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Private Dinner and Shishimai Lion Dance in Sapporo, Hokkaido

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Experience Details
Experience Location
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 10 guests
Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Get ready for an unforgettable night out in Hokkaido! Wrap up a Sapporo-style dinner with an enthralling Shishimai lion dance performance that might just bring you good luck.


Savor delicious Hokkaido cuisine! Choose the perfect restaurant according to the size and needs of your group
Witness an ancient Shishimai lion dance performance up close
Try playing traditional Japanese instruments
Photos and Q&A session with performers
Big groups welcome! 2 to 60 people can be accommodated for depending on the restaurant
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

This group-friendly experience offers you a choice among local restaurants to wine and dine in a private setting before witnessing a Japanese Shishimai lion dance performance. Japanese Shishimai lion dances are highly associated with Shinto festivals. Shishimai dances are energetic and stimulating, with opportunities for audience interaction. If you get bitten on the head, it means you'll have very good luck! Experience flow: -An English-speaking guide will meet you at Cocono Susukino (about 10 minutes by train from Sapporo Station). From there, he will take you to the restaurant you selected when booking (more about the options below). -About an hour into the dinner, the Shishimai lion dance will begin! -Your guide will take photos for you during the experience. There will be a Q&A session after the performance. Small groups are invited to start their evening at Suginome, a Hokkaido cuisine kaiseki restaurant that has been serving potatoes, salmon, crab, and more to guests for over 60 years. Hokkai Shabu-Shabu offers the perfect opportunity to warm up over a hot pot of sukiyaki overseeing the town. To book either of these two options, please use the options tab below. Larger groups of 20 guests or more can take advantage of Kita no Aji Osuke, which has a custom stage made of Japanese cypress wood, or Otaru Bettei, which has a large hall that is great for dinner parties. For something a little different, groups of more than ten guests can enjoy a lounge afterparty at the Special Club. If you are interested in any of these three, please enquire with the host upon booking. Please note that the default restaurant will be Suginome. For other options, please book using the options tab or enquire directly with the host when booking.


Dinner at traditional Hokkaido cuisine restaurant Suginome or another restaurant in Sapporo (4 options)
Shishimai lion dance performance and guest interaction with instruments/props
Meet and greet with Shishimai performers, in which you can ask questions
English-speaking interpreter to ensure smooth communication


Transportation to and from the meeting point
Additional food, drinks, or souvenirs

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

An English-speaking guide and interpreter will be waiting for you at the lobby or basement floor of the COCONO SUSUKINO Complex, located 10 minutes by train from Sapporo Station. A Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.


Groups will be guided to Suginome restaurant by default. Please book using the options tab or inquire upon booking to select one of the other restaurant options.
Upon booking, please provide the following information: full name, date of birth, and dietary restrictions of each guest. The phone number of one representative from the group will also be required.
The number of people in your group will be a deciding factor when selecting the restaurant. For big groups, please enquire directly with the host.
Please inform the host of any dietary requirements or allergies upon booking. Please note that none of the restaurants prepare halal-certified foods.
Theater manners during the performance are appreciated for the safety and enjoyment of guests and dancers.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

The northern island prefecture of Hokkaido offers a beautiful natural landscape whose diverse environment produces high-quality local meat, vegetables, and seasonal seafood to create regional cuisine and famous dairy products.
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Earliest available date: July 29, 2024
¥ 44,008
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals