Last updated on November 6th, 2019
If you are looking for the best places to meet girls in Sapporo plus a dating guide then this is the post for you. It won’t take long to tell you where to pick up single women and mention great spots for your date night.
Japanese people generally don’t speak much English so we assume most reading this are foreign men. We will be giving some travel tips for tourists and new expats plus dating culture advice in the last section that we recommend you stick around for.
If this is your first time visiting Japan then that will probably be the most important section. Before we get to that we will want to fill you in on the pertinent info you came for, starting with the best nightclubs and pick up bars to meet single girls in Sapporo.
Nightlife can be a bit tricky here for a gaijin, the word locals use to refer to foreigners. Some places are gaijin friendly and others are not, but we will cover that later.
After the singles nightlife we will talk about trying to meet women during the day and also online dating. Then we will make the transition to our dating guide.
Table of Contents
This section will be all about some cocktail bars and romantic restaurants that will be great for your date night. Plus some fun activities you can do to have a good time while here.
Don’t forget to stick around for the tips for tourists and expats, they will help you understand the dating and hook up culture here and make your trip go a lot smoother.
Nightclubs & Pick Up Bars
Some of the best singles bars and nightclubs to pick up girls in Sapporo are:
- Riviera Sapporo at 4-2-4 Minami 6jo Nishi, Chuo-Ku | Noguchi Bldg. B1F
- King Xmhu at Minami 7-jo Nishi 4-chome 424-10, Chuo-ku
- Club Booty at 4-422-27 Minami 7-Jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Chuo
- Rad Brothers at Mituswa Building 1F, Minami 7, Nishi 3
- Azubar at B1 Flr. G Dining Sapporo, 3-3 Minami 3 Jonishi, Chuo Ward
- Famous Door at 4 Chome-2 Kita 24 Jonishi, Kita Ward
- Beer Inn Mugishutei at Onda Building B1, South 9 West 5
- Bar Locotonte at 4F Susukino-kaikan Building, Nishi 4 Minami-7 jo, Chuo-ku
- Irish Pub Brian Brew at South 3 West 3-14-2, Chuo-ku
We always like to start with the best singles nightlife areas because they will be the easiest places to meet new people and maybe even hook up. Sapporo girls will be going out to mingle in Susukino and after a drink or two they will be much more willing to have a chat with a stranger.
If you do happen to go up to a bar that isn’t gaijin friendly don’t worry about it, just move on. Some guys let this ruin their trip but who cares? There are plenty of other options for where to try and hook up around Susukino.
If you learn a bit of Japanese and/or show up with a group of locals you might get let in the door, but if not just find another bar that is gaijin friendly. If you have success getting laid here then you probably would also like the singles nightlife in Fukuoka.
Meet Girls During The Day
This section is going to be a bit tricky if you don’t speak any Japanese. Actually tricky is an understatement, it will be damn near impossible.
Day game is all about walking up to a stranger and chatting her up. Well if she doesn’t understand what you are saying she is going to feel super awkward and want to get away as quick as she can.
Maybe your baby blues are just so dreamy that you can pick her up anyways, but most of us don’t live in that movie. Try to learn the language if day game is your goal, and if you really want to try to meet single women in Sapporo during the day visit malls and shopping districts like:
- Susukino Lafiler
- Ario Sapporo
- Sapporo Factory
- Sapporo Stellar Place
- Mitsui Outlet Park
- Aeon Mall Sapporo Hassamu
You can also go to Odori Park or attempt to pick up girls near busy subway stops like Sapporo Station. Hang out one or two blocks away at cafes or shops nearby where there will be some foot traffic but it won’t be as congested as you find right by the station.
Chat With Girls Online
Not all countries are the same but here foreign men might be best off using online dating sites to meet girls near you. Day game is pretty much impossible for most of us, though if you see a beautiful woman on the street you might as well cross your fingers and say hello.
The singles nightlife in Susukino isn’t a terrible option, but you shouldn’t expect quick results if you can’t speak the language. Why is online dating any better? Because it will allow you to send out messages to hundreds or even thousands of single girls in Sapporo to target the ones who want to date and hook up with foreign men.
How long will it take you to hit on that many women at a singles bar? Japan Cupid is the biggest and best dating site you will find here and it is very popular.
In fact many of the women who use it sign up because they want to date or hook up with foreign men but don’t know how or where to find them. The in site translator makes starting a conversation much easier and will allow them to warm up to you before you actually meet them.
If you plan to come to town and want to find a girlfriend or get laid then Japan Cupid will definitely speed up the process for you.
Sapporo Dating Guide
Now that you have been filled in on the best places and ways to meet single girls near you our Sapporo dating guide can try to take you the rest of the way. Just because you got her number it doesn’t mean your work is done, there is still much left on your plate.
Now you have to show her a good time and that you are a nice guy that she should want to be around. If you take her to one of these romantic restaurants or cocktail bars on your date night it will help improve her mood:
- Sky J at 5-2-5 Kita, Chuo-ku | JR Tower Hotel Nikko
- The Jewels at 1956 Kitanosawa, Minami Ward
- Fugetsu at 2 Chome 6, Kita
- Moliere at 1-1 Miyagaoka2chome Chuo-ku
- L’Enfant qui Rêve at 1-1 Moerenumakoen, Higashi Ward
- Bar STARS 2003 at Minami 5 Jonishi, 4 Chome
- Flair Bar Es at Keiai Building 8F, Minami 4 Jonishi, Chuo-ku
- Bar Yamazaki at 3 Chome Minami 3 Jonishi, Chuo-ku
- Jazz Live Slow Boat at Minami 3jo Nishi, 3 Chome, Chuo-ku
You may want to check and see who is performing at the Sapporo Concert Hall on your date night.
Day Date Ideas
Try to get outside and enjoy the sun if the weather is nice enough. We mentioned Odori Park before, lovers have been walking through their holding hands for many years.
Other nice outdoor day date ideas would be:
- Maruyama Park
- Moerenuma Park
- Sapporo Art Park
- Mount Moiwa
You could also head to museums and landmarks like:
- Sapporo Beer Museum
- Historical Village of Hokkaido
- Hokkaido University Museum
- Hokkaido Shrine
For a weekend getaway consider visiting Kyoto.
Tips For Tourists & Expats
A couple of good centrally located areas of town you may want to stay are in Susukino known for its nightlife, close to the Sapporo Station, or somewhere in Chuo-ku. They will all have plenty of places walking distance including singles bars and date spots.
They aren’t the cheapest areas to get a hotel but you can save a little money by booking at Agoda through that link. Now lets talk about trying to meet girls in Sapporo, this city has the traditional Japan dating culture.
The main thing holding you back is the language, if you are only on a short trip there isn’t much you can do about that. If you plan to move here or have an extended stay then try to learn as much as you can. If you thought the girls in Tokyo weren’t good at English it is even worse here.
Any time you are dating girls in Asia it is different than in the west. Don’t listen to any advice from pick up artists, just be nice and smile a lot.
If they agree to go on a date with you it means they have an interest in foreign men. When that is the case you don’t need to impress them, you just need to show them that you are safe and fun to be around. If you can do that you have a really good chance to get laid.
It may sound overly simple, but just be glad it’s the case. Try to have them meet you at a café near your hotel and pass the phone back and forth with Google translate open.
Crack some jokes, smile a lot, and then transition to a restaurant for a meal, a park for a walk, or maybe even back to your place to hook up. We are including a map of the best nightlife for singles and date ideas because addresses in this country can be so confusing.
Enjoy Dating Sapporo Girls
Japan can be a really fun country to visit but dating here is not the same as other places, particularly if you don’t know the language. Luckily many ladies do have an interest in foreign men so you can find one to hook up with if you put in the effort.
Don’t forget about the single women on Japan Cupid. Begin to use it a couple weeks before you land in town and you should hit the ground running, this can really help you get laid in all the cities you plan to visit.
That wraps up our best places to meet girls in Sapporo with our dating guide, enjoy your time here.