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Sapporo, my favorite city, Japan

 
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ainoChan's pictureby ainoChan General travel tip
added on the 21st of August, 2010
My hometown is now the fifth largest city in all Japan, but in 1857 its inhabitants numbered only 7 people. After it was chosen as an administrative center the town started to grow, and to expand and now today it is one of the largest, most visited cities of the country. The biggest boost to city's fame was given in 1972 when it became the host of the Olympic Winter Games. From that time on, the city is a major tourist gem.

The city has many attractions, including the Sapporo Beer Museum, the Botanic Garden, the Odori Park, the Nijo Market. It is a city worth visiting every season of the year. My favorite time of the year is winter and that is also the time of the Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri) held every Friday in February. During this period you can see huge, beautiful snow and ice sculptures, go snow rafting or snow golfing or just enjoy the busy, and wintry atmosphere of the town by a food stand. :)

Address:
1-2-1 Hanehigashi-machi, Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture, JAPAN 444-0832

 
 
 
 
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Sometime around1870, the local government took help from the American government for the development of Sapporo City. The Secretary of Agriculture for US during those days was Horace Capron and he was appointed as the official for helping the administrative office of Sapporo in the growth of the city. The American style of right angle cities and grid plans were followed for the design of this new [...]
 
 
 

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