The hotel of choice for Sapporo visitors who want stellar city views and easy access to shopping and food, the Hotel Nikko Sapporo is located on floors 23-34 of the JR Tower, the tallest building on the island of Hokkaido. The Tower tops the main train station, and includes a shopping center, an observation deck, a branch of department store Daimaru, and a dedicated ramen restaurant complex. The hotel itself offers French fine dining, a casual European-style cafe and bakery, a buffet restaurant with live jazz music, and traditional Japanese cuisine. The full-floor spa pipes water into its thermal pools from 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) and can be visited for just bathing or for beauty and body treatments. The guest rooms’ main attraction are the views, but don’t lack for comfort or style.