Section in Sapporo
Do & See
One of the last areas of Japan to be colonised, it previously had been the domain of the “Ainu“– an indigenous tribe with a distinct culture and history – one of which is now displayed in one of the city’s museums. Nowadays, as well as it’s parks and forests, complete with wildlife, it is a colourful, progressive and energetic city that attracts the adventurous traveller. The legacy of Sapporo's vivid past is perceivable as there are various historical buildings. Historic landmarks include the former Hokkaidō government office building, the Sapporo Clock Tower, the Hokkaidō Shrine and the Sapporo TV Tower. Having hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics and as venue for the Sapporo Snow Festival, the city is also famous for winter sports. However, food and arts lovers will enjoy themselves here as well. Sapporo Brewery and Shiroi Koibito Park or the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and Sapporo Artpark are popular sights.