Sapporo Station is the hub station of Sapporo city which is the 4th in Japan to have the largest population. It is the biggest hub station of JR Hokkaido. It connects between the New Chitose Airport which is an air gateway for tourists and businessmen, and the Rapid train [Airport Express]. Numerous trains arrive to this station to connect around Hokkaido.
Top floor of JR Tower is an Observation Deck where you can overlook 360 degrees of the landscape from 160 meters of height. Including The Snow Festival in winter, various events are held throughout the year at the famous Odori Park located in the center of Sapporo city. It has become the place of recreation and relaxation for tourists and locals.
If you want to buy seafood, vibrant Nijo Market is recommended. You can go to Okurayama Observatory where is known for winter Olympic 90m Ski jump was held, in about 20 minutes while you enjoy the drive by a rental car from the city. You can go by the lift to the actual site where the athletes start sliding for the jump but you might be shocked how high the slope is.