Social Bus is part of a wider family of local businesses run by Shunsuke Ohata and Soichi Sasaki (and their team).

The dream started back in 2014, when these two childhood friends opened their first guesthouse (Social Hostel 365) in the centre of Sapporo city. 4 guesthouses, a sandwich café, a bar, a growing team, some growing families, and a whole lot of other adventures later, in 2018 Social Bus finally moved from dream to reality.

Social Bus

Social Bus adds another vital piece to the company dream of offering warm, friendly, community-based opportunities for tourists and local people to enjoy Hokkaido together. We aim to provide safe, comfortable and convenient transportation solutions at affordable prices. Our staff are experienced, local, friendly, and they understand the best way to explore Hokkaido in all its fullness.

We would love to help you plan your dream Hokkaido adventure in any way that we can!

Check out our team info page and email us directly at info@social-bus.jp to start the conversation.

Interested? Check out our other projects:

social hostel lounge

Social Hostel 365

Launched 2014~

Igloo Guesthouse Entrance


Launched 2016~

Mezamashi Cafe Egg Sandwich

Mezamashi Sandwich

Launched 2017~


Time Peace Apartment

Management taken over 2017~