Sapporo Bankei is located in the Chuo Ward area of Sapporo city in Hokkaido and is fairly close to the central area of the city - about 20 minutes from the Odori Park area. This resort features a 180m long half-pipe (230m including the approach and finish area) and the resort claims that it is the largest in Japan. The resort has three named areas - East, Center and West with base areas in each.
Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.
10.9km from the Sapporo Kita IC on the Sasson Expressway
21.3km from the Sapporo Minami IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 230 (8.1km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 82
Sapporo Bankei is about 11km from the Sapporo Kita IC on the Sasson Expressway and just over 21km from the Sapporo Minami IC on the Hokkaido Expressway. It is located just off Prefecture Road 82 to the south west of the central city area.
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