Susukino

Susukino, Sapporo: Address, Susukino Reviews: 4/5

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One of Japan’s most famous entertainment districts, Susukino is teeming with noodle restaurants, clubs, shops and pachinko parlors. Pachinko is a cross between pinball and slot machines.
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,306 contributions
Oct 2019
Every Japanese city has a nightlife district; Susukino is Sapporo's. The lights are bright and there are plenty of bars and restaurantrs to choose from. About the only hazard are partygoes who have had too much to drink. Prices can vary, find out how much you will be paying before you start eating and drinking, or you may get a shock.
Written February 28, 2020
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Traveladdict
71 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Lots of restaurants, bars, karaoke and dance clubs, an entertainment district especially at night. A good place to stay during Hokkaido Snow Festival because snow carvings smd structures are nearby. Good place to explore at night too!
Written February 18, 2020
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dynamic14
Singapore, Singapore9,837 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Street lined with numerous restaurants, hotels and bars, besides being known as Sapporo’s red- light district.
Was snowing quite heavily when we got there and basically we just entered a few shops. Was actually looking for theIce World that is on from 4.2 - 11.2 but unable to locate it.
Written February 10, 2020
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Tim C
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
Susukino has fantastic restaurants and bars but in case someone has a bright idea of trying the lady places out you are in for a great disappointment in terms of service and quality.

Most hostess bars simply offer a blunt "only for Japanese" f-off straight from the door while joints providing more action produce monsters angled up from the deepest seas of Japan to manhandle horny foreigners brought in by pimps with the door shut behind and guarded by a yakuza.

Having moved around across Asia, I would put the lady "entertainment" scene in Susukino safely into the chilling two digit minus degree zone as can be expected of the Sapporo winter - way way way below any realities of the fun drinking spots in the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore etc. where you are really a guest and nobody will tell you to bugger off as long as you behave.

Truly the most unattractive feminine beasts seen in Asia dwell in the Susukino establishments so would not get any hopes or anything else up & going for a horror show if the idea is to try some of the entertainment.

Having seen so many reviews of the place somehow getting glorified being "a red light district", thought it to be only appropriate to provide my 2 cents of this district in comparison and it's rightful place at the very bottom of the list of similiar places seen in Asia. Hideous.
Written February 10, 2020
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millietan
Singapore, Singapore57 contributions
Feb 2020
Was there for the snow festival. The road name and direction dont seems to be easy to understand accordingly to the map, probably due to a busy cross junction road as we were searching for the famous ramen alley round the corner.

Pretty interesting place, with combination of red light district.
Written March 1, 2020
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Livetoeat
Aiea, HI100 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
Had lunch at the alley. Went to the restaurant where Tony Bourdain ate a bowl of crab & scallop raamen. Saw his signature and picture on the wall. There are 2 alleys. Go to the original old alley. It has a more quaint ambiance than the newer alley.
Written May 20, 2012
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Kevin Ong
Malaysia52 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
This area consider the "red light" district of Sapporo and have many restaurants & entertainment outlets. For visitors who could like to view the "old town" of Sapporo, take street car (tram) from Susukino which loop around the old town. Weekend Day Pass (Dosanko Pass) is JPY320 & Per ride is JPY200 which can be purchased from tram driver. Around the loop, visitors can hop in and hop out for places of interest!
Written May 1, 2017
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Yobeekool
Tokyo, Japan24,091 contributions
Sep 2011 • Friends
Susukino is one large amusement district in central Sapporo which is home to cafes, restaurants, sushi bars and ramen alley, bowling, karaoke-box, cinemas, bars; next to those same places often inside the same building are "morals (Fuzoku)" services including girly bars, host clubs and caba-cla (clubs with hostesses), pink-salons (you chat while the hostess take care), fashion-health (intimate care offered in cabins with shower but strictly no "final performance"), soap-lands (customers taking bath will be "assisted"), etc ...
In general, it's a safe district if you don't follow the touts (touts are banned by the "union" in Susukino, by the way). I suspect foreigners who are unfamiliar with the local rules are rejected by most "morals" services. Yakuzas refrain from entering various services and do not interfere with the Katagi ("decent" people) but operate as body guards and are probably ready to restore "order" when visitors ignore the rule of the town. The police will only assist those within the law of Japan.
Written November 6, 2011
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MichaelLee60
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia371 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
Given a choice to stay close to Sapporo Station and Susukino I will always stay at Susukino. First it's easy to get to Sapporo Station and you do that in normal hours but if you stay at Sapporo Station you are restricted to get back from Susukino before subway operation stops at midnight. Susukino is beeming with great night life from decent bar with great music to sleazy girly bar where client is charged by the hour for chatting with bunny girls, all visible from the outside through the glass panel - an advertisement by itself. There are lots of street foods you can nimble on that can be your full dinner or long queue popular ramen, ever popular Daruma Jingiskhan and great many Izakaya restaurants including some Michelin starred sushi bar. Nearby 10 minutes away is Tanukikoji shopping street where some Hugh shop opens 24hours selling anything from Rolex to cosmetics. Surely my choice location to stay especially Mercure Sapporo which is in best location from subway and bus stop to Airport.
Written February 2, 2017
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sengmichaelmark
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
Mar 2012 • Couples
Window shopping eating n fun to walk around n only thing i find eating a problem it's diffcult looking for one....
Written April 9, 2012
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