Sapporo Subway the Sapporo Subway system has three lines and is a quick and easy way to get around the city.
Sapporo's subway system has three lines: the Namboku Line (North-South Line; color-coded Green), which runs between Asabu Station in Kita-ku to Makomanai Station in Minami-ku, the Tozai Line (East-West Line; color-coded Orange), which runs between Miyanosawa and Shin-Sapporo stations, and the Toho Line (color-coded Sky Blue),
which operates between Sakaemachi in Higashi-ku and Fukuzumi Station in Toyohira-ku, which is convenient for Sapporo Dome and Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill.
The main intersecting station is Odori Station where all three lines intersect. Sapporo Station and Susukino are also important intersections linking the Toho and Namboku Lines. The Namboku Line was the first of Sapporo's subway lines to open in 1971 ahead of the 1972 Winter Olympics in the city.
Sapporo subway trains run on rubber tires on two steel tracks guided by a central rail, the only such system of its type in Japan. As a result the trains are quieter than traditional metros. The carriages are also the widest of all trains in Japan with the exception of the Shinkansen.
Sapporo's street car runs in a loop from Nishi-yon Chome near Odori Station to Susukino Station and the first section of track dates back to 1909. The shiden is a fun ride and fares are a flat rate of 200 yen (100 yen for children).