In general, most travelers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Sapporo is about 42 days prior to their departure date when tickets on average are $1,039. In the past 72 hours, momondo users found flights from United States to Sapporo for as low as $645.
According to our data, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly to Sapporo from United States. The lowest ticket price found for a Tuesday departure recently was $816. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Thursday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Sapporo on Thursday is $1,100.
Flying to Sapporo from United States in the afternoon is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as $625 when looking at flights departing in the afternoon. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Sapporo is at noon when prices are around $1,304.
If you are planning a flight to Sapporo and are looking to avoid the rain, you should avoid traveling during the month of September. This month will typically see 5.1 inches or more of rain, meaning that rain is likely. If you do run into rain while in Sapporo, there are still things to do and ways to enjoy your trip. Those looking for a great museum with interesting exhibits should take time out of their trip to Sapporo to go see Hokkaido University Museum. Hokkaido University Museum is particularly popular with tourists when the weather in Sapporo is not ideal. Shopping centers like Tanukikoji Shopping Street are very popular destinations for those visiting the Sapporo area. Tanukikoji Shopping Street is a great place to go if you’re looking to spend some time inside.
Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Sapporo for June, when they can visit Odori Park and enjoy all that the park has to offer.
The best time to go skiing is usually when temperatures are low and chances of snow are high. The months of February and January are considered the best time for skiing in the Sapporo area. Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu is a recommended mountain in the area. Many momondo users planning trips to multiple ski mountains or resorts in the Sapporo area will check out Furano Ski Resort as well.
Currently, Japan travel restrictions include travel to Sapporo. Entry restrictions
Japan will allow the entry of foreign nationals who need to move to Japan to study, work or join their family, subject to necessary visa requirements. Foreign nationals visiting for short-term business purposes are also permitted to enter, provided that they have a visa. However, the number of people permitted to enter Japan under these rules will be restricted, with priority given to those moving to Japan. Starting November 1, all foreign nationals with the status of residence with a valid re-entry permit, are not required to obtain “the Letter of Confirmation of Submitting Required Documentation for Re-entry into Japan” or “Receipt for Request of Re-entry” when re-entering Japan from countries designated as an area subject to denial of permission to enter Japan. Japan has restricted the entry of travelers who have been in or transited through Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Chile, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, UK, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days. Residents of Japan with “Permanent Resident”, “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”, “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident” or “Long Term Resident” status who departed Japan with Re-entry Permission by April 2, 2020 may still re-enter the country, even if they have been in one of the above countries. Starting from 1 September, these travelers will also need to apply to their nearest Japanese Embassy or Consulate to receive a “Re-entry Confirmation Letter”, and may need to provide a PCR test result on arrival. Check the Japanese government’s advice on this process on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Nationals of China with passports issued in Hubei Province or Zhejiang Province may not enter the country unless they can prove that they haven’t been in those provinces in the past 14 days. Travelers who were on the cruise ship ‘Westerdam’ may not enter the country unless they’re nationals of Japan. Nationals of Japan, their spouses and children who can present proof, travelers with Special Permanent Residence Permits with re-entry permits from a regional immigration officer, and US military personnel may still enter the country. Travelers and airline crew who have been in any of the countries listed so far in the past 14 days must submit a quarantine questionnaire and undergo a PCR test upon arrival. Special rules apply to airline crew members entering Japan. Crew members must submit quarantine questionnaires and “Plan of Stay in Japan” declarations. Crews should adhere to the instructions provided in the quarantine document “Notice: For Crews boarding vehicles from areas subject to strengthened quarantine.” Airlines should arrange chartered vehicles (as opposed to public transportation) to transport crews between the airport and their hotel, and ensure that crews comply with the other rules during their stay in Japan. Visa exemption for travelers from many countries has been suspended, and visas from certain countries have been invalidated. For more info, check here.Entry requirements
All arrivals must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours of their flight departure time. Residents of Japan with re-entry permit must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. The certificate must be in English and the test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure and the sample collection method must be 'nasopharyngeal swab' or 'saliva'. Check the Japanese government’s advice on this process on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.Transiting rules
Travelers transiting through Tokyo (NRT) must transit on the same calendar day.If you are planning to travel to Sapporo at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.