Copyright: Syda Productions/
DESTINATIONS japan sapporo Shopping Paseo


Paseo is easily accessible and a haven for ardent shoppers. It has two levels of great restaurants to the west and fun shops to the east, including a few stores dedicated to popular Japanese cartoon characters like Hello Kitty.


Sapporo provides a great number of stores, offering everything from fashion boutiques with well-known Western brands to traditional cotton or silk kimonos. Not only the city offers a number of large underground malls such as the popular Tanuki Koji Shopping Arcade, but also department stores like Parco with ten floors of shopping—and don't forget the small local shops selling souvenirs. Other popular products in Hokkaido besides kimonos are wood carvings, produced often by the Ainus, available in the boutiques of Sapporo as well as in the gift shops of hotels and museums.