Where to Have Plump, Juicy Oysters for Cheap in Sapporo, Japan

Do you like oysters? If you do, then you’ll love Gotsubo. It’s probably one of the best places to have oysters in Sapporo.

Hokkaido is known for its seafood, most notably crab. We were in town for the Sapporo Snow Festival so like most tourists, we wanted to try it. The thing is, with over two million visitors flocking to Sapporo for the festival, getting a table at the city’s top crab restaurants can be tough. Twice we went to the ultra popular Kani Honke and twice we got denied because they were fully booked, for the ENTIRE day. Pretty shocking considering the restaurant is in its own building and has multiple floors. That’s how popular crab is in winter.

Like getting stood up by your Tinder date, we were disappointed at first, but we got over it pretty quickly. Why? Because we had a backup. We had Gotsubo.

Gotsubo is a tiny sidewalk restaurant on the same block as the Susukino branch of Kani Honke. They’re known for serving grilled oysters and…

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