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Sapporo, Hokkaido

In Sapporo, the fifth-largest city in Japan, city life and nature coexist in harmony. Sapporo is the center of Hokkaido's politics, economy, and culture, and many of its buildings tell Hokkaido's history.

When walking south from JR Sapporo Station, you will notice many historical buildings, such as the former Hokkaido Government Office Building (known as the "Red Brick Office") and the Sapporo Clock Tower. At the Sapporo Beer Museum, which traces the history of beer brewing, visitors can learn about beer while enjoying one in the beer garden. At Odori Park, which stretches 1.5 kilometers from east and west, visitors can relax comfortably on the lawn or the park benches and enjoy the trees and flowers that change with the seasons. If you go a little further, you will come to Nakajima Park, where historic buildings and cultural facilities are scattered. The city is also home to Maruyama Park, which is adjacent to Maruyama Zoo, where see many cute animals, and Moerenuma Park, which was designed by Isamu Noguchi, a prominent 20th century sculptor. Visitors can also enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding natural area from the Okurayama Viewing Point, which was used during the Sapporo Winter Olympics in 1972, and from Mt. Moiwa, located in the heart of Sapporo. On Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill stands a famous bronze statue of Dr. William S. Clark, and visitors can enjoy "Genghis Khan," a style of barbecued lamb commonly found in Hokkaido, while looking out over the city.

In 2018, the view of Sapporo at night was chosen as one of Japan's new top three nighttime views, along with Nagasaki and Kitakyushu. Visitors can enjoy various wonderful night views from the observation platforms of Mt. Moiwa, Mt. Okura, the Sapporo TV Tower, and the JR Tower building.

For more information please visit the following sites.

Sapporo Station & JR Tower Red Brick Office Sapporo Clock Tower
Sapporo Beer Museum Odori Park & TV Tower Maruyama Zoo
Okurayama View Point Night View from Mt. Moiwa Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill

Hokkaido University

Hokkaido University is a leading comprehensive university that places an emphasis on its graduate schools. The university was founded in 1876 as the Sapporo Agricultural College and was the first modern academic institute in Japan. The Sapporo campus, located near JR Sapporo Station, has a sizable site, extending approximately two kilometers from north to south and one kilometer from east to west. The campus is largely open to the public, and visitors can enjoy the beautiful transitions between the four seasons on the lush main street and central lawn.

For more information, please visit Hokkaido University's website.

W. Clark Main Street Poplar Row Trees