Top 3 family-friendly things to do in Sapporo

From a ferris wheel to sword fighting - if you're looking for family-friendly activities in Sapporo, these are the coolest things to do with the kids.

A group of people learn to perform the Shinobi Feet motion as part of the Ninja experience.
  • Tracey Withers
  • December 2019

Not sure what to do with the fam when you need a break from the slopes? Here are the top 3 activities to do with children when you are not skiing in Sapporo.

Get your at Ninja Do! Sapporo Ninja Experience

Sensei Yakama suits up students (and game parents) in ninja gear and comically teaches them the arts of sword fighting, shuriken stars and “poison” darts.

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Take a spin on the Noria Ferris Wheel

You’ll find yourself 78 metres above street level when your heated gondola reaches the top of the Noria Ferris Wheel, on the roof of Norbesa shopping complex. It’s a fun way to view the city.

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A ferris wheel
Enjoy city views from the climate-controlled gondolas at Noria

Up, up and away to the top of Mount Moiwa

At sunset, coast to the top of Mount Moiwa, 531 metres into the sky, aboard a cable car. There you can ring the Bell of Happiness, spy on the night stars from a planetarium and savour a 360-degree view of Sapporo as it twinkles.

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