Sapporo’s Best Kept Secret: Tanuki COMICHI

Sapporo’s Best Kept Secret: Tanuki COMICHI

Greetings from Sapporo! 

My name is Nakata, one of the curators here at Unwind Hotel & Bar Sapporo. Our curators are always here to help you find unique local spots to ensure your stay is a memorable one. Feel free to ask curators at any of our LIVELY HOTELS locations for local info and tips. We are always more than happy to assist! Today I would like to tell you about Sapporo’s best new local secret Tanuki COMICHI which opened this August.

Tanuki COMICHI is a small alley full of restaurants and shops referred to as “yokocho” in Japanese. You might have heard of famous ones like Omoide Yokocho in Shinjuku, or Nonbei Yokocho in Shibuya, Tokyo. Tanuki Comichi is packed with great restaurants and omiyage souvenir shops as its referred to in Japan, (a little different from typical ones you’ll find in the West, since they have delicious food!) from around Hokkaido.

Tanuki COMICHI Alley

Prepare for a gourmet adventure because Tanuki COMICHI has over 20 different shops to choose from. If you’re having trouble choosing where to go, remember that it’s okay to order just a few dishes in Japan! We recommend going to multiple restaurants and trying a few of the famous dishes from each one.

Today, I’d like to especially recommend my favorite restaurant in Tanuki COMICHI’s amazing lineup, Shihachi Sengyoten.Shihachi Sengyoten is famous for kaisendon, or bowls of the fish market’s freshest raw fish over a bowl of rice. I especially recommend trying the higawari, which is a menu item that changes every day based on whatever the catch of the day is.

Shihachi Sengyoten – Sea Food

Shihachi Sengyoten is operated by a fish market connected to the restaurant so you can go right next door to choose the seafood of your favorite seafood and they will prepare it right there on the spot! If you don’t have time to go to Sapporo’s famous Nijo Fish Market, Shihachi Sengyoten is a great way to enjoy the same fish right near the hotel.

▲ Pictured above: Some of Shihachi Sengyoten’s delicious-looking souvenirs. If you’ve ever wanted to try octopus curry or dried squid jerky, you’ve got to check it out!

Hours and Information:
Lunch: 11:00 – 15:00 (L.O.14:30)
Dinner: 16:00 – 23:00 (L.O.22:00)
Closed Wednesdays

There are many other great restaurants and stores in Tanuki COMICHI. We encourage you to check it out if you come to stay with us here at UNWIND HOTEL & BAR SAPPORO. 

We are also happy to recommend other great local spots based on your interests too. Don’t hesitate to ask any of our curators or staff! 

Tanuki COMICHI Hours and Information:

Address: Sapporo-shi, Chuo-ku, Minami 2-jyo, Nishi 2-Chome 5
Restaurant Hours: 11:00~23:00
Souvenir Shop Hours: 11:00~20:00

6 minutes from Sapporo Shie Chikatetsu (Sapporo Subway) Odori Station on the Nanboku, Touzai and Touhou Lines.

6 minutes from Sapporo Shie Chikatetsu (Sapporo Subway) Susukino Station on the Nanboku Line. 

4 minutes from Tanuki Koji station on the Sapporo Shiden (Street Car) 

Official Website:

A fantastic blend of a resort and hotel, UNWIND HOTEL&BAR SAPPORO is a lifestyle hotel that provides an authentic lodge experience, but with the comfort and service of a hotel.

Click the button below to book your stay at UNWIND HOTEL&BAR SAPPORO.