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Culture of Sapporo. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

sapporo factory The city of Sapporo is known for its marvelous parks and gardens, internationally acclaimed scientific and cultural centers, historical landmarks and sites as well as astonishing museums. Foreign guests of the city should necessarily pay a visit to the Hokkaido University being a worldwide renowned educational center established in 1872. Among the alumni of the university there are many distinguished scholars having greatly contributed to the development of modern science. Next to the university tourists will discover a scale botanical garden which territory is about 13ha.
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 … Open
The Hokkaido University Botanical Gardens present a collection of more than 4 thousands of plants. The garden has preserved a remaining part of an old wood aged more than one and a half centuries. The garden also locates two popular museums: the Museum of the Hokkaido University and the Ainu Museum. The first one acquaints its visitors with the remarkable scientific discoveries of the last years meanwhile the exposition of the Ainu Museum is devoted to the history and culture of local people of the north districts of the country.
A trip to the Nakajima park will be full of impressions. The marvelous scenic parkland locates also several remarkable cultural objects. This is a place of location of the Kitara Concert Hall and the Hokkaido Museum of Literature as well as the Children’s Hall offering a rich and various entertainment program for the youngest visitors of the park. Another remarkable architectural object constantly attracting the attention of tourists is still the Sapporo TV Tower. Copyright
Restaurants and cafes of ethnic cuisine are predominating in the city of Sapporo. True eastern cuisine admirers will have an excellent chance to enjoy the greatest assortment of favorite … Open
Its height is 147m. On the basic floor of the tower tourists will discover the Sapporo Planetarium. All the visitors may get at the top of the tower to the specially equipped observation platform which is located at the 90m height and enjoy a panoramic view over the city. An important historical object and landmark of the city is the Sapporo Clock tower, which was erected at the end of the 19th century. Since 1881 the tower is decorated with a large clock having become one of the main symbols of the city reminding local folks and foreign guests of first pioneering explorers of the Hokkaido island.
Sapporo Beer Among remarkable nature attractions and sites the Mount Moiwa is well worth visiting. Its height is about one and a half thousand meters. Special excursions though piedmont areas are organized for tourists. The most curious and energetic tourists can get up to the top of the mountain and estimate a vibrant view opening from its peak. The height of the mountain should not be passed on one’s own as there is a fast and a comfortable way of climbing up to the top of the mountain being a ropeway. Numerous remarkable objects of tourist attraction are scattered all over the suburbs of the Sapporo city.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Sapporo and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Sapporo

Historical Village of Hokkaido
Where: Konopporo 50 – 1, Atsubetsu-chyo, Sapporo; Telephone: + 81 (0)11 898 2692;
Tokei-dai (Clock Tower)
Where: Kita1 Nishi2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo; Telephone: +81 (0)11 231-0838;
Old Hokkaido Government Building
Where: Kita3 Nishi6, Chuo-ku, Sapporo; Telephone: +81 (0)11-231-4111;
Sapporo TV Tower
Where: 1, Odori-nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo; Telephone: +81 (0) 11 241-1131;
Sapporo Maruyama Zoo
Where: 3-1, Miyagaoka, Chuo-ku, Sapporo; Telephone: +81 (0)11 621-1426;
Beer Museum
Where: Kita 7-Jo Higashi 9-chome Higashi-ku, Sapporo; Telephone: +81 (0)11 731 4368;
Hokkaido Ainu Centre
Where: 7F Kaderu 2-7 Bldg., N2 W2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo; Telephone: +81 (0)11 221 0462;

Unique spots in Sapporo and near

Museum of Snowflakes

From the series “Strange, Weird and Unusual Museums Amusing its Visitors”
The founder of the unique museum is the scientist Nakaya Ukitiro. He remarks that the opportunity to make the good photos of such a brittle and fine material has arisen relatively recently. Before even the employees of the large scientific centers could only dream of the qualitative recordings of the tiny snowflakes. The location of the unusual museum is just as original as its exposure. His rooms were furnished in the snow caves. It is quite cold in the museum rooms, so visitors should take warm clothes regardless of the season. … Read further
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