Quite young, but already a well-developed city, Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido. Clear geometrically correct and well-marked structure of the city is built in accordance with the lines of the old part of Kyoto. In this city are well developed such branched of economy as agriculture, brewing and dairy industries. Sapporo is also the location of one of the most prestigious universities in Japan.
Every year thousands of tourists try to visit Sapporo, because this place is distinguished by a large territory, wonderful climatic conditions, marvelous nature and well-developed sphere of supply and services. The city attracts visitors all year round; Sapporo always has something interesting to entertain its visitors. Late fall is the time for Festival of White Illumination. Winters are snowy here, so it’s a perfect time for snow sculpture festival. The spring brings in Festival of lilac, and in summer you can visit monuments and museums of the city, or enjoy active or passive recreation. The city’s suburbs are the location of its suburban lounge zone named Maruyama. This is a very popular resort with its distinct picturesque nature, hot mineral springs and beautiful Siraito waterfall.
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