In this installment, we will take a look at the surprisingly unknown hospitable atmosphere of the Akarenga Terrace.
What comes to mind when you think of the Akarenga Terrace? Many people think that visitors are of older age groups, and it is a place to relax after work or on weekends. However, the location near Sapporo Station allows for a wide range of age groups to enjoy the stores and facilities, no matter what kind of group is visiting.

One of the facilities that we would like to showcase is the baby lounge. Some mothers and fathers may be somewhat hesitant to bring their infants here because of its relaxed atmosphere, but there is no need to worry. Many people bring their babies to the Akarenga Terrace.
Akarenga Terrance's baby lounge on the second floor provides visitors with comfort and convenience. Fathers are allowed to enter up until the front room through the entrance, and there are three diaper changing stations, a water heater and sink for baby formula, a wastebasket for diapers, and a sink for hand washing positioned in such a way that there is space to move around without concern for other users.

Spacious diaper changing area (the center space is currently unavailable as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19)

A water heater (left) and sink for preparing formula for baby bottles at the proper temperature

Sink for hand washing and wastebasket for diapers

The door in the back opens to four private rooms for nursing, each separated by curtains, and each room is spacious enough for both mothers and babies to use in peace and quiet.
There are very few baby lounges in downtown Sapporo that are this spacious and well equipped, so we hope that more people will become aware of and make use of this baby lounge.

A private room for nursing with an emergency button.
There is also a table where you can put your belongings, so you don't have to be concerned even when out shopping.

Cafe & Bar Manhattan, located on the second floor along with the baby lounge, appears stylish from the outside and parents may be hesitant to bring their infants, but families with babies and mom groups are welcome to visit. In addition, Tsuruga Buffet Dining Sapporo, also on the second floor, has private rooms where you can enjoy meals with your baby.

Cafe & Bar Manhattan has a spacious arrangement which allows strollers to be placed next to the seats.

Private room at Tsuruga Buffet Dining Sapporo

Also, the multipurpose restrooms located on each floor from the first basement to the fourth floor are also highly recommended. They are wheelchair accessible, ostomate accessible, and can also be used for changing diapers. There are folding type diaper changing beds, and even if you have the baby's brother or sister with you, there are chairs that they can sit down on with peace of mind.

Multipurpose restroom equipped with ostomate support, diaper changing bed, and a chair for children.
Emergency buttons are installed in two locations, one low and one at normal height in case of falls.

What do you think? At Akarenga Terrace, our goal is to make everyone feel comfortable and at ease. It is important to provide support for a wide range of people and we believe that we can provide this support so you can enjoy your experience in downtown Sapporo.

Akarenga Terrace
Location: Kita 2-jo Nishi 4-chome 1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

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