Sapporo, Bali

Sapporo, Japan

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 General

A large clock tower and trendy shopping center. Odori Avenue Park is the location of a magnificent snow festival.
Sapporo in western Hokkaido is divided up in a grid pattern, and is the largest city on the island. Odori Avenue Park stretches from east to west in the center of the city, and is a symbol of the city - full of art objects, fountains, lilac and acacia plants and lots of flowerbeds. To the north stand trading companies, financial institutions and local government offices, while to the south is a large underground shopping mall, which as the city's main shopping center is always busy. It is connected directly to Sapporo Station, which is the transportation hub for all of Hokkaido and the place to board JR lines, the subway, and both local and tourist buses.

The city contains many essential sights: the Sapporo City Clock, which has been marking time for over a century; the old Hokkaido government building, a neo-baroque building known as "Red Brick" that is lit up after dark; and the poplars outside Hokkaido University (formerly Hokkaido Agricultural College).

Odori Avenue Park is more than 1,400 meters long. In summer it is full of beer gardens, while in winter it becomes the location for a snow festival. During the festival, this big park is lined with magnificent snow statues and beautiful ice statues.

Directions
From Tokyo :
[Air] 1h 30 min from Haneda to Shin-Chitose Airport. 35 min from the airport to Sapporo Station by JR Chitose Line (rapid train).
[Rail] 17h from Tokyo to Sapporo by sleeping car.
From Osaka :
[Air] 2h 10 min from Itami, or 1h 55 min from Kansai International Airport to Shin-Chitose Airport.

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Attractions

Sapporo City sees over 12 million tourists each year, many attractions that await  from the welcoming character of the locals, to the surprisingly nature-filled city, its well developed traffic network, tourist spots and more.

Sapporo Snow Festival

Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill

Sapporo Snow Festival is held during one week every February in Hokkaido. This is Japan's largest winter events (Sapporo Snow Festival) with its impressive display of snow statues and ice sculptures. 

In the Hitsujigaoka district, the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce
Tsukisappu Sheep Farm was built before the war as a research center for  wool; at its highest peak there were over 2,000 sheep being raised here.

   

Sapporo Beer Museum

Shiroi Koibito Park

Hokkaido is birth place of beer in Japan, Sapporo Beer, one of the oldest and most popular beer brands in the country. The Museum introduce the history of beer in Japan and the process of beer making, but has few explanations in English.

Shiroi Koibito Park is a theme park by Ishiya, which is a local chocolate company. The park consist of a shop, cafe and restaurant, various chocolate related exhibits and a few large window through visitor can observe a cookie production process in the factory.  Shiroi Koibito cookie is one of the most famous souvenir from Hokkaido.


 Local Food

In Sapporo, the "City of Food",  where fresh ingredients are brought in from all across Hokkaido, especially the high quality seafood caught in its cold waters and the agricultural products grown on its wide farmlands.

Sapporo Miso Ramen

Genghis Khan (Jingisukan)

Sapporo is known for miso based soup with thick, crinkly noodles and is topped with stir-fried vegetables.

Genghis Khan is a dish consisting of meat (mutton) and vegetables cooked on a dome shaped metal grill in the middle of the table.

Soup Curry

Seafood / Sushi

Curry is popular in Japan. This dish originated in cafes and restaurants which serve curry rice. It soon gained in popularity, became designated as a local specialty and is now served in many restaurants around the city.

Hokkaido is renowned for the high quality and freshness of its seafood, as the cold water surrounding Japan's northernmost prefecture are ideal or fish and sea vegetation. 

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