Welcome to Picnic RideSapporo!

Learn about Sapporo from a new perspective while enjoying cycling!
Enjoy cycling in a fun, lighthearted, leisurely way, as if you were going on a picnic.
Why not cycle around Sapporo? You’ll have fun.
Picnic Ride Sapporo offers guided cycling tours of downtown Sapporo. You’ll find something new and attractive about the city while enjoying your sightseeing tour on a bicycle.
For a trip with even happier memories, cycle in Sapporo, a Northern city with a pleasant climate. Enjoy the seasonal beauty of nature with your five senses.
Let’s cycle in Sapporo!

Four carefully selected cycling routes that are unique and distinctive.

Feel the breeze while riding with a local guide!
Picnic Ride Sapporo offers four distinctive bike tours.
These tours are appealing because you can visit places to learn about local history and many other things. Ride a Porocle community cycle, a rental bike of Sapporo’s bicycle-sharing system. Or ride a "velotaxi" (a bicycle taxi). You can enjoy Sapporo in a unique way.

POROCLE ROUTE

Beginners

A bike tour that focuses on the roots of Sapporo
Interested in learning more about the City of Sapporo?
On this tour, you’ll use a Porocle community cycle, an important means of mobility for locals, to visit tourist spots and learn about the roots of Sapporo.
Your guide, who's familiar with the area, will safely and pleasantly take you to verdant historic sites that are not necessarily well-known destinations for tourists and to confectionery stores where you can enjoy sweets that only these stores sell.

Cycling

Note: The photo is for illustrative purposes.

About the route:

Cost of the bike tour
6,000 yen (per person incl. tax)
Note: The cost includes the bike rental fee and insurance.
The tour costs 5,000 yen per person for a group of two, and 4,000 yen per person for a group of three.
Travel distance:
Approx. 4 km
Duration:
About 2.5 hours (1 hour of this is the cycling time.)
Note: It may take longer, depending on weather conditions and unexpected circumstances at destinations.
Start & finish times:
9:30-12:00; 13:30-16:00
Note: Destinations are subject to change depending on the day of the week and the time of day.
Tour group size:
1 - 3 persons
Period for the tour:
From May through October
Meeting place:
Porocle Port No.6 at the Hokkaido Bank Building
Odori Nishi 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo (near Odori Subway Station Exit 9)
Disbanding place:
Porocle Port No.12 at Prime Park Maruyama Koen (a condominium)
Odori Nishi 26-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo (next to the Maruyama Koen Subway Station on the Tozai Line)
Age and other restrictions:
You must be at least 140 cm tall and able to safely ride a 26-inch bike.
Tour guide:
One guide
How to apply
Please apply to the following application "
1. Name
2. Address
3. E-mail address
4. Telephone number
5. Age
6. Number of applicants
7. Preferred date
" by e-mail.

Contact: Sapporo Cycle Labo Head Office,
Scenic Byway Resource Center, 4F, Central Sapporo Kita Bldg., 2-17, Kita 11-jo, Nishi 2-chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 001-0011
9:00 - 18:00 (closed Saturdays, Sundays & holidays)
tel
phone number
mail
mail address
Porocle
Porocle
On the tour, you will use the community cycle "Porocle".
Size: 26 inches
Specifications:interior three step switching, automatic lighting fixed type LED light, city cycle type
The meeting place Map
The meeting place Map
Sapporo municipal subway "Odori station" Exit 9 immediately
* If you wish, we will pick you up at the hotel. The meeting place Map

Route MAP

Route

Meeting place:Porocle Port No.6 at the Hokkaido Bank Building
Odori Nishi 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
AFormer Hokkaido Government Office Building (Old Redbrick)➡ BHokkaido University Botanical Gardens ➡
CSapporo Shiryokan (a historic building used for various purposes) ➡ DA bronze statue of Yoshitake Shima, a chief magistrate of the Hokkaido Colonization Commission, in the precincts of Hokkaido Shrine➡
Disbanding place: Porocle Port No.12 at Prime Park Maruyama Koen (a condominium)
Odori Nishi 26-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo

Destinations

A
Former Hokkaido Government Office Building (Old Redbrick)
Former Hokkaido Government Office Building (Old Redbrick)
This building, completed in 1888, was the headquarters of the Hokkaido Prefectural Government. The beautiful, imposing, Western-style building is a symbol of Hokkaido and is called Old Redbrick.
Valuable documents and materials exhibited inside the building show you the history and culture of Hokkaido.
B
Hokkaido University Botanical Gardens
Hokkaido University Botanical Gardens
The Hokkaido University Botanical Gardens, which have about 4,000 plant species, were created on the recommendation of Dr. Clark, the first vice president of Hokkaido University.
This is a popular place for citizens to relax. The gardens are worth seeing partly because you can also see several important cultural properties there.
C
Sapporo Shiryokan (a historic building used for various purposes)
Sapporo Shiryokan (a historic building used for various purposes)
The Sapporo Shiryokan was built in 1926 as the Sapporo Appeals Court (replaced later by the Sapporo High Court).
The building is valuable because it is made of Sapporo soft stone, a rare stone. Visitors can see a courtroom that's been restored to its original condition and is currently used as an exhibition room, as well as materials and books related to the Sapporo International Art Festival 2014.
D
A bronze statue of Yoshitake Shima, a chief magistrate of the Hokkaido Colonization Commission, in the precincts of Hokkaido Shrine
A bronze statue of Yoshitake Shima, a chief magistrate of the Hokkaido Colonization Commission, in the precincts of Hokkaido Shrine
Yoshitake Shima, who laid the foundation for the development of Hokkaido, is called the Pioneering Father of Hokkaido.
Overlooking the wilderness from atop Maruyama hill, he envisaged the creation of a town that would one day develop to become Sapporo.
The bronze statue of Shima is situated before the main shrine, behind the place for the ritual purification of the hands and mouth.
Let's take a break here
teapot
Milk House
Milk House sells very popular soft-serve ice cream that's made from top-quality milk produced at a ranch in Akaigawa, a village richly endowed with nature in Hokkaido. Enjoy the taste of fresh milk. Milk House makes it their principle to offer healthy, tasty products to consumers nationwide.
Address: 2-38, Odori Nishi 17-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Let's take a break here
teapot
Jingujaya Store, Rokkatei Confectionery Co., Ltd.
At this store in the precincts of Hokkaido Shrine, Rokkatei Confectionery sells their products directly to consumers. Many visitors to the shrine stop at this store to rest.
We recommend the roasted rice cake filled with sweet bean paste. This cake is called Hanga-sama, a nickname of Yoshitake Shima, who is mentioned above.
It’s a specialty sold only at the Jingujaya Store.
Address: 474-48, Miyagaoka, Chuo-ku, Sapporo

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