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The all-weather dome in Sapporo hosted three first round matches.

Capacity: 42,300.

2002 World Cup Match Reports.

Sapporo Dome

Sapporo Dome - Japan 2002
Sapporo Dome

Saturday, 1st June:

Group E:
Germany vs Saudi Arabia (8:0)

Monday, 3rd June:

Group G:
Italy vs Ecuador (2:0)

Friday, 7th June:

Group F:
Argentina vs England (0:1)

Getting to Sapporo Dome

From Sapporo Station, the Toho Line subway - to Fukuzumi - takes around eleven minutes. From there it's a ten-minute walk to the stadium.

Sapporo Tourism

Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido, the northernmost of the four main islands of Japan.

The Susukino district is the center of Sapporo's nightlife; the largest of its kind north of Tokyo.

Sapporo Sculpture Garden

The city of Sapporo and its 1.8 million inhabitants have the luxury of being able to enjoy the simultaneous attractions of both the natural environment and art on offer in this woodland, right on their doorstep.

Sapporo Attractions

Whether you like to commune with nature and savour the colours of the seasons, take a stroll in the city, experience art and culture, enjoy activities and sports or prefer to soak in hot springs, there's plenty on offer for all the family in Sapporo.

A number of Sapporo sightseeing tours are available by bus.

Sapporo Culture and Tourism Bureau.

Sapporo Transportation

By Air

Sapporo's Shin-Chitose Airport handles direct flights from Korea, China, America and Europe. Flights to Seoul take about 2hrs 35mins, Tokyo 1hr 35mins, Honolulu 8hrs 40mins and Amsterdam 10hr 40mins.

It takes around 35 minutes from the airport to downtown Sapporo by train, or 1hr 15 mins with the airport shuttle bus.

By Rail

Japan Railways (JR) have express sleeper trains operating from Tokyo (Ueno Station) and Osaka.

Sapporo Accommodation

Sapporo offers visitors affordable places to stay and luxurious resorts.

Some hotels in the Susukino district have their own hot baths, while the Jozankei suburb is the place to go if you want to stay in a hot spring resort.

Sapporo Hotels:
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Sapporo Budget Accommodation:
From guesthouses and backpacker hostels, to apartments and inns, there's plenty of accommodation in Sapporo for those who travel on a budget.

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