for a factory but it turned out to be a hotel because the plan didn’t work out.

The Sapporo Park Hotel

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The Sapporo Park Hotel

4.5

  • address
  • 10-3, MINAMIJYUJYO NISI, CHUO-KU, SAPPORO, HOKKAIDO 064-8589,JAPAN
  • Transport Access
  • Apporx. 60 min. by car from New Chitose Airport.

    5 min. by Namboku Subway line from Sapporo Sta. to Nakajima-Koen Sta. And 1 min. walk from Exit 1 to the Hotel. (Adjacently located to the Nakajima-Koen Sta.)

    10 min. by taxi from Sapporo Sta.

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here is a restaurant you can view Nakashima park

If you stay in Sapporo, I recommend Sapporo Park Hotel that has a relaxed atmosphere. It’s convenient to access as this hotel is very close to the subway Nakashima koen station. Nakashima park is right in front so you can view nice showy landscape in winter. If you want to eat Japanese food, I recommend ‘Nadaman’. This restaurant is located on 11th floor so you can view beautifully. This is a long-established hotel so you might find oldness in the building but you can have a relaxed stay there.