Fitness hotels and gyms in Sapporo

Sapporo is a gateway city for Hokkaido which is famous for powder snow skiing and snow boarding. Also very famous for seafood. As for fitness gym, a few hotels have good gym facilities and hotel guests can use them for free. And there are 5 local gyms which sell a day pass to travelers. If you are going there in winter, hotels with gym would be much better choice so that you do not have to go out and walk in cold ! Explanation of each color of icon on the map and my recommendations are as follows.

Please note that upmarket hotels (over $300 per night) are excluded in this map as they all have fitness gyms. This blog is for low-mid budget travelers only. Almost all fitness gyms in Japan do not like to see Tattoo. If you have one, please make sure to cover it during your workout.


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Hotels with gym - Red icon on the map

Recommendation: Mercure Sapporo is a great option. It is in the middle of shopping and entertainment area; Susukino. Gym room is not huge but it is decent and hotel guests can use it for free.

Check the review of Mercure Sapporo

ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo is also a great option. They are located between Sapporo train station and entertainment area; Susukino, and you can walk to both. Gym is also not bad (no heavy weights)

Check the review of ANA Crowne Plaza Sapporo

Hotels with discount gym ticket - Green icon on the map

Recommendation: Green icon hotels on the map do not have a fitness gym but they sell a day pass of local gym. In this category, Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo is a good option. Hotel guests can use the gym in the same building at $20 per visit. You need to buy a coupon at hotel reception.

Check the review of Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo

Hotel Clubby Sapporo is also not bad. This hotel is a bit old but hotel guests can use the local gym nearby at $16 per visit. You need to buy a coupon at hotel reception. FYI this hotel’s breakfast is very popular !

Check the review of Hotel Clubby Sapporo

Local gyms with Day Pass - Black icon on the map

There are 6 fitness gyms which sell a day pass to travelers in this area. For all gyms, you need to bring your passport for ID check and it costs $15-30 per visit. The best facility gym is Gold’s Gym Sapporo but it costs $30 per visit. If you do not mind taking a train for a few stops, Sports Plaza IB is a good option. It costs $15 per visit. B-one is a hardcore body building gym. They sell a day pass $20 per visit.

<TIP> Information about opening hours and its fees are in each icon on the map. All fees are calculated with US$1=100yen (e.g.$20 = 2000yen). All Gold’s Gyms accept the credit card but most of local gyms accept only cash in Japanese Yen. In Japan, one day use at gym is called “Visitor”. They do NOT use the term “Day pass” or “Casual”. As most of gym staff do not speak English, the easiest way to explain at the gym is to say “Visitor”.

Hotels close to local gym with Day Pass - Purple icon on the map

Purple icon hotels on the map do not have fitness gym but they are within 5-10 minutes walk from one of the local gyms above. Both Cross Hotel Sapporo and Sapporo View Hotel are good hotels in convenient locations. You can choose a hotel depending on your budget.

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