We’re Getting Married in Japan

Aoi and Ben got married at San Francisco City Hall on June 23rd, 2016. They wanted to celebrate their union with close friends and family in a Japanese style wedding in Aoi’s hometown, Sapporo, in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan.  Hokkaido is known for beautiful nature, vast landscapes, and vibrant food. Each season is distinct and unique.

They have chosen Autumn for this special day to be blessed with autumnal colors and the rich variety of Hokkaido’s best seasonal food. With your participation, it will be a memorable life event.

10 15 2017
Elm Garden
Sapporo, Hokkaido

Wedding Details

The Venue

Elm Garden’s beautiful 3300 square meter garden, featuring a Japanese house, artificial hills, a pond, rocks, and a lodge, beckons you into a high-class traditional space that is a refuge from everyday life.


We appreciate your presence and sharing amazing time together, we don’t need big gifts to the wedding events! However, if you really want to, here’s our wedding registry idea.


Sapporo has a lot to offer from vibrant city experience to relaxing hot spring ryokans in beautiful nature, with amazing food scene. Click the link below to get a list of recommended hotels and apartments near the wedding venue.

The Ceremony & Reception
Aoi & Ben will make their vows at the Four Seasons Wedding Hall at Elm Garden on October 15th. Join them and help celebrate their love on the most memorable day of their lives.


Please arrive no later than 10:30am
with your orizuru

11:15am – 12:00pm
Four Seasons Wedding Hall
at Elm Garden
5-10, Minami 13 Jo Nishi 23 Chome, Chuo-ku
Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido

Formal Attire


12:00pm – 2:30pm
Elm Garden
Main Banquet Room
5-10, Minami 13 Jo Nishi 23 Chome, Chuo-ku
Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido

Formal Attire

Dinner + Afterparty

6:30pm – 8:30pm
Organic Diner N
1-1, Asahigaoka 5 Chome, Chuo-ku
Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido

A private dinner party
with bride & groom and their families

¥ 3,500 per person

Chef’s special menu buffet style
6 dishes & dessert
All you can drink

Formal casual attire

We are planning a series of fun events with you to make this trip more memorable.
Please join us for the fun!

Explore Hokkaido Getaway

October 16 – 18, 2017
Explore Hokkaido Tour
with Bride & Groom

We Can’t Wait To See You!
Please let us know if you’ll be able to make it.