Space 1-15


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Space 1-15

Those looking for an alternative souvenir shopping experience should not miss Space 1-15. The old apartment building hosts 20 shops, cafés, casual wear and artisans workshops in a unique environment. Just follow the hand-made floor guide board in the entrance and see how the products are made.


Sapporo provides a great number of stores, offering everything from fashion boutiques with well-known Western brands to traditional cotton or silk kimonos. Not only the city offers a number of large underground malls such as the popular Tanuki Koji Shopping Arcade, but also department stores like Parco with ten floors of shopping—and don't forget the small local shops selling souvenirs. Other popular products in Hokkaido besides kimonos are wood carvings, produced often by the Ainus, available in the boutiques of Sapporo as well as in the gift shops of hotels and museums.