Tanuki Koji Shopping Street: Hokkaido’s Most Famous Shopping Arcade – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

Tracing its history back to 1869, Tanuki Koji is the oldest shopping district in Hokkaido. The origins of this famous shopping arcade developed organically when stores and restaurants began to spontaneously gather on the spot. Over time, the arcade architecture was constructed to shield shoppers from the elements. Nowadays, the district is almost a kilometer long and boasts over 200 shops lining both sides of the covered shopping area! There is sure to be something for everyone here with restaurants, bars, used clothing shops, souvenir stores, curios, and more. Best of all, the roofed area means you can stay warm and dry while you window shop no matter the time of year!

Tanuki Koji Shopping Street

S2 to 3 W1 to 7, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido