The Hokkaido University Botanical Gardens were established in 1886 as a part of the Old Sapporo Agricultural College. They were opened by Dr. Miyabe Kingo, a graduate of Sapporo Agricultural College (now Hokkaido University). The gardens cover 13.3 hectares and are the second oldest botanical gardens in Japan! The collection Read More ....
Daimaru department store was opened in 2003 in connection with Sapporo station and JR Tower. Daimaru is a high end department store and contains 8 floors and 4 basement floors, including parking. It has wifi, Chinese interpreters, store information & signage in English, Chinese, Thai, Korean, and Japanese. China Union Pay, VISA, JCB, Master, Amex, and Diners cards are accepted.
|8th Floor||Restaurant area, Pokemon Center Sapporo
Stationery, Office supplies, Glasses, Art gallery
|7th Floor||Japanese and Western tableware, Kitchenware, Japanese arts & crafts, Lifestyle & Interior goods, Kimonos
Tax Refund Counter
|6th Floor||Men's clothes, Men's shoes, Haberdashery, Gentlemen's bags, Golf wear, Traveling gear
|5th Floor||Women's wear, Jewelry, Clocks and watches|
|4th Floor||Women's wear, Women's underwear, Baby & Children's' Clothes, Toys|
|3rd Floor||Women's wear
|2nd Floor||Women's shoes, Handbags, Women's clothing, Women's wear|
|1st Floor||Special Boutique, Cosmetics, Accessories, Women's clothing
Interior Information Desk, Cloakroom
|B1 Floor||Food items, Hokkaido made souvenirs, household dishes, Japanese and Western sweets
Japanese and Western liquors, beers
|B2 - B4 Floor||Parking|
The restaurants are open longer than the shops and close at 10 pm. There are many restaurants to choose from. Soba, eel, udon, sushi, okonomiyaki, tempura, yakitori (grilled meat on sticks) and other Japanese style restaurants can be found here. Other restaurants include Chinese, hamburg (grilled meat patties), Italian, fried pork cutlet, and a popular buffet style restaurant are located here.
The tax free counter is located on the 7th floor, just follow the signs! The tax refund amounts to 6.9%. You will need to bring your passport, the receipt, and the purchased good. Any items purchased over ¥5400 in total for that days spending is available for a tax refund. When you purchase your goods, the staff will ask if you have your passport for this service.